Archive for February, 2010

You-Name-It Book Club – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Are you in grade 6-9?

Join us for the You-Name-It Book Club!

book club – April (pdf)

Pick up your copy of Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian at the Field Library today!

The You-Name-It Book Club will meet in the Field Library Gallery for discussion and snacks on Monday, April 5th at 4:00 pm.

See you there!

March 3rd Poetry Slam: “6 is 9″

Get your poems ready!  Our March Poetry Slam event is fast approaching!

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African American History Month

An image from the W.E.B. Du Bois Photo Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.

In honor of African American History Month, I hope you take the time to read President Barack Obama’s National African American History Month Proclamation and visit some of these great sites.

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ZorkSlam!

This past Thursday, the Field Library had its first Poetry Slam Event of 2010, featuring the one and only Zork!

We had a tantalizingly terrific time following along with Zork’s amazing alliterations!

Our next visiting Slam poet will be Khary Jackson (aka “6 is 9″) on March 3rd.  Don’t forget to bring your own poetry for the open mike!

It’s Here!

Well, it isn’t really, physically here, but the cover image and title to the third and final installment of the Hunger Games trilogy have been released!

What do you think?

They aren’t releasing a whole lot of hints or spoilers on this much-anticipated title, but people are buzzing about it anyway!  See what people are saying:

http://onourmindsatscholastic.blogspot.com/

http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/2010-02-11-buzz11_ST_N.htm

http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6718651.html?nid=2788&source=title&rid=16799607

Snow Day!

The Field Library is closed today due to the snowstorm!

The Poetry Slam! event featuring Zork will be postponed until tomorrow, February 11th. Come by the library at 3:30 for free poetry and pizza!

I hope you all are enjoying a day off from school in the snow.

Here‘s an interesting article I found about a girl in japan who wrote a series of books on her cell phone, which have sold over 100,000 copies and grossed more than $600,000! Maybe texting a book would be a good way to spend a snow day.

Also: just a reminder that the Field Library will be closed this coming Friday and Monday as well. Friday, February 12, is Lincoln’s Birthday and Monday, February 15, is Presidents’ Day.  The library will be open for its regular Saturday and Sunday hours.

The Hunger Games and Catching Fire

The YouNameIt Book Club just finished reading Catching Fire, the sequel to The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

Have you read these books?  What did you think?  Are you on Team Gale or Team Peeta? I am pretty sure I am just on Team Katniss, even if she can seem a little hard-headed sometimes.

Share your thoughts in the comments.

Or if you haven’t read The Hunger Games and Catching Fire yet, come by and pick them up at the library.


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