Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Storytelling by the Fire

We had a wonderful time listening to great Christmas stories last night.  Check out some of our pictures!




Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas is Coming

And we're all decked out in the library!

Check out our awesome book tree:
  
Special thanks to Robin, Caitlin and Mrs. Morrison for their help!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Library Renovation Updates!

Library Renovation Update

By Caitlyn Morris ‘14

Chatham Hall’s latest and exciting endeavor has officially been put into motion: a completely revamped library! Last year, a group of faculty met to discuss changing the library tin a way that would integrate technology effectively, promote Chatham Hall’s sense of community by incorporating collaborative study, but not lose the library “feel”. At one of the meetings, three students volunteered their ideas to the discussion. With simply a blueprint and some plastic, color-coded chips, the students and the faculty worked together to restructure how the library would function, allowing for group study areas, quiet study areas, places for books and computers, and a small café to top it off. Once the meeting was over Dr. Spearman immediately went to work to find books that hadn’t been checked out in years, piled them up, and sold them to the Chatham Hall community. Meanwhile, the faculty involved were picking out versatile furniture to allow for dynamic study spaces such as “potato-chip chairs” and movable white boards.

So much has already changed in the library: the Rector’s Room has been turned into the Pub room for Columns and into the design lab, empty bookshelves have been moved out and replaced with desks and chairs, and our Young Adult reading section is growing as more and more students offer suggestions to Ms. Stenzel and recommend books to their fellow classmates. The atmosphere in the library has also somehow changed. Instead of a constantly quiet place of individual study, it has now become a more open place for students to work together to learn more effectively. This is an exciting new improvement that will go through changes in phases and will finally embody what Chatham Hall is all about: learning together as a close-knit community.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Schuyler's Favorite Things!


Schuyler shares her Top 10 Books and Movies


Check some of them out from the library today!




Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Library Crafts from 50's Books

Come to the Library, Monday November 5th to make your own bracelets and nail polish with 50's books and listen to 50's music!  The craft station will be open 8:30am-3:30pm and again after Seated Dinner until Study Hall.



Mummy Run!

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Library Updates (and what students are saying!)

 A Wordle of the comments on the new Library Design Boards


What's changed so far and what's coming next

What's Happening in the Library: October Edition


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Halloween Contest Starts Oct. 11th!


Enter the library's Halloween Contest!  Match the first lines to their book counterpart.  Entries with 100% will be entered into a drawing for the Halloween candy bucket!



Library Renovation Drawings Have Arrived!

Come to the library to share your thoughts and comments via Post-It on the new library drawings/floorplans.  Make your opinions known and help us see whether we are headed in the right direction!




Wednesday, October 3, 2012

60's Night!


Join us for another trip back in time in the library.  As always, snacks, music and free 60's books will be provided!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

70's Night Success!

Everyone had a great time at 70's Night!





Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

70's Night in the Library!


If you didn't make it to 80's Night, you'll definitely want to plan on coming to 70's Night.  It's going to be totally groovy!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

80's Night in the Library!


This is the first in a series of fun evening events in the library after dinner and before study hall.  Check back next week for the next event!

Monday, September 17, 2012

YA Contest Winners

Congratulations to Ashley and Michelle, our two lucky library contest winners!




Ashley chose Alice in the Country of Hearts as her favorite YA book.  You can read more about it here!









Michelle chose The Catcher in the Rye as her favorite YA book.  You can read more about it here!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Recent Purchases!

New books/DVD's have arrived in the library! Come check them out!









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The Penguin atlas of women in the world    
   Book   Call #: 305.42 S438 Seager, Joni.
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Behind the beautiful forevers    
   Book   Call #: 305.5 B724 Boo, Katherine.
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We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families : stories from Rwanda    
   Book   Call #: 364.15 G714 Gourevitch, Philip, 1961-
  Published 1998
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The photographer    
   Book   Call #: 741.5 G944 Guibert, Emmanuel.
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Habibi    
   Book   Call #: 741.5 T468 Thompson, Craig, 1975-
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Forget sorrow : an ancestral tale    
   Book   Call #: 741.5 Y221 Yang, Belle.
  Published 2011
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All points North    
   Book   Call #: 808 A732 Armitage, Simon, 1963-
  Published 1998
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The art of the short story    
   Book   Call #: 808.83 G494 [edited by] Dana Gioia ; R.S. Gwynn.
  Published 2006
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At the drive-in volcano : poems    
   Book   Call #: 811.6 N575 Nezhukumatathil, Aimee.
  Published 2007
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Animal farm    
   Film/Video   Call #: 813.54 produced in association with TNT ; produced by Greg Smith ; directed by John Stephenson ; screenplay by Alan James and Martyn Burke.
  Published 1999
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The African diaspora : a history through culture    
   Book   Call #: 909.04 M283 Manning, Patrick, 1941-
Columbia studies in international and global history
  Published 2009
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Century of genocide : critical essays and eyewitness accounts    
   Book   Call #: 909.82 T719 edited by Samuel Totten and William S. Parsons.
  Published 2009
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Chinese lessons : five classmates and the story of the new China    
   Book   Call #: 951.05 P786 Pomfret, John.
  Published 2006
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Not the Israel my parents promised me    
   Book   Call #: 956.94 P379 Pekar, Harvey.
  Published 2012
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Africans : the history of a continent    
   Book   Call #: 960 I29 Iliffe, John.
African studies ; 108
  Published 2007
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The burden of memory, the muse of forgiveness    
   Book   Call #: 960.3 S731 Soyinka, Wole.
W.E.B. Du Bois Institute
  Published 1999
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Darfur diaries : stories of survival    
   Book   Call #: 962.704 M349 Marlowe, Jen.
  Published 2006
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A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier    
   Book   Call #: 966.404 Beah, Ishmael, 1980-
  Published 2007
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King Leopold's ghost : a story of greed, terror, and heroism in colonial Africa    
   Book   Call #: 967.5 H685 Hochschild, Adam.
  Published 1999
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Dancing in the glory of monsters : the collapse of the Congo and the great war of Africa    
   Book   Call #: 967.5 S799 Stearns, Jason K.
  Published 2011
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Shake hands with the devil : the failure of humanity in Rwanda    
   Book   Call #: 967.571 D144 Dallaire, Roméo.
  Published 2005
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Diamonds, gold, and war : the British, the Boers, and the making of South Africa    
   Book   Call #: 968.94 M559 Meredith, Martin.
  Published 2007
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Vietnamerica : a family's journey    
   Book   Call #: 973.04 T772 Tran, G. B. (Gia-Bao), 1976-
  Published 2010
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1776    
   Film/Video   Call #: DVD 791.43 Columbia Pictures ; produced by Jack L. Warner ; directed by Peter H. Hunt ; screenplay by Peter Stone.
  Published 2002
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Big miracle    
   Film/Video   Call #: DVD 791.43 Universal Pictures presents ; an Anonymous Content, Working Title production ; directed by Ken Kwapis ; screenplay by Jack Amiel & Michael Begler ; pr
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Les misérables in concert, the 25th anniversay    
   Film/Video   Call #: DVD 792 M152 Cameron MacKintosh in association with Universal Pictures.
  Published 2011
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Alice in Wonderland    
   Film/Video   Call #: DVD 812.54 written by Lewis Carroll ; directed by Kirk Browning ; produced by Ann Blumenthal ; based on the production by Eva Le Gallienne.
  Published 2001
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Emma    
   Film/Video   Call #: DVD 812.55 British Broadcasting Corporation ; 2 Entertain.
  Published 2010
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William Shakespeare's The merchant of Venice    
   Film/Video   Call #: DVD 812.55 Movision Entertainment & Arclight Films present in association with UK Film Council, Film Fund Luxembourg, Delux Productions S.A., Immagine Cinema/Dan
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The Phantom of the Opera directed by Joel Schumacher.    
   Film/Video   Call #: DVD 812.55 P535
  Published 2005
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Jamaica Inn    
   Film/Video   Call #: DVD 813.54 Verity Films ; a Pommer-Laughton production ; produced by Erich Pommer ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
  Published 1999
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Jane Eyre    
   Film/Video   Call #: DVD 813.54 Focus Features presents in association with BBC Films, a Ruby Films production ; produced by Alison Owen, Paul Trijbits ; screenplay by Moira Buffini
Focus Features four-star collection.
  Published 2011
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Lewis Carroll's Alice's adventures in Wonderland    
   Film/Video   Call #: DVD 813.54 Gold Key Entertainment presents a Josef Shaftel production.
  Published 2000
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The man who cried    
   Film/Video   Call #: DVD 813.54 Universal Pictures and Studiocanal ; a Working Title production in association with Adventure Pictures ; produced by Christopher Sheppard ; written an
  Published 2001
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Alice in Wonderland    
   Film/Video   Call #: DVD 813.55 Walt Disney Pictures presents ; a Roth Films production, a Team Todd production, a Zanuck Company production, a film by Tim Burton ; screenplay by Lin
  Published 2010
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Down with love    
   Film/Video   Call #: DVD 813.55 Fox 2000 Pictures and Regency Enterprises present in association with Mediastream III a Jinks/Cohen Company production ; produced by Bruce Cohen, Dan
  Published 2003
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Hugo    
   Film/Video   Call #: DVD 813.55 Paramount Pictures and GK Films present ; a GK Films production ; an Infinitum Nihil production ; in association with Dean Street Productions, Future
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The hunger games    
   Film/Video   Call #: DVD 813.55 directed by Gary Ross ; screenplay by Gary Ross and Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray ; produced by Nina Jacobson, Jon Kilik ; a Lionsgate presentation ;
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Tinker tailor soldier spy    
   Film/Video   Call #: DVD 813.55 StudioCanal presents ; a Karla Films, Paradis Films, Kinowelt Filmproduction co-production ; with the participation of Canal+ and Cinecinema ; a Worki
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The vow    
   Film/Video   Call #: DVD 813.55 Screen Gems and Spyglass Entertainment present ; a Birnbaum, Barber production ; produced by Jonathan Glickman, Paul Taublieb, Gary Barber, Roger Birn
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The woman in black    
   Film/Video   Call #: DVD 813.55 CBS Films and Cross Creek Pictures present in association with Hammer and Alliance Films ; a Talisman production in association with Exclusive Media G
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The lucky one    
   Film/Video   Call #: DVD 813.55 H631 Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; Village Roadshow Pictures ; a Di Novi Pictures production ; produced by Denise Di Novi, Kevin McCormick ; screenplay
  Published 2012
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Black history a retrospective    
   Film/Video   Call #: DVD 973 Cine-O-Matic, Inc.
  Published 2009
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Vietnam nurses    
   Film/Video   Call #: DVD 973 with Dana Delany ; produced by Creative Street Entertainment ; executive producers, David H. Smith, Steven N. Katzenberger.
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Guitar notes    
   Book   Call #: Fic A488 Amato, Mary.
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Tiger Lily    
   Book   Call #: Fic A545 Anderson, Jodi Lynn.
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Shadow and bone    
   Book   Call #: Fic B247 Bardugo, Leigh.
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Cross my heart and hope to spy    
   Book   Call #: Fic C323 Carter, Ally.
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Don't judge a girl by her cover    
   Book   Call #: Fic C323 Carter, Ally.
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I'd tell you I love you, but then I'd have to kill you    
   Book   Call #: Fic C323 Carter, Ally.
  Published 2007
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A hare in the elephant's trunk    
   Book   Call #: Fic C652 Coates, Jan, 1960-
  Published 2010
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The fault in our stars    
   Book   Call #: Fic G795 Green, John, 1977-
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In honor    
   Book   Call #: Fic K581 Kirby, Jessi.
  Published 2012
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In darkness    
   Book   Call #: Fic L192 Lake, Nick.
  Published 2012
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The disreputable history of Frankie Landau-Banks : a novel    
   Book   Call #: Fic L816 Lockhart, E.
  Published 2008
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Throne of glass    
   Book   Call #: Fic M111 Maas, Sarah J.
  Published 2012
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Second chance summer    
   Book   Call #: Fic M434 Matson, Morgan.
  Published 2012
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Cinder    
   Book   Call #: Fic M612 Meyer, Marissa.
Lunar chronicles ; bk. 1
  Published 2012
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Shine    
   Book   Call #: Fic M998 Myracle, Lauren, 1969-
  Published 2011
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Fathomless    
   Book   Call #: Fic P359 Pearce, Jackson.
  Published 2012
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For darkness shows the stars    
   Book   Call #: Fic P479 Peterfreund, Diana.
  Published 2012
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Divergent    
   Book   Call #: Fic R845 Roth, Veronica.
  Published 2011
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Insurgent    
   Book   Call #: Fic R845 Roth, Veronica.
  Published 2012
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Between shades of gray    
   Book   Call #: Fic S479 Sepetys, Ruta.
  Published 2011
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Code name Verity    
   Book   Call #: Fic W423 Wein, Elizabeth.
  Published 2012
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Story of a girl : a novel    
   Book   Call #: Fic Z38 Zarr, Sara.
  Published 2007
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All I want is everything : a Gossip Girl novel    
   Book   Call #: Fic Z661 Von Ziegesar, Cecily.
  Published 2003
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Because I'm worth it : a Gossip Girl novel    
   Book   Call #: Fic Z661 Von Ziegesar, Cecily.
  Published 2003
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Gossip girl : a novel    
   Book   Call #: Fic Z661 Von Ziegesar, Cecily.
  Published 2002
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You know you love me : a Gossip Girl novel    
   Book   Call #: Fic Z661 Von Ziegesar, Cecily.
  Published 2002
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You're the one that I want : a Gossip Girl novel    
   Book   Call #: Fic Z661 Von Ziegesar, Cecily.
Gossip girl
  Published 2004
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