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5/26/2015

PICTURE YOURSELF READING

The Library is grateful to all the 
students who participated 
in the Picture Yourself Reading Event.
All of the selfies (and books) will be featured 
in the ONGoing News this summer!
We are kicking off the photos with Mrs. Horgan and one of her summer titles.
Forest by Jake Page

WRA Class of 2015

It was such fun 
to host the 
Class of 2015 
as they prepared for their final WRA event - Commencement!
We Wish You All a Wonderful Summer.

5/19/2015

APP Up Exam Week

Today, we're introducing the first in a new feature of apps and tech tools for students.  

Since we're halfway through exams, here's a time management app to help you tap into your willpower, eliminate distractions, and keep your study sessions on track.  30/30 allows users to break up their study sessions into smaller tasks and set an automatic timer for each task.  The idea is that committing to a task for a designated chunk of time improves your focus.  You can even set a timer for breaks to reward yourself and keep your mind fresh.

Access the app here: 

5/18/2015

Congratulations!

WRA READERS ARE LEADERS

The John D. Ong Library would like to recognize 
Max Forsyth as our May Reader/Leader.
Congratulations, Max!
Max has been reading the titles you see here.

5/15/2015

CONTEST Continues through Exam Week

Due to the high demand of students 
wanting to enter 
the Selfie Summer Reading,
we are extending participation 
through EXAM Week.
One more week to enter 
the drawing for a Malley's Candy Bar!
PICTURE YOURSELF READING
Send Selfie to Campanellip@wra.net

You will automatically 
be entered in the drawing.
Thanks for Joining in the Fun!

5/13/2015

PICTURE YOURSELF READING

WRA Archivist & Historian, Tom Vince, will be reading 
a newly published book about John Brown.
A Volcano Beneath the Snow: John Brown's War Against Slavery
written by Albert Marrin

Have fun with art this summer. Paint, draw, be creative!

Check out the upstairs display case to discover books on nature sketching and painting, along with a bit of inspiration!



I would like to paint the way a bird sings.   
-Claude Monet

5/11/2015

Niraj Enters Summer Selfie Contest

Congratulations Niraj 

Hip, hip, hooray for the 1st entry into the 

PICTURE 
YOURSELF 
READING 
Contest.

Niraj will be eligible for tonight's prize drawing.


AWH Day at the Ong Library









The library is hosting the Ancient World History classes today.
Everyone is working diligently.

There is just enough room for a few extra students 
to prepare for class.

AP Bio and Music Theory to arrive soon!

5/10/2015

FINAL LIBRARY CONTEST

 PICTURE YOURSELF READING
Summer Selfie Contest!
TO ENTER THE CONTEST
Snap a Selfie with any book you want to read this summer
email it to campanellip@wra.net
You will be entered to win a
Malley's Pretzel Bar.
(or alternative food prize)
 5 names will be drawn daily,
 Mon. May 11th - Fri. May 15th
Ask a Librarian to use the
Selfie Stick at the front desk.
ENJOY THE FUN AND ENTER THE CONTEST

5/08/2015

Summer Reading Leisure List 2015

DISCOVER 
YOUR 
NEW 
SUMMER 
READS!

The books on this list are on display in the library.

Check out a good read to borrow for the summer!

5/05/2015

Preparing for Exams


This week the focus 
is on AP exams;
students find 
the library 
a quiet place 
for study.

5/01/2015

Grandparents Day

Thanks to the many grandparents who 
visited the John D. Ong Library today.
After celebrating 30 days of National Poetry Month 
(and many fun events!),
the question of the day was, 
“Why Is April National Poetry Month?”

I wish I could report that the month of April 
was chosen because Shakespeare was born in April (23) 1564. 
However, the real reason is much simpler.
 Inspired by the successful celebrations of 
Black History Month (February) and 
Women’s History Month (March), 
the Academy of American Poets 
established National Poetry Month in April, 1996.  
It is  the largest literary celebration in the world, 
with tens of millions of readers, students, 
K-12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, 
literary events curators, publishers, bloggers, and, 
of course, poets marking poetry’s 
important place in our culture and our lives every April. 
Source: Academy of American Poets

This Month in History

May
·        May 2 - Lou Gehrig plays in his 2,130th game, a baseball record that will last for 57 years until Cal Ripken comes along. (1939)*
·        May 5 - Mexican forces under Benito Juarez defeated French troops in the Battle of Puebla. Today this battle is celebrated as Cinco de Mayo. (1862)*
·        May 8 - Mad Magazine hits the newsstands. (1952)*
·        May 11 - Einstein's presents his Theory of General Relativity. (1916)*
·        May 12 - Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hits his 715th home run to surpass Babe Ruth's 714 home run record. (1974)*
·        May 19 – Ringling Brothers circus premieres. (1884)*
·        May 23 – Legendary bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde Barrow are shot to death in a police ambush in Louisiana. (1934)*
·        May 27 – Achsah Young is the first woman to be executed as a witch in Massachusetts. (1647)*

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