THE HUB NEWSLETTER
WELCOME TO THE JUNE 2023 ISSUE
✨ Big thank you to all of our students for making this year unforgettable! You have made our library a happening place.
🙌 Shout-out to our faculty, staff and parents for their support and collaboration.
🌞 Summer is here, and it's the perfect time to dive into books, in print or from our Sora platform! We encourage you to explore new genres and authors. You'll find below the procedures to borrow books over the summer.
😎 Have a restful and rejuvenating summer break! Relax, recharge, and make beautiful memories with loved ones and good books.
Enjoy your summer!
Your Library Team,
Mr. Chioini and Ms. Colina
From our new books this month
The Shame Machine
by Cathy O'Neill (152.4 ONE)
by Julian Sedgwick (F SED)
Les choses humaines
by Karine Tuil (FR TUI)
Best of luck in your exams!
BORROWING BOOKS OVER THE SUMMER
Make sure you stop by the library to get a good supply of amazing reads for the summer. Don't forget our ebooks and audiobooks on Sora, our e-platform.
Remember that most of the titles listed on the US and MS English Summer Reading lists can be found in the library.
To take advantage of summer borrowing we require a deposit in the form of a check which will be given back when you return the materials by September 1.
Deposit per item:
. Paperback: 15 €.
. Hardback: 25 €
The library will be open for books check-out on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
Keep track of your reading, we'll ask you to share your favorites at the rentrée.
It's been a good year for reading...
1620 : Number of check outs (a 45% increase over last year)
8400 : Books in our collection
Top 10 titles - last 9 months
Top 5 titles - last 3 months
- L'affaire Alaska Sanders, Joël Dicker
- As Good As Dead, Holly Jackson
- Bleach series (Graphic novel), site Kubo
- Daisy Jones & The Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Empire of Pain : The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty, Patrick Radden Keefe
346 : Ebooks and audiobooks titles in our collection
150 : Number of check outs
Top 10 titles - 9 months
- It Ends With Us series, Colleen Hoover
- See You Yesterday, Rachel Lynn Salomon
- The Game, Elizabeth Neil
- 1984, George Orwell
- Atomic Habits, James Clear
- Forget Me Not, Terry Ellie
- Nick and Charlile, Alice Oseman
- The Benefits of Being an Octopus, Ann Braden
- A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, Holly Jackson
- One of Us Is Lying, Karen M. McManus
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. Login required
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 access all our digital resources visit our database page.
A selection of literary events for the month. Share your news items with us.
THE AMERICAN LIBRARY IN PARIS
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Wednesday June 14, 7:30-8:30 pm
The Cathedrals of France with R. Howard Bloch
From their first foundations to the present day, celebrated art historian R. Howard Bloch takes us inside six of France's most magnificent cathedrals.
Tuesday June 27, 7:30-8:30 pm (hybrid)
The Women who Refused with Jennifer Tamas
The heroines of classical literature may not have been as submissive as traditional interpretations propose. Learn how women across literature have repeatedly and strategically said 'no'.
THE GUARDIAN LIVE EVENTS
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Wednesday 21 June, 9-10 pm, Paris time
In conversation with Lorrie Moore
Lorrie Moore, the bestselling author and short story writer, will join us to discuss her new novel, I Am Homeless If This Is Not My Home.
Monday 24 July 2023, 9-10 pm, Paris time
Simon Schama: Pandemics, Vaccines and the Health of Nations
Simon Schama, the historian and award-winning author, will join us for a special livestreamed event to introduce his new book. Foreign Bodies is an epic history of pandemics and global health - an exploration into the immutability of nature's unwavering progression in spite of human interference.
ENGLISH BOOKSTORES IN PARIS
29 Rue de la Parcheminerie, 75005
Smith & Son
248 Rue de Rivoli, 75001
224 Rue de Rivoli, 75001
Shakespeare and Co
The Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore
San Francisco Book Co
17 Rue Monsieur le Prince, 75006
Thank you to everyone who joined the Book Club group this year.
We'll be back next Fall. Thinking of joining us? Contact Mr. Chioini.
Follow us on Instagram @asparis_reads
DISCOUNTED MEMBERSHIP FOR ASP
AT THE AMERICAN LIBRARY IN PARIS
2022-2023 School Year.
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.
SHARE YOUR 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.
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