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[1 Dec 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 3,642 views]
Clifford the Big Red Dog Visits SMES Library’s Family Read Night

It was a festive and book-filled night on Wednesday because the Library and PTF Scholastic Book Fair joined to celebrate Family Read Night. Families were treated to stories read by grade 7 students Nicole and Alexis Brynjolfsson, and participated in raffles to win free Scholastic Books and gift certificates.
Clifford the Big Red Dog was on hand to give hugs and high-fives!
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The Library Christmas book collection was “unwrapped” and those holiday books are now ready for check-out. An overall success, it is always special when families come …

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[11 Nov 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 1,061 views]

Wednesday, November 30, 6 p.m. Location: Library
Mark your calendars for this special late night library experience. Clifford the Big Red Dog will be available to meet and greet kids. Our Christmas Book collection will be “unwrapped” and special stories will be read. Snacks will available and the Scholastic Book Faire will be open. It will be a reading extravaganza not to be missed.
 

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[28 Oct 2011 | admin | 4 Comments | 1,567 views]

Between now and Christmas, the Library will be rolling out monthly features on our webpage, but we need your help. We’d like to know your favorite 3-5 books of all time. A simple list is fine, but please write a sentence or two about your #1 choice briefly sharing why it’s in that #1 spot. Please send your responses to Tait Lihme by November 4.
 

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[27 Oct 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 1,371 views]
Literature Discussion Series: March By Geraldine Brooks

Tuesday, November 8, 10:15 a.m. Location: Library
Library Director Darla Magaña will be facilitating the second Literature Discussion of the school year on Tuesday, November 8. The discussion series continues with March by Geraldine Brooks. Geraldine Brooks has animated the character of the absent father from Louisa May Alcott’s classic Little Women. The story follows March as he leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause in the Civil War. His experiences utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs. A pitch-perfect, wholly original tale steeped in …

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[21 Oct 2011 | admin | One Comment | 1,978 views]
Got Pets? Submit Your Pet Photos

Every year in honor of our Library founder and animal advocate Mrs. Aldine Sillers, the St. Margaret’s Library celebrates and honors the animals in our lives. Throughout the month of November, the St. Margaret’s Library will display a St. Margaret’s community Pet Wall of Fame. Please submit a photo of the animal or animals in your lives to rdesa@smes.org or you can drop them at the library. Please remember to add the first and last name of your pets and the grades of your students.

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Features »

[7 Oct 2011 | admin | One Comment | 4,024 views]
Talented Tartan Tellers Tell Tales at OC Children’s Book Festival

Five Tartan storytellers took the stage before the crowd at the eighth annual Orange County Children’s Book Festival on Sunday, Oct. 2 at Orange Coast College, where more than 40,000 children, teens and adults turned out to celebrate the written and spoken word. St. Margaret’s Artist-in-Residence Victoria Burnett, a renowned national storyteller and poet, was invited to perform at the festival. Sensing an opportunity for her fourth grade Tartan Tellers to stretch themselves and hone their craft, she suggested to festival organizers that they invite the youngsters onstage. They jumped …

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[30 Sep 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 1,432 views]

Date and Times: October 4, 8:30 -9:30 a.m. or 2-3 p.m. Location: Library
By Tait Lihme
It wasn’t long ago that I was sneaking novels into various places by tucking them under my shirt and stuffing them into my jacket pockets. But no more! Now I shamelessly parade my books around everywhere I go. How is that possible without getting in trouble or being one of “those” people sitting alone reading in a restaurant? Because I’ve cleverly hidden my books on my iPad! Now, instead of looking like I’m a recluse, I …

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[15 Sep 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 1,307 views]

The St. Margaret’s Library is thrilled to announce the new SMES Digital Library. Through this web-based resource you can download e-books and audio books to enjoy on your mobile device. The collection includes books for students in Middle School and Upper School and features bestsellers, popular titles and books for the college bound. Parents are invited to contact Karen Angus to create an account. If you would like to know more about the Digital Library or need help setting up your digital device, please join us for our Set-up Workshop …

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[26 Aug 2011 | admin | One Comment | 3,168 views]

Director of the Arts Darcy Rice will be facilitating the first Literature Discussion of the school year on Thursday, September 15 at 10:15 a.m. in the St. Margaret’s Library. The discussion will focus on the book A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink. All St. Margaret’s parents and adults are invited to be a part of this discussion!
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[19 May 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 1,704 views]

Summer days are almost upon us and nothing makes summer better than lounging in the sun with a good book. Not sure what to read next? No worries, the St. Margaret’s Library has compiled a list of fantastic reads for you! Check them out by visiting the Library Blog. The lists are organized by grade levels for easy perusal. There is even a list for parents!
We hope these lists will entice you to pick up a good story this summer. St. Margaret’s Summer Reading Lists are designed to be your …

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