Secondary Library

Quote of the Quarter

"Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one.”

–Neil Gaiman.

Kowalczyk P. (October 24, 2018). 50 thought-provoking quotes about libraries and librarians. Retrieved from: https://ebookfriendly.com/best-quotes-about-libraries-librarians/


Announcements

  • Welcome! - We are looking forward to a very busy and exciting school year with lots of activities.
  • Secondary Library Hours - The library is open weekdays from 7:30am - 4:30pm. Come one. Come all. Everyone from the ACS Community is welcome to check out our latest arrivals and more.
  • Overdue Books - Please be mindful that all books have a maximum of 2 weeks of checkout. Remember to return them on time so that other readers can enjoy them too. At the end of the school year students MUST return to the HS Library ALL textbooks and novels they checked out, otherwise they will have to pay for the lost ones.


Calendar Reminders

  • Date: August 12th | Time: 12:35 pm | Event: IE College Presentation.
  • Date: August 15th | Time: 19:30 pm | Event: College Night.
  • Date: August 16th | Time: 12:35 pm | Event: Kaplan UK Presentation.
  • Date: August 20th | Time: 12:35 pm | Event: College Spain-Switzerland Presentation.
  • Date: August 22nd | Time: 12:35 pm | Event: Universidad Privada SRZ Presentation.
  • Date: August 26th | Time: 8:30 am | Event: Parents Representatives Meeting.
  • Date: August 26th | Time: 19:00 pm | Event: Board Meeting.
  • Date: August 28th | Time: 8:30 am | Event: Grade 6 Parents Meeting.
  • Date: September 6th | Time: 12:35 pm | Event: West Virginia Presentation.
  • Date: September 13th | Time: 12:35 pm | Event: Hult University Presentation.

DID YOU KNOW?

How to recognize a dystopia - Alex Gendler

The genre of dystopia – the ‘not good place’– has captured the imaginations of artists and audiences alike for centuries. But why do we bother with all this pessimism? Alex Gendler explains how dystopias act as cautionary tales – not about some particular government or technology, but the very idea that humanity can be molded into an ideal shape.

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  • Sites & Links
    • Bibme - This is a free fully automatic bibliography makes generating citations easy.
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    • Project Gutenberg - This website is the oldest digital library. It started as a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, to "encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks". Most of the items in its collection are the full texts of public domain books. As of 3 October 2015, Project Gutenberg reached 50,000 items in its collection.

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