Library Updates: May 2015

Library Updates: May 2015

The library has been an exciting hub of activity for Capital City as teachers and students work through senior expeditions, portfolio projects, PARCC testing, and more. Here’s a little glimpse of what the library has focused on lately:

End of Year Deadlines

The end of the year is quickly approaching! With that in mind, here are some important dates and deadlines regarding the end of student and teacher checkout:

  • May 18th-22nd: Last week of student checkout.
  • Friday, May 29th: All student books due.
  • Friday, June 12th: All teacher books due.
  • Wednesday, June 17th: All tech items due.

If you are a student who checked out a book room book (perhaps for a high school class) and haven’t brought it back, please do so! If you can’t find it, check in with one of the librarians to arrange service, paying a fine, or replacing the book. Not having books returned impacts the library’s ability to buy new books and it also impacts students’ ability to check out books! If you’re a teacher with book room books checked out, please track those down from students and bring them back ASAP. Thank you!

Technology and Library in the Lower School

We’re always looking for projects that foster literacy and creative technology integration in the library. In the lower school, library and technology classes have moved towards projects like the 2nd grade green paper project. 2nd grade students have been reading books – and ebooks! – about sustainability and being green. Earlier in the year, students designed green sheets with suggestions on how to practice sustainable living in everyday tasks. Over the past few weeks, students are now producing videos using the iPad app Puppet Pals to explain more green living tips. 4th grade students have used the Puppet Pals app to create book recommendation videos.

In the high school, students are settling down from the fantastic National History Day competition (where Capital City performed tremendously well, thanks to their hard work and the efforts of high school faculty). Students are now turning to the library for research support for 10th grade portfolio projects, as well as the final push for senior expeditions.

New Books

The lower school, middle school, and high school libraries all have an abundance of new books! Here are some highlights of the many new books we’ve got. If you’d like to check any of these out, come to the library and ask a librarian for help in finding the book! The call numbers and item pages are provided below for your reference.

If you’re a comic book fan, you might want to try…

Spider-Man Character Encyclopedia by Daniel Wallace

Take a closer look into the web filled world of one of the world’s favorite Super Heroes, Spider Man! Featuring detailed profiles of more than 200 of Spidey’s friends and foes, as well as tons of facts and information on the Web Slinger himself, Spider Man Character Encyclopedia will test your knowledge of the world of Spider Man.

Location: 741.5973 WAL. This book can be found in the 2nd floor library’s nonfiction section. You can’t check it out, but you can read it while you’re in the library for reference!

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

Astrid discovers roller derby right as she and her best friend Nicole are growing apart.

Location: GR JAM. This book can be found in the 2nd floor library’s middle school graphics section (in the purple bins)!

Loki, Agent of Asgard – Volume 1: Trust Me by Al Ewing

As Asgard’s one-man secret service, Loki does the All-Mother’s bidding by pulling a heist on Avengers Tower, taking on Lorelei, and joining a quest for a magical sword.

Location and Call Number: GR 741.5 EWI. This book can be found in the 3rd floor library’s graphic novel section.

If you like nonfiction (or you want to learn about something new!), you might like…

Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, & Southern Flavors Remixed by Bryant Terry

Rising star chef and food activist Bryant Terry is known for his simple, creative, and delicious vegan dishes inspired by African American cooking. In this cookbook, he remixes foods of the African diaspora to create recipes such as corn maque choux-stuffed Jamaican patties with hot pepper sauce, berebere-spiced black-eyed pea sliders, crispy teff-grit cakes with eggplant, tomatoes, and peanuts, and groundnut stew with winter vegetables and cornmeal dumplings.

Location and Call Number: 641.5 TER. This book can be found in the 3rd floor library’s nonfiction section.

Why’d They Wear That?

A narrative chronicle of fashion through the ages describes the outrageous, politically perilous, and life-threatening creations people have worn in different historical eras, from spats and togas to hoop skirts and hair shirts.

Location and Call Number: 391.009 ALB. This book can be found in the 2nd floor library’s nonfiction section.

The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage by Selina Alko

A tribute to the example of the Loving family describes how they were arrested in mid-twentieth-century Virginia for violating laws against interracial marriage and argued their case all the way to the Supreme Court, prompting a landmark civil rights triumph.

Location and Call Number: 306.84 ALK. This book can be found in the 2nd floor library’s nonfiction section.