Boston Book Festival


If you love books, the place to be this Saturday, October 15, is Copley Square. The Boston Book Festival will feature more than 100 authors reading from and talking about their work. Plus there will be live music and good food! Whether your passion is romance, steampunk, graphic novels, history, memoir, cookbooks, sports or crime writing, you’ll find an interesting session to attend. And, except for the food,  it’s FREE.

You can also participate in One City One Story by reading Richard Russo’s “The Whore’s Child.” The story is available online in five languages and in audio format, or you can pick up a copy at many participating bookstores and libraries.

Laini Taylor recap


Last week, 60+ of you were lucky enough to meet the fabulously pink-haired author Laini Taylor (who blogged about her visit).  She talked with the Middle School and Upper School about her writing process for Daughter of Smoke and Bone. My favorite pieces of advice were:

“Develop a habit of completion” — in other words, finish what you start!

“Just because it’s hard for you doesn’t mean you aren’t meant to do it.” She was talking about how difficult editing can be for her, but I think those are words to live by for us all.

Thanks for coming, and don’t forget to tell us what you think of the book!

9th Grade Ancient Aegean Research


Hi 9th grade.  Welcome to your first research project in the Upper School!  To help you begin, I have created a Ancient Aegean LibGuide that will be a great starting point.

To help you to become familiar with using the LibGuide, you will  complete theLibGuide Search.  Download the Word document and answer the ten questions that will lead you through the different elements of the LibGuide.

Don’t forget that the library web site has lots of resources (like bibliography help and a link in to NoodleBib) and that your librarians are here to help you!

Remember your research process overview: know what it is you need to find, start general and then get more specific.  And of course, always take good notes and make sure you cite those sources!