Here it is…alert the media…the first post for the CALibrary Blogspot!!! It’s taken a while to get the thing running…I hope it’s worth the wait!
What kinds of mind-blowing information are we going to feature on the blog? Well, not much…I hope to keep you posted on what’s going on in the library, current projects and resources we’re working on, new books that have just come in, that kind of stuff. I also hope to turn this space over to some students to toss in their opinions on books they’ve read, movies they’ve seen, music they’ve heard. More on that later.
So to get you up to speed, we’ve had a great start to the school year. Mrs. Emery and Mrs. Nelson are back to help out in the library. Mrs. Lepsch, alas, has gone on to greener pastures and a warmer climate. Welcome Mrs. Eames, our newest library clerk and heir to the Eligibility Coordinator throne!
We’ve been working our freshman classes through the library, laying out library expectations and showing them how to use the library catalog, something everyone should know! By the way, when was the last time you used your school library catalog? You’d be surprised at some of the things you’ll find on our shelves…I know I am!
We also hosted some health classes in the library, finding some info on noncommunicable diseases. Check out http://www.webmd.com and http://health.yahoo.com for some accurate and reliable (and free) information on health-related topics.
Coming up in the next few weeks…Economics! Future millionaires, bring ’em on! Outsmart Wall Street and you, too, could retire when you’re 30!
Not too many new books on the shelves yet…I just put in a big order from all the book reviews I read over the summer, so they should be coming in within a few weeks. A few new graphic novel sets, including Fruits Basket and Fullmetal Alchemist, plus lots of great fiction and nonfiction titles. Watch for ’em!
BTW, contributions to CALibrary Blogspot are welcome…if you’ve read, seen or heard anything you’d like to post a review of, let me, Mr. B, know in the library. I’ll tell you how to get your reviews to me so I can get them on the blog. Otherwise, it’s just me rambling on, and nobody deserves that.
Speaking of reviews, I’ve been reading this intriguing book by Philip Reeve called Mortal Engines, book one of the Hungry Cities Chronicles. It’s set in the future…way in the future, as in events from the 31st century are considered ancient history. Mankind has practically wiped itself out, and to survive, these huge, moveable cities travel across the countryside looking for smaller towns to capture and devour so they can use their resources to keep going…the whole concept is referred to as Municipal Darwinism. It’s an interesting commentary on caste systems, as many workers slave to support the few in the ruling class. Check it out if you get a chance. Read more about it at Amazon.com.
That’s it for now…check out some links, check out some books, expand your mind!