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Best of the Web: November 20, 2015

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Hachiko the dog, Shibuya, 1934. Source: Isamu Yamamoto

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Best of the Web: October 30, 2015

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The history of Halloween!

Interested in knowing what the lives of other 15 year old girls are like around the world? NPR’s new series #15girls takes the listener from El Salvador to India with an eye-opening look into the diverse lives of young women, you guessed it, who are all 15 years old. You can also check out #15girls on twitter and instagram.

Have you run out of ideas about what to read? If you’re at school, swing by the HS library front desk, we would be happy to assist you! If you are off campus, try using the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) Teen Book Finder – a great way to search the best books and other media sources.

Get ready, next Tuesday, November 3rd is National Cliché Day.

And here are the best selling books from Book People in Austin, Texas.

Best of the Web: October 23, 2015

October 23, 2015 Leave a comment

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Next week the UK celebrates National Short Story Week. If you have a short story you would like to share on the High School Library blog, let us know and send it in!

15 scary books to help celebrate Halloween.

Back to the Future Day has come and gone, see what the movie got right and wrong.

Whether that it is you love Jane Austen, are drawn to theatrics, or just need some practice for your Halloween costume, next Friday, October 30th is “How to Talk Like Jane Austen Day“. Here are some tips.

Memorize like a pro with Flashcards+ by Chegg, a fast, fun, FREE flashcard maker designed to help you learn things more quickly and ace your toughest classes.

And here are the current New York Times bestsellers.

Best of the Web: October 16, 2015

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Don’t have your Halloween costume figured out yet? Here are 16 literary character costumes to choose from!

The 20 finalists for the National Book Awards shortlists went public Wednesday.

Flavorwire’s Ultimate Literary Calendar: A Bookish Event for Every Day of the Year.

Get ready for Teen Read Week! October 18-24th, 2015.

Next week is also International Open Access Week, an annual event focusing on open access and sharing of information. Events are happening all over the world, including the Wikipedia’s Open Access Week Long Edit-a-Thon.

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Best of the Web: October 2, 2015

October 2, 2015 Leave a comment

Polare bookstore in Maastritch, Netherlands was converted from a 13th Century Dominican church.

  • With all the distractions associated with digital devices, its nice to know that with a little bit of practice, we can all become better online readers.
  • Is your grammar a little…rough? Get some help, with a little fun and attitude!
  • If you love to write and are looking for a place to share your work, this online community is a great resource for young writers to get and give feedback.