Wednesday, October 30, 2013

One Book, One Community: Ellis Island

The One Book, One Community project that began this past spring will wrap up with several events this fall. For more information on this and other programs in the One Book, One Community series, visit the Uxbridge Free Public Library's website or the One Book, One Community tab on this blog.

On Monday, November 4, at 7:00 pm in the library, there will be a screening of the History Channel documentary Ellis Island, which relates the immigrant experience through interviews and footage featuring people who passed through Ellis Island. This film is 150 minutes long.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

One Book, One Community: The Other Side of Immigration

The One Book, One Community project that began this past spring will wrap up with several events this fall. For more information on this and other programs in the One Book, One Community series, visit the Uxbridge Free Public Library's website or the One Book, One Community tab on this blog.

On Monday, October 28 at 7:00 pm in the library, there will be a screening of the documentary The Other Side of Immigration, which explores life in communities in Mexico from which half of the population has immigrated to the U.S. for work. The award-winning film is 55 minutes long.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

November 14 Book Club Selection

Book club's next meeting will be on Thursday, November 14, after school in the library to discuss The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross.

From Amazon: "When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But no normal Victorian girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man with one punch. Only Griffin King sees the magical darkness inside her that says she's special, says she's one of them. The orphaned duke takes her in from the gaslit streets, against the wishes of his band of misfits. And Finley thinks she might finally be a part of something, finally fit in—until a criminal mastermind known as the Machinist threatens to tear the group apart."

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Teen Read Week - Call for Student Reviews

This year's Teen Read Week theme is Seek the Unknown, and while it can be fun to read a book you know nothing about, it's also hard to jump into a totally new genre or pick up a book on a new subject.

So, help your fellow students seek the unknown. If you know a book that you want to recommend to everyone who hasn't met it yet, write a review for the Student Review Blog. There's a link at the top of the page, and once you're at the review blog, you'll see reviews students wrote last year as well as info about writing and submitting your own review.

"June book display at the library" by Klara Kim, CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0
A little mystery can be exciting. So can a little science fiction.
Or maybe a memoir? Try something different!
Not sure what to review or want to read something completely new? The library has a few ARCs - advance reader copies. These are pre-publication versions of books, the same ones that professional reviewers use. The ARCs on the shelf now were sent to the UHSL over the summer and we periodically get new ones, so if you're willing to read and review something completely unknown, come to the library and try these out.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

One Book, One Community: Mary King and Friends

The One Book, One Community project that began this past spring will wrap up with several events this fall. For more information on this and other programs in the One Book, One Community series, visit the Uxbridge Free Public Library's website or the One Book, One Community tab on this blog.
 
Next Monday, October 21, come to the auditorium at 7:00 for to hear Celtic harpist Mary King, along with Irish musicians Hughie Purcell and Phil Edmonds, tell the history of Irish immigration through story and song. This presentation was made possible by a grant from the Great Worcester Community Foundation.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

One Book, One Community: Reveil: Waking Up French, a Presentation by Dr. Eileen Angelini

The One Book, One Community project that began this past spring will wrap up with several events this fall. For more information on this and other programs in the One Book, One Community series, visit the Uxbridge Free Public Library's website or the One Book, One Community tab on this blog.

Next Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 pm, join us for a discussion of the history of discrimination against Franco-American immigrants in New England with Dr. Angelini. Her presentation will include excerpts from the documentary Reveil: Waking Up French, which explores the survival of French culture in New England in the face of the wider melting pot culture. This presentation was made possible by a grant from the Great Worcester Community Foundation.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Smith College Poetry Contest for High School Girls

Sophomore and junior girls, if you're a poet, check out the Poetry Center at Smith College's annual poetry contest. This year's judge is Alicia Ostriker, and the deadline is December 1. Check out the Poetry Center's website for guidelines and the entry form.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

In case you missed it ...

The library subscribes to many magazines, and we're always getting something new. You can find past issues if you lift up the display shelf, so the next time you're waiting for a ride after school or get to school a little early, check them out. Some highlights from current issues:
  • a profile of Tom Menino in Boston
  • a preview of Catching Fire in Entertainment Weekly (for the ultimate preview, read the book before the movie comes out on November 22)
  • a guide to help you translate the icons you're used to on your Windows computer to the icons used on the Macbooks we use at school in Macworld
  • National Geographic's annual photography issue
For the full list of magazines at the UHS Library, check out this Pinterest board.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Friday is World Smile Day

Pick up a funny or heartwarming book to help bring a smile to your face this week! Browse some the books on display in the library or on Pinterest.



One other funny, heartwarming book you might want to try - Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. Book club will be discussing it in 2 weeks on October 17 after school.