Monday, September 22, 2014

A rousing success for LCDS's third annual Talk Like a Pirate Day!

There was a great turn out for Friday's Talk Like a Pirate Day library program!  Students came throughout the day to work on pirate hats, skull masks and pirate medallion necklaces.

During the last period, about half of the middle school descended on the library to watch The Princess Bride (and make hats, of course!)

We're pretty sure a good time was had by all!  Thank you to all of the Middle School faculty for putting up with the chaos and graciously allowing the wearing of hats and masks in class!

Till our sails meet again!

The Dred Pirate Julsonnet

6th and 7th graders working hard designing pirate hats

Skull masks

Club period featured an afternoon showing of The Princess Bride

Ethan B. and Gabriel W. digging through the scavenger hunt clues






Our eighth graders Carly C. and Konrad L. getting into the pirate action

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Talk Like A Pirate Day!!!

Friday  is the big day!



Middle School!  This one is all for you! 

Come down to the library for some fun and games!  We'll be designing masks, pirate hats and necklaces.  

WHEN?

Break
Study Hall (if your work is done!)
Recess
Club period

During club periods you can come by and watch The Princess Bride (totally a pirate movie) as long as your club proctor says it's okay.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

September is here with loads of new books!

Happy Friday everyone!  You're going to love the books we have available this month!

I know I talked up the great older titles in my email but it really is a solid list of young adult.

 John Flannagan has his latest Brotherband book out, Slaves of Socorro.  It looks just as exciting as the first two in the series.  And if you liked Loki's Wolves by K.L. Armstrong then you're going to LOVE Odin's Ravens.  The young descendents of Thor and Loki are at it again, trying to save the world and cope with God-like powers.

Torn Away by Jennifer Brown is sad, I'm not going to lie to you, Jersey Cameron loses her entire family when a tornado destroys her hometown. However, it's a book about love and family and forgiveness and I highly recommend it.

And if you're in the mood for a modern spin on Romeo and Juliet, take a look at Una LaMarche's Like No Other.  It's the story of Devorah, a young Hasidic girl and Jax, a Caribbean boy from Brooklyn who fall in love and struggle with family, culture and strict rules in order to be together.

And while there aren't a ton of graphic novels this month, the few here are great.  A little bit of history, a little bit of mystery and dragons!

Click on the link to see all of the book covers and reviews of everything.