Monday, December 7, 2015

Peer Reviewed


Hope and Other Luxuries is a touching memoir recorded by a desperate mother during her daughter's battle with anorexia. Claire Dunkle is a famous author known for her fantastic fantasy worlds but this shows her life personally as she deals with her daughters and their struggles. This book is eye opening and insightful; it sheds light on a serious illness that isn't often talked about. This personal account will will affect you in ways you never knew you could be.
- Reviewed by 11th grade student

Thursday, October 1, 2015

No Tricks, just treats! The school-wide reading challenge starts NOW!

Carve out some time  to read an OverDrive book in October! We are brewing up some spooktacular surprises for our reading challenge participants. To get started, check out an OverDrive e-book this month. Once you have read the book, complete this survey; then see Mrs. Watts for a terrorific treat!

Your OverDrive login is your school username (without the apps.homewood.k12.al.us) and password.  You can download an OverDrive e-book to your own device or read it instantly in your internet browser.  For help with OverDrive, see the OverDrive help page (linked to this blog) or see Mrs. Watts.  

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Friday, March 6, 2015

2015 ALSC Book

2015 ALSC Book



The list of award winning books for young adult readers is available via the link above.  Check them out!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Homewood Public Library News

Downton Abbey Tea & Trivia

Monday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

Are you a Downton Abbey fanatic? Come test your knowledge and enjoy delicious treats and teas. Don’t forget your tea cup and saucer! Costumes are also welcomed! Prizes will be awarded to trivia winners, best costume ensemble, best hat, most unique teacup, and several door prizes. Registration is required, so please call (205) 332-6625 to sign up.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Two best-selling war books on screen added to our collection!

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In Chris Kyle's autobiography, we read the late U.S. Navy Seal's heroic account of fighting in Iraq. American Sniper has owned the box office since its January 2015. Watch, read, and be inspired.

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Unbroken is "a WWII story of survival, resilience, and redemption.  Click the book image to watch its movie trailer.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Book Club February Pick

The Princess Bride

(abridged)

Book Club meets every other Wednesday from 3-4:00PM in the library. If you can't make it, feel free to join the discussion via Schoology or on the Book Club page of this blog!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Need an assignment printed in color? If your teacher requires color printing, please share that document via Google Drive to Jana Watts.  The printed documents will be located in the color printing tray at the circulation desk for pick up at your convenience.  If you need assistance, please see Mrs. Watts.  Thank you!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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Friday, January 16, 2015

See The Fault in Our Stars this Saturday @ the Homewood Public Library!

Homewood Public Library presents a special showing of  The Fault in Our Stars!
"Teenager Hazel, who has pushed people away since her cancer diagnosis, reluctantly joins a support group, where she bonds with a boy named Gus. Together, they face the challenge of building a relationship under the shadow of terminal illness. Everyone is welcome to join us. Popcorn & sodas will be served." - Homewood Public Library web site

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What is the Writing Center?

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Follow your classmate on his quest to answer his burning question, "What is the writing center?"...