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This month we are featuring the debut novel written by Tommy Orange, There, There. (The book takes its title from Gertrude Stein's line about Oakland, CA, "There is no there there.") The book takes place at the Big Oakland Powwow, a cultural festival held at the Oakland Coliseum, focusing on twelve people with deep ties to the Native American community. The Powwow is a place according to Orange, where people come to learn about their heritage. The book starts off with a prologue by Orange (more of an essay): "Our heads are on flags, jerseys, and coins. Our heads were on the penny first, of course, the Indian cent, and then on the buffalo nickel, both before we could even vote as a people - which, like the truth of what happened in history all over the world, and like all that spilled blood from slaughter, are now out of circulation."
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Mischief Night in the Library
Halloween
Mischief Night in the Library

Mischief Night in the library was a celebration of literary characters in many forms. There were vampires, monsters, zombies, oh and humans too! The host of the evening, Jenn Wilson '03, posed pretty tricky questions to the four teams of students participating in this night of Halloween trivia. Team names included: "Whoopigoldspook," "The Ghosts," "A Hint of Lime" and "The Others."

Round one involved literary monsters, round two was a picture round requiring the naming of eight monsters/vampires, round three, general Halloween knowledge and the final round, scary movies. The questions ranged from: "The Three witches in Shakespeare's Macbeth, were collectively known as what?" (The Weird Sisters) to "Lycanthropy refers to the process of turning into what?" (a werewolf) to "Thanks to Tumblr, what 2014 horror movie monster unexpectedly became a gay icon, showing up at Gay Pride Parades in 2017?" (Babadook).

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The Economist
Featured Subscription

Did you know that you can read The Economist from the comfort of your dorm room, your office, or while working out in the gym? Well, you can! As long as you are on the campus of St. Andrew's School and can access the library's webpage (just sroll down the list of online databases), via multiple mobile devices, you have the ability to read a daily edition of The Economist, a weekly publication that's been around since 1843.

You can read the full weekly edition, full blog content, and a morning briefing.

The Economist focuses on world issues in Business, Finance and economics, Science and technology, Books and art.  The founder, James Wilson, a British banker, detailed thirteen areas of coverage in which to focus. He described it as: "a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress." This phrase still appears on the publication's masthead as part of its mission.

If you would like to know more about how to access this online subscription, just stop by the library or email us at library@standrews-de.org.

 

 

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Summer Access
Off Campus Access

For off-campus access of any subscription resource (i.e. paid-for databases), you'll be prompted to login first to OpenAthens. Your username is your "firstname.lastname" (for example john.smith); please contact us for the password. Any questions? See this video for a login demonstration! (you may need a plugin to view).

 

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