Monday, December 5, 2016

Financial Literacy for Teens


The Framingham Public Libary is hosting several financial literacy seminars for teens during the months of December and January. You do not need to be a Framingham resident to attend. This is a great opportunity for middle and high schools students! Read here to learn more about the "Thinking Money" program.

Scratch Workshop - Tuesday 12/6

There will be a Scratch workshop in the library after school, on Tuesday 12/6 @ 2:00pm. This workshop is open to both students and staff, and good for the novice programmer interested in learning some coding basics. We'll be using Google CS First curriculum to run the workshop, so please bring your laptops! Please contact Mrs. Fournier at kfournier@hopkinton.k12.ma.us with any questions.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Winter Reading Challenge


The HHS Library Winter Reading Challenge is here again! This year, the goal is to read 5 books between December 1st and March 15th. Participants must pick books that meet the following criteria (pick 5 that appeal the most to you):

- A book you own, but haven't read
- A book that was made into a movie
- A "blind date" book from the library
- A book that was published this year
- A book recommended by HHS library staff
- A book with an orange cover
- A book that is older than you
- A nonfiction book
- A book that you chose only by the cover
- A book written by an author you've already read

Participants must also use the official reading log to track their reading. There will be a library celebration Monday, March 20th for all participants who complete the challenge, and there will be prizes :) Stop by the HHS library for more details!

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Complete MLA 8 Citation Guide


Need to cite your research, but not sure how to do it? EasyBib now offers their "A Complete Guide to MLA 8 Citation!" An excellent resource for students - and free!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

NaNoWriMo


November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)!

"National Novel Writing Month believes in the transformational power of creativity. We provide the structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds-on and off the page."

Think you've got a novel in you? Now's your chance to find out! The Young Writers Program offers tons of resources and support to help get you started, and keep you motivated! Sign up here, and don't forget to download your very own novelist's workbook (free!), to help you "create characters, build setting, and hatch plots." Will YOU take the challenge?


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Sew for Charity!

The HHS library makerspace has a busy week coming up! In addition to our MintyBoost workshop on 10/25, we also have HHS science teacher, Ms. Linder, visiting the makerspace, after school on Wednesday 10/26, to teach us basic quilt-making! In this Sew for Charity workshop, we will use machine and hand-sewing techniques to piece together individual quilt blocks, to later be assembled into blankets, and then donated to charity.

This workshop is open to all students and staff! Hope you can join us!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

What is Arduino?


Bored? Need a study break? Teach yourself Arduino at the HHS Library! Kits are available to get you started.

Not sure what Arduino is? "Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs - light on a sensor, finger on a button, or a Twitter message - and turn it into an output - activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online" (https://www.arduino.cc/).

Need some project inspiration? Check out the Arduino Project Hub!