THE HUB NEWSLETTER
WELCOME TO THE SEPTEMBER 2022 ISSUE
IT'S BACK TO SCHOOL
VIVE LA RENTRÉE !
A huge welcome to all new and returning students, families, staff and faculty members!
Our monthly newsletter is a sure way to keep informed about our collection, important resources, workshops, activities and programs. Take a few minutes to get familiar with its format and content, and feel free to send us your comments and ideas.
To get the latest news about our Book Club and to discover the new library acquisitions, please follow the red links below.
We wish you a wonderful and exciting school year. Hours and contact information are at the bottom of the newsletter.
Mario Chioini Maria Colina
MS-US Librarian MS-US Library Assistant
BANNED BOOKS WEEK
Banned Books Week is the annual celebration of our freedom to read. It takes place at the end of September, but we will be shining a light on current and historical attempts to censor books all month long!
The theme for this year is "Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us." Books have the ability to open doors to new perspectives, reach across boundaries, and build connections between readers. Censorship, on the other hand, merely creates barriers.
We're lucky to have a lot of freedom to read at ASP. At your library you have access to the writing of John Steinbeck, Harper Lee, Jason Reynolds, Angie Thomas, and Khaled Hosseini - all authors whose works have been challenged for a variety of reasons over the years!
What does the freedom to read mean to you? Stop by your library to check out our banned books display, share your thoughts, and maybe pick up a book people consider dangerous!
We're happy to help you organise and start your own "literary" group such as a book club, reading buddy program, book drive, etc.
Come and see us to discuss your ideas.
SOME OF OUR TOP DIGITAL RESOURCES
EBSCO FAMILY OF DATABASES
EBSCO databases give you access to the full text of hundreds of magazines and journal articles which makes it perfect for researching all kinds of topics for your essays, IAs and EEs.
JSTOR FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS
A specially curated package of over 2,700 archival journals and four primary source collections covering the arts, sciences, and business. JSTOR provides students with a safe and trusted environment to research topics across the curriculum.
Sora is a digital reading and audiobook platform. It is user-friendly and innovative, and will give our students and teachers easy access to e-fiction and e-nonfiction.
Europresse is a press and news base with more than 8000 recognized sources of information in several languages: regional, national and international press, general and specialized resources, websites, television and radio, biographies, etc. In-school use only.
To see all of our digital resources visit our database page.
SHARE YOUR SUMMER READING
Tell us what you read this summer. Fill out this short form and let us know if we can share your reviews with our community.
NEW TO OUR LIBRARY?
THE HUB! LIBRARY WEBSITE
We have a large amount of information and resources on our website such as LibGuides (pathfinders) about the research process, citing, and a great collection of databases and book recommendations.
Students and teachers can log in via Navigator while parents must go through the school website. To facilitate your access, here is the direct link to the site. We suggest that you bookmark it: https://libraries.asparis.fr/thehub
See Mr. Chioini for help.
CHECKING OUT BOOKS
You can check out an unlimited number of books for one month at a time. You'll need your student card. Parents are also welcome to check out books from our collection.
Once you log in with your school credentials you'll be able to
. Put items on hold
. Renew your books online
. Make a list of favorites
. Review books
. Access lists of books by topic
. Link directly to e-books and videos
Discover can be accessed via Navigator or the school website.
See us for help.
MAC LAPTOPS AND CHARGERS
In case of emergency, please know that the library has a few laptops and chargers on loan for 1 block at a time. You will need to leave your student card until you return the equipment.
DISCOUNTED MEMBERSHIP FOR ASP
AT THE AMERICAN LIBRARY IN PARIS
To all ASP families, students and faculty. ASP has entered into a partnership with the American Library in Paris. Click here to discover the benefits and discounts offered to our community. All the details are here. Click here for details of the membership benefits and the yearly rates.
Parents will need to provide their child's school registration, and ASP faculty and staff proof of employment.
A selection of literary events for the month. Share your news items with us.
THE AMERICAN LIBRARY IN PARIS
September 8 @ 19h30-20h30 - In person and online
Amor Towles, The Lincoln Highway
The Odyssey meets On the Road meets Huckleberry Finn: Amor Towles presents his newest release, The Lincoln Highway. A whirlwind railway ride through 1950's Americana, the work is an exhilarating ode to storytelling.
September 20 @ 19h30-20h30 min - In person and online
Andrew Curran on Who's Black and Why
Scientific racism finds its origins in the Enlightenment-era codification of knowledge. Did the Enlightenment invent race? Andrew S. Curran speaks on a newly-published collection of eighteenth century essays which attempted to locate the cause of Blackness.
September 21 @ 19h30-2h30 min - In person and online
Festival America: Invisibles et Très Visibles with Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah and Viet Thanh Nguyen
Two of the most prominent voices in contemporary fiction convene as part of Festival America to discuss interplays of visibility and invisibility in society and literature. Faced with the wounds of injustice, could writing act as a cure?
September 28 @ 19h30 min-20h30 min - In person and online
Peter Conradi on Who Lost Russia The American Library in Paris
From missteps of Western policy to the mythology of the Soviet empire, expert in modern Russian political history Peter Conradi speaks on the invasion of Ukraine, what led up to it, and what it means for the future.
MAISON DE LA POÉSIE
Sept 13th. 19h
Alison Bechdel, Le Secret de la force humaine*
Alison Bechdel, autrice saluée internationalement, dont le nom est aussi associé au célèbre test qui permet de mesurer le degré de féminisme des films, revient avec un nouveau roman graphique consacré à sa formation physique et intellectuelle. Elle observe sa culture (corps et esprit) à travers le prisme de différentes expériences (sportives, littéraires ou philosophiques) et s'interroge sur l'interdépendance des êtres, avec l'acuité, l'humour et la sincérité qui font sa géniale patte.
* Le secret de la force surhumaine is the translation of The Secret of Superhuman Strength
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