Saturday, August 24, 2013

Aged to Perfection

Welcome, New and Returning Dragons:

This school year is not only the district’s centennial but also that of our school. To mark this occasion, your library’s inaugural theme will be 100 Years of RRHS: 1913 - 2013 and will serve as a motif for programs throughout the year. Each month will focus on a different decade, with period book selections and artifacts such as music, food, photos, and fashion on display.

Moreover, as part of the district's celebrations, all RRISD libraries will support One Book, One Community, for which the entire district will read Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Our library will receive copies of the book to promote its reading by interested Dragons. This event will culminate in an author visit in the spring where students from across this district will have the opportunity to hear Ms. Palacio speak. For a teaser, check out this trailer:




And, here’s Palacio reading a chapter from the book.



To spread further group reading joy, the RRHS library is excited to announce that we’re expanding our book clubs. This year, Dragon Readers, the student book club, will be joined by an as-yet-unnamed faculty book club.  The faculty book club will meet the Thursday after progress reports from 4:15 - 5:15 PM.  In addition to lively discussion, there will be refreshments and opportunities to receive professional development credit. The first meeting will be Thursday, September 19, when we’ll discuss John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. Dragon Readers will continue to meet during all three lunches on the last Friday of each month. Bring your lunch and whatever you’ve been reading; see you here!

Have you read anything really good during summer break? Click HERE to submit a review, and it might get posted in the Book Talk section of this blog.

We’ve exciting plans for this new year, so be sure to check back often.  Better yet, follow @rrhslib on Twitter to be in-the-know in-real-time.  If you don’t have a Twitter account, just text "follow rrhslib" to 40404, and you’ll receive all Tweets as text messages (standard text message rates may apply).

Have a great first day of school,

RRHS Library Staff