New Book Wednesday - SAT Edition

New Book Wednesday – SAT Edition

Today’s announcement is a combined college counseling and library announcement. Junior and sophomores will be getting the student’s guide to the PAST in their study skills classes today…and we’ll be administering the PSATs two weeks from today. Don’t panic. And remember that the “P” in PSAT stands for “practice” (okay, technically, I think it’s “preliminary” but po-tay-to, po-tah-to). Either…

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1 October 2014 ·

App of the Week - LibraryWorld

App of the Week – LibraryWorld

This week’s App of the Week is a practical one. It’s LibraryWorld.

libraryworldLibraryWorld is Hill Top’s library catalog. It’s already available on the web. You can search to see if we’ve got a book from your phone or tablet. The app has a feature that allows you to put a book on hold – you can use this either to request to be the next person to get a book that’s already checked out, or to have me pull a…

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29 September 2014 ·

Classic Book Friday - Mash-up Edition

Classic Book Friday – Mash-up Edition

Wednesday’s featured series was a mash-up of William Shakespeare and George Lucas, so it seemed fitting to choose another mash-up that’s been shuffling around the library for a while.

20140926_092527Mark Twain…meet the zombie invasion. In Adventiures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim, Huck and Jim are battling those infected by a pox that kills them and brings them back to life. And of course, Huck…

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26 September 2014 ·

New Book Wednesday - Star Wars Edition

New Book Wednesday – Star Wars Edition

starwars

The original Star Wars trilogy written in iambic pentameter. Do I need to say anything else?

Oh,R2D2 has soliloquies!

Really. Just brilliant.

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24 September 2014 ·

Apps of the Week

Apps of the Week

So, again I have two apps to offer you this week. Because they’re kind of related.

teen book finder

The first app is from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and is called the Teen Book Finder (available for both Android and iOS). When the app opens, it gives you “Today’s Hot Picks,” a list of three books featured for the day. If you’re looking for reading suggestions and want to know if your…

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22 September 2014 ·

Classic Book Friday – Peter and the Starcatchers

Arrrgh! Shiver me timbers, it’s that time of year again: Talk Like a Pirate Day! This year’s pirate themed book is…

Classic Book Friday – Peter and the Starcatchers

Arrrgh! Shiver me timbers, it’s that time of year again: Talk Like a Pirate Day! This year’s pirate themed book is…

19 September 2014 ·

New Book - First Line

"Nothing is good or bad, only thinking makes it so."

Sway by Kat Spears

17 September 2014 ·

Dedication for Sway by Kat Spears

Dedication for Sway by Kat Spears

17 September 2014 ·

New Book Wednesday - Welfy Q. Deederhoth

New Book Wednesday – Welfy Q. Deederhoth

Time to feature a new addition to the library collection. You know I love a good title, right? So how could I turn down a chance to read Welfy Q Deederhoth: Meat Purveyor, World Savior (by Eric Laster). It’s a little Hitchhiker’s Guide, a little Star Wars, a little Alcatraz. And I loved it!

welfyq

I almost gave up on it in the second chapter. All of sudden there’s Princess Nnnn and Prince Ffff and they…

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17 September 2014 ·

Apps of the Week

Apps of the Week

So, I’m trying a new thing this year. Each Monday I intend to highlight a fun or interesting app that I’ve found.

Today I actually have two apps that are related. In honor of the announcement of this summer’s trip to France, I thought it might be nice to start the year out with some language learning apps.

duolig

The first is Duolingo. This is a game-based language learning app. You can download the…

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15 September 2014 ·

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I'm a middle/high school librarian and college counselor. I run slowly. I also have a fondness for knitting and cooking. Oh, and I'm a beer geek.

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