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" (

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

Friday, October 7, 2016

MintyBoost Chargers at the Makerspace!

Some of the most frequently requested items at the HHS Library are why not build your own? Never be without again!

At our next Makerspace workshop, we will be using MintyBoost kits to build our own iPhone chargers. No more having to hunt for electrical outlets to charge your phone; now you can always have one on hand! Can't make the workshop? Check out this guide or this video tutorial to create one on your own :)

Join us @ the workshop, Tuesday 10/25 during lunch blocks, or after school - all are welcome! Click here for more details.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Art Party in the Library Makerspace

There will be an after-school Art Party in the library #makerspace, on Wednesday, 9/28 @ 2:00pm. Now that the makerspace has a new location in the library (the nook), we need some help decorating the new digs. Drawing, paper, and various craft supplies will be provided. All are welcome!

Not sure what the makerspace is? Now is your chance to find out - lots of fantastic creative resources available for you to explore during your free time. Maybe you'll find some inspiration for a class project too!

Banned Books Week

The 2016 Banned Books Week celebration is being held September 25th - October 1st. Which means it is currently Banned Books Week! Taken from the Banned Books Week website:

"The Banned Books Week Coalition is a national alliance of diverse organizations joined by a commitment to increase awareness of the annual celebration of the freedom to read. The Coalition seeks to engage various communities and inspire participation in Banned Books Week through education, advocacy, and the creation of programming about the problem of book censorship" (

Check out some of the most frequently banned books here, including last year's top ten. How many have you read?

For more inspiration to exercise your right to read, here's a great video produced by Bookmans staff members and customers!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


Interested in learning a new hobby, or just want to get creative? Check out Skillshare for access to hundreds of free online classes to help you learn that hobby. There are numerous categories to choose from! We'll be exploring some of these classes in the library #makerspace this year. Drop-ins welcome! Stay tuned for more details...

Check out the @skillshare Instagram account too, for more creative inspiration!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Summer Reading Discussion Groups

The 9th and 10th grade classes met in their book groups this morning to discuss their summer reading! A lot of great discussions were had, and it was refreshing to see so many students enjoying their book discussions :) A huge thank you to our staff members, and 11th &12th grade volunteers, for leading our groups!