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School Library Month

April is School Library Month! School libraries change lives. Click here to read the Declaration for the Right to Libraries.

Meet the Author Day

The WHS Library hosted a Meet the Author Day on Tuesday, March 17th. Students met with local author, Jo Ramsey, viewed her latest young adult books, and learned about the book publishing process!


National History Day

On March 4th, the Winthrop High School Social Studies Department displayed the 2015 National History Day Projects created by students in social studies classes, grades 9-12. Family, friends, and the community were invited to view student projects and to speak with students. 

For National History Day, students picked a historical topic of their choice that related to this year's NHD theme: Leadership and Legacy in History. Since the fall, WHS history teachers have collaborated with the WHS librarian to provide students with opportunities to conduct primary and secondary research, use databases, and create annotated bibliographies. After analyzing their sources, students chose to present their work in one of four ways: creating an exhibit, website, documentary, or performance.


Get the App for the WHS Library Databases!

Click here to access this app, which will give you free access to the WHS Library's databases on your ipad or smartphone!  Ask the librarian for the one-time password.


Check out the NEW books at the WHS Library!

Click on the book images to read about each book.


Along came a spider : a novel by James Patterson         Along Came a Spider, by James Patterson

Allergies & asthma by Jean Ford         Allergies & Asthma, by Jean Ford

Alternative energy demystified by Stan Gibilisco         Alternative Energy Demystified, by Stan Gibilisco

American Decades 2000-2009 by Eric L Bargeron         American Decades 2000-2009, by Eric Bargeron

And the mountains echoed by Khaled Hosseini         And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini

The anxiety workbook for teens : activities to... by Lisa M Schab         The Anxiety Workbook For Teens, by Lisa Schab

The art of war by Sunzi         The Art of War, by Sun Tzu

Atlas shrugged by Ayn Rand         Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks         Birdsong, by Sebastian Faulks

Bomb : the race to build and steal the world         Bomb: The Race to Build- and Steal- the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon, by Steve Sheinkin

The book thief by Markus Zusak         The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

Bossypants by Tina Fey         Bossypants, by Tina Fey

Breaking the chains : the crusade of Dorothea... by Penny Colman         Breaking the Chains: The Crusade of Dorothea Lynde Dix, by Penny Colman

Code name Verity by Elizabeth Wein         Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein

Dune by Frank Herbert         Dune, by Frank Herbert

The green teen : the eco-friendly teen        The Eco-Friendly Teen’s Guide to Saving the Planet: The Green Teen, by Jenn Savedge

Every day by David Levithan         Every Day, by David Levithan

The eye of the world by Robert Jordan         Eye of the World, by Robert Jordan

The false prince by Jennifer A Nielsen         The False Prince, by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The Final Four by Paul Volponi         The Final Four, by Paul Volponi

First job smarts by Daniel E Harmon         First Job Smarts, by Daniel Harmon

Five equations that changed the world : the power... by Michael Guillen         Five Equations That Changed the World: The Power and Poetry of Mathematics, by Michael                               Guillen

Flight  : a novel by Sherman Alexie         Flight, by Sherman Alexie

Forensics : uncover the science and technology... by Carla Mooney         Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation, by Carla                                      Mooney

Food allergies by Kevin Hillstrom          Food Allergies, by Kevin Hillstrom

Generation dead by Daniel Waters          Generation Dead, by Daniel Waters

The given day by Dennis Lehane         The Given Day, by Dennis Lehane

Salman Rushdie's Haroun and the sea of stories by Tim Supple         Haroun and the Sea of Stories, by Salman Rushdie

I never had it made : an autobiography of Jackie... by Jackie Robinson         I Never Had It Made: An Autobiography, by Jackie Robinson

The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot         The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot

In darkness by Nick Lake         In Darkness, by Nick Lake

Indigo Summer by Monica McKayhan         Indigo Summer, by Monica McKayhan

Iraq war by Rodney P Carlisle         Iraq War, by Rodney Carlisle

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach         Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach

Kick the fossil fuel habit : 10 clean technologies... by Tom Rand         Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit: 10 Clean Technologies to Save Our World, by Tom Rand

Library wars : love & war by Kiiro Yumi         Library Wars, Volumes 1 and 2, by Kiiro Yumi

Look me in the eye : my life with Asperger         Look Me in the Eye: My Life With Asperger’s, by John Elder Robison

The lucky one by Nicholas Sparks         The Lucky One, by Nicholas Sparks

Mama Day by Gloria Naylor         Mama Day, by Gloria Naylor

Maus : a survivor's tale : I : My father bleeds... by Art Spiegelman         Maus I and II: A Survivor’s Tale, by Art Spiegelman

Mind over mood : change how you feel by changing... by Dennis Greenberger         Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel By Changing the Way You Think, by Dennis                                            Greenberger

Morningstar by David Gemmell         Morningstar, by David Gemmell

Neither here nor there : [travels in Europe] by Bill Bryson         Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe, by Bill Bryson

Never fall down : a novel by Patricia McCormick         Never Fall Down, by Patricia McCormick

Never give up : my stroke, my recovery, and my... by Tedy Bruschi         Never Give Up: My Stroke, My Recovery, and My Return to the NFL, by Tedy Bruschi

Once a runner : a novel by John L Parker, Jr.         Once a Runner, by John L. Parker, Jr.

The orchardist : a novel by Amanda Coplin         The Orchardist, by Amanda Coplin

The phantom tollbooth by Norton Juster         The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster

Slapstick, or, Lonesome no more! by Kurt Vonnegut          Slapstick or Lonesome No More, by Kurt Vonnegut

Steve Jobs : the man who thought different : a... by Karen Blumenthal          Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different, by Karen Blumenthal

Stitches : a memoir-- by David Small          Stitches: A Memoir, by David Small

Survival of the sickest : the surprising connections... by Sharon Moalem          Survival of the Sickest: The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity, by Dr.                               Sharon Moalem

Tai-Pan : the epic novel of the founding of Hong... by James Clavell          Tai-Pan: The Epic Novel of the Founding of Hong Kong, by James Clavell

This world we live in by Susan Beth Pfeffer          This World We Live In, by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience,... by Laura Hillenbrand          Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, by Laura Hillenbrand

We the living by Ayn Rand          We the Living, by Ayn Rand

What can          What Can(t) Wait, by Ashley Hope Perez

Woods runner by Gary Paulsen          Woods Runner, by Gary Paulsen

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers          Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers

Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance: an... by Robert M Pirsig          Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values, by Robert Pirsig


WHS Library Readers’ Advisory- Recommended Books for the Holiday Season

Click on the book covers below to read more about each book. 

Mother Teresa Mother Teresa's Lessons of Love and Secrets of Sanctity, by Susan Conroy

A Christmas carol : Charles Dickens by Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens

 Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, by Tom Mula

Starry, starry night by Lurlene McDaniel Starry, Starry Night: Three Holiday Stories, by Lurlene McDaniel

Chicken soup for the teenage soul : 101 stories... by Jack Canfield Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: 101 Stories of Life, Love and Learning (Chicken Soup for the Soul), by
Jack Canfield

Teens with the courage to give : young people... by Jackie Waldman Teens With the Courage to Give: Young People Who Triumphed over Tragedy and Volunteered to Make a Difference, by Jackie Waldman

Catch the spirit : teen volunteers tell how they... by Susan K Perry Catch the Spirit: Teen Volunteers Tell How They Made a Difference, by Susan K. Perry

Character is destiny : inspiring stories every... by John McCain Character Is Destiny: Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember, by John McCain

Don Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Teens: Simple Ways to Keep Your Cool in Stressful Times, by Richard Carlson

Be the change! : change the world, change yourself by Michelle Nunn Be the Change! Change the World, Change Yourself, by Michelle Nunn


WHS Library Readers' Advisory- Recommended Books for Veterans Day

Click on the book covers below to read more about each book.

The thin red line by James Jones The Thin Red Line: A Novel by James Jones


Pow #3959 : memoir of a World War II airman shot... by Ralph E SirianniPOW #3959: Memoir of a World War II Airman Shot Down Over Germany by Ralph E. Sirianni


Fallen angels by Walter Dean MyersFallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers


The things they carried : a work of fiction by Tim OThe Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien


If I die in a combat zone, box me up and ship... by Tim OIf I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home by Tim O'Brien


The killer angels : the classic novel of the civil... by Michael ShaaraThe Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War by Michael Shaara


Purple Heart by Patricia McCormickPurple Heart by Patricia McCormick


Sunrise over Fallujah by Walter Dean MyersSunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers


Medal of Honor : portraits of valor beyond the... by Peter CollierMedal of Honor: Third Edition by Peter Collier


Band of brothers : E Company, 506th Regiment,... by Stephen E AmbroseBand of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest by  
                      Stephen E. Ambrose


Flags of our fathers by James BradleyFlags of Our Fathers by James Bradley


Courage under fire : profiles in bravery from... by Wiley SwordCourage Under Fire: Profiles in Bravery from the Battlefields of the Civil War by Wiley Sword


WHS Library Readers'Advisory- Recommended Books for Halloween

Click on the titles listed below to read more about each book.

           World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks 

           The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

            Sunshine by Robin McKinley

            Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare by Darren Shan

       Frankenstein by Mary Shelley        

       Dracula by Bram Stoker       

        The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

               Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

                A Celtic Darkness: Supernatural Tales of Ireland by Eoghain Hamilton 

          The Shining by Stephen King



        The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris 


WHS Readers' Advisory

The WHS Library Web page highlights recommended books that are available at the WHS Library.  View the book covers and information about these recommended books online! 

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