Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Holiday Feeling.....

Felted Dragon by Nancy Bevins
What’s on your list to read during break?

As a prelude to watching the movie, you could read Life of Pi: a Novel.

Or, if you are/know/love an introvert – Quiet: a richly-textured discourse about the qualities and strengths of introverts.

If you’ve seen the movie Lincoln, you may want to drop by and browse our collection of books about this iconic statesman (we have more than 50 titles – a browser’s paradise!).

What are you hungry to read?
How to Cook Everything?
Or how about a little something to go with a Downton Abbey marathon? The Unoffical Downton Abbey Cookbook by alum Emily Ansara Baines is full of delicious ideas.

I’ve got my titles staked out, and I'm enjoying the anticipation … alarm-clock free mornings, jeans, good books and long walks.

Enjoy your break!

Mrs. Eldridge

p.s. Titles mentioned above are available in the Chandramohan Library. Please check on line to see if they are currently available (things tend to get checked out quickly around here).

Life of Pi: a Novel by Yann Martel (fiction section)
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World Thank Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain (155.232 CAI – currently downstairs on display)
The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook: from Lady Mary’s Crab Canapes to Mrs. Patmore’s Christmas Pudding, more than 150 recipes from Upstairs and Downstairs by Emily Ansara Baines (641.5 BAI – currently on display downstairs)
President Lincoln: some call numbers: 973.7, 973.702, 973.7092, 808.85[speeches], 817[humor], 303.342[persuasion], 973.714, fiction, too: search for “Lincoln fiction” (don’t miss the vampire hunter title….)
How to Cook Everything: 2,000 simple recipes for good food by Mark Bittman. (641.5 BIT – currently on display downstairs)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


JPD 2012

JPD, our Junior Parent Dinner, transforms our campus - and especially the library - into a magical place where parents are catered to by their children. It is a true evening to remember.
-Mrs. Ursettie

In the words of our students:

"Down the stretch, JPD becomes your life."  These were the first words that came out of Mrs. Ursettie's mouth at our kick-off meeting in spring.  Of course, some of us did not necessarily believe her to the fullest extent... until two weeks prior to the actual event.  JPD really did take over our lives. In short, it was an arduous journey.  And I wouldn't trade it for the world. JPD was a great way to just give back.  The table set-up on the day of JPD basically sums up the entire experience: waking up early, manual labor, inside jokes, and frustration with others' dearth of knowledge of silverware settings.  But in all seriousness, we had to learn to work together as a group, and we all understood why we were all there.  It has been an amazing ride, but all good things must come to an end.  I will never forget this group—they won't forget me because of all the e-mails I sent out— and I would do it again if I could.  Best of luck to the Class of 2015." E.F.

"JPD: a lot of hard work that paid off incredibly well at the end." K.C.

"Seeing all the technical stuff that goes into a show like JPD - there is more to the show than you see - lots of work gets done behind the scenes. It was really cool to be a part of that." N.R.

"The process of making JPD happen -watching everything come together and seeing what we accomplished made us proud of our class." J.S.

"I felt our class come together. It was worth all the blood sweat and tears." S.J.