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Monday, November 21, 2011

The Invention of Hugo Cabret; another movie from shelves of the library

Another award winner book has been released as a movie this holiday season, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, written and illustrated by Brian Selznick.  The book, which is a cross between a picture book and novel, includes in its title the description "a novel in words and pictures," was the 2008 Caldecott Award winner, the highest literary award for illustrations.

So it is with interest that I share the trailer, and hope to see this film during the holiday season.  Directed by esteemed and award winning Martin Scorsese, the film is 3-d, and sure to please!!

Release Date: 23 November 2011
Genre: Family | Adventure | Mystery
Cast: Asa Butterfield, Chloe Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sir Ben Kingsley, Jude Law and Christopher Lee
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: John Logan, Brian Selznick (The Invention of Hugo Cabret)
Studio: Paramount Pictures


Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

The Hunger Games Official Movie Trailer released!

Have you seen the movie trailer?? More importantly have you read it?  Hunger Games and its sequels, Catching Fire and Mockingjay have stayed in the DHS Library's top ten for practically two straight years.  Defintiely a good read!!!
The movie release date is March 23, 2012.  
Director:Gary Ross
Cast:Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Wes Bentley, Toby Jones, Amandla Stenberg, Alexander Ludwig, Isabelle Fuhrman, Jacqueline Emerson, Paula Malcomson, Dayo Okeniyi, Jack Quaid, Leven Rambin, Willow Shields, Lenny Kravitz
Summary and other facts: Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. THE HUNGER GAMES is directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel, the first in a trilogy published by Scholastic that has over 16 million copies in print in the United States alone, has developed a massive global following.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The library has invested in some Digital Reference books available online 24-7 that students and teachers may access to expand authoritative digital resources for curriculum and research needs.  These are online, and password protected as a Dorman High purchase from Gale. 

If you use our link, you will need a password: 
Please contact the library for a password.

We hope several classes find these resources helpful.  We are in the process of finding a delivery method that best meets everyone’s need, but for now you can access using the URL above.