Audiobooks and ebooks: Learn how to get popular books onto your devices!Posted by Julie Horwat at 5/5/2017
Did you know that you could be listening to or reading some of the most popular YA titles right from your phone, tablet, or PC? Enjoying a book through Overdrive doesn't even require Wi-Fi or the use of your data. Join us in the library Tuesday, May 9 after school for a demonstration and walk-through of our ebook and digital audiobook collection. You will learn how to borrow ebooks and audiobooks right through the computer or your device. If you have access to the internet on your device, come with the free app, Overdrive, already downloaded if you can (although this is not required). Can't attend? Stop into the library any day that Mrs. Horwat is here and she can give you 1:1 or small group help in getting started.
Write about it, or somethingPosted by Julie Horwat at 2/16/2017
A loss for words is not a thing you
but something you wish you should never know,
in hopes of something to say,
even though fear comes,
all too often.
Though even in writing you get at a loss
for words too often,
so forget thinking of something to write,
Just write what you feel,
if you feel alone write about it.
If you feel sad write about it.
If you feel nothing write about it.
Don't just sit there like you have
nothing to say.
Write something, anything, forget having nothing
Just write what you feel,
or what you see or hear around you.
Write about the wind and the breeze,
write about the birds and the bees,
in a way there is always something to
By Lydia F.
Blind date success!Posted by Julie Horwat at 2/16/2017
26 Blind Dates Occurred! Happy Valentine's Week!
Blind Date with a Book! 2/14-2/17Posted by Julie Horwat at 2/14/2017
Coming Valentine's Week: Blind Date with a Book!Posted by Julie Horwat at 2/9/2017
It could be love at first sight! In spirit of St. Valentine's Day and all of the love and dating imagery in the aisles of every store, Mrs. Horwat is trying her hand at matchmaking. But don't judge a book by its cover! Try a blind date with a book. Which one has been waiting all year for YOU to take it out? Come on in to the LMC during your study hall, lunch, before school or after school to read the profiles of the several books that have been selected for blind dating....you can learn just enough about the book to see if you'd be a potential match. As in a real blind date, you will only see the book's "face" when you are checking the book out. Good luck on your date! I hope it's a match made in heaven!
Katie Recommends....Posted by Julie Horwat at 10/11/2016
Welcome ladies and gentlemen of all ages to the very first of this year’s series of Katie’s Book Recommendations. To kick off the year, this month’s recommendations is Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake, a chilling and gruesome tale full of gore, ghosts, and diabolical murder. The story follows a boy named Cas who has the weapon that is able to kill the dead. He and his witch of a mother skip town looking for the dead, or undead, to hunt and send them back to the afterlife until they settle in the town with a murderous ghost they call Anna Dressed In Blood. Anna is known to kill every one that enters her home, in gorey ways, but strangely...she spares Cas's life.
I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars due to the fact that some people would not appreciate the blood-filled nature of the book.
That's my recommendation of the month, until November!
LMC Book Club Meets October 20Posted by Julie Horwat at 10/11/2016
We are reading....
Come pick up your copy from the library, read it, and join us!
LMC Book Club Meeting:Posted by Julie Horwat at 5/3/2016
We meet Tuesday, May 10 immediately after school to discuss Dorothy Must Die and to choose our next title. Everyone is welcome to attend!
Katie RecommendsPosted by Julie Horwat at 4/15/2016
Can you trust Katie's recommendations? We all have different tastes in books. Katie's niche is fantasy, alternate worlds, steampunk, biopunk, alternate versions of classic fairy tales and other classic stories, and dystopian fiction primarily. She loves books that make her attached to the characters so that she's devastated if they die. She likes suspense, well-written descriptions, and stories that have a bit of romance as long as the romance is not the main focus of the book (think Hunger Games, Legend, etc.) Katie reads even more than your librarian, and she's an excellent reader advisor to others who have similar tastes in books. Keep checking for Katie's trailers, reviews, and recommendations (and check OPALS reviews as well!)
International Club GalleryPosted by Julie Horwat at 4/13/2016
Did you miss International Night (organized by the HS International Club)? If so, you can still see some of the creative and informative displays. If you go to the High school library homepage, you can see a few photos, but come on in and read the placards that describe the cultural practices and buildings that are being represented. Don't forget that the library is open after school until 3pm every day.