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Lattes and Cookies Lead to New Books in the Library

September 11, 2008

Thanks to the continued support of our latte and cookie service we were able to spend $1000 on new books this week. We are in the process of adding them to the library and most will be available for check out in a few days. For a look at the new books, please stop by the library. Some of the more eagerly awaited titles are:

  • The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer including the latest “Breaking Dawn”
  • “Maximum Ride” series by James Patterson
  • Books by Tamora Pierce
  • The “Alex Rider” series by Anthony Horowitz
  • Scott Westerfeld’s “Uglies” series
  • And a host of others

Thanks for your continued support. Look for more new books in October and, as always, suggestions are welcome.

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New Book Order…

August 28, 2008

Students and staff,

We will be putting together a new book order in the coming weeks. If you have suggestions for books you would like to see in the library please stop by and share your ideas. We do our best to order anything that is requested. This is your chance to have a say in what you can check out.

Don’t be shy. Stop by!

Welcome Back

August 20, 2008

Greetings Students and Staff.

There have been a number of changes in the library this year. We have new Apple iMac computers and we have moved to new library software. In the coming weeks you will learn more about how to use the features of the new software, how to log in and create lists, bibliographies, and place holds on materials and more. In the meantime, if you want to search our collection please follow the “WHS Online Catalog” link on the right. You will be able to use it as a guest and search for materials but until accounts are created you will not be able to use most of the other features. If you have questions please feel free to ask in the library. We are always happy to help.

Book of the Week – April 28, 2008

April 28, 2008

Yertle the Turtle by Dr. SeussYertle the Turtle

‘Nuff said!

Book of the Week – April 21, 2008

April 21, 2008

New Moon (The Twilight Saga, Book 2) – by Stephanie Meyer

New Moon

Newly available in the library.

Recovered from the vampire attack that hospitalized her in the conclusion of Twilight (Little, Brown, 2005), Bella celebrates her birthday with her boyfriend Edward and his family, a unique clan of vampires that has sworn off human blood. But the celebration abruptly ends when the teen accidentally cuts her arm on broken glass. The sight and smell of her blood trickling away forces the Cullen family to retreat lest they be tempted to make a meal of her. After all is mended, Edward, realizing the danger that he and his family create for Bella, sees no option for her safety but to leave. Mourning his departure, she slips into a downward spiral of depression that penetrates and lingers over her every step. Vampire fans will appreciate the subsequently dour mood that permeates the novel, and it’s not until Bella befriends Jacob, a sophomore from her school with a penchant for motorcycles, that both the pace and her disposition begin to take off. Their adventures are wild, dare-devilish, and teeter on the brink of romance, but memories of Edward pervade Bella’s emotions, and soon their fun quickly morphs into danger, especially when she uncovers the true identities of Jacob and his pack of friends. Less streamlined than Twilight yet just as exciting, New Moon will more than feed the bloodthirsty hankerings of fans of the first volume and leave them breathless for the third – Hillias J. Martin, New York Public Library (From School Library Journal).

Book of the Week – April 14, 2008

April 14, 2008

The Wedding by Nicholas SparksThe Wedding

Sparks’s 1996 debut novel, The Notebook, was a fast and easy read that sold millions upon millions of copies. Other bestselling love stories followed (Message in a Bottle; A Walk to Remember; The Guardian), but Sparks’s fans have from the very beginning eagerly anticipated a sequel to the romantic tale of Allie and Noah Calhoun. The wait is now over. Attorney Wilson Lewis has been married to Noah and Allie’s daughter, Jane, for 30 years. Wilson and Jane have raised three children and lived a satisfying and prosperous life in the bucolic town of New Bern, N.C. After forgetting his anniversary, Wilson realizes that the passion and romance have gone out of his marriage and fears his wife no longer loves him. Being a methodical man, he decides to embark on a yearlong program to renew his romantic ties to his wife, seeking out the advice of Noah, who now spends his days in a retirement home feeding a swan he is sure is the reincarnation of his beloved Allie. In the midst of Wilson’s machinations, his daughter Anna announces she is getting married. The upcoming wedding provides Wilson with the opportunity to bring his elaborate plan to fruition. Sparks tells his sweet story competently, without sinking too deeply into the mire of sentiment; a gasp-inducing twist comes at the very end (From Publishers Weekly).

Book of the Week – April 7, 2008

April 7, 2008

Spanking Shakespeare by Jake WiznerSpanking Shakespeare

SHAKESPEARE SHAPIRO HAS ALWAYS hated his name. His parents bestowed it on him as some kind of sick joke when he was born, and his life has gone downhill from there, one embarrassing incident after another. Entering his senior year of high school, Shakespeare has never had a girlfriend, his younger brother is cooler than he is, and his best friend’s favorite topic of conversation is his bowel movements.

But Shakespeare will have the last laugh. He is chronicling every mortifying detail in his memoir, the writing project each senior at Shakespeare’s high school must complete. And he is doing it brilliantly. And, just maybe, a prize-winning memoir will bring him respect, admiration, and a girlfriend . . . or at least a prom date (from Amazon).