Mount St. Joseph Library

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MSJ Student Book Club  

Mission: Reading for Pleasure!       

NEXT Meeting (W/Seton Keough): - Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, 2:35pm 

NEXT GUYS ONLY MEETING : Monday, Oct. 21, 2:35pm

Current Book Selections: "Pet Sematary" by Stephen King and "I Am the Messenger" by Markus Zusak

Current Book/Authors' Links:

http://www.stephenking.com/library/novel/pet_sematary.html

http://www.randomhouse.com/features/markuszusak/

 

 Past Author/Book Links:

 http://veronicarothbooks.blogspot.com/p/books.html

 http://www.williamgibsonbooks.com/index.asp

http://www.randomhouse.ca/book/collection/celebrating-nfof-authors-yann-martel http://www.michaelcrichton.net/books-sphere.html

 

* check out YA author John Green's videos on You Tube! http://www.youtube.com/user/vlogbrothers

 

** contact Mrs. Wichmann or Ms. Czar if you want to join The Book Club !**

 

YALSA - Teens Top Ten (click on box below to Vote!)

Click box below to see the Teens' Top Ten! Winners.

 

 

 

 

 

Contests

James Patterson "I Funny, You Funny" Contest

- One Grand Prize Winner will win a VIP trip to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. 

http://www.youtube.com/jamespattersonkids

Enter at  http://www.ifunnycontest.com/  (ages 8-15 yrs. old)

 

Ayn Rand Essay Contest

Write about the philosophical meaning of Rand's novels. Over $99,000 in prize money!

http://www.aynrand.org/site/PageServer?pagename=education_contests_index&JServSessionIdr001=5pvkj63wa4.app7a

 

Stossel in the Classroom

You can WIN A TRIP TO NEW YORK when your students enter our 2012-2013
"NO THEY CAN'T" ESSAY CONTEST
Sponsored by the Smith Family Foundation

225 CASH PRIZES for students, totaling $23,000!

 

Earn LOTS of great prizes by entering in Stossel in the Classroom's essay contest,

for students aged 13-18! 


ESSAY TOPIC: In John Stossel's TV special and book of the same name, "No They Can't,"

Stossel makes the case that free people and free markets do a better job of solving

problems than government. Do you think he's right? Why or why not?

Please write a 500-1000 word essay on this topic, illustrating your position using a

recent example of a problem private individuals solved where an attempted government

solution failed OR a problem government solved where private individuals' attempts had

failed. You must include at least one reference to John Stossel's "No They Can't" book

or TV special.

• 225 students will receive CASH PRIZES totaling $23,000.

• 1st and 2nd place students will also win an all-expense-paid trip to

New York City for themselves, a chaperone,

and the teachers who submitted their essays to see a live taping of STOSSEL.

• Each teacher may submit an unlimited number of student essays (500-1000 words)

on the web site between now and the Feb. 13th deadline.

FOR COMPLETE CONTEST RULES, PRIZE DETAILS, AND SUBMISSION INFO,

VISIT:
http://stosselintheclassroom.org/essay_contest/  

 

Daily Trivia                                                      

http://www.triviacafe.com/index.php                                      

SAT Question of the Day                                                        

http://apps.collegeboard.com/qotd/question.do

Today in History

http://www.todayinhistory.com/index.php

 

Podcast Book Reviews 

- from the New York Times; Each week, Sam Tanenhaus, the editor of the Book Review, talks to authors, editors and critics about new books; to Times colleagues about the literary scene; and checks in with Dwight Garner for best-seller news. The downloadable audio files are in mp3 format.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/08/books/books-podcast-archive.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Free Online Books

http://www.pagebypagebooks.com/title.html 

http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/ - from the University of Pennsylvania


 

 

 Freshmen Seminar Quiz

Last updated 10/2013