NOVEMBER 2016 | ASP Upper School Library Newsletter         


The US library newsletter
November issue

"To ask why we need libraries at all, when there is so much information available elsewhere, is about as sensible as asking if roadmaps are necessary now that there are so many roads."
John Bing 

Dear students, parents, staff and faculty,

You're receiving the latest issue of The Hub! News a bit earlier this month due to the upcoming Toussaint break.

Due to delays with construction and our suppliers the library will not open until Monday, November 21, at the earliest. To accommodate for the late opening we are pushing back the books return date to November 30. 

Until we reopen Mr. Tremblay and I will work out from the workroom, next to the library. I will also spend time in classrooms. For your research needs and to minimise the inconvenience please remember that you can find a lot of information and resources through our library web site. 

Finally, we will inform you of the alternate locations for the book club meeting on Nov. 9 and the parents workshop on Nov. 22 upon.

To help you wait for the big opening, we thought we'd show you what the library will (almost) look like in a few weeks time. 

See you in the new building,

Mario Chioini 
US Librarian        



In this issue                 

New additions to the library
New print and ebooks

Resource Highlight
Gale's In Context series

Next parents Workshop
Advanced searching with Google, November 22

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



The Hub! The library web site

Past newsletters

American Library in Paris

Room to Read




Bits and Pieces


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Abbott, Megan E., 1971-. You will know me : a novel. London, UK : Picador, c2016.

How far will you go to achieve a dream? That's the question a celebrated coach poses to Katie and Eric Knox after he sees their daughter Devon, a gymnastics prodigy and Olympic hopeful, compete. For the Knoxes there are no limits--until a violent death rocks their close-knit gymnastics community and everything they have worked so hard for is suddenly at risk.




Lowitz, Leza. Up from the sea. New York : Random House Children's, c2016.

A novel in verse about the March 2011 tsunami that sent Japan into chaos, told from the point-of-view of Kai, a biracial teenaged boy.



Wallach, Tommy. We all looked up. New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, c2015.

The lives of four high school seniors intersect weeks before a meteor is set to pass through Earth's orbit, with a 66.6% chance of striking and destroying all life on the planet.




551.31 JAC

Jackson, M (Environmental educator). While glaciers slept : being human in a time of climate change. Brattleboro, VT : Green Writers Press, c2015.

Weaves together the parallel stories of what happens when the climates of family and planet change. M Jackson, a National Geographic Expert, reveals how these events are deeply similar and intertwined. She tells the story of her parents' struggles with cancer while describing in detail the planetary changes she's witnessed.


741.5 BRU (Fr)

Bruneau, Clotilde. Charlemagne. Paris, France : Glénat / Fayard, c2014.

A graphic novel on Charlemagne's life and achievements written jointly by a comic book artist and a noted history specialist. Also contains 8 bonus pages written by the historian, to give more insight on the character.



741.5 WRI

Wright, Bradford W., 1968-. Comic book nation : the transformation of youth culture in America. Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003, c2001.

A study of comic books, examining comics produced between the 1930s and 1980s to show how their stories reflected national concerns, and discussing the strategies used to market the magazines to children and youth, as well as efforts to link juvenile delinquency to comics.



863 GAR (Fr)

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel, 1928-. Douze contes vagabonds. Paris, France : Librairie Generale Francaise, 2015, c1992.

Collection of twelve stories recounting the amazing experiences that befall Latin Americans visiting or living in Europe.



967.610 KEITETSI

Keitetsi, China. Child soldier : fighting for my life. Johannesburg : Jacana, c2002.

Caught up in a horrifying guerrilla war at the age of eight, China Keitetsi experienced years of abuse in Uganda. She has spoken at the United Nations on the rights of the child, and here tells her own story.




Grace of Monaco = Grace de Monaco. French ed. Boulogne-Billancourt, France : TF1 Video, c2014.

Story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles de Gaulle in 1962 as well as her considering a return to Hollywood to film Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie.




The imitation game = Imitation game. French ed. Paris, France : Universal Pictures Video, 2015, c2014.

Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist, attempts to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII.



Jaws = Les dents de la mer. French ed. Paris, France : Universal Pictures Video (France), 2015, c1975.

A great white shark with a taste for human flesh wreaks havoc on the resort island of Amity.




Mulholland Dr. = Mulholland Drive. French ed. Issy-les-Moulineaux, France : Studiocanal, 2005, c2000.

A beautiful woman riding in a limousine along Los Angeles' Mulholland Drive is targeted by a would-be shooter, but before he can pull the trigger, she is injured when her limo is hit by another car. The woman stumbles away from the accident and meets up with a plucky ingénue new to L.A. But are things really as they seem?



World War Z. French ed. Paramount, Pictures, c2013.

Includes origins, a look on science. Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox. Former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane fights to save his family and the world during a zombie war.




Gale/Cengage has recently unified and modernised their database products.

ASP subscribes to three titles in the engaging "In Context" series: Science, Opposing Viewpoints and Global Issues. 

Except for Science In Context which is searchable by itself, both Opposing View Points and Global Issues can be searched separately or simultaneously thus enhancing and maximizing the user's search experience.

All products are cross-curricular, support full Boolean logic and provide hundreds of topics that link to portals which makes discovery and exploration simple and meaningful. The media-rich content includes fulltext magazine and journal articles, videos, images, news feeds, videos and more. 

NOTE: These resources are accessible through our databases page on our library web site. You will need the login sheet to access the “In Context” series remotely.



Power Searching The Internet with Google

Do you still think that the first results in Google are the best of the gazillion listed? 
What can a URL tell us?
What are the criteria to help evaluate a web site?
What is the cost of searching the free Internet?

Together we'll try to understand how Google works and learn how to write better queries in order to obtain  results.

Audience: Grades 7 to 12 parents

Date: Tuesday, November 22
Time: 9 am to 10:30 am

Location: To be announced

Bring your own laptop or tablet
Number of participants: Minimum 7; Maximum 14 
Send your expression of interest to Mario Chioini at / ext. 297 

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)

Last call to all parents, faculty and staff to join our book club for the 2016-2017 school year. 

Our next meeting:

Title: The Girl on The Train
Date: November 9
Location: To be announced
Time: From 3:55 to 5:00 pm
RSVP to Mario Chioini: or ext. 297

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. 


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: 


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,
 Mr. Anthony Tremblay - US Library Assistant

American School of Paris

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

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