Thursday, October 31, 2013

Learn About the Global Impact of Your Purchases

Indian Hill High School and St. Ursula academy are bringing nationally renowned speaker, Kelsey Timmerman, Where Am I Wearing? and Where Am I Eating?  to Cincinnati to share his stories and motivate students to think about the impact of how and what they purchase-from clothing to food.

Timmerman will be speaking and signing books on November 20th 6:30-8:00 pm at the Indian Hill  High School Auditorium.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling

We now have J.K. Rowlings' new book!  There is life after Harry Potter.

From the Publisher: A big novel about a small town...

When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock.

Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty faade is a town at war.

Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils...Pagford is not what it first seems.

And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity, and unexpected revelations?

A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Free Books in the Learning Commons

We're updating our collection.  Walk into Learning Commons and walk out with books!

Fan Girl by Rainbow Rowell

Just in- Interesting author name isn't it?

From the Publisher: In Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life--and she's really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving.
Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath's sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can't let go. She doesn't want to.

Now that they're going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn't want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She's got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can't stop worrying about her dad, who's loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories? Open her heart to someone? Or will she just go on living inside somebody else's fiction?

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Power Charging Station in the Learning Commons!

We have a charging station for your laptops!  It can charge up to 10 devices at once.  We bought power cords for the most popular computers e.g. Mac Air, Acer Aspire, Toshiba Satellite, Dell Inspiron...

If you don't have your power cord with you, and your battery is low, come to the Learning Commons to recharge.