April 26th is Poem in Your Pocket Day!

In honor of National Poetry Month coming to a close, students, teachers, librarians and just about anyone who loves poetry will carry a  favorite poem in their pocket to share with friends, coworkers and family. Looking for a poem for your pocket? Check out our contemporary poetry display! What poem will be in your pocket?

Rachel Hawkins visit

On Friday, Rachel Hawkins, author of the Hex Hall series, visited Dana. She spoke to the 6th and 7th grades about her background, her books, and her writing process. I'm not sure I've ever heard more laughing at an author talk!

She gave us life advice: "The way little girls make their Barbies kiss, where they mash their faces together and then move their bodies around? That's not how you kiss."

And Southern history: "All Southern ghost stories are the same anyway. They're all about the...

Author visit FRIDAY: Rachel Hawkins

Rachel Hawkins, author of the Hex Hall series, is coming to Dana on Friday!

She'll be selling & signing books in Common Ground during lunch (11:35-12:40), and then speaking to the 6th and 7th graders in the Middle School MP Room (12:45-1:25). If you're free, Upper Schoolers, you're welcome to join us!

If you loved I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill...

Leslie Simon was a hit!

On Jan. 31, Leslie Simon spoke to several English classes about her career as a music reporter and author of three books. In addition to learning about her writing life and her life following bands on tour, we heard all about Pete Wentz's Star Wars-themed 30th birthday party. Unsurprisingly, Leslie was a big hit. Check her books out at the library:

Don’t Forget to Be Awesome

Some happy students at the John Green event on Tuesday, holding their shiny new signed copies of The Fault in Our Stars.

The library copy will be ready to check out soon! Let us know if you want to be first in line. Word on the street is it's pretty fantastic.

(If you're new to this scene, John Green is more than just an author, and this was more rock concert/festival than book signing. John and his brother Hank have an online community of people who call themselves...

John Green update

The bad news: John Green has moved to Wellesley Middle School, because Bardwell just didn't have enough seats.

The good news: We will take you there if you want us to!

We also have 15 more Golden Tickets to give away! If you haven't ordered a book (either through us or through Wellesley Books) or signed up for a Golden Ticket, you may request one. These are for Dana community members...

The results are in!

The library is delighted to announce the winners of this year's Book Covering Contest: Vanessa Z. 2012 for Beyond the Veil in the US division and Caitlin M.  2017 for Okee in the MS division. The covers they designed are original, thoughtful and creative. Coming in at a very close second were Marie P. 2015  for Greece and the Greeks and Sandra K. 2017 for Solo: The Story of an African Wild Dog. All 33 entries will receive a cover art credit in the...