Monday, September 28, 2015

Banned Books Week Read Out

Check out your very own Media Specialist reading a little James Baldwin to celebrate Banned Books Week. Remember, you always have the Freedom to Read in our media center and you can check out this title at any time.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Banned Books Week September 27- October 3

Tuesday October 29
Mobile Library @ Lunch

Wednesday October 30
Book Club Banned Books Discussion and Pizza Party (Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson)
3:30PM – 4:30PM

Check out these Banned Books in the Library
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
Beloved, by Toni Morrison
The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
1984, by George Orwell

Exercise Your Right to Read!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Hispanic Heritage Month

Check out these great resources for Hispanic Heritage Month. You can also take a look at our display of titles for and about Hispanic Americans in the library.

Books (available for checkout)
Alegría, Malín. Sofi Mendoza's guide to getting lost in Mexico. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2007. Print.
Calcines, Eduardo F.. Leaving Glorytown: one boy's struggle under Castro. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2009. Print.
Carlson, Lori M., Manuel Ortiz, and Flavio Morais. Voices in first person: reflections on Latino identity. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2008. Print.
Castañeda, Jorge G.. Ex Mex: from migrants to immigrants. New York: New Press :, 2007. Print.
Hill, Laban Carrick. America dreaming: how youth changed America in the sixties. New York, N.Y.: Little, Brown & Co., 2007. Print.
Kallen, Stuart A.. Che Guevara: you win or you die. Minneapolis, MN: Twenty-First Century Books, 2013. Print.
Márquez, Gabriel. One hundred years of solitude. New York: Harper & Row, 1970. Print.
Sanchez, Reymundo, and Sonia Rodriguez. Lady Q the rise and fall of a Latin queen. Chicago, Ill.: Chicago Review Press, 2008. Print.
Sáenz, Benjamin Alire. Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press, 2004. Print.
Serros, Michele. Scandalosa!. NY: Simon Pulse Teen Fiction, 2007. Print.

Smithsonian - Celebrating Hispanic Heritage, People & Places
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, discusses the changing demographics of the United States, talks with comedian George Lopez on humor and race, remembers a historic Little League Baseball team and highlights the food of Hispanic culture.

Young Writer's Club

The Young Writer’s Club will meet on Wednesday after school in the media center. We’ll elect an editor of the first ‘zine, choose the name of the literary magazine and more. The Poetry club will also meet on Wednesday after school in the media center. If you signed up for the poetry club during the club fair, this will be your first meeting.

Check out this cool tutorial on how to make 'zines

Thursday, September 10, 2015 and other Databases available at APS

Ancestry has awarded Atlanta Public Schools free access to AncestryK12 (U.S. content), Fold3, and You can now access Ancestry from any device on the APS network @  You can also access Fold3 and by going to  and respectively. These resources are available at school only; home access is not provided with this grant.

•         Ancestry is the world’s largest online family history resource with a database of more than 15 billion historical records.
•         Fold3 is the web’s premier collection of original US military records, including many from the US National Archives.
• consists of millions of historical documents and photos from 116+ Million Historical Newspaper Pages from the 1700s–2000s.

These and all other APS  eResources can be found online @ or via the eBooks tile in → Catalog Home → Databases / Online Resources

How To Study

Did you miss the workshop? Here is the presentation, and don't forget to download the handout, as well.