Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Hair-Raised Jonathan

Ghosts and goblins, witches and werewolves, vampires and mummies! 

Are you in the spirit for some hair-raising stories and nerve-rattling movies? Spookify your life over at the Masters of the Macabre exhibit in Pesky Library. Don't wait too long -- these creepy, scary entertainments will vanish into the dark of the night before too long. (not really, they'll still be on the shelves).

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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Pepe Corporan Vase


The very tall vase in the entryway of Pesky Library had visitors on Sunday night. Grace Corporan and Manuela Sepulveda (pictured) stopped in with senior Alondra Caceres Corporan. The vase was created by Alondra's uncle, Elvinson (Pepe) Corporan, Class of 2004. It was his AP Ceramics project in his senior year. The surface of the vase is decorated with a poem honoring his family, written in Egyptian hieroglyphics. Grace and Manuela, cousin and aunt of Pepe respectively, were very pleased to see his work and the other art pieces in the library.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Banned Books Week

Have you ever wondered what Banned Books Week is all about? In a word or two, it’s about celebrating all the cool (and subversive) ideas that you can find in your library.

Although “Banned Books” sounds good, the vast majority of banned books are actually “challenged” by people who do not want a book in their local public or school library. Frequent reasons given are that a book is dangerous, offensive, or somehow threatening. In other words, the challenged book conflicts with the challenger’s personal beliefs.

American libraries resist calls to ban books because we believe that wide ranges of thought are the best way to represent broad spectrums of experiences and opinions. We call this the marketplace of ideas. Libraries are places that always fight against the restrictive tyranny of the few in favor of the free access of intellectual pursuits of the many.

So, visit the Pesky Banned Books display. Pick up a Banned Book and try and see what all the fuss is about.

Monday, September 25, 2017

From the Sager Bowl to the Super Bowl

 The Archives case in the library celebrates Robbie Francois, Class of 2004, who came to Governor Dummer Academy from Texas as a 10th grader. In addition to playing football, Robbie was also an excellent basketball player and track athlete. While here, he played defensive back and was described by his football coach, Mr. Gerry, as "physical....a force on defense." Because of his skill, Robbie caught the attention of Boston College. He committed prior to his senior year at Govs. While at BC, he played linebacker. After college, Robbie signed first with the Minnesota Vikings, then later with the Detroit Lions and eventually with the Greenbay Packers, where he was a special teams player and a backup linebacker. Robbie was playing for the Packers when they won the Super Bowl against the Steelers in 2011.

The photos in the case include the team photo from 2013, Robbie's senior year, as well as a close-up shot from the same season. The football was given to Governor's in honor of the role it played in producing a member of the winning Super Bowl team!

Friday, March 03, 2017

Teen Tech Week 2017

Next week is National Teen Tech Week!  We want to celebrate all things tech, so we created a little video.  We hope to hear from you on what kinds of tech excites you!  Are you a gamer?  A coder?  An app developer?  Do you have a favorite app?

We are hoping to have some Google Cardboard goggles here next week and we invite you to come in and help us learn more about Virtual Reality.  We will let you know more about this next week!

Check out our video! (You can also find this on our library's YouTube Channel!)

Friday, February 10, 2017

Spreading the Love

We hope you will join us in spreading the love this February at the library. How can you join us?  
  • Drop by the library and make a special Valentine for a friend - we have the craft cart full of materials you can use to show your creative talent.
  • Write a few words about why you love the Pesky Library to celebrate “Love Mass Libraries” and hang it up on one of our front columns.
  • Stop by and take a look at the “All you need is love” display.

If you haven’t heard yet, we are doing a reading challenge this year, “The Pesky Challenge.”  Read 12 books from a variety of categories and join us for a celebration.  If you are a Senior and have read 5 books by May, we will have a special celebration for you before you leave Govs.  Stop by and grab a bookmark with all the categories and simple rules.  There are also a display of books to choose from to get you started.

Related to the challenge, we wanted to have an online discussion and place to share what we are reading.  We are using Goodreads, an online network with other readers where you can track, share and rate books.  It is free, and easy to sign up.  Once you have signed up for Goodreads, under “Groups” you can search for “Take the Pesky Challenge” and ask to join our group where we are discussing and sharing what we read.

While it may be cold and snowy outside, there is a lot of warmth at the library!  Stop in today, check out a book or DVD or just stop in to say hello!

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