Banned Books Week! September 30-October 9. Join us for discussions on the right to intellectual freedom during our annual event.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 6:30-8 PM in the Coverdell LMC
Watch the video from the 2010, 2009, or 2008 poetry coffeehouse in our video gallery!
Join us for Teen Read Week, October 14-20, 2012: this year's theme is "It came from the library!"
Stop by the LMC during teen read week for a celebration of zombies, monsters, and all sorts of things that could only come from the library!
On Display this month in the LMC:
Recurring Events in the LMC
Book Club, established 1884, or perhaps sometime in the years since. Club members can earn a varsity letter in reading and a Gateway Readers Award letterjacket patch. Club members vote on the books to be read in the following year, which can be as many as 30 books per school year. Check the club Ning for scheduled meetings. Anyone is welcome at any meeting.
Poetry Club, established 2007. Any student is welcome at any and all meetings. Check the Poetry Ning for meeting dates and times.
Graphic Novels Club (Otaku Gathering), established 2008. The club meets 7AM every Wednesday morning in the lecture hall, except in May, when the club meets in the LMC's West End. Everyone is welcome to join.
Freshman Orientation: Each freshman will visit the LMC for two or three days with their American History class between August 20 and September 1. One day is dedicated to activities in the computer lab about the LMC and its research databases, another day is dedicated to LMC policies through the viewing of the mockumentary, "A Night in the LMC."
Gateway Readers: now until March 1: Earn an invitation to the pizza voting party by reading three Gateways, or earn the pizza party plus a letterjacket patch by reading all 15!
Check out Rainy Day Books for a list of upcoming authors. Most author visits are at either the store in Mission (just off the Plaza) or, for more well-known authors, at an auditorium on 47th street on the plaza.
Established in 2006/2007, the LSHS LMC senior research scholarship is awarded to one graduating LSHS senior for the best submitted research paper. Entry forms are available through this link beginning mid-January 2012 and are due in March. Proceeds from a number of fundraisers goes to the scholarship recipient. This link provides information on fundraisers and previous winners.
The LMC is thrilled to display student art throughout the library. Click the link above to see a gallery of some of the art on display.
Previous programs in the LMC:
Teen Tech Week Challenge Links:
Create an Avatar
Set up a Delicious Account
Make a Wordle
Make a Trading Card on Flickr Toys
Find a picture with a Creative Commons license
Start a LibraryThing page
Make a Glogster Poster
Create a VoiceThread
Create a Vuvox
Poetry Out Loud:
Congratulations to Aisha Rehberg, the first place winner, and Josh Byard, the second place winner! Eight students competed for the chance to move on to the KC Regional Poetry Out Loud competition. Check back for a short video of the competition coming soon.
Start now for the 2011 competition!
Find two poems from those listed on the www.PoetryOutLoud.org Website and perform them at the LSHS competition on January 21. Register in the LMC no later than January 19th!
Teen Read Week: "Read beyond Reality"
and "Change your Reality"
Read them before they are published in the U.S.! W e've purchased copies of the Australian version of these three books. Sign up to be on a waiting list for each book. Checkouts are only three days per book because they're in demand!
Check out board games for use in classrooms or the LMC. See all the available games on the cart near circulation.
An LSHS student has won the R7 district design contest! Click here to find out more about the winner, his design, and the summer reading program.
The LMC has dozens of new-to-the-LMC novels written in or translated to Spanish! Whether you're a native speaker or just learning, find a book in Spanish that's right for you.
Check out the dozens of books set in the Kansas City area or written by Kansas City area writers.
Check out the postcards we received from around the world! Now on display outside the LMC. From as near as Crown Center in Kansas City to as far as Italy, we received more than a dozen postcards from students and staff on Spring Break.
Page updated November 28, 2011.