Thursday, January 14, 2016

February 25 Book Club Pick: Short Stories by Ray Bradbury

Book Club is reading stories by Ray Bradbury for the next meeting; all are welcome to join the discussion after school in the library on Thursday, February 25. 

Read any short stories by Ray Bradbury you like - we'll talk about all of them! Copies of his story collections The Martian Chronicles, The October Country, and I Sing the Body Electric! will be available in the library. The Martian Chronicles is a series of stories about an attempt to colonize Mars, while the stories in The October Country and I Sing the Body Electric! span the genres of science fiction, horror, and fantasy, with a heavy dose of nostalgia. 

The meetings for the rest of the year are:

If you liked the January Book Club pick, Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett, check out some recommended similar books on display in the library and on Pinterest.

Thinking Politically

For this year's seniors and the juniors turning 18 before November, this year will be your first time voting in a presidential election. With that in mind ...

Three Websites for Political Fact Checking
  1. FactCheck from the Annenberg Public Policy Center
  2. PolitiFact from the Tampa Bay Times
  3. Fact Checker from the Washington Post
Three Websites for Finding Out What the Candidates Think
  1. What the Candidates Believe from PBS Newshour
  2. 2016 Election from
  3. On the Issues
Two Websites About Polling
  1. Election 2016 Presidential Polls from Real Clear Politics
  2. FiveThirtyEight Politics
One Website Just for Fun