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Welcome To The 2022/2023 School Year
It is great to have the library back and operating at full capacity!
Morning Reading Club
Are you a bookworm? Do you always have your nose stuck in a book? Are you looking for a quiet place to read in the morning before school?
WE NEED YOU!
What: Morning Reading Club
When: 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m., Monday - Friday
Where: Nathan Hale's Library
How: See Mrs. Tetschner in the hallway during passing period to sign up.
Mrs. Tetschner is currently reading...
A Blade So Black by
Publication Date: 2018-09-25
"A Blade So Black isthe fantasy book I've been waiting for my whole life." --Angie Thomas, #1New York Times-bestselling author ofThe Hate U Give For fans of Marissa Meyer, L.L. McKinney'sA Blade So Blackdelivers an irresistible urban fantasy retelling ofAlice in Wonderland... but it's not the Wonderland you remember. The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she's trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew. Life in real-world Atlanta isn't always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom, a high-maintenance best friend, and a slipping GPA. Keeping the Nightmares at bay is turning into a full-time job. But when Alice's handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, she has to find the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than she's ever gone before. And she'll need to use everything she's learned in both worlds to keep from losing her head... literally. Debut author L.L. McKinney delivers an action-packed twist on an old classic, full of romance and otherworldly intrigue. And don't miss the thrilling sequel,A Dream So Dark! An Imprint Book "Mixingelements ofAlice in WonderlandandBuffy the Vampire Slayer... Delectable." --Entertainment Weekly
Mr. Moriarty is currently reading...
An American Marriage by
Publication Date: 2021-06-01
An enlightening narrative exploring an oft-overlooked aspect of the sixteenth president's life, An American Marriage reveals the tragic story of Abraham Lincoln's marriage to Mary Todd. Abraham Lincoln was apparently one of those men who regarded "connubial bliss" as an untenable fantasy. During the Civil War, he pardoned a Union soldier who had deserted the army to return home to wed his sweetheart. As the president signed a document sparing the soldier's life, Lincoln said: "I want to punish the young man--probably in less than a year he will wish I had withheld the pardon." Based on thirty years of research, An American Marriage describes and analyzes why Lincoln had good reason to regret his marriage to Mary Todd. This revealing narrative shows that, as First Lady, Mary Lincoln accepted bribes and kickbacks, sold permits and pardons, engaged in extortion, and peddled influence. The reader comes to learn that Lincoln wed Mary Todd because, in all likelihood, she seduced him and then insisted that he protect her honor. Perhaps surprisingly, the 5'2" Mrs. Lincoln often physically abused her 6'4" husband, as well as her children and servants; she humiliated her husband in public; she caused him, as president, to fear that she would disgrace him publicly. Unlike her husband, she was not profoundly opposed to slavery and hardly qualifies as the "ardent abolitionist" that some historians have portrayed. While she provided a useful stimulus to his ambition, she often "crushed his spirit," as his law partner put it. In the end, Lincoln may not have had as successful a presidency as he did--where he showed a preternatural ability to deal with difficult people--if he had not had so much practice at home.
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The Mission Of Nathan Hale's Library
The goal of Nathan Hale's library is to help students become strong and strategic readers.
The goal of Nathan Hale's library is to help students become effective and ethical users of information.
The goal of Nathan Hale's library is to help students become confident and cutting-edge users of technology.
Word Work For The Week
noun = We packed everything to get ready for our move.
verb = The dancers moved very gracefully.
adjective = The patio furniture was light and movable.
adverb = The ambassador spoke movingly about the need for peace between the two countries.
Ready for some scary stories? Mrs. Tetschner recommends...
Rot and Ruin by
Publication Date: 2010-09-14
In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn't want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human.
The Girl in the White Van by
Publication Date: 2020-07-28
A teen is snatched outside her kung fu class and must figure out how to escape--and rescue another kidnapped victim--in The Girl in the White Van, a chilling YA mystery by New York Times bestselling author April Henry. When Savannah disappears soon after arguing with her mom's boyfriend, everyone assumes she's run away. The truth is much worse. She's been kidnapped by a man in a white van who locks her in an old trailer home, far from prying eyes. And worse yet, Savannah's not alone: ten months earlier, Jenny met the same fate and nearly died trying to escape. Now as the two girls wonder if he will hold them captive forever or kill them, they must join forces to break out--even if it means they die trying. Christy Ottaviano Books
The Collector by
Publication Date: 2018-08-28
A spooky doll story filled with thrills and chills, for fans of Mary Downing Hahn and Neil Gaiman.Josie always liked visiting her grandmother's house. But when she's forced to move there, she starts to feel like something is a little . . . off. Her grandmother has some very strange rules:Never leave your windows open after dark.No dolls in the house.Never, ever go by the house in the woods.A little spooked, Josie is relieved to find that her school seems pretty normal. She even manages to make friends with a popular girl named Vanessa. When Vanessa invites Josie back to her house to hang out, Josie doesn't question it. Not even when Vanessa takes her into the woods, and down an old dirt road, toward the very house her grandmother had warned her about . . .The house that has been calling for her.
Publication Date: 2015-09-15
"Folks say Old Auntie takes a girl and keeps her fifty years--then lets her go and takes another one." Thirteen-year-old Daniel Anderson doesn't believe Brody Mason's crazy stories about the ghost witch who lives up on Brewster's Hill with Bloody Bones, her man-eating razorback hog. He figures Brody's probably just trying to scare him since he's the new kid . . . a "stuck-up snot" from Connecticut. But Daniel's seven-year-old sister Erica has become more and more withdrawn, talking to her lookalike doll. When she disappears into the woods oneday, he knows something is terribly wrong. Did the witch strike? Has Erica been "took"?
Common Sense Media's Wide Open School
Common Sense Media rates movies, tv shows, books, and more so parents can feel good about the entertainment choices they make for their family.
Common Sense Media supports K - 12 schools with everything educators need to empower the next generation of digital citizens.
The link above is to a Common Sense Media program called Wide Open School. Wide Open School helps families and educators find trusted resources to enrich and support distance learning. Every day students can access free, high-quality activities across all subjects, all in one place.
Read Or Listen To Digital Books
How to check out digital books...
Everyone can use Sora to check out and read digital books.
If you have an iPad, Sora is an app that is right on your desktop. If you are using a different type of device, here are some places you find the link to Sora.
1. Follow this "click" path.
(1) Go to Nathan Hale Middle School's website.
(2) Click on "students and families" on the menu bar.
(3) Click on "library services."
(4) Click on "SORA - ebooks and Audiobooks."
2. Click on the link at the bottom of this box.
The longest a book can be checked out is two weeks before it needs to be returned or renewed. Digital books that have not been renewed will be returned automatically.
Here is the link...
How can the library help?
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Las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha no discriminan basados en la raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad , edad, información genética, estado de ciudadanía, o estado económico, en sus programas, actividades y empleo, y provee acceso equitativo a los “Boy Scouts” y a otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender estas inquietudes referentes a las pólizas de no discriminación: El Superintendente de las Escuelas, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (531-299-9822).