Monthly Archives: October 2007

The History of Halloween and Day of the Dead

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Have you ever wondered how we came to celebrate Halloween?  What is the Day of the Dead?  Learn more by checking out these great resources!

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Now Showing: Dramatic Self Portraits and Color Poetry Art!

Dramatic self portraits of Creekview Students are now on display in the Unquiet Library! Visual Art students drew and inked high contrast images of themselves using the grid method and referring to photographs. Colors were used to suggest further moods or emotions to these, already, intimate pieces of art.

We also have artistic interpretations of color poems written by members of The Live Poet Society. Come check out the great new additions to the art gallery at The Unquiet Library!

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Halloween Treats: Halloween Poetry!

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From http://www.poets.org

Poems about the Underworld

As little demons, ghosts, and devils prepare to roam through the neighborhood, Poets.org descends into fire and brimstone with a new essay on Poems about the Underworld.  Allow Poets.org to guide you through the abyss with a frightful collection of poems from Virgil’s Aeneid and Dante’s Inferno to contemporary work by authors such as Louise Glück, Rita Dove, Jack Spicer, and Dana Levin.  On the web at: www.poets.org/hell

Halloween Frightcast

Enter a haunted village where witches stir cauldrons and goblins fill their baskets with enchanted fruit. Listen to spooky readings of poems by Christina Rossetti, Ben Jonson, William Shakespeare on the special podcast for All Hallows Eve.  On the web at: www.poets.org/poetcast

Poets in the Graveyard

Find out which poets will be haunting your street this Halloween. You won’t need a crystal ball to uncover the authors entombed in your area. Instead, consult Poets.org’s Guide to Poets’ Graves. Find the jagged boulder that marks Ralph Waldo Emerson’s burial place and locate the library where the ashes of Langston Hughes lie beneath the floorboards. Take a trip to the graveyard to see the spare stone above the final resting place of E. E. Cummings, the tulip-strewn tomb of Sylvia Plath, and the wildly overgrown grave of Walt Whitman.

On the web at: www.poets.org/graves

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A Treat, Not a Trick: Stephenie Meyer Live on ReaderGirlz Halloween Night!

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Teen favorite author Stephenie Meyer will be the guest writer on the ReaderGirlz Group MySpace Forum at midnight EST on Halloween Night!  Meyer is the final topping of a delicious offering of authors this month, 31 Flavorite Authors,  sponsored by ReaderGirlz.  Don’t miss out on this special live discussion with Meyer!  Here is how you can get in on the discussion:

1. Join the readergirlz group forum on MySpaceNOW. You must be a member of the forum to participate in the 31 Flavorite Author chats. (http://groups.myspace.com/readergirlz)
2. Friend readergirlz at MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/readergirlz)
3. Chat every night throughout October (5 pm PDT, 8 pm EDT) with your 31 Flavorite Authors.
4. WinFREE books! The thirty-first person each night to comment on the Flavorite Author chat will win a FREE book.

“What could be more perfect than YALSA’s Teen Read Week for the darkening days of October? Teens can turn up the lights, ignore the gloom outside, and curl up with a stack of books by authors who write just for them.” – Dia Calhoun, readergirlz diva,Avielle of Rhia

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Check Out Our New Current Events Pathfinder!

Are you required to research weekly current events?  Do you want to know what is happening in our international community, our state, or in the Cherokee County community?  Are you concerned how global issues may impact you?  Then take a few minutes to check out our new Current Events Research Pathfinder!  This pathfinder will link you the databases specifically designed for high school students and exploring current issues and events.  In addition to a wealth of amazing databases, we show you how to use GALILEO to find back issues of your favorite current event magazines and newspapers.  You will also find links to the most reputable news resources as well as a link to our card catalog where you can search for nonfiction and reference books on today’s hot topics.

Explore our Current Events Research Pathfinder at http://webtech.cherokee.k12.ga.us/creekview-hs/MediaCenter/2007_08_current_events.htm !

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