Library Visits

To check out books or use the computers you MUST have: a signed pass from your teacher and your SCHOOL ID.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Library Fundraiser

HSC Funds4Books Has Begun! 

Help your library raise money for new books by going to
and donating. 

The Funds4Books fundraiser can also be used to pay off "Lost Book" fines! Please see Ms. D in the library for details or questions. 

Library Word of the Week - The Words of Mockingjay

Mockingjay came out last night. I'm a huge fan of the Hunger Games book and movie series. The books do have some words that you might not be familiar with.

Here are some (from this list):

obliterated: reduced to nothingness, destroyed 
wherewithal: the necessary means (especially financial means) 
enigmatic: not clear to the understanding; , resembling an oracle in obscurity of thought 
ominous: threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments 

I highly suggest reading Mockingjay before seeing the Part 1 movie. You don't want to be left hanging!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Transgender Day of Remembrance - Nov 20th

The HSC library would like to honor Transgender Day of Remembrance. 

Transgender Day of Remembrance is an opportunity for communities to come together and remember transgender people, gender-variant individuals, and those perceived to be transgender who have been murdered because of hate. (from HRC)

Read more here:

Friday, November 14, 2014

Ms. D just finished reading ... Strange Angels #4 & #5

I just wrapped up the Strange Angels series with #4 Defiance and #5 Reckoning

Defiance (Strange Angels, #4)       Reckoning (Strange Angels, #5)

I started this series a while ago and just decided to wrap up over MCAS days. I'm very glad I finished it, but I'm not surprised by the ending. 

The teaser from GoodReads for book one (Strange Angels) is: 
In Strange Angels, Dru Anderson has what her grandmother called “the touch.” (Comes in handy when you’re traveling from town to town with your dad, hunting ghosts, suckers, wulfen, and the occasional zombie.) Then her dad turns up dead—but still walking—and Dru knows she’s next. Even worse, she’s got two guys hungry for her affections, and they’re not about to let the fiercely independent Dru go it alone. Will Dru discover just how special she really is before coming face-to-fang with whatever—orwhoever— is hunting her? 

If you like vampire or werewolf stories, told from a pretty amazing character (very Buffy, the Vampire Slayer), check out Strange Angels! 

Library Word of the Week - Math Edition

I've been surrounded by Math MCAS retakes for two days, so all I can think about is math. Check out this great list of math terms:

Math Words

Inverse Function

The function obtained by switching the x- and y-variables in a function. The inverse of function f is written f -1.

Note: The new relation obtained by reversing the x- and y-values of a function is not necessarily a function itself. The new relation is only a function if the original function is one-to-one.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Library Word of the Week ... The Fault in Our Stars edition

The Fault in Our Stars is a fantastic novel by John Green. He's also known for Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines. Both Katherines and TFIOS are currently on the HSC Library 50 MOST POPULAR BOOKS list.

Therefore, this Word of the Week brings us vocabulary from TFIOS

hamartia: a fatal flaw leading to the downfall of a hero or heroine
paragon: a person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality
omnipotent: having unlimited power
Other words can be found by clicking here. 

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend. Don't forget that the library will be closed on Weds, Thurs, and Friday for MCAS Math Retakes.