Monday, March 26, 2007

Book Club Meeting Friday, March 30

The Library Book Club will meet this Friday, March 30, in the library during lunch to hear master storyteller Irv Isaacman. We will also order pizza. Please RSVP to Mrs. Lofton to let her know if you can come. Also, please plan to arrive on Friday as promptly as possible so we can start quickly.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Book Talk - Hattie Big Sky

Hattie, a 16-year-old orphan living in Iowa in 1917, has spent most of her life being shuttled from one distant relative to another, and never having a home of her own or feeling like part of a family. When an uncle she never met wills her his Montana homestead claim, she jumps at the chance to have a home of her own. Most people doubt that a 16-year-old girl can really work the land and fulfill the difficult terms of the claim all by herself, but Hattie is determined to try. As she sets off on her new adventure, she recounts her experiences in letters to her friend Charlie, a soldier fighting in World War I, and in newspaper articles she sends back to a local Iowa paper. Read the book to find out how Hattie manages her homestead claim and makes new friends in Montana.

Don't miss this 2007 Newbery Honor Book by Kirby Larson.

Library Hours Mar. 26 - 30

Library hours Mar. 26 - 30 include:
  • The library will be open every day before school, starting at 8:15 A.M.
  • The library will be open every day after school until 3:45 P.M.
  • The library will be open for 6th/7th grade lunch Mon. - Thurs.
  • The library will be open for 8th grade lunch Mon. - Wed.

Please be aware that class visits or other school events could require last minute changes in this schedule.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Book Club Meeting, Thursday March 22

The book club will meet on Thursday, March 22 during lunch. We will discuss Wendelin Van Draanen's Runaway.

Library Hours Mar. 19 - 23

The library will be open the following hours for independent visits the week of Mar. 19 - 23:
  • Every day before school from 8:15
  • Every day after school until 3:45
  • Every day for 6th/7th grade lunch
  • Monday and Tuesday for 8th grade lunch

Steve Young Visit a Great Success

Lindero was very fortunate to host guest author Steve Young on March 14. He spoke to several classes, as well as the Library Book Club and members of the Literary Board. Students enjoyed hearing his stories about how failure can become success and about how he writes. Don't miss his books 15 Minutes and Winchell Mink (both AR and fiction books) and Great Failures of the Extremely Successful (non-fiction).

Monday, March 12, 2007

Book Talk - Runaway

Life has been miserable in foster homes for Holly since her mother died. Ms. Leone, her teacher, gives her a blank journal in which to record her thoughts in hopes that it can help her cope with life. Holly thinks it's a dumb idea, but for some reason she writes in the journal anyway, addressing her comments to Mrs. Leone, who, as she writes, "may be a teacher, Ms. Leone, but face it: You don't know squat." Then, Holly decides to run away, taking her journal with her. She isn't homeless, she tells herself, she's a gypsy, as she deals with the increasing difficulties of trying to survive entirely on her own. Throughout her travels, she records her experience in her journal.

Read Wendelin Van Draanen's Runaway to learn the secrets of Holly's diary and her life on the run.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Book Club Meeting Wednesday, March 14

Book Club Members: Don't forget our lunch meeting on Wednesday this week with guest author Steve Young. We will meet in the library. Please bring your lunch and be as prompt as possible.

If you would like to buy one of Steve Young's books, please bring $17.15 (cash or check payable to Barnes & Noble) for 15 Minutes, or $10 cash for Great Failures of the Extremely Successful.

Please contact Mrs. Lofton with any questions.

Library Hours Mar. 12 - 16

The library hours this week include:
  • The library will be open every morning before school at 8:15 AM.
  • The library will be open every day after school until 3:45 PM.
  • The library will be open for 6th/7th grade lunch on Tues., Thurs., and Fri.
  • The library will be open for 8th grade lunch on Mon. and Thurs.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Steve Young Visit

Lindero is very pleased to host author Steve Young on Wednesday, March 14. Steve Young is a noted journalist and author of adult and young adult books. His two young adult books are Winchell Mink and 15 Minutes. Mr. Young will be visiting with the library book club and the 7th grade honors English classes.