New Books 2013

Coach Bidelspach and Mr. Gallegher - Clear Creek Rwanda Project

Ms. Bidelspach and Mr. Galleher's classes are involved in a cross curricular study of Africa. To add relevance to these studies, they have been able to have their students partner with Project Rwanda in an effort to provide cargo bikes (on a micro-loan basis) as a tool of hope and change in a country dealing with poverty and transition. Along the way, they will introduce the biological and cultural standpoints but also give "ownership" to learning through humanitarian efforts and the concept of a "hands up" and not a "hands out". If you are interested in being a sponsor on behalf of yourself or your family, they are accepting donations. This dontation will provide you with a specially designed t-shirt, your name on the back, and a "shout out" that the Creek Family can reach across the globe to help others! They also want to invite any organization, group, or athletic team to get involved. A small donation of your choice will provide a space for your groups name.  Again, please see Ms. Bidelspach or Mr. Galleher if interested.

Welcome to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Calling all Muggles, young, old, and in-between, for an incredible treat! For all of the die-hard Harry Potter fans that harbor a secret desire to be a part of that magical world, Universal Orlando Resort and USA Today are offering a sneak peek, via a 3-D augmented reality map, into the much anticipated theme park The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opening this spring at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

Here's how it works: In USA Today on January 28, there will be an augmented reality map complete with instructions easy enough to follow even for the technology-impaired. All you will need is the map and a computer with a webcam. The 20-acre amazing theme park will come to life before your eyes. As you move the map around you will be looking at the park. Put the map closer to your webcam and it will zoom to any side and angle of Hogsmeade, Hogwarts Express, Hogwarts Castle, and anything else you want to explore. Even your computer microphone becomes interactive in this 3-D experience. Try blowing into it and the flags on the map will wave!
 (Info.taken from website.  Click on the map and links for more details.)

Protecting Reputations Online

This slightly cheesy but accurate video discusses the long-term risks of sharing inappropriate information on the Web. It encourages viewers to “think before you click” and offers tips for being responsible with photos, video and stories. Points include:

•Why photos are permanent on the web
•Future consequences of sharing inappropriate info
•Tips for protecting reputations (personal and friends)
•What to do when inappropriate info is shared

Beastly by Alex Flinn is now....

 a movie!!!!  Click the book cover for the "Movie" Trailer for the book.

Summary:  A modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" from the point of view of the Beast, a vain Manhattan private school student who is turned into a monster and must find true love before he can return to his human form.

TWILIGHT..... the Graphic Novel

The graphic novel will be released March 16th from Yen Press, which owns Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, publisher of the Twilight book series. First printing is 350,000 copies. A second volume is planned.

Entertainment Weekly has posted one of the panels from the book and a segment of an interview with Meyer on their Shelf Life blog (an exclusive ten-page excerpt, and the full Q&A will be in this Friday’s issue of Entertainment Weekly).

See Author Becca Fitzpatrick At Our Local Barnes and Noble on Saturday, January 23

Author Becca Fitzpatrick will be at the Baybrook Barnes and Noble on Saturday, January 23 at 2:00.  She will be reading from and signing copies of her book, Hush, Hush.  It is your chance to see the author, read the book, decide for yourself and share your thoughts here.

Enjoy the trailer of the book Hush, Hush.

CCHS Library receives money from PTSA

Clear Creek High School PTSA President, Wendy Nifong and Treasurer, Rich Leeney, Presented the Clear Creek High School Library with a check for $500.00 to purchase books requested by students.  We are so excited to receive this gift!

Pictured left to right are:  Rich Leeney - PTSA Treasurer, Tina Sanders - Librarian, Andi Gisch - Library Assistant, Wendy Nifone - PTSA President, Danna Kubacak - Librarian

Heeeere's Frankie!

Isn't he the cutest!!  You may wonder who owns this little creature!!!  Why, Coach B, of course!  However, we have kind of adopted him as our "library pet"!  We have occasional visits from Frankie and Coach B will send us pictures.  Coach B told me Frankie loves to have his picture taken and it took her one photo shot to get this perfect picture!!  (Coach B will give you the real scoop on the photos!)

???"Flamingnet"??? Book Reviews

Young Adult Books Reviewed By Young Adult Reviewers

What is  Flamingnet is a worldwide network of preteen and teen book reviewers offering book reviews written by young adults on young adult books.  Click the link to find out more!!

Let Your Voice Be Heard

Nominate Your Favorite Books of 2009 for the Children's Book Council's Teen Choice Book of the Year!

In association with the Children’s Book Council, is giving you a very special opportunity to let your voices be heard by telling us your five favorite books of 2009. The five titles that receive the most votes will serve as the finalists for the CBC’s 2010 Teen Choice Book of the Year. (Taken from website.)

         *All you have to do is fill out this form between now and February 1, 2010.*
Mr. Richards' Physics Classes Made Roller Coasters presented by PhotoPeach

January Displays

It's 2010, y'all!  CCHS Library is ready for the beginning of a new year and we have been working on several displays.  From a "New Year, A New You" display to a "Remembering the First Decade of the New Millennium 2000-2009" display  and of course,  a "Chill Out With a Good Book" display.  Stop by and browse today!  Don't forget to wrap up in those Snuggies and celebrate the first month of the year.