- September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! If you work at or go to school at BPHS, your name is already in my list of patrons and you can check out books anytime! Here are the links to apply for cards for the "other" libraries in our area: NYPL, BPL & QPL. And IF you have one of those library cards, you can get this for free!
- September is also National Hispanic Heritage Month, so take a minute to check out our library catalog for our titles of Hispanic interest and stop by to see our display!
- September is also the month of the (temporarily hybrid) Brooklyn Book Festival! It kicks off on September 26th & runs through October 4th and features hundreds of authors from all over the world...
- For those bookish types out there, bookmark (truly no pun intended!) Booklist Reader's reviews and features so you can be in the know about the latest things being published!
- The Library is hosting our first BPHS Reads! event of the year on October 25th! We'll be reading Traci Chee's "We are Not Free" and we hope you can make it! Pick up a free-to-keep copy of the book in the Library today!
- Time Magazine came out with their list of "The 100 Best YA Books of All Time". See if you agree with their choices! We have many of these books in our Library, so come and check them out!
- Get into the Cooper-Hewitt (Smithsonian's Design Museum) free through Halloween!
- Skipped History is the brainchild of historical satirist Ben Tumin who shines a light on "events, moments, and people conveniently skipped in U.S. History".
- The NYPL is now morphing (just a little) into a museum!
- Have your students enter this Coming of Age in 2020 Contest sponsored by the New York Times! It runs from September 15-October 27th and is "an invitation to show us — in words or images, audio or video — how you and your generation are being shaped by these extraordinary times."
- Help your students be better news consumers with the News Literacy Project! Also check out this online guide by First Draft with tips & activities for your students!
- Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance) is a free online magazine you should definitely subscribe to!
- Check out Google's free Digital Literacy & Citizenship curriculum!
- Do some "forest bathing" from anywhere! Should help us all destress as we navigate the tail end of this pandemic! And if you prefer to destress to the foghorns of San Francisco Bay, Austin Kleon has you covered!
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