Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wed. the 30th

First off, I apologize for not posting earlier today. It was quite hectic up here, as author Vivian Vande Velde visited the 6th grade this morning!

Second, there will be book club next week. I will look at the library calendar and post when we will meet.

Fun Fact: Did you know that you can see what new books are in the library by going to Destiny Quest? Log into Follett Destiny and click on Destiny Quest.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday the 29th

Library Announcements: Book club is tomorrow! Yay! Remember, if you are coming up from first lunch, please get a pass from either Mrs. Rouleau or Mrs. Hall.

Vivian Vande Velde will be visiting tomorrow from 9 until 10 a.m. in the library media center. She will be presenting about writing to the 6th grade. Ms. Vande Velde lives in Rochester and writes mysteries and adaptations of fairy tales. Check out her books in the library!

Fun Fact: October 29th is the birthday of actress Winona Ryder. If you are an 11th grader, you probably know Ryder best in her role as Abigail Williams in The Crucible.

Bonus Fun Fact: Did you know The Crucible movie was originally supposed to star Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson?  One of Mrs. Rouleau's professors at St. Bonaventure was an adviser to the the Branagh/Thompson adaptation. Unfortunately, there were problems with this production of the movie. Eventually, the project got a new director and actors and became The Crucible movie that we show in ELA today.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday, Monday

Library Hours: The library will close at dismissal today. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Fun Fact: Today is musician Brad Paisley's birthday. It is also the birthday of Matt Smith, best know as the 11th Doctor on Doctor Who.

Photo from Wikipedia.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thursday, October 24

Carhenge- Photo from Wikipedia.
Library Hours: The library will close at 4:30 tomorrow and will be closed after school on Monday, October 28th. Please plan accordingly.

Book Club: Book Club will meet again during the lunches on Wednesday, October 30th. If you are coming up from first lunch, please see Mrs. Rouleau or Mrs. Hall for a pass.

Fun Fact of the Day: Did you know that there is a full-size replica of Stonehenge in Virginia made out of styrofoam? It's called Foamhenge. There is also a replica of Stonehenge made of car parts in Nebraska called Carhenge.

Fun Fact No. 2: Wonder where Mrs. Rouleau gets her Fun Facts? Check out Now I Know, which sends trivia to one's email inbox every day.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Book Club Tomorrow and Other Stuff

Tomorrow is Book Club. If you are coming up from first lunch, please see Mrs. Rouleau or Mrs. Hall for a pass. If you are coming up from second or third lunches, please let Mrs. Rouleau know, so that she can figure out how many treats to bring. Thanks!

The Greater Rochester Children's Book Festival is coming up on Saturday, November 16th. It's at MCC from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Find out which authors and illustrators will be there.  

NEW BOOKS! Please check out our new book display in the library. We have many new books, including Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter, more books in the Dr. Who series, and other great reads.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Rochester Children's Book Festival

The 17th Annual Rochester Children's Book Festival is Saturday, November 16th, at Monroe Community College, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Come out to meet your favorite author!

Authors appearing this year include Charles Benoit, James Howe, Vivian Vande Velde and many more.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Reading Friday

Welcome to another installment of Reading Friday! We have much to share with you today, so I am just going to make a list:

1. Did you know that you can borrow a Kindle from the library media center? The Kindles are pre-loaded with different authors and titles. You can check to see what is on each Kindle by searching "Kindle" in Follett Destiny. Know that more titles are being added every day, so please keep checking back. Also, if you would like a title that is not on the Kindle, please let me know.

2. Did you catch A.S. King speaking at the library this past Tuesday? Reality Boy, her new book, will be on sale starting this Tuesday at a bookstore near you. The audience for this book is readers who are 15 or older.

3. Book club will be during the lunches this coming Wednesday. Please RSVP with Mrs. Rouleau if you plan on coming. If you are coming from first lunch, you must get a pass from Mrs. Rouleau or Mrs. Hall.

4. What I'm reading: Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger. According to the book jacket, "Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than in proper manners...Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine's, young ladies learn to finish...everything. Certainly they learn the fine arts of dance, dress and etiquette, but they also learn to deal out death, diversion and espionage--in the politest possible ways, of course."

This book is available in our library.

What are you currently reading?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thursday, October 17

Book club is cancelled today. We will meet on Wednesday, October 23rd. Please see Mrs. Rouleau for a pass.

Fun Fact: Herman Melville's Moby Dick was first published as The Whale by Richard Bentley of London (Wikipedia) on October 18, 1851.

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Because the school is on a special schedule tomorrow, the library will close at noon.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Looking for something to do this weekend?

Come to the Barnes and Noble in Pittsford this Saturday to meet author A.S. King. She will be presenting and signing books at 7 p.m.

While you are there, shop for books and support the Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Today's Trivia Tidbit: John Lennon, former Beatle and solo artist, was born on October 9 in Liverpool, England. The Beatles started as a band called The Quarrymen, which played a type of music known as skiffle.

Do you want to learn more about John Lennon? We have books about Lennon and The Beatles in the library.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Book Club Tomorrow!

We will have book club during the lunches tomorrow, October 9. Please see Mrs. Rouleau for a pass if you are coming from first lunch!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Support the Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival!

As you already know, Saturday, October 12th is our annual TBF Read-a-Thon where about 75 or so teens will gather at Barnes and Noble to read and raise money for TBF.  Each year we also have a B&N Book Fair.  Everyone who makes a purchase at any B&N on October 12th…and who presents a TBF voucher…will be helping out TBF.  A portion of all of those sales (including any at the cafes in B&N) will go to TBF.  All money raised will go to the fundraising challenge.  If we raise $9000 by April 1, 2014 (in celebration of our 9th year) I and several TBF Committee members will have to dress Steampunk Style for TBF. 

This year, we also have a special event planned around the RAT.  TBF Alum and Award-Winning author, A.S. (Amy) King will be helping us kick-off the TBF fundraising year AND our annual Greater Rochester Teen Read initiative, now in its fourth year.  Celebrated during Teen Read Week, each year our community is encouraged to all read the same teen book.  This year the theme is bullying and the selected book is Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King.  Amy will be at B&N at 7pm for a special presentation and book signing.

Here are the book fair vouchers in case you have some shopping you can do on the 12th (the Holidays are right around the corner!).  You can also shop online for several days following the 12th…just enter the book fair voucher number online during checkout. You can also get a book fair voucher from Mrs. Rouleau.

As always, thanks for your support of TBF! 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Reading Friday!

We will take our Friday posts to talk about what we are reading:

Mrs. Rouleau: I plan on reading Daughter of the Centaurs by Kate Klimo and This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel. Although it's supposed to be a rainy weekend, I don't think I will get both read.

Mrs. Hall is reading The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King, who is the featured author of the Fourth Annual Greater Rochester Teen Read.

What are you reading? Leave a comment and let us know :-)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Chess Club

Chess Club will meet tomorrow from 3 until 4 in the library media center.

Want to know about the history of chess? Check out this article on Wikipedia:

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Next Book Club!

Our next book club meeting will be during the lunches on Wednesday, October 9th. If you have first lunch (middle school), you must see Mrs. Rouleau or Mrs. Hall for a pass.

Book club was a lot of fun today! Thanks to those who attended.

-Mrs. R

Myths and Folklore Project Link

Quick link to the project for Mrs. Decker's 10th grade ELA:

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Book Club and Support the Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival!

Image from Pinterest.

Book Club is tomorrow, 10/2, during all three lunches. Please see Mrs. Rouleau for a pass to come to Book Club. Please bring your lunch and Mrs. Rouleau will provide a healthy dessert and a not-so-healthy dessert.

Remember, you need to RSVP to Mrs. Rouleau BEFORE coming to Book Club and you need to get a pass from her!

In other news, the Read-a-Thon (or RAT) for TBF is coming up on Saturday, October 12th, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Barnes and Noble in Pittsford. See Mrs. Rouleau or Mrs. Hall for a folder to participate in the RAT.

Happy Reading!