November 2015 | ASP Upper School Library Newsletter         


US library newsletter - November issue  


Welcome to the November issue of the US library newsletter. We hope this redesigned, yet familiar layout will make your reading more enjoyable. 

We welcome your feedback.

With best regards,

Mario Chioini                                                                         
US Librarian                          

Post Scriptum
Oftern considered the father of computer science George Boole (think famous search Boolan operators and, or, not) was born 200 years ago on November 2, 1815. His legacy permeates our digital lives. On his birthday Google celebrates with an honorary Doodle.


In this issue                 

New additions to the library

Did you know that...
. You can hold and renew books online?
Databases trial 
. Oct. 26 to Nov. 26 

New ebooks for the library

Room to Read update
. Read-a-Thon
. John Wood in Paris
. Housing Gift

. Workshops 

The Hub! The library web site


Bits and Pieces

Building 5, 2nd floor, next to the Head of School's office

Monday-Thursday: 8:30 am to 5 pm 
Friday:                    8:30 am to 4 pm

TELEPHONE         01 41 12 82 97                          


CIRCULATION:      1 month, 1 renewal, no book limit

FINE:                      20 cents per day, per item

RENEW ONLINE:  Sign in Destiny with your ASP login 

EBOOKS:               Sign in Destiny with your ASP login 













Beverly-Whittemore, Miranda. Bittersweet : a novel.1st ed. New York : Crown Publishers, c2014.

Winning a scholarship to a prestigious college where she befriends a beautiful girl of privilege, unassuming Mabel joins her friend during a lakeside summer surrounded by wealthy vacationers only to discover morally ambiguous truths about her friend's family fortune.


 P CAS (ff)

Cast, P. C. Betrayed. New York, NY : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2013, c2007.

Sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird settles in at the House of Night, a finishing school for fledgling vampyres; but when a series of murders is traced back to the school, Zoey begins to think about the connections that still exist between her old and new worlds.



Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940. The great Gatsby. Oxford, England : Oxford University Press, 1998, 1925.

The tragic story of the wealthy Jay Gatsby and his attempt to win back the love of Daisy Buchanan.



Lee, Harper. Go set a watchman. 1st ed. New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, c2015.

In the mid-1950s, twenty-six-year-old Jean Louis Finch, "Scout," returns to Maycomb, Alabama, to visit her father, Atticus, but her homecoming turns bittersweet and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt as she uncovers truths about her family, friends, and town which are exposed by civil rights tensions and political turmoil.



Obreht, Tea. The tiger's wife : a novel. New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, c2011.

Natalia, a young doctor on a medical mission to an orphanage in the Balkans, ponders the mystery of her beloved grandfather's recent death. She finds the answers she seeks in the story of an abused deaf-mute woman in the village of his childhood who formed a bond with a tiger that escaped from the zoo following the German bombardment in 1941.



Sedgwick, Marcus. She is not invisible. New York : Square Fish/Roaring Brook Press, 2015, c2013.

A London teenager, who is blind, and her younger brother travel to New York to find their missing father, using clues from his notebook.


F VAN(ff)

VanderMeer, Jeff. Annihilation. Authority. Acceptance. The Southern Reach Triology. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2014.

Area X has claimed the lives of members of eleven expeditions. The twelfth expedition, consisting of four women, hopes to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself.




 E 121 AUD

Audi, Robert, 1941-. Epistemology : a contemporary introduction to the theory of knowledge. New York : Routledge, c2011.

Introduces the concepts and theories essential for understanding the nature of knowledge; and discusses topics such as the basic elements of perception, memory, reason, and scientific, moral, and religious knowledge.           


128 ABE

Abel, Reuben, 1911-. Man is the measure : a cordial invitation to the central problems of philosophy. New York : Free Press, 1997, c1976.

Provides insight and analysis on some of the most fundamental questions associated with philosophy by looking at such areas as perception, certainty, truth, and free will.


 327 KIS

Kissinger, Henry, 1923-. World order. New York : Penguin Press, c2014.

Henry Kissinger discusses his thoughts of the modern world order and disorder. 



E 323 SCO

Scott-Baumann, Michael. History for the IB Diploma : civil rights and social movements in the Americas.Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, c2013.

A review of the civil rights and social movements in North and South America for students of the International Baccalaureate History programme.


510 ELL

Ellenberg, Jordan, 1971-. How not to be wrong : the power of mathematical thinking. New York : The Penguin Press, c2014.

Shows us that math isn't confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do. It also hones our intuition, sharpens our judgement, tames uncertainty and lets us see the deeper structure and logic of our world.


741.5 IGO (Fr)

Igort. Les cahiers russes : la guerre oubliée du Caucase. Paris, France : Futuropolis, c2012.

Tells about the atrocities of Russian soldiers towards civilian Chechen population based on the data collected by the assassinated journalist Anna Politkovskaya.


E 791.43 CHE

A companion to Hong Kong cinema. Edited by Esther M. K. Cheung, Gina Marchetti, and Esther C.M. Yau.Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley Blackwell, c2015.

A collection of essays discussing the different types of film produced in Hong Kong.



Abrams, Lynn. Bismarck and the German Empire, 1871-1918. 2nd ed. London, UK  : Routledge, c2006.

An exploration of the history of Germany from 1871 to 1918 that discusses political, economic, and social structures.




The dresser. Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment, 2004, c1983. Directed by Peter Yates

In a touring Shakespearean theatre group, a backstage hand — the dresser — is devoted to the brilliant but tyrannical head of the company. He struggles to support the deteriorating star as the company works to carry on during the London blitz during World War II.


You can renew and put a hold on books by yourself?

From Navigator go to "Catalog" and click on Upper School library. Sign in with your ASP login.

HOLD:       If a book is out you can put a hold on it by clicking "Hold" 
RENEW:   Go to "My Info" and select the title you want to renew. Click "Renew". You can renew once.
MY INFO:  "My Info" section will show your check out history.


From Oct. 26 to Nov. 26 US faculty and students will have the opportunity to try 2 databases from ProQuest, a well-know and reliable information company.

1. ProQuest Central: A database of ebooks for research.
2. ProQuest K-12: A database offering fulltext articles, similar to our EBSCO products.

Login procedure: Click on this link and start searching. If you have questions or need help of any sort, please see Mr. Chioini. 

We need your feedback.


We ordered several e-titles to support topics in history and cinema studies. In the catalog ebooks are indicated by this symbol: . Signing in Destiny will allow you to read, check out and download EBOOKS from any computer.




In November ASP will be running its 2nd annual Read-a-Thon. We are happy to support Room to Read's mission of promoting literacy, reading and girls education across Asia and Africa. 

We hope you can join us again this year. To participate in the Read-a-Thon please open the forms below. If you prefer you can make a donation directly to Mr. Chioini in the library.

Introductory letter
Sponsor form
Tracking form



John Wood is the founder of Room to Read, the non-profit organization which is dedicated to supporting global literacy and girls education in Asia and Africa. Come and hear his amazing story on November 9.

Maison de la Poésie
157, rue Saint-Martin, 75003
Métro Châtelet, Etienne Marcel, Rambuteau 

Entrance to this exceptional evening is free. You can reserve your place by clicking here.

Several families have taken advantage of the Housing Gift initiative, an original way to help you say thank you to families who host your athlete away from home. For more information contact Cathy McLaury  at or see senior student Hamza Sait. 


Please note that the library offers various workshops for parents such as 

  • A tour of the library resources and digital databases
  • How to power search the Internet 
A minimum of 7 people is needed. Contact Mr. Chioini directly.



Mr. Mario Chioini - US Librarian,
 Mr. Anthony Tremblay - US Library Assistant

American School of Paris

41, Rue Pasteur, 92210  |  Saint Cloud, France
Tel +33 (0)1 41 12 82 82


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