Friday, July 31, 2015

AR Challenge

The AR challenge is on at the library for easy, junior, and young adult readers.  Provide proof of scoring 100 on the AR test, and place your name in the drawing for a gift certificate for a free personal pan pizza.  One winner per month.  

 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Accelerated Reader Ready!

The Biggs Library is gearing up for the upcoming school year!  Parents/students will find new AR titles on the shelves.  Come in and check it out!

 

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Lockers Transformed

Envy the junior high students in Biloxi, Mississippi, who will return from summer vacation to find their English hallway transformed into a brightly colored Avenue of Literature. Each of the 189 lockers that line the hallway – unused for more than a decade – has been painted over to look like the spine of a popular book.

For more about this article check here.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

New Book

A wonderful new novel from one of America's bestselling authors.  Exploring the tensions between a local culture and a changing national political agenda; family arguments and love; an instant classic.

Twenty years after the trial of Tom Robinson, Scout returns home to Maycomb to visit her father and struggles with personal and political issues as her small Alabama town adjusts to the turbulent events beginning to transform the United States in the mid-1950s. 

Check here for availability. 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Art Display--Indoor Fun





The Mississippi Library Commission's summer exhibit opened Wednesday, July 1, 2015, with the "Art for ALL Seasons" exhibit featuring VSA Mississippi and glass and mixed media artist Jenny Thomas- Artistry. An opening reception honoring the artists is scheduled for Thursday, July 23, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mississippi Library Commission, which is located at 3881 Eastwood Drive off Eastover Drive on the grounds of the Mississippi Education and Research Center in Jackson. The pubic is invited. Artwork can be viewed Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Source: Mississippi Library Commission.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Health and Wellness

Consumer Health Complete, found through MAGNOLIA, offers content covering all areas of health and wellness. Check it out here. Source: Mississippi Library Commission

Friday, July 17, 2015

New Movie!

Jupiter Jones was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was 
destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up 
to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of bad breaks. 
Only when Caine, a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth 
to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for 
her all along.
         
Check here for availability.

Monday, July 13, 2015

How It All Started

Ever wonder how J.K. Rowling plotted Harry Potter? It all started with a spreadsheet.  At the height of the Harry Potter novels’ popularity, I asked a number of people why those books in particular enjoyed such a devoted readership. Everyone gave almost the same answer: that author J.K. Rowling “tells a good story.” Source: New York Public Library

Friday, July 10, 2015

Movies For The Weekend


The weekend is here, and here is one of our newest children's movies.  There are many more for all ages!  Check here for availability.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Back to School Happy



Before you know it, it will be time for school to begin.  Start planning now to make back-to-school happies!  Source: Pinterest

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

New Movie!

A fallen warrior rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge his dishonored master.  Check for availability here.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

New Book Donations!

Thanks to Wendy and Paul Cartwright for the book donations!  Processing for shelving today.