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    SPS welcomes Poet Safia Elhillo February 12th

    On Monday, February 12th, Safia Elhillo will be giving a poetry workshop and reading at Ohrstrom Library – see our event listing for details. Safia is the author of The January Children and the recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem, The Conversation, Crescendo Literary, and The Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Incubator. In addition to appearing in several journals and anthologies, her work has been translated into Arabic, Japanese, Estonian, and Greek. With Fatimah Asghar, she is co-editor of the anthology Halal If You Hear Me. She is currently a teaching artist with Split This Rock. Ohrstrom Library has Safia’s book, The January Children, available: The January Children- “Elhillo contemplates the meaning…

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    The People Behind the PAWS

    End of term is fast approaching and the library looks forward to welcoming back the therapy dogs of St. PAWs. The club, founded by sixth formers Hunt Hobbs, Ruth Covo and Haley Fuller, is a wonderful group of certified dogs and dog owners who offer respite to our hard working students as exams loom. I had a chance to catch up with Hunt and asked him how they got this club off the ground and what his hopes are for it once he graduates this spring. What inspired you to start St. PAWS? In the fall of my third form year, I looked at the list of clubs on the…

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    Ohrstrom Library Welcomes You Back!

    Ohrstrom Library had a busy weekend welcoming back our community members. Saturday activities welcomed new students to St. Paul’s School with treat bags to help familiarize them with library services, and announced the book selection for the inaugural Third Form Book Club – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. The early evening hours featured a community wide BBQ on the Chapel lawn, presented by Dining Services, with oversized outdoor games provided by Ohrstrom Library. It was a warm and wonderful way to start the new academic year, and we are looking forward to seeing everyone in the Library soon! Below are some photographs from the events:

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    Summer Reading Challenge 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…