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Friday, March 28, 2014
Looking for a good book? Try reading this comic-style book talk of Get Jiro, by Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose, & Langdon Foss.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Lex has hurt her last classmate; as a result, her parents send her to live with her Uncle Mort whom they think owns a farm but is actually a Grim Reaper. Lex has more power than most Grims, so she must keep it a secret from everyone. I would recommend this if you like books that are suspenseful and funny even in hard times. You would like this book if you like… drama, dark humor, mystery, and death.
- Isaiah, RRHS Student
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
"... a fun mix of fashion and self-discovery, with a little DIY thrown in for good measure. The layout is magazine-like: slick and well designed, bright illustrations, numerous photos of clothing and celebrities, and even a multiple-choice quiz to help determine which style would best express the reader's individuality. Each book provides examples of famous people who model that particular look and also offers choices of colors, patterns, and styles to make that look work for the not-yet-a-celebrity reader. Makeup tips, hairstyle examples, and advice on choosing accessories to represent each style are also included.
Emphasis is placed on exploring options to find the best way to highlight the reader's own personal style. Creativity is also encouraged through various projects to craft accessories, like scarves or headbands. There are also ideas for refashioning shoes and clothing for a new look. Finally, the author provides a playlist of songs and suggestions for movies and television shows to suit the newly discovered fashion vibe." —VOYA
Friday, March 21, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The main character, Beatrice, is part of a faction that thinks of others rather than themselves. When the kids turn 16, they get to choose a faction. Beatrice chooses a faction that is opposite of her faction at the time. They all go through training, but several kids drop out by the end of it. At the end of the training, the other factions that oppose Beatrice's old faction go into a war. This book is a good read; it goes by fast, and the story is just outstanding. The story is good for everyone. You would like this book if you like… The Hunger Games, The Giver, and dystopian books.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
As part of the 2014 Big Art Day celebration, the library is proud to host student exhibits. According to the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA),
To this end, Dragon Artists have displayed their artwork in the library windows, showcased some of the library's art books, reproduced portraits of famous artists, and used faculty-designs to create hand mandalas. They're even having a contest where students can enter to win a Starbuck's gift card by identifying famous works of art."Big Art Day is an art happening to raise awareness of art education and art as a creative force in our communities on a BIG statewide scale. It is an attempt ... to engage all art educators, their students and communities in a single day art event."
So, as you go about your day, embrace Picasso's dictum and take a moment to visit the library, the 100 building student center, the 1100 concourse, and the cafeteria in order to enjoy the purpose of art - washing the dust of daily life off your soul.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
- RET3, Guest Blogger