50 tickets are available to go to The Schnitzer Auditorium on Feb 25 6:30-9:30 Award winning poet Claudia Rankine will speak about race, power, voice, and change as she reads from and talks about her latest collection -Citizen: An American Lyric. PERMISSION SLIPS FOR STUDENTS MUST BE IN BY FEB 11. Parents who would like to attend need to email me or call the library and we will put you on the list (we might not have many slots for parents). Sponsored by Literary Arts.
Congratulations to Audra, Emma, Joseph, and Christina for winning the FHS OBOB tournament! These students will be heading to Regionals on Feb 27 at Alliance Charter Academy in Oregon City. Click on picture to see slideshow!
We have a lot going on in Library Land this next two months (see links to pages and flyers):
|February 2nd||Open Mic from 6:00—8:00 pm|
|February 3rd||FHS Battle of the Books during tutorial in the library|
|February 11th||Valentine Slam Workshop during tutorial in the library|
|February 25th||Trip to Claudia Rankine at the Schnitzer Permission slip here|
|March 8th||Trip to see Cristina Henriquez at the Schnitzer|
|March 11th||Read-in: Enjoy a morning of nothing but reading|
|March 31st||Oregon Reader’s Choice Awards|
Check out the sampling of great happenings in the FHS Libraries –Woodward St and Marshall Campus SLIDESHOW OF EVENTS AND MOVE
On the first Tuesday of every month the FHS Library hosts an Open Mic. This is a chance to try out new material, share a draft, perform a piece, or strut your stuff. Staff and students are encouraged to share. Original work only– stories, poems, songs, interpretive dance. . . you get the idea. Sign Ups start at 5:30 on the night of. Ask teachers if you can get Extra Credit for performing or just coming to watch! See Pictures from our most recent event HERE! Your picture could be up next month! Come join us!
About 150 students attended our author event with Anthony Doerr in November. Twenty community members (parents, teachers, students) attended the evening lecture (which may have been the BEST. PORTLAND ARTS AND LECTURE EVENT. EVER. The evening was recorded and will be available through the Archive Project. Literary Arts (who sponsored the Doerr event) wrote a great recap of the Doerr’s visit HERE. Pictures are HERE
Come to An Author Event Anthony Doerr, Pulitzer Prize Winner, visited the Franklin library November 19. Pictures coming soon. Turn in your permission slip by Nov. 12th! SEE SUNNY IN LIBRARY. Download Doerr DAYTIME permission slip or slip for Evening Event here or get from library. Event sponsored & presented by Literary Arts.
“I’m not sure I will read a better novel this year than Anthony Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See.” Enthrallingly told, beautifully written and so emotionally plangent that some passages bring tears…”–The Washington Post