Library Fever!

Spring is buzzing with activity at the Hermitage Library!

The library staff is proud to be able to reach into so many areas of the school to encourage lifelong habits of literacy, to integrate technology into lessons, and to share our knowledge about resources for learning and about how to use them responsibly.  In addition to checking out 628 books, we taught 64 classes, collaborated with nine different departments, worked with 22 different teachers, and hosted 10 student clubs.  Thank you to everyone for contributing to our success!

Seeing Green

Many classes and individual come to the library to infuse classroom learning with hands-on experiences.  With the use of our green screen and Adobe Premiere Elements 8.0, students can be transported back to Elizabethan England.  That is exactly where English 12 students who were studying Macbeth went!  During the activity students had analyze the characters and plot of Macbeth to produce a newscast including interviews with  Macbeth and  Lady Macbeth.  The projects were amazing!

Click here to see one of Mrs. Moose’s students’ Macbeth  newscast they made using the green screen!

Recently, English Language Learner (ELL ) wrote and filmed themselves delivering speeches in front the green screen.  The green screen helped to transport them to the throngs of people clamoring to hear them speak.

 

 

 

Faculty Book Club

Our Faculty Book Club meets monthly to discuss titles selected by the members.

2015-2016 titles:
The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower
Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own by Kate Bolick
A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

2014-2015 titles:
The Husband’s Secret – Liane Moriarty
Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty
The Snow Child – Eowyn Ivey
Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion
Proof of Heaven – Dr. Eben Alexander
Storied Life of A.J. Filkry – Gabrielle Zevin
The Girl You Left Behind – JoJo Moyes
Leaving Time – Jodi Picoult