Author Archives: Elisabeth Abarbanel

Short Story Contest!

It is time to enter the Library and Amaranth’s Annual Short Story Contest The story must have the theme: “It’s never too late.” Due: Monday May 20 Details: Stories should be approximately 3-6 pages email stories from your school email … Continue reading

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Ebrary Getting even Better!

One of our favorite new resources this year is ebrary – and it just keeps getting better! Now offering more than 90,000 scholarly books, it is also available through our ProQuest databases. Try a search in ProQuest, and an ebrary … Continue reading

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Library Overnight!

Recently we held the 11th annual Upper School Library Sleepover.  I was ready to let this tradition, which was originally started by students, retire with Karen Phillips who retired last year and chaperoned and organized this event for a decade. … Continue reading

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Participatory Display: What do we do with Lance Armstrong’s Books?

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6 Word Story Contest Winners!

The winners of the Brentwood School 6 Word Story Contest with The Perkiomen School were announced on twitter last Friday morning. The librarians enjoyed slowly tweeting out all the winners, @bwslibrary tweeted the Perkiomen School winners, and @perklibrarian tweeted the … Continue reading

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6 Word Story Contest

Open to Middle School, Upper School, Faculty, and Staff. Ernest Hemingway famously wrote a short story in six words: “For sale, baby shoes, never worn.” It says so much with so little.* The Library invites you to try writing your … Continue reading

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Make a Senior Book Display, Get a Bookmark!

We are in the process of printing out these bookmarks. Thanks to the students for making the displays and to Max C. (class of 2014) for making the bookmarks.  

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Browsing Newspapers or Magazines in ProQuest

These instructions were made for the Stagecraft class, which is looking at ads and pictures in newspapers from the 1940s and 1950s, but it could be used for browsing through any magazines in ProQuest (passwords).      

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This Week’s Senior Book Display: Jacob F.

Come to the Library and enjoy an eclectic mix of fiction and nonfiction in Jacob’s display. Want to make a Senior Book Display? Let Ms. Abarbanel know!  

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Banned Books Celebration 2012

The Library, Amaranth, and the GSA hosted this year’s banned books celebration, where we highlight favorite books that have been banned or challenged at other schools or libraries.  People read from Howl, What my Mother Doesn’t Know, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, … Continue reading

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