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Monday, April 28, 2014

80s Celebration: National Library Week Observance


Monday, April 28 through Thursday, May 1, the library will conclude its year-long celebration of 100 Years of Round Rock High School with a 1980s celebration in honor of National Library Week. Each day, there will be the 80s themed event detailed below during all lunches as well as candy and prizes! In addition, faculty who dress up in support of the theme can do so in the comfort of jeans. So, come out to the 1100 building, and join in the totally rad fun.

Events:
  • Monday: 80s Dance Lesson
  • Tuesday: Lip Sync Contest
  • Wednesday: Retro Photo Booth
  • Thursday: Video Game Contest 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Student Review: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

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Dorothy is a young girl raised by her Uncle Henry and Aunt Em on a Kansas farm. She has a little black dog Toto, that is her only friend. One day there's a cyclone that takes up her house with Dorothy in it, and she's in the air for days until she lands in Oz with her dog Toto. She goes out off her house and is greeted by three Munchkins who say she killed the witch of the east. Furthermore, the witch's silver shoes are on Dorothy's feet. Then, she starts walking and meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. They all have the idea to go to Oz to see the wizard, and they want him to give them something. Then, the Wicked Witch of the West knows that Dorothy killed her sister, and she wants Dorothy dead. So, she sends all these things to come and try to kill her, but it doesn't work. The the witch got Dorothy by using the power of the golden cap. The Wicked Witch of the West summons the winged monkeys to capture Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, and Toto and to destroy the Scarecrow and the tin woodsman. This plan is successful, and the survivors are carried to the witch.Then, they try to fight the witch, but she wins. And, the witch gets water on her, and she melts. I would recommend the book because its just a fun book, and its a classic. You would like this book if you like… fantasy books. I'm not in to fantasy and liked the book alot.


- Cameron, RRHS Student

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Guest Review: Feynman by Jim Ottoviani & Leland Myrick

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Richard Feynman was the closest anyone in the modern world has come to being Buckaroo Banzai. Apart from being a Nobel--winning physicist, he was also an accomplished musician and a notorious ladies' man; it's little wonder that, among the scientifically inclined, he has a cult following rivalling that of Tesla. This roughly chronological collection of stories and anecdotes about his life picks up in 1923 with a childhood full of exploration abetted by enthusiastic parents, and sees Feynman from his acquisition of mathematical knowledge by subverting librarians, through the Manhattan Project and a long career in physics (with digressions into playing samba and pursuing women), up to his role in the Challenger investigation and his death soon thereafter. Time and again, he applys his talent for viewing and solving problems differently from others to advance scientific understanding, annoy the narrow-minded, and repeatedly get himself into and out of pickles. Feynman is an excellent introduction to the life of one of the 20th Century's greatest minds and personalities. Anyone curious as to why he is so highly regarded should make a study of this volume before proceeding to his exclusively text-based autobiographical material or even his academic works. Myrick's casual pencils gel well with the loosely organized and frequently comic episodes related by Ottaviani, and suit the charmingly disheveled physicist nicely. In addition to the uncanny tales from a life of inquiry and exploration, the author includes a well illustrated introductory lecture Feynman gave in New Zealand about the discovery for which he won the Nobel Prize in physics. It's as cogent a description of quantum electrodynamics for the layman as can be found anywhere.You would like this book if you like Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman!; What Do You Care What Other People Think?; Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb


-RET3, Guest Blogger

Monday, April 14, 2014

April is Poetry Month!


In 1996, the Academy of American Poets declared April to beNational Poetry Month. Consequently, every year schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets band together to celebrate this art form and its role in our culture. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events.

This year, KUT is participating by sharing poems written by students in the Blank Page creative writing program at Kealing Middle School in Austin I.S.D. You can not only experience the poems online but also hear them read on KUT 90.5 FM throughout the month of April.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Author Visit: Joe Shine & Amy Talkington

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Attention Aspiring Authors!!  
Next Tuesday, April 8th please join us to talk with published authors Joe Shine and Amy Talkington in the Library after school from 4:15 - 5:00.  They will be hosting a special question and answer session about writing your first novel and getting published. We can provide late bus passes if needed.  The Book Spot will be selling books for $15 each. This would be a great opportunity to get them autographed.

Check out this trailer Liv, Forever.


Comic: Metamorphosis with Apologies to Franz Kafka

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