Keep Calm and Plan Your Future! October’s second floor book display revolves around what many of you are starting to think about — life after high school. Whether you are taking the PSATS this week or starting to look ahead to the SATs, we thought the books featured in this display would pair well with what many of you are focused on these days and would offer some good advice for you to keep in mind while you are weighing the decisions you are each facing about your individual futures. Also, when the time comes, don’t forget that we have an entire section on the first floor with study books for the various exams you are all going to take at some point here, from the ACT to the AP Exams. These books can be used in the library or checked out on a 1 day loan. If you have any questions, just ask our library staff at the desk!
Last night the Katharine Brush Library and Student Library Advisory Board hosted LC Authors Out Loud, a community event celebrating National Poetry Month and literary talent at Loomis Chaffee. Attendees heard original poetry and prose recited by students, current faculty, former faculty and an alumna. Congratulations to our literary Pelicans on bringing their original work to life so beautifully in a public forum!
Among the greatest assets of Loomis Chaffee is the opportunity students have to share their academic passions with the school community. The concept of exchanging ideas, which is at the heart of the school, has inspired one of this year’s SLAB initiatives, a poetry reading featuring the work of interested students. Our hope is to establish this poetry reading during the fall term of next year and involve as many students as possible interested in sharing their poetic work. With the gorgeous background and welcoming environment of the library as a stage, the poetry reading would be a wonderful way in which to express a personal hobby or academic interest to the community. Due to the busy schedules of spring term and the amount of time necessary to plan the event, next fall would be an ideal time for the poetry reading to take place, and will serve as a wonderful medium through which students can showcase their work with the school community!