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Freshmen: Have You Leveled Up?
PBS NewsHour's #MyZeitgeist2014 Contest
Need a study break? Take some time out to create an entry for PBS NewsHour's #MyZeitgeist2014 contest.
#MyZeitgeist is open for submissions until Dec. 12, and finalists will be notified on Dec. 15 with further instructions. They will announce the winner on Dec. 31. The winner receives a Nexus tablet from Google.
You can participate in a Twitter chat with KQED Do Now from Dec. 5-12 or join the conversation on Twitter at the hashtag #MyZeitgeist to share their take on the news from this year.
Need a study space (and free snacks)?
Getting ready for finals? Working on a group project? Need extra space to get your work done?
If so, you are invited to the Cupertino Library’s Teen Study Days @ Cupertino Community Hall (the building right beside the Cupertino Library).
We have the entire Hall reserved for you to come and study and prepare for your finals. Plus, they provide you with all kinds of snacks and drinks--FREE!
Teen Study Days will be held at Cupertino Community Hall on:
Sunday, Dec. 7 12pm – 5:30pm
Saturday, Dec 13 12pm – 5:30pm
Sunday, Dec. 14 12pm – 5:30pm
Space is open to everyone ages 13 – 21
Check out what's new!
Did you know that students at Lynbrook High School have free access to eBooks? These eBooks, which are print materials in electronic form, are available 24/7 from any internet connected device! The LHS Library has about 18,000 print books in its collection, but eBooks increase that number to over 140,000. You can also quickly navigate through the books, search them, and even highlight and annotate them.
Here's how to access eBooks through the LHS Library.
- Follett Shelf. If you sign in to Destiny (our card catalog), Follett eBooks will show up in your searches. You can also go directly to Follett Shelf to search only eBooks. To view video tutorials on how to log in to Destiny or use Follett Shelf, click here. There are also apps that allow you to search, download, and read eBooks on your portable device.
- EBSCO eBooks. This collection of 120,000+ eBooks covers a wide variety of topics. You can access EBSCO eBooks through the EBSCO databases or using EBSCO apps on your portable device. If you are off campus, you will need the user name and password available in School Loop. To view video tutorials on how to create an EBSCO account and access eBooks, click here.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library. A collection of dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference works, the Gale Virtual Reference Library puts over 8,000 reference titles at your fingertips. You can use their app, Access My Library, to search for and read eBooks on your portable device. If you are off campus, you will need the user name and password available in School Loop. To view video tutorials on how to create a Gale account and access eBooks, click here.
For help setting up portable devices or accessing eBooks, check out the LHS Library YouTube Channel or come to the library.
Google a Day
Want to get better at Internet searching? Like solving puzzles? Check out Google a Day! There's a new challenge every day.