• The Blog is Archived & Twitter is Alive with The Library Learning Commons!

    Posted by ELIZABETH STEARNS on 4/4/2019

    It's been a good run since October of 2010, but we have been dormant for a while now, and would like to steer you in the direction of our more limber media updates on the Twittersphere.

    We feed on the Library Media Centers main page 

    and you can follow us @collabobrarian

     

    We look forward to sharing the sights, sounds, and readings found in the Library Learing Commons, & beyond!

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  • First CavTime in the Library for the 17-18

    Posted by ELIZABETH STEARNS on 9/13/2017

    Welcome to CavTime in the Library!

     

    We look forward to seeing you during CavTime throughout the year! Please consider joining the clubs the Library hosts and you can make yourself right at home in the Library with Book Club, Guitar Club, Games&Gamers Club, DJ Club, EcoCavs Club, and Cavs in Service Club!

    Here is a slideshow of all the club options.

     

    Here is a slideshow that we will go through together and support one another through the weighty topic of David's Law.

     

    Here is a link to a technology survey that will help make our school grow into a FutureReady learning environment. Thanks for completing it!

     

    Lastly, here is the CavCast. Enjoy!

     

    Please lean on the Library for anything you need. #LoveAllServeAll

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  • Take a gander at this feminist book list, and several others to plan your summer reading!

    Posted by ELIZABETH STEARNS on 4/19/2017

    Yes, yes, I know "feminist" is a loaded word. This book list, however, might help you enjoy loading updated perceptions of the idea of feminism into your heart and mind. Beyonce says "Read!"

    https://ameliabloomer.wordpress.com/

    Amelia Bloomer project page

    The New york Public Library recommended the feminist list, as well as several more genre reading lists here:

     

    https://www.nypl.org/blog/2016/03/18/feminist-ya-fiction?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=referral

     

     NYPL

    Also, the 2017 Top Ten Tayshas books for high school readers are displayed on our Library Learning Commons website. Take a gander!

     

    https://www.ltisdschools.org/site/default.aspx?DomainID=737

     

    2017 Tayshas Reading List

     

     

     

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  • Teen Read Week Art Contest!

    Posted by ELIZABETH STEARNS on 9/21/2016

    The Lake Travis Community Library is hosting an Art Contest!!!

     

    Teen Read Week Art Contest

    The Teen Read Week Art Contest invites students in grades 6-12 to submit an original piece of 2-D art inspired by their personal reading experience, whether it be a re-working of a book cover, a depiction of a scene from a favorite book, or a character portrait.

    For more information, please see the Teen Read Week Art Contest Brochure and Entry Form.

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  • The TX Teen Book Festival is the best way to kick off a school year!

    Posted by ELIZABETH STEARNS on 9/20/2016

    Texas Teen Book Fest

    The Texas Book Festival, in a partnership with BookPeople and venue sponsor St. Edward’s University, is pleased to present the Texas Teen Book Festival 2016, a FREE one-day event that celebrates the teen reading experience by inviting teens to visit with many of the most popular and critically acclaimed young adult authors. This year's festival will feature 34 authors with an expected attendance of more than 4,000 teens, parents, teachers, and librarians from across the state.

     

    We are thrilled to host so many amazing authors for 2016! This year we welcome Mindy Kaling from “The Mindy Project” and Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha Trilogy and Six of Crows) and Laini Taylor, (Daughter of Smoke & Bone series and Strange the Dreamer) as our keynote speakers. For our annual Texas Throwdown Game Show, we will witness authors Sabaa Tahir, Rene S. Perez II, David Arnold, Caleb Roehrig, E.K. Johnston, & Jeffery Self compete in an epic battle of BC vs. AD in which they will determine if they truly belong in our 21st century or if they really need to go back in time. We’re excited to be bringing in some significant new partnerships this year, including a new workshop with BarrioWriters.org, a special event with Alamo Drafthouse, and our first ever Fierce Reads Costume Contest!

     

    For the first time ever, #TTBF is partnering with Austin’s own Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, and on the evening of Friday, September 30, the Texas Teen Book Festival, Alamo South Lamar, and Penguin Teen will host a very special screening of The Outsiders, the 1983 film adaptation of S.E. Hinton’s YA classic. Penguin authors Sabaa Tahir, David Arnold, and Renée Ahdieh will join the exclusive event for a Q&A with Sarah Pitre from Drafthouse and Forever YA and chat about The Outsiders, a seminal work of the YA genre, and its special spot in their hearts as writers for a young adult audience. By purchasing a ticket for the film screening, you are automatically entered for a chance to win a spot at our TTBF Author Social, where you can meet, talk, rub elbows with some of the TTBF 2016 authors, and get answers to those questions you’ve been dying to ask! For more details and a link to purchase tickets, visit our website.

     

    This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

     

    ***The festival is free and open to everyone***

     

    Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016

    Time: 8:00am – 6:30pm

    Location: St. Edward’s University, 3001 South Congress, Austin, TX 78704

    Book Sales: Start at 8am and will last all day. Please visit HERE for signing guidelines and a list of available books for sale.

     

    Keynote Author(s) and Special Events

    • In Conversation with Mindy Kaling
    • TTBF Texas Throwdown Game Show - Sabaa Tahir, Rene S. Perez II, David Arnold, Caleb Roehrig, E.K. Johnston, & Jeffery Self
    • Afternoon Keynote - Laini Taylor
    • Closing Keynote - Leigh Bardugo
    • Badgerdog Poetry Workshop with Carrie Fountain
    • Badgerdog Poetry Workshop with Sasha West
    • Barrio Writers Writing Workshop with Sarah Rafael Garcia
    • Fierce Reads Costume Contest
    • Typewriter Rodeo
    • Fiction Contest Winners announced

     

    Parking:

    Parking is FREE! Bringing a busload of students? Buses may park in the parking lot adjacent to the St. Edwards’ Parking Garage (located next to the Diane Daniels Softball Field off Woodward Street). Individuals and carpools may use the parking garage or its adjacent lot.

     

    Festival Schedule:

    Download the 2016 Schedule here.

     

    Map:

    Download our 2016 Festival Map here.

     

    Posters:

    Download our TTBF 2016 Poster here!

     

     

    Join the conversation on Facebook and on Twitter - @TXTeenBookFest!

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  • National Library Appreciation Week April 11-15!

    Posted by ELIZABETH STEARNS on 4/11/2016

    Libraries Change Lives Everyday!

    Our Library Learning Commons strives to make each day an exploration of collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking!

    In that spirit, we have an amazing setup for audio engineering discovery in the Library

    and in the Annex Digital Media Center!

    Come by and sample the beatz and celebrate National Library Appreciation Week using this majestic piece of technology:

     DJ equipment

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  • Holidays Are Happier with These Harry Potter Art Works to Gaze Upon!

    Posted by ELIZABETH STEARNS on 12/15/2015

     

    CLICK HERE to see them all!!!

     

    Hogwarts

     

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  • Libraries Love the Hour of Code

    Posted by ELIZABETH STEARNS on 12/10/2015

    Sal Kahn started coding programs on his scientific graphing calculator when he was in high school. Years later, he founded the a non-profit to help provide free educational digital resources to hundereds of thousands of learners every month, worldwide. He furthers his mission promoting engagement with code during The Hour of Code celebration with several modules teaching Drawing with Code, creating Webpages with Code, and creating Databases with Code. Click around and explore!

     

    Hour of Drawing with Code: Students will learn to program using JavaScript, one of the world's most popular programming languages via two great options:

    • Typing: keyboard-based coding (ages 10+).
    • Drag-and-drop: block-based coding for students with less typing experience and students on iPads/tablets (ages 8+).

    Hour of Webpages: Students will learn to make their own webpages using the basics of HTML and CSS (ages 10+).

    Hour of Databases: Students will learn the fundamentals of databases using SQL to create tables, insert data into them, and do basic querying (ages 12+).

     

    JAVASCRIPT

    Hour of Drawing with Code

    Learn how to program drawings using JavaScript by designing your very own snowman. Try it on your own or with your class!

    If you're using an iPad or prefer not to type, you can try our new experimental drag-and-drop coding with blocks by clicking the right button below.

    Ages 8+

    Modern web browsers, iPad, tablets

     
     
    HTML/CSS

    Hour of Webpages

    Learn how to make webpages with HTML tags and CSS, finishing up by making your very own greeting card.

    Ages 8+

    Modern web browsers

     
     
    SQL

    Hour of Databases

    Like playing with data? Learn how to manipulate data in a database and make your own custom store.

    Ages 12+

    Modern web browsers

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  • Author Tweet

    Posted by ELIZABETH STEARNS on 10/7/2015

    Keija Parssinen will visit the LTHS Black Box Theatre Homecoming Friday, October 16th to reflect on her experience as a student at LTHS and share her experiences of being a succesfully published writer in the world beyond high school.

     

    Tweet from Keija Parssinen

     

     

     

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  • Meet a Famous Author Who Graduated from LTHS and Princeton!

    Posted by ELIZABETH STEARNS on 9/29/2015
     
    Author visit with Keija Parssinen - Thursday, October 15th at 7pm
     
    Accomplished author Keija Parssinen will visit the Lake Travis Community Library on Thursday, October 15th at 7pm for a book talk and signing. Lake Travis High School alumna Parssinen graduated cum laude from Princeton University, where she studied English literature and received a certificate from the Program for the Study of Women and Gender. She also earned her MFA at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Truman Capote fellow, a Teaching and Writing fellow, and the student editor of the Iowa Short Fiction contest. The New York Times Book Review calls her latest book The Unraveling of Mercy Louis, "urgent, deliciously dark, and sumptuously gothic." All are invited to meet the author on October 15th.
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