February is rife with reasons to celebrate other cultures. From St. Valentines Day to Black History Month to Lunar New Year to Presidents Day, there are a ton of ways you can read your way through the wintertime.
Week 1: A Year of Reading the World
Ying Wang (@whatyingdid), one of my high school classmates, always shares awesome posts from her travels across the planet on Instagram. Recently, she started cruising around the world through literature as inspired by Ann Morgan's blog A Year of Reading The World. Ann Morgan committed to a year of reading the world, or rather reading books originally published in other countries.
Watch the Ted Talk below to learn more.
If you're interested in looking for books in translation or books from other countries in our high school library, the Boston Public Library, or the Beebe Library, stop by the library and have a chat with me. As always, please feel free to email me or send me a message via Google Chat.
Each of you has a Follett Destiny (library catalog) login and password.
To get to the catalog, either go to wmhslib.org and hover over Read or Research (it's in both drop down menus) and click on catalog. You can also get their directly by using this link.
The username is your student ID # - xxxx
The password is your 8 digit date of birth - MMDDYYYY
It will redirect you to Destiny Discover (the newer, more aesthetically pleasing way to look at our catalog).
From there click on the three lines icon in the top right corner. A drop down menu will appear. Click on checkouts. You should see all of your borrowed materials and a button to renew.
If you have any issues, stop by to chat or email me! I've also created a video tutorial below to help you.
Good luck with midyear exams, and, as always, do not hesitate to stop by if I can help! We're open next week during exams if you want a quiet place to study. I'm also going to put out coloring pages, puzzles, and board games if you need a place to relax and decompress.
N.B. Please remember, the overdue email address inbox is not read and all messages are automated.
P.S. You can also use the catalog to place a hold on a book you want to borrow. I'll get a message to save the book for you in the library.