Summer Reading Challenge 2017

By - Library Web Services / Archives Assistant May 29th, 2017

Today marks the launch of Ohrstrom Library’s Summer Reading Challenge. Stop by the library this week to pick up your official Summer Reading Challenge bookmark for ideas and suggestions on how to select different and interesting books to read over the summer vacation.

This reading challenge is for EVERYONE! Students, faculty, staff and families are all invited to participate. Also attached to the bookmarks are two miniature heart-shaped seed papers, one to plant in the library garden and one to take home to enjoy. The theme of this summer’s reading program revolves around community, and we have acquired a plot in the SPS community garden for library patrons to plant their heart-shaped seed papers before they leave the grounds for the summer.

To participate in the challenge, bring back your bookmark in the fall with a list of the titles you’ve read and be entered into a raffle for a $25 Gibsons gift card. The drawing will be held during our Terrace Garden chips & salsa event in the fall.

Be sure to stop by the library to pick up your Summer Reading Challenge bookmark today!

 

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

New Library Display: The United States Constitution

By - Library Web Services / Archives Assistant May 23rd, 2017

A new informative display is up in the Baker Reading Room about the United States Constitution, and it features this challenging puzzle of the U. S. Constitution itself. Stop by and help us piece it together and learn something about this important document in the process! #ohrstromlibrary #librarydisplay #usconstitution #unitedstatesconstitution #wethepeople #puzzle #puzzlepiece #iamsps

A new informative display is up in the Baker Reading Room about the United States Constitution, and it features this challenging puzzle of the U. S. Constitution itself. Stop by and help us piece it together and learn something about this important document in the process!

View in Instagram ⇒

Save

Save

Save

Save

Judging a Book by Its Cover

By - May 19th, 2017

Like great fashion, the books you read tell a lot about you. Here are a few that will look great as accessories with any spring outfit:

 

Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir by  Stan Lee, Peter David and Colleen Doran
Touchstone 2015
Call Number: Graphic Novel L51

“In this gorgeously illustrated, full-color graphic memoir, Stan Lee—comic book legend and cocreator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk, and a legion of other Marvel superheroes—shares his iconic legacy and the story of how modern comics came to be.

In this beautifully illustrated graphic memoir—illustrated by celebrated artist Colleen Doran—Lee tells the story of his life with the same inimitable wit, energy, and offbeat spirit that he brought to the world of comics. Moving from his impoverished childhood in Manhattan to his early days writing comics, through his military training films during World War II and the rise of the Marvel empire in the 1960s to the current resurgence in movies, Amazing Fantastic Incredible documents the life of a man and the legacy of an industry and career.

This funny, moving, and incredibly honest memoir is a must-have for collectors and fans of comic books and graphic novels of every age.” (Amazon description)

 

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life  by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Clarion Books 2017
Call Number: Fiction Sa1

“Friendships, family, grief, joy, rage, faith, doubt, poetry, and love—this complex and sensitive book has room for every aspect of growing up!”—Margarita Engle, Newbery Honor–Winning author of The Surrender Tree

“Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he? This humor-infused, warmly humane look at universal questions of belonging is a triumph.” (Amazon description)

 

Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran
G.P. Putnam’s Sons 2017
Call Number: Fiction Se4

Lucky Boy presents two very different American stories, tied together by the fate of a child. When Soli Castro-Valdez leaves her small Mexican village for the United States, she endures the difficult journey but arrives pregnant and undocumented. Meanwhile, Kavya Reddy, whose parents immigrated to the US from India, is living a more peaceful life with her dot.com-employed husband in Berkeley. Unable to have a child, Kavya becomes a foster parent—and when Soli winds up in immigrant detention, her son Ignacio winds up with Kavya. But the story has just begun.” (Amazon review)

The Shattuck Crew Team of 1911

By - Library Web Services / Archives Assistant May 18th, 2017

The Shattuck crew team of 1911 on the boathouse dock with Long Pond behind them. SPS Alums everywhere are dusting off their old crew blazers in preparation for Anniversary Weekend – only two weeks away! #ohrstromlibrary #ohrstromlibrarydigitalarchives #shattuck #boating #boatingclub #crew #1911 #crewblazer #boatingblazer #anniversary #anniversaryweekend #throwback #throwbackthursday #tbt #iamsps

The Shattuck crew team of 1911 on the boathouse dock with Long Pond behind them. SPS Alums everywhere are dusting off their old crew blazers in preparation for Anniversary Weekend – only two weeks away! Read more about this photo by clicking HERE.

 

View in Instagram ⇒

Save

Save

Save

No Más Muertes / No More Deaths

By - Library Web Services / Archives Assistant May 17th, 2017

Save

Save

Next »