The Clipper Library has a lot of resources to help you get your work done but one thing it lacks is up to date technology. Wouldn’t it be great if you could work with your group on a device that’s up to date and reliable? In the Clipper Library we want to get Chrome books for students to use and for classes to use with teachers but we need some help. Visit the link below and consider donating to our “Devices for the Library” project. We’ve already raised $210 and could use your help raising more. Thank you!!
Mrs. Gray is this week’s staff pick and she chose The Help by Kathryn Stockett. If you haven’t read The Help but you did see the movie, you’re missing out. The Help is great. Mrs. Gray says “it was a book that forced me to get deeply involved with the characters. I was angry at some, feeling a sense of pride for others when they were brave, and connected to all the women in the stories, and at the end I cried like a baby.” Watch the BOOK trailer below and swing by the library to check out The Help and find out what else Mrs. Gray had to say about it!
Don’t forget…. Kindles are available in the library! If you can’t find a book you want in the library, we can get it for you on a Kindle! If you don’t want to wait for the book you want to come back in, we can get it for you on a Kindle! Even if you just want to try them out, stop by the library to get a contract form and start checking out ebooks on a Kindle!
Welcome back PHS. This week’s Staff Pick is from Mrs. McAllister. She chose the book East of Eden by John Steinbeck, a classic. Mrs. McAllister said: “This is the book that inspired me to become an English teacher when I was a high school student. This summer I read Steinbeck’s notes while he was writing this book and it reignited my love for Steinbeck, and his creation of the multi-layered novel.” Come check out East of Eden, and other Steinbeck classics, in the library and watch the movie trailer, starring James Dean, below. What book inspires you?
Hey guys! Did you know that easybib.com has an app?? You can download it on any device and keep track of all your citations from your phone or wherever. So if all the computers are full or you forget something last minute just pull out your device and use the app. You can even scan the barcodes on books so you don’t actually have to even type anything! Plus when your teacher thinks your texting in the middle of her lecture you can say you’re actually doing work on your easybib app!! Search for it in your app store.
Mr. Lyford brings us this week’s Staff Pick with The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Mr. Lyford says “The Road by Cormac McCarthy is an amazingly crafted book in which the main characters are moving through a dying, post-apocalyptic world. A man and his son encounter danger, starvation, despair, and infinitesimal amounts of happiness. You can visualize this world clearly thanks to McCarthy’s talent for choosing the perfect words to evoke emotion and to describe situations. Nothing is wasted here, every line builds the story in the reader’s mind. The dialogue between father and son is extremely minimalistic and compels the reader to pay attention because in any one exchange a flood of information could erupt.” Stop into the library to see what else Mr. Lyford had to say about this book and watch the book trailer below.
Due to the short week next week, Mr. Lyford’s choice will be up through next week as well.
Hey PHS great news!! The Clipper Library now has Kindles AND you can take them home!!! The Library has 10 Kindles available for borrowing – which also means new ebooks! If you’d like to check out a Kindle print of the Kindle Borrowing Contract at the top, sign it, bring it in, and it’s all yours! Pretty cool huh? Stop by the library for more information.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that in just a few days the newest Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire, is being released in theaters! Now is your chance to read or reread Catching Fire before you see the movie. You’ll be able to compare the two (and ultimately decide the book is better… just sayin’) or remind yourself what the heck happened in book 2. Swing by the library this week to check it out - we have a few copies!
Here’s the Catching Fire movie trailer in case you really were living under a rock: