October 2016 | ASP Upper School Library Newsletter         


The US library newsletter
October issue

"The only thing you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library."
Albert Einstein

An exciting month awaits us. Preparations for our move during the Toussaint break are nearing completion and everything is in place for a smooth transition. 

Thank you to all the parents who attended our first workshop of the year. The session was an introduction to the many resources available to students for their research and reading needs.

Our second workshop will be on how to search MS-US databases and will be held on Tuesday, October 11 (see details below). The hands-on session is intended for all grades 7 to 12 parents.

Finally, parents and faculty, don't forget to join the book discussion on The Girl on the Train on November 9 in the new US library (details below).

We hope you enjoy this newsletter!

Mario Chioini 
US Librarian        



In this issue                 

New additions to the library
. New p(rint) and ebooks
Book Highlight
. Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman

Next parents Workshop
Oct. 11 

KOOB Club (book club)
. The Girl on the Train
Nov. 9, US library


The Hub! The library web site

Past newsletters

American Library in Paris

Room to Read


Bits and Pieces

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The  icon preceeding a call number indicates the item is an electronic book (e-book).



Beah, Ishmael, 1980-. Radiance of tomorrow : a novel. New York, N.Y.: : Sarah

Crichton Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2014.
In the aftermath of the war in Sierra Leone, a village comes together to regain the beauty of life as it was in the past.




Gaiman, Neil. Trigger Warning. New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, c2015

This third collection of short fiction by Gaiman includes previously published pieces of short fiction -- stories, verse, and a very special "Doctor Who" story that was written for the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved series in 2013 -- as well "Black Dog," a new tale that revisits the world of American Gods.



James, Marlon, 1970-. A brief history of seven killings. London, UK : Oneworld, c2014.

A novel framed as a fictional oral history that explores the events and characters surrounding the attempted assassination of Bob Marley during the political turmoil in Jamaica in the late 1970s




Fombelle, Timothee de. Le livre de Perle. Paris, France : Gallimard, c2014.

A young boy is snatched away from his haunted, spectral life and deposited into France in the 1930s where he makes a new life for himself, joining the Pearls in their quaint marshmallow shop.



E 363.738 JOH

Johansen, Bruce E. (Bruce Elliott), 1950-. Eco-hustle : global warming, greenwashing, and sustainability. Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, c2015.

Johansen examines the sanctioned activities and practices commonly touted as environmentally responsible and points out their failings. He explains why the global climate change problem is more urgent than many people think, and provides real-world examples of companies that are taking measures with genuine benefits to the environment.


364.152 EGA

Egan, Timothy. Breaking blue. Seattle, WA : Sasquatch Books, 2004, c1992.
Tells the true story of how Sheriff Tony Bamonte, working on a master's thesis in Pend Oreille County, Washington, in 1989, came across evidence that led to the resolution of the unsolved murder of town marshall George Conniff in 1935.


741.5 BIR (Fr)

Birmant, Julie. Pablo 3. Matisse. Paris, France : Dargaud, 2015, c2013.

This third volume deals with Pablo and Fernande's journey to Spain, their flight from it because of the plague as well as Pablo's meeting with Gertrude Stein and Henri Matisse who was to become his great rival.


909 HAR

Harari, Yuval N. Sapiens : a brief history of humankind. London, UK : Vintage, 2014, c2011.

Explores the history of human beings




The Big Lebowski. French ed. Paris, France : Universal Pictures Video, 2007, c1997.

A lazy, unemployed Southern Californian stoner who loves bowling gets mistaken for a millionaire with the same name. He's beaten up by men looking for money from the rich man's wife and gets drawn into the kidnapping of the millionaire's wife




The good lie. French ed. Boulogne-Billancourt, France : TF1 Video, 2015, c2014. 

Sudanese refugees resettle in Kansas City, Missouri, where their encounter with an employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives as she helps them navigate 20th century life and rebuild their shattered lives.



Labor day = Last days of summer. French ed. Paramount Pictures, 2014, c2013.

The lives of thirteen-year-old Henry and his emotionally fragile mother Adele are changed forever when they open their home to a mysterious bleeding man and find themselves learning to hope again.




The third man = Le troisieme homme. French ed. Paris, France : Universal Pictures Video, 2015, c1949.

An American novelist travels to post-World War II Vienna for what he thinks is the funeral of an old friend and finds himself entangled in a spiraling web of international intrigue.



Good Will Hunting = Will Hunting. French ed. Paris, France : Universal Pictures Video, 2011, c1997.

Working class janitor Will Hunting is a genius who grew up in tough South Boston. A physics professor recognizes his brilliance and places him in the care of an unconventional psychology professor who helps him to realize his potential.




Title: Trigger Warning

Author: Neil Gaiman
Pages: 308 pages

Call number: F GAI

Celebrated children, YA and adult author Neil Gaiman gives us his third short story collection. Written during the last decade, each of the 24 stories is meant to be somewhat discomforting if not disturbing. 

In Click-Clack the Rattlebag, for example, a young child asks his babysitter for a scary but not-so-scary bedtime story. The child explains that he really fancies a type of stories called Click-Clack the Rattlebag in which night creatures drink your insides and leave your empty carcass hanging in the wind, going click-clack, click-clack... Do I need to warn you, reader...?

Fans of classic detective stories will be delighted with The Case of Death and Honey in which we find our beloved Sherlock Holmes at his older brother Mycroft's deathbed. Before drawing his last breath, he challenges his younger sibling to his most difficult investigation yet, that of solving the mystery of Death itself. Written in two parallel stories The Case… is as convincing a Holmes story as a non-Doyle writer can write.

In the suspenseful The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains Gaiman successfully mixes mystery and fantasy with an air of mythology to create the tale of a family man in search of a treasure. 

For our added enjoyment all the stories are briefly explained in the introduction. Trigger Warning introduces us to a fun and motley cast of characters who live in creepy, fantastic and sometimes familiar worlds. You can find some of the stories online, in video and audio formats.

Neil Gaiman "is the author of more than twenty books, and is the recipient of numerous literary honors." (from the jacket)

mario chioini


We'd like to remind you that the library subscribes to Shmoop, a homework and test prep site. Thanks to our subscription students can study and practice online for their PSAT, ACT, SAT exams and for all the AP courses offered at ASP. To find out how to create an account please consult our web site's databases page or see Mr. Chioini.




NOTE: Only a few places left!

Did you know that college freshmen are expected to know how to use databases? Come discover some powerful digital resources for student research.

Audience: Grades 7 to 12 parents

Date: Tuesday, October 11
Time: 9 am to 10:30 am

Location: Room 411 in Building 5

Bring your own laptop or tablet
Number of participants: Minimum 7; Maximum 14 
Expression of interest to Mario Chioini at mchioini@asparis.fr / ext. 297 

Our third workshop, How to tame Google and power search the Internet will be offered later in the Fall. Stay tuned.

If you are interested in having your own workshop, just gather a minimum of 7 participants and contact Mr. Chioini directly.

KOOB Club (book club)

This is an invitation to all parents, faculty and staff to join our book club for the 2016-2017 school year. 

You can come to any of the four meetings we'll be having this school year. Each one is just over an hour, right after school, in the US library. After talking about our club selection we end the session with a short book sharing time where each participant is invited to share a work he/she enjoyed reading. Here's the information on our next read.

Title: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
(The movie comes out this month)

Date: Wednesday, November 9

Location: In the new Upper School library 

Time: From 3:55 to 5:00 pm

RSVP to Mario Chioini: mchioini@asparis.fr or ext. 297

ALP, Your English-Language Partner
10, rue du Général Camou, 75005 01 53 59 12 60

Established in 1920 the library has been a very important institution in Paris. ALP hosts regular literary and public-affairs programs and book groups, as well as children's events and activities for teens. Web site:http://www.americanlibraryinparis.org 


ASP is happy to support Room to Read through various activities and fund raisers during the year.

Millions of children across 10 countries in Africa and Asia have benefitted from Room to Read’s programs. The plan is to 
reach 15 million children with quality education by the end of 2020, but Room to Read needs your help to get there. Invest in their work or learn about other ways to get involved. Imagine a world in which all children receive the education they need to reach their full potential. Now, help make it a reality.

If you are interested in making a donation to support Room to Read's mission please contact Mario Chioini at the US library or click this link to Room to Read's donation secured web site.



Mr. Mario Chioini - US Librarian, mchioini@asparis.fr
 Mr. Anthony Tremblay - US Library Assistant

American School of Paris

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