Friday, February 9, 2018

March 8 Book Club Meeting: Some Boys by Patty Blount

The next Book Club Pick is Some Boys by Patty Blount. All are welcome to join in the discussion after school on Thursday, March 8. If you need a copy of the book, talk to Ms. Charpentier or visit the Uxbridge Free Public Library.

From Goodreads: "Some boys go too far. Some boys will break your heart. But one boy can make you whole. When Grace meets Ian she's afraid. Afraid he'll reject her like the rest of the school, like her own family. After she accuses the town golden boy of rape, everyone turns against Grace. They call her a slut and a liar. But ... Ian doesn't. He's funny and kind with secrets of his own. But how do you trust the best friend of the boy who raped you? How do you believe in love?"

Join us at all Book Club's meetings this year to discuss these books chosen by UHS students:

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Resources for World Lit Frankenstein Research Paper

Below are some recommended resources for your Frankenstein research project. Feel free to look at other databases and books, too!

Databases and Online Reference Materials 
(full list of available databases is here)
    Citation Resources

    Monday, February 5, 2018

    February Events at the Public Library

    Two teen events not to miss at the Uxbridge Free Public Library this month:
    • Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
      Monday, February 12, 6:00 PM
    • Teen Craft
      Wednesday, February 21, 3:00 PM
      A drop in craft program for teens to make a paper pyramid lantern!

    Thursday, February 1, 2018

    February Newsletter

    The February Newsletter is here! This month it includes:

    • Upcoming Book Club dates and picks
    • Info about submitting a design for the MSLA Bookmark Contest
    • A great book Ms. C recommends
    • Upcoming Anime/Manga Club dates and updates about what the club did in January
    • February teen programs at the Uxbridge Free Public Library

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018

    Links for Mr. MacKenzie's C & D Block Classes' To Kill a Mockingbird Project

    Below are some recommended resources for your To Kill a Mockingbird research project. Feel free to look at other databases and books, too!

    Databases and Online Reference Materials 
    (full list of available databases is here)
    • Biography in Context
    • US History in Context
      • Topic Page: 1920s
      • Topic Page: 1930s
      • Topic Page: Great Depression
      • Topic Page: Plessy v Ferguson
      • Topic Page: Racism in Post-Emancipation America
      • Topic Page: Segregation
    • Gale Virtual Reference Library
      Create a Boston Public Library eCard to access this database of eBooks. You can search all the eBooks in the database at once, or try these eBooks specifically:
      • American Decades Primary Sources
      • Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion
      • Encyclopedia of the Great Depression
      • Extremist Groups
      • Novels for Students
      • Major 21st Century Writers
      • Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library
      Citation Resources

      Monday, January 29, 2018

      February Anime/Manga Club Meetings

      Anime/Manga Club has had an exciting few months! During our holiday festivities in December, we took some inspiration from Japan's Tanabata Star Festival. An annual July event, one aspect of the celebration is hanging up wishes for success in the next year. Since we aren't in session in July and we were thinking about the coming new year, the club hung up their own tanabata wishes for success in 2018 at our meeting on December 15. Lacking a bamboo branch to hang them on, we made our own indoor stars!
      Tanabata wishes in the library windows.

      At the club's January 26 meeting, Mrs. Dzivasen invited us into the culinary room to do some Japanese cooking. The club made katsudon (pork cutlet) rice bowls, and we're pretty satisfied with the result!
      Club members test the temperature of their cooking oil before adding their tonkatsu.

      Coming up in February, join Anime/Manga Club on these dates:
      • Friday, February 2, 2:00 - 3:30
        Anime/Manga Club's annual cosplay day! We'll also be playing anime Kahoots and taking our group yearbook photo.
      • Friday, February 16, 2:00 - 3:30
        Join us for snacks and a screening.

      Friday, January 19, 2018

      January Is Food for Fines Month at the Public Library!

      If you haven't been to the Uxbridge Free Public Library lately because of fines, visit in January with a food pantry donation to have your fines forgiven!