Author Arushi Raina Visits Byrne Creek

Today Arushi Raina spoke to Byrne Creek students about her new novel When Morning Comes.

The novel takes place during apartheid in South Africa on the cusp of the 1976 student-led Soweto Uprising. It follows four teenagers from very different backgrounds exploring issues of race and class.

Arushi grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa and spoke about how the events and climate influenced her writing, as well as how she developed her story.

You can find her book here.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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Byrne Creek Library Books and DVDs on Black History

Black History Timelines:

Black History Online Resources:

Computer Science Education Week

This week is Computer Science Education Week (Dec 5-11)!

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Visit one of the following sites and take the Hour of Code challenge:

Code.org Program your own game with characters from Star Wars or Minecraft.
Bootstrap Program in WeScheme editor and learn about math concepts.
Kano Learn code by recreating the classic arcade game Pong.
Khan Academy Program drawings using JavaScript.
CodeCademy Animate your name, create a website or build your own galaxy.

Also, we have a number of programing books in the library; or if you prefer, come borrow a novel about hackers, virtual reality and computer games!

Nov 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 25 marks the beginning of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. These 2 weeks starts with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, ends on International Human Rights Day on December 10, and includes the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women on December 6.

Come visit the library and check out a book from our display of books about girls and women who have survived violence.

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