Category Archives: Just for Fun

Welcome Back!

The library is open, and full of students studying, creating origami and Lego sculptures and (gasp) eating and drinking! The library seemed too quiet over the summer without all of our students, and we’re so glad to have you all … Continue reading

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Ender’s Game Trailer!

We’re so excited that the Ender’s Game trailer is out! This book has been a favorite of both middle and high school students for years, and the movie looks like it will be an exciting adaptation.

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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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Faculty Book Reviews

Here’s what some of Brentwood School’s faculty have been reading! Mr. Becker – This Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman “I liked this novel about a 15-year old boy, in private school, who is sent an explicit video by a girl who … 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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Writing Reviews in Destiny

With our new library catalog, you can write reviews to help your classmates, teachers, and librarians find the best books in the library. To get to the library catalog, visit the library home page and click on the library catalog … Continue reading

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National Book Award Finalists for Young People’s Literature

The National Book Award Finalists for Young People’s Literature were announced this morning! The National Book Award is an American literary prize that is awarded to writers by a panel of their peers. There are four award categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, … Continue reading

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E-book, ebook, or eBook?

The Grammar Girl website discusses this, and says “yes” to the hyphen: Does “E-book” Need a Hyphen? Troy K. wrote: “Kindles, Nooks, and headline hooks: Have you picked a side on ‘e-book’ versus ‘eBook’ versus ‘ebook’ versus ‘electronic book’ yet?” … Continue reading

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Will We See you at the Book Fair?

westhollywoodbookfair.org via kwout Meet authors for young adults like Melissa De La Cruz (Blue Bloods) and Cecil Castellucci, hear from famous author/chefs, journalists, poets, and more at the West Hollywood Book Fair. The program looks fabulous – hope to see … Continue reading

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Brentwood Loves the Library!

This afternoon during lunch, the library was the place to be! We estimated there were around 120 students using the library, almost a quarter of the Upper School. Every seat was full, and students were studying with laptops, desktops, iPads, … Continue reading

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