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Approximately 2. In Reclaiming Community, Bianca Baldridge tells the story of one such community-based program, Educational Excellence EE , shining a light on, both, the invaluable role youth workers play in these spaces, and the precarious context in which such programs now exist. Drawing on rich ethnographic data, Baldridge persuasively argues that the story of EE is representative of a much larger and understudied phenomenon. With the spread of neoliberal ideology and its reliance on racism-marked by individualism, market competition, and privatization-these bastions of community support are losing the autonomy that has allowed them to embolden the minds of the youth they serve.

Amidst construction of a federal dam in rural Tennessee, Nathan, an engineer hiding from his past, meets Claire, a small-town housewife struggling to find her footing in the newly-electrified, job-hungry, post-Depression South. The arrival of electricity in the rural community, where prostitution and dog-fighting are commonplace, thrusts together modern and backcountry values. As the townspeople embark on a biblical undertaking to harness elemental forces, Nathan and Claire are left to wonder what their lives will look like when the lights come on.

He found himself ensconced in Wisconsin, a distinctly different place from the East Coast where he was born and raised. From Norwegian farmers to a CIA-trained Laotian fighter to a woman who kept her favorite dead bird in the freezer, Hannah was charmed and fascinated by the kind and authentic folks he met.

These captivating vignettes are by turns humorous, touching, and inspiring. In stories of love, family, and friendship, here are the voices, faces and stories of a new generation never before captured between the pages in fiction. Another study revealed that even in the hallowed chambers of the U. Supreme Court, the female justices were three times as likely to be interrupted by their male colleagues. This joint reading brings together poets and professors from UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee to celebrate their most recent publications.

Born in France, raised in Florida, Kercheval now divides her time between the U. The poems hurtle across literary and linguistic borders toward a lyricism that slows down experience to create a new form of elegiac memoir. Against the backdrops of Paris, Montevideo, and Florida, the poems explore citizenship and homelessness, motherhood and self, family and freedom, turning over and over again the very meaning of the word home, as the poems, like the poet, make the fraught journey back and forth between America and France.

Is returning? In the autumn of , Angie Glass is living an idyllic life in her Wisconsin hometown. But one phone call changes her life forever. In The Stakes , Kuttner takes stock of the damage done to our democracy so far, and what could happen in a second Trump term. Exploring the roots of Trumpism, Kuttner exposes the errors of not only Republicans but also Democrats to combat an economy that was brutally turned against working families and primarily served elites.

With the Democrats long having taken a centrist, corporate-beholden stance, neither of the two parties was credibly addressing broad public anxiety, and the support for the premise that government could solve national problems was at an all-time low. Stengel explains not only why disinformation is a threat to democracy, but what we can do about it. With her new book, Silver, Sword, and Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story, Arana weaves a magnificent tapestry of historical research with up-to-the-minute reporting and cultural analysis to give readers an urgent look at Latin America today.

Silver, Sword, and Stone is a brilliant, kaleidoscopic book. Its extraordinary sweep artfully and perceptively traverses a wide terrain of time and topics, showing readers how the past lives on today. They are emblematic of three obsessions that have held Latin Americans fast for the past millennium:. Steel combined. Crisis of Conscience is an eye-opening—sometimes hair-raising—account of the social and legal evolution of whistleblowing, told through riveting legal cases and grounded in an examination of the economic, sociological and psychological forces that breed corruption and complicity, but also the moral decisiveness to call them out.

We meet ordinary people who took extraordinary action against wrongdoing from inside drug companies and hospitals, the Ivy League and the Pentagon, trading floors and nuclear plants. Drawing on hundreds of in-depth interviews with whistleblowers, lawyers, watchdogs and experts—and spanning American history from the Revolution to Watergate, the Pentagon Papers to the Panama Papers and beyond—Mueller infuses this thoroughly researched history with vivid characters who give this ambitious, game-changing book an intimate, humanizing scale.

In the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in , two extraordinary lives collide. Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman awaiting the return of the men in her life—her husband, a newspaperman who has gone in search of water for the parched household, and her elder sons who have vanished after an explosive argument.

Lurie is a former outlaw and a man haunted by ghosts. He sees lost souls who want something from him, and finds reprieve from their longing in an unexpected relationship that inspires a momentous expedition across the West. Central Library - The Madison Room.

For as long as they can remember, Cyrus Grace Dunham felt like a visitor in their own body. As a child named Grace, they mastered the art of behaving like a lovable little girl in public. This is the story of their search for a new name. Writing with disarming emotional intensity in a voice uniquely theirs, our narrator begins as Grace and ends as Cyrus, chronicling a childhood in a family of artists with larger-than-life personalities, bouts of gender dysphoria, obsessive-compulsive disorder, debilitating anxiety, soaring romantic adventures, and the frightening and exhilarating process of gender transition, all the while exploring the complex relationships that lay our foundations, constrain us, and inform our capacity to love.

Former Olympic figure skater and self-professed America's Sweetheart Adam Rippon showcases his funny and inspiring personality in this entertaining memoir in the vein of Andy Cohen. Your mom probably told you it's what on the inside that counts. Well, then she was never a competitive figure skater. Olympic medalist Adam Rippon has been making it pretty for the judges even when, just below the surface, everything was an absolute mess. From traveling to practices on the Greyhound bus next to ex convicts to being so poor he could only afford to eat the free apples at his gym, Rippon got through the toughest times with a smile on his face, a glint in his eye, and quip ready for anyone listening.

Beautiful on the Outside looks at his journey from a homeschooled kid in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to a self-professed American sweetheart on the world stage and all the disasters and self-delusions it took to get him there. Yeah, it may be what's on the inside that counts, but life is so much better when it's beautiful on the outside. Written by one of the most distinguished intellectual historians of her generation, Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen takes a chronological approach, beginning with the first explorers and settlers in the New World up to the 21st century.

Ratner-Rosenhagen shows how ideas have been a major force in American history, driving movements such as transcendentalism, Social Darwinism, conservatism, and postmodernism. In the early s, as an undergraduate, Michele Filgate started writing an essay about being abused by her stepfather. On the morning of her seventieth birthday, Georgianna Grove receives an unexpected letter that calls her back to Missing Lake, Wisconsin, where her mother was murdered sixty-six years earlier.

Haunted by the night that took both her parents away and determined to unearth the truth, Georgie takes her reluctant family on what will become a dangerous canoe trip up the swollen Bone River to return to Missing Lake. Editor of the award-winning site Feministing. Initiated: Memoir of a Witch. An initiation signals a beginning: a door opens and you step through. Traditional Wiccan initiates are usually brought into the craft through a ceremony with a High Priestess.

But even though Amanda Yates Garcia's mother, a practicing witch herself, initiated her into the earth-centered practice of witchcraft when she was 13 years old, Amanda's real life as a witch only began when she underwent a series of spontaneous initiations of her own. Ten years ago, Samantha Allen was a suit-and-tie-wearing Mormon missionary. A lot in her life has changed, but what hasn't changed is her deep love of Red State America, and of queer people who stay in so-called "flyover country" rather than moving to the liberal coasts.

Her motto for the trip: "Something gay every day. Sooner or later, all of us are faced with things we no longer need or want. But when we drop our old clothes and other items off at a local donation center, where do they go? Sometimes across the country—or even halfway across the world—to people and places who find value in what we leave behind.

Along the way, Minter meets the fascinating people who handle—and profit from—our rising tide of discarded stuff, and asks a pressing question: In a world that craves shiny and new, is there room for it all? Driving in Cars with Homeless Men. These linked stories are set in the streets and the bars, the old homes, the tiny apartments, and the landscape of a working-class Boston.

Serena, Frankie, Raffa, and Nat collide and break apart like pool balls to come back together in an imagined post-divorce future. Through the gritty, unraveling truths of their lives, they find themselves in the bed of an overdosed lover, through the panting tongue of a rescue dog who is equally as dislanguaged as his owner, in the studio apartment of a compulsive liar, sitting backward but going forward in the galley of an airplane, in relationships that are at once playgrounds and cages.

With riotous energy and rage, they run towards the future in the hopes of untangling themselves from failure to succeed and fail again. The Skaar have arrived in the Four Lands, determined to stop at nothing less than all-out conquest. They badly need a new home, but peaceful coexistence is not a concept they have ever understood. An advance force under the command of the mercurial princess Ajin has already established a foothold, but now the full Skaar army is on the march—and woe betide any who stand in its way.

But perhaps the Skaar victory is not quite the foregone conclusion everyone assumes. The Druid Drisker Arc has freed both himself and Paranor from their involuntary exile. We've Been Here All Along. Throughout these decades, gay Wisconsinites developed identities, created support networks, and found ways to thrive in their communities despite various forms of suppression--from the anti-vice crusades of the early twentieth century, to the post-war labeling of homosexuality as an illness, to the Lavender Scare of the s.

Richard Wagner draws on historical research and materials from his own extensive archive to uncover previously hidden stories of gay Wisconsinites.

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This book honors their legacy and confirms that they have been fundamental to the development and evolution of the state since its earliest days. Central Library - Third Floor. There will be two preliminary bouts happening at pm and another at pm. Alongside the slam there will be other live performances. This event is free to the public and will be catered by a local Black owned caterer. Doors will open for this event at PM. The event is free and open to the public. Seating will be by general admission. Elliott Maraniss, a World War II veteran who had commanded an all-black company in the Pacific, was spied on by the FBI, named as a communist by an informant, called before the House of Un-American Activities Committee, fired from his newspaper job, and blacklisted for five years.

Ultimately, though, this is an optimistic book. Creative Writing Awards Ceremony. After a particularly low period fueled by rejection and disillusionment, she grabbed hold of her own destiny and entered into what she calls an Era of Ignition—namely, the time of self-reflection that follows in the wake of personal upheaval and leads to a call to action and positive change. In the process of undergoing this metaphysical metamorphosis, she realized that our country was going through an Era of Ignition of its own.

We are in an age when activism becomes direct action, when disagreement becomes dissention, when dissatisfaction becomes protest, when accusations become accountability, and when revolts become revolutions.

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Doomstead Days is a lyrical series of experiments in embodied ecological consciousness. Drafted on foot, these site-specific poems document rivers, cities, forests, oil spills, mountains, and apocalyptic visions. They encounter refineries and urban watersheds, megafauna and industrial toxins, each encounter intertwining ordinary life and ongoing environmental crisis. Days pass: war- time days, days of love and sex, sixth extinction days, days of chronic illness, all of them doomstead days. Through these poems, we experience the pleasure and pain of being a body during global climate change.

In this moving new novel from celebrated author Nickolas Butler, a Wisconsin family grapples with the power and limitations of faith when one of their own falls under the influence of a radical church. Lyle Hovde is at the onset of his golden years, living a mostly content life in rural Wisconsin with his wife, Peg, daughter, Shiloh, and six-year old grandson, Isaac. After a troubled adolescence and subsequent estrangement from her parents, Shiloh has finally come home. The story of these two women, and of their people, is woven together in an intimate memoir of critical reflection and deep personal revelation.

In this Humanities Without Boundaries lecture, Emily Wilson describes her approach to translating T he Odyssey , and using this project as a springboard for further reflections on the practice and theory of translation within the world of Greek and Roman classics. Due to illness, our event with Tiana Clark has been canceled. We are working on rescheduling an event with her for the four-day celebration in October. For prize-winning poet Tiana Clark, trees will never be just trees. Presented in partnership with the Black Arts Matter Festival.

In this new memoir, Norris relates her life-long love of Greece, her quest to learn the language and master the mythology, and her travels through the Greek Isles in search of herself. Only a fraction of what is known about African American settlers in the Midwest, and the vibrant and cohesive communities they formed, has been preserved in traditional sources. Much is contained in the hearts and minds of their descendants.

Seeing a pressing need to preserve these experiences, lifelong Madison, Wis. While some struggled to find work, housing and acceptance, they describe a supportive and enterprising community that formed churches, businesses, and social clubs -- and frequently came together in the face of adversity and conflict. A brief history of Madison's African American settlement sets the stage for the oral histories. Due to weather and travel conditions, this event has been canceled. Nonetheless, his lines rang out on the lips of court entertainers, tavern singers, soldiers, and writers throughout the Tang dynasty, and his deep desire for a higher, more perfect world gave rise to his nickname, the Banished Immortal.

Horrified by her recklessness, Chinonso joins her on the roadside and hurls two of his prized chickens into the water below to express the severity of such a fall. The woman, Ndali, is stopped her in her tracks. My family tells long stories, drinking coffee and blowing smoke in your face.

It just fit for me to tell stories, and then I started writing them. Wisconsin Translators Panel. Translators are an indispensable link between authors and their foreign readers because they are the means by which texts from different cultures circulate. Translators are not just people with a good knowledge of one or more foreign languages: they also know firsthand the culture in which those foreign languages flourish. For this reason, they can understand the subtleties of the foreign text and can transpose it into their native language.

They are often authors, writers, and poets themselves who lend their writing skills to a foreign author, giving the opportunity to introduce a piece of work to an new audience. BookMarks are stories mined from our secret lives as readers. Stories of intimate relationships and life-changing encounters with books. Summer Hours at the Robber's LIbrary. People are drawn to libraries for all kinds of reasons. Most come for the books themselves, of course; some come to borrow companionship.

For head librarian, Kit, the public library in Riverton, New Hampshire, offers what she craves most: peace. Here, no one expects Kit to talk about the calamitous events that catapulted her out of what she thought was a settled, suburban life. She can simply submerge herself in her beloved books and try to forget her problems.

But that changes when fifteen-year-old, homeschooled Sunny gets arrested for shoplifting a dictionary. The judge throws the book at Sunny--literally--assigning her to do community service at the library for the summer. Bright, curious, and eager to connect with someone other than her off-the-grid hippie parents, Sunny coaxes Kit out of her self-imposed isolation.

In this powerful debut, Britteney Black Rose Kapri lends her unmistakable voice to fraught questions of identity, sexuality, reclamation, and power, in a world that refuses Black Queer women permission to define their own lives and boundaries. While I Have Your Attention. With musings on everything from politics and religion to family and cabin life to sports and his many obsessions—music, technology, books, weather, and hometown Madison—Roach has entertained and occasionally enraged readers with often witty and always astute observations on life as he sees it.

In this second edition of his greatest hits, Roach shares a collection of some of his favorite and most popular columns, which reveal as much about his edgy irreverence as they do of his soulful sentiment. A groundbreaking look at how small changes to our surroundings can lead us to happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives.

Have you ever wondered why we stop to watch the orange glow that arrives before sunset, or why we flock to see cherry blossoms bloom in spring? Is there a reason that people -- regardless of gender, age, culture, or ethnicity -- are mesmerized by infants, and can't help but smile when they see a burst of confetti or a cluster of colorful balloons. We are often taught that our external environment has little or no impact on our inner joy. Increasingly, experts urge us to find balance and calm by looking inward - through mindfulness or meditation - and muting the outside world.

But what if the natural vibrancy of our surroundings is actually our most renewable and easily accessible joy? Celebrating Wisconsin People. This year's calendar is the most inclusive book of poetry WFOP has ever published with poems from every ethnicity living in Wisconsin, including poems written in both Spanish and English. This collection celebrates all Wisconsin people with a signification section of poems that also focuses on those of German, Irish, Scottish, Scandinavian and other European heritages. The reading will gather State and local poets laureate to celebrate the poetry and people of Wisconsin.

This effort represents a major push to create wider programming that is able to serve a far larger and diverse population of readers. The Foundation will partner with libraries, colleges, festivals, conferences, schools, and performance venues to build comprehensive and accessible programming that brings National Book Awards authors and other acclaimed literary and academic figures to communities across America.

A missing person, a grieving family, a curious clue: a half-finished manuscript set in Paris. Once a week, I chase men who are not my husband. When eccentric novelist Robert Eady abruptly vanishes, he leaves behind his wife, Leah, their daughters, and, hidden in an unexpected spot, plane tickets to Paris.

Hoping to uncover clues--and her husband--Leah sets off for France with her girls. Upon their arrival, she discovers an unfinished manuscript, one Robert had been writing without her knowledge. The Eady girls follow the path of the manuscript to a small, floundering English-language bookstore whose weary proprietor is eager to sell. Leah finds herself accepting the offer on the spot. Landmark civil rights laws were passed. Pivotal campus protests were waged. A spring block party turned into a three-night riot.

Factor in urban renewal troubles, a bitter battle over efforts to build Frank Lloyd Wright's Monona Terrace, and the expanding influence of the University of Wisconsin, and the decade assumes legendary status. This heavily illustrated book also features annotated photographs that document the dramatic changes occurring downtown, on campus, and to the Greenbush neighborhood throughout the decade.

Madison Writer's Studio founders Michelle Wildgen and Susanna Daniel present a workshop about sensory writing and how to use it in your fiction and nonfiction. Does a passage make us feel queasy or hungry, cozy or anxious? How did this mood affect the way we experienced the story? Participants will have time to write, and some of you will have time to share and discuss your work as well. A mother inherits a leather box containing scraps of family papers and photos dating back more than a century. Her daughter joins her on a moving quest to reconstruct their family history.

Together they sift through archives and inspect eroded headstones, piecing together their ancestry in order to understand who they are. Central Library - Community Rooms In her New York Times bestseller White Rage , Carol Anderson laid bare an insidious history of policies that have systematically impeded black progress in America, from to our combustible present.

With One Person, No Vote , she chronicles a related history: the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the Supreme Court decision that eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of Known as the Shelby ruling, this decision effectively allowed districts with a demonstrated history of racial discrimination to change voting requirements without approval from the Department of Justice. If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? It's in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die.

In search of one thing they can know for sure, the Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes. Though the siblings keep the dates secret from one another, their prophecies inform their next five decades. Tommy: My Journey of a Lifetime. The many facets of Tommy G. Thompson—small-town grocer's son, brash campaigner with a common touch, shrewd political strategist, savvy policy wonk, and ebullient promoter of Wisconsin—come across vividly in these pages. Thompson, with journalist Doug Moe, traces his journey from boyhood to politics to the world stage, including his unprecedented four terms as Wisconsin governor, his service as a cabinet secretary under President George W.

Bush, and his continuing work in global efforts to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Personal and revealing stories punctuate the biographical details and policy discussions. Here is Tommy as a young man, just happening to be on the National Mall in when Dr. Martin Luther King told the nation "I have a dream. Dessa defies category--she is an intellectual with an international rap career and an inhaler in her backpack; a creative writer fascinated by philosophy and behavioral science; and a funny, charismatic performer dogged by blue moods and heartache.

She's ferocious on stage and endearingly neurotic in the tour van. Her stunning literary debut memoir stitches together poignant insights on love, science, and language--a demonstration of just how far the mind can travel while the body is on a six-hour ride to the next gig. This talk will look at how science has been visually communicated through the ages, focusing on natural history illustrations and the artists who were major contributors to the field in the age of exploration and onward. Artists from many countries and backgrounds all contribute to the advancement of science through their work, from Maria Sibylla Merian to Edward Tufte and many more.

Visual communication itself can cover a broad range: organismal illustrations, habitat descriptions, diagrams, maps, charts, infographics, etc. The possibilities of the field are endless, and the practice of explaining science through art has a strong history and a strong future. How do we write about experience that ties us to something beyond our material lives, beyond what is empirically known and visible?

Where do we find language for the light, love and connection that brings peace and even joy through our darkest moments? These are questions that poets Andrea Potos, Katrin Talbot and Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva have been exploring in their recent work, during dark periods of struggle and personal loss. Informed at times by the Romantics, by Rilke and Mary Oliver, these poems reach for a transcendant understanding of our connection to both this world and what comes after.

Salvanto is just the person to bring much-needed clarity in a time when divisions seem to run so deep. Everyone Knows You Go Home. Her husband, Martin, still unforgiving for having been abandoned by his father years ago, confesses that he never knew the old man had died. Isabel and Martin settle into married life in a Texas border town, and Omar returns each year on the celebratory Day of the Dead. Where are people going to go? Citizen Illegal is a revealing portrait of life as a first generation immigrant, a celebration of Chicano joy, a shout against erasure, and a vibrant re-imagining of Mexican American life.

He paints vivid portraits of good kids, bad kids, families clinging to hope, life after the steel mills, gentrifying barrios, and everything in between. Drawing on the rich traditions of Latinx and Chicago writers like Sandra Cisneros and Gwendolyn Brooks, Olivarez creates a home out of life in the in-between.

Combining wry humor with potent emotional force, Olivarez takes on complex issues of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and immigration using an everyday language that invites the reader in. Olivarez has a unique voice that makes him a poet to watch. Central Library - Children's Section.

For over 30 years she has brought the glories of winter to millions of youngsters, their teachers, and parents. Hedgie is dazzled by seeing the icy chicken coop sparkling like a palace, the frozen pond shining like a mirror, and the tinkling of sleigh bells. And Readers will be charmed by her meticulous and detailed illustrations, from the local houses with thatched roofs to the beautiful birch bark flourishes on every page.

From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War. Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. Romance, dating, sex and - Muslim women? In this groundbreaking collection, 25 American Muslim writers sweep aside stereotypes to share their search for love openly for the first time, showing just how varied the search for love can be--from singles' events and online dating, to college flirtations and arranged marriages, all with a uniquely Muslim twist.

Dessert and tea bar on site to enjoy as well! Childcare will be available. Between Gravity and What Cheer. He began taking day trips across Iowa in the spirit of wonder and discovery. His marked-up road map soon became a work of art in and of itself, covered with spokes, lines, and places both seen and needing to be seen. Along the way he plied his trade, taking photographs.

Yoga is as much a spiritual practice as it is a physical one, and the core of the ancient philosophy is inscribed in the nearly aphorisms that comprise the Yoga Sutras. Written some two thousand years ago by the guru Pantajali, these texts offer timeless wisdom on how to live a joyful, purposeful life.

In this accessible, engaging handbook to the Sutras, Kelly DiNardo and Amy Pearce-Hayden group the works thematically, offers brief commentary, and provides writing prompts for deeper and more personal reflection on this path to enlightenment. In this talk, DiNardo and Pearce-Hayden will offer a brief intro the sutras, share tangible, science-backed exercises from the book and lead you through a guided meditation. As we learn the reasons that each person is attending the Big Oakland Powwow—some generous, some fearful, some joyful, some violent—momentum builds toward a shocking yet inevitable conclusion that changes everything.

Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and will to perform in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry.

And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and loss. Collected Works of Meg Medina. Meg Medina is an award-winning Cuban American author of picture books, middle grade novels, and teen fiction. A survey of twenty-seven elite colleges found that twenty-three percent of respondents reported personal experiences of sexual misconduct on their campuses. That figure has not changed since the s, when people first began collecting data on sexual violence.

What has changed is the level of attention that the American public is paying to these statistics. Reports of sexual abuse repeatedly make headlines, and universities are scrambling to address the crisis. These are tumultuous times for race relations in America. The President of the United States is routinely accused of being a racist for both his words and his policies. White supremacists are marching in the streets.

Hundreds of thousands of Dreamers are being threatened with deportation. In these divisive times, two men from drastically different backgrounds have come together on a mission to stop hate. This gut-wrenching book provides a vital understanding of how to combat racism and white supremacists in order to build an inclusive society based on unity and respect. What emerges is a rich portrait of a community and culture that resisted, survived and flourished despite centuries of racism, violence, and trauma. These thought-provoking essays present a different side of American history, one that doesn't depend on a narrative steeped in oppression bur rather reveals black voices telling their own stories.

His teenage daughter is growing distant and mean. His older brother—a washed-up heavy-metal singer—is fresh out of jail, and their mother may be slipping away to dementia. Things just seemed to veer off course since the death of the family patriarch many years earlier. It falls upon John to decide if he should break the news to his family, knowing that the truth could make the family whole — or smash it to pieces.

Virgil survives but his language and memory are altered and he emerges into a world no longer familiar to him. Into this community returns a shimmering prodigal son who may hold the key to reviving their town. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual false alarm. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed , books and damaged , more. Investigators descended on the scene, but over thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who? Ling Ma will discuss her new novel in converation with Jaquira Diaz, author of the forthcoming, Ordinary Girls.

So Candace barely notices when a plague of biblical proportions sweeps New York. Then Shen Fever spreads. Families flee. Companies halt operations. The subways squeak to a halt. Her bosses enlist her as part of a dwindling skeleton crew with a big end-date payoff. Soon entirely alone, still unfevered, she photographs the eerie, abandoned city as the anonymous blogger NY Ghost. Central Library - Community Room. Andrea knows everything about her mother, Laura. But all that changes when a trip to the mall explodes into violence. Celebrating her birthday over lunch with her mother, they find themselves in the middle of a deadly shooting and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura.

While Andrea freezes in fear, Laura is calm, cool, and collected—jumping into action to stop the killer in his tracks. How can a quiet, middle-aged speech pathologist possibly stop a shooter on a rampage? Because it turns out that before Laura was Laura, she was someone completely different.

Mark and David will explore politics, football, and the inevitable intersection of the two in today's heated cultural atmosphere. In a wide-ranging interview, Leibovich will address the multitude of scandals, traditions, and movements that have all come to bear on the NFL just as it reached the pinnacle of American sports and culture. In , Yale Tishman, the development director for a Chicago art gallery, is about to pull off a coup, bringing an extraordinary collection of s paintings. Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage of the AIDs epidemic grows around him.

Thirty years later, Fiona is in Paris tracking down her estranged daughter who disappeared into a cult. While staying with an old friend, a famous photographer who documented the Chicago epidemic, she finds herself finally grappling with the devastating ways the AIDS crisis affected her life and her relationship with her daughter. Storm Lake, his first book, is like its namesake city of 15, many things.

Perhaps most importantly, Storm Lake is a forward-thinking, hopeful vision of rural America. In Make Trouble , Richards presents a timely and important message: To make change, you have to make trouble. In her book, she illuminates the people and the lessons that have gotten her through good times and bad and the experiences that taught her how to stand up, speak out, and find the courage to lead, including:. Dub, Rolls, Rye, and Gio, who narrates most of these nine stories, have been friends since childhood, growing up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. How Are You Going to Save Yourself covers roughly a decade of these inseparable friends weaving in and out of one another's lives as their futures diverge.

Among their differences, Gio's mixed-race identity--with a black father, an NFL player whose injury washed him out, and a white mother--sets him apart from his friends, as does his eventual path to the Ivy League. As these four go from boys to men, they grapple with the newfound power of sex and drugs, with the force of their needs, and at times with the violence of their desires.

After years of chasing the American dream, the Zhen family has moved back to China. Settling into a luxurious serviced apartment in Shanghai, Wei, Lina, and their daughter, Karen, join an elite community of Chinese-born, Western-educated professionals who have returned to a radically transformed city. Judy Moody is in a royal purple-mountain-majesties mood.

Make that Majesty with a capital M! Should Judy start packing her purple robe for a sleepover at Buckingham Palace? These new gems are not nearly as shiny or sparkly as the crown jewels. The Lake Michigan Cottage Cookbook. In the nine expansive, searching stories of A Lucky Man , fathers and sons attempt to salvage relationships with friends and family members, and confront mistakes made in the past.

An imaginative young boy from the Bronx goes swimming with his group from day camp at a backyard pool in the suburbs, and faces the effects of power and privilege in ways he can barely grasp. And at a capoeira conference, two brothers grapple with how to tell the story of their family, caught in the dance of their painful, fractured history. This stunning debut by Jamel Brinkley reflects the tenderness and vulnerability of black men and boys whose hopes sometimes betray them, especially in a world shaped by race, gender, and class—where luck may be the greatest fiction of all.

Love, Hate and Other Filters. In this unforgettable debut novel, an Indian-American Muslim teen copes with Islamophobia, cultural divides among peers and parents, and a reality she can neither explain nor escape. American-born seventeen-year-old Maya Aziz is torn between worlds. Police brutality trials, white supremacist rallies, Black Lives Matter protests. But to talk about race itself—to examine the way it shapes our society, visibly and invisibly—can feel scary and overwhelming.

How do we address vast differences in racial perspective and experience? When we try to talk about race, these unanswered questions and hundreds like them make it likely that the discussion will end in hurt feelings, damaged relationships—maybe even violence. The undergraduate and graduate creative writing awards ceremony, featuring poet Carrie Lorig. The Intellectual in Public Life. What is the role of intellectual expertise and debate in public life? He will also examine the possibilities and pitfalls of academic writing for a general audience, and the dilemmas of argument and analysis posed by the Trump presidency.

No pre-registration is required. Book sales and a signing will follow the presentation. How and why are U. Is it a solution to ending poverty? Or is it a pursuit of economic growth and corporate profit? Daniel H. Everyone knows that timing is everything.

Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork. But the working class we have now—far more female and racially diverse and employed by the fast food, retail, health care, and other service industries—has been marginalized, if not ignored, by politicians and pundits. This is changing, swiftly and dramatically. American Philosophy: A Love Story. The epic wisdom contained in a lost library helps the author turn his life around. John Kaag is a dispirited young philosopher at sea in his marriage and his career when he stumbles upon West Wind, a ruin of an estate in the hinterlands of New Hampshire that belonged to the eminent Harvard philosopher William Ernest Hocking.

Hocking was one of the last true giants of American philosophy and a direct intellectual descendent of William James, the father of American philosophy and psychology, with whom Kaag feels a deep kinship. It is James's question "Is life worth living? This is a great opportunity for high school students in Madison to experience a wide-range of book-related programming and see many of the exciting programs offered by Madison Public Library.

A program-rich schedule is designed to engage students in the Wisconsin Common Core Standards within a dynamic learning environment. Through meaningful interaction with authors, poets, and peers, students will see themselves as active members of the Madison community. They will gain confidence, exposure, and insight while applying skills in reading, writing, language, speaking, and listening in the real world. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and will be limited to students.

Register by emailing Conor Moran at cmoran mplfoundation. Find great bargains for your home library and support the library! This sale features books, DVDs and other materials of all types. Sale runs November Learn how each state's history, culture, and traditions define what we eat. The answer might surprise you.

The panelists cover the nation's traditions, from persimmon pudding and pickled pike to fiddleheads and fatback, and introduce local ingredients you never knew existed, like conch, huckleberries, chicory, ackee, and sumac. Blaine Harden will discuss this story and the situation in North Korea in conversation with David Maraniss. Though he lacked the pedigree of most U.

Central Library - Community Rooms. Her recent troubles — widowhood, a failing business, an unemployed middle-aged son — are only the latest. She has already put up with scores of marriages and hundreds of children, over 2, years — ever since she made a spiritual bargain to save the life of her first son back in Roman-occupied Jerusalem.

In , as her children and grandchildren develop new technologies for immortality, Rachel knows she must enable her beloved offspring to live fully — without her, but with meaning — by finding a way for herself to die. Gripping, hilarious, and profoundly moving, Eternal Life celebrates the bonds between generations, the power of faith, the purpose of death, and the reasons for being alive.

Paul Yoon displays his subtle, ethereal, and strikingly observant style with six thematically linked stories in The Mountain. Though singular, they are united by the struggle to reconcile their pasts in the wake of violence, big and small, spiritual and corporeal. A morphine-addicted nurse wanders through the decimated French countryside in search of purpose; a dissatisfied wife sporadically takes a train across Spain with a much younger man in the wake of a building explosion; a from Korea to Shanghai, where she aimlessly works in a camera sweat shop, trying to outrun the ghosts of her past.

Central Library - Local History Room. Robin Chapman, Catherine Jagoe, and Alison Townsend discuss capturing a sense of place in their writing. Many people today live and work far away from what they once considered home. What are some of the consequences that place—or dis-placement—can have on our lives? How are we affected by our ancestral homes, the landscapes where we make our homes, or the places we encounter that we identify deeply with?

Susan Gloss E. Five Madison-area lawyers gather for a panel discussion on how they have found a successful second career as writers. Whether writing fiction, history, or biography, these lawyers have brought their research and evaluative skills to bear creating new works. This is the incredible story of a Kenyan-born teen who later learns about her true identity as a former Somali refugee. As an activist, Zeynab addresses the struggles immigrant and refugee families encounter in the United States, hoping to spread awareness of immigration.

In this book, she shares her experience of growing up in the United States and how her own life inspired her to become the decisive, optimistic young activist she is today. Returning to the ballroom for the first time since the s, Lorraine enters a dazzling world she thought long vanished. But as the sparkling past comes to life, so does the fateful encounter that forced her to choose between her heart and her duty—and she must face the secret she buried.

First as a rock and roller in the 80s, then as a literary darling in the 90s. Now it's twenty years later, and despite his desire to remain a simple laundromat owner, stardom has found him once again. But when she disappears while hiking with two other women, Emit finds himself chasing down a mystery that promises to leave him forever changed. From the artist and author of All Over Coffee and Everything is its own reward, Paul Madonna uses his signature blend of drawing and storytelling to deliver a beautiful and entertaining novel filled with suspense, surprise, and humor.

With over one hundred lush and haunting drawings, this full-length, character-driven story is a fresh and innovative reinvention of the illustrated novel. Simmons also shares ingredient tips, cooking techniques, and many informative "Snippets," as well as personal and behind-the-scenes stories that will appeal to fans and food lovers everywhere. Ancient glaciers passed by the Driftless Area and waterways vein its interior, forming an enchanting, enigmatic landscape of sharp ridgetops and deep valleys.

Across time, this rugged topography has been home to an astonishing variety of people: Sauk, Dakota, and Ho-Chunk villagers, Norwegian farmers and Mexican mercado owners, Dominican nuns and Buddhist monks, river raftsmen and Shakespearean actors, Cornish miners and African American barn builders, organic entrepreneurs and Hmong truck gardeners.

Essays range from an explication of the historical roots of racism in the criminal justice system to an examination of modern-day police killings of unarmed black men. Sarah Menkedick spent her twenties trekking alone across South America, teaching English to recalcitrant teenagers on Reunion Island, picking grapes in France and camping on the Mongolian grasslands; for her, meaning and purpose were to be found on the road, in flight from the ordinary. In a knowledge-based economy, universities are repositories of valuable information and research, where brilliant minds of all nationalities mingle freely with few questions asked.

Is there a connection to threats against the National Football League? When human bones wash up on the Lake Michigan shore, the sheriff has more than a missing man to worry about. As a child living on an Indian reservation, Jon Kerstetter knew the meaning of boundaries.

Those were just the first among the many improbable and dramatic transitions Kerstetter has made in his life. On an epic 3,mile journey through the most pristine backcountry of the American West, four friends rode horseback across an almost contiguous stretch of unspoiled public lands, border to border, from Mexico to Canada. For their trail horses, they adopted wild mustangs from the US Bureau of Land Management that were perfectly adapted to the rocky terrain and harsh conditions of desert and mountain travel.

But they also experienced a special camaraderie with each other and with the mustangs. The Dark Net is real. An anonymous and often criminal arena that exists in the secret far reaches of the web, some use it to manage Bitcoins, pirate movies and music, or traffic in drugs and stolen goods. And in Percy's novel, an ancient darkness is gathering there as well. In March of , the days leading up to the invasion of Iraq, a recently-retired U.

In May of , a war-hero physician and alchemist navigates the intrigues of Venetian society as he conspires to steal the secrets of making flat glass mirrors on behalf of a shadowy foreign power. In his debut novel, Martin Seay weaves these strands into a unique literary thriller: an entertaining, puzzling, ultimately moving novel about the ways we are haunted by our own reflections. From adventurers and educators Amy and Dave Freeman, a passionate and beautifully illustrated account of a year in the Boundary Waters.

The Boundary Waters—with over twelve hundred miles of canoe routes—is one of our national treasures, yet their existence has been consistently threatened. They would speak on behalf of the Boundary Waters. And they would do it by spending a year in the wilderness. Janesville: An American Story. She learned from an early age what made her miserable, and for Scaachi anything can be cause for despair. Alongside these personal stories are pointed observations about life as a woman of color: where every aspect of her appearance is open for critique, derision, or outright scorn; where strict gender rules bind in both Western and Indian cultures, leaving little room for a woman not solely focused on marriage and children to have a career and a life for herself.

With a sharp eye and biting wit, incomparable rising star and cultural observer Scaachi Koul offers a hilarious, scathing, and honest look at modern life. Lauren Gunderson is currently America's most-produced living playwright. In this free public talk, Lauren will discuss her playwriting process and career, and her experiences as a woman writer in America. Danez Smith is a groundbreaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power.

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Smith turns then to desire, mortality—the dangers experienced in skin, body, and blood—and a diagnosis of HIV positive. Look Up! Central Library - The Children's Section. Quirky full-color illustrations portray dozens of birds chatting about their distinctive characteristics, including color, shape, plumage, and beak and foot types, while tongue-in-cheek cartoons feature banter between birds, characters, and the reader "Here I am, the noble spruce grouse. In a spruce grove. Interactive and enjoyable tips bring an age-old hobby to new life for the next generation of bird-watchers.

Nilanjana Sikdar is an outsider to the town of Night Vale. But all of that is put into question when Carlos gives her a special assignment investigating a mysterious rumbling in the desert wasteland outside of town. This investigation leads her to the Joyous Congregation of the Smiling God, and to Darryl, one of its most committed members. Caught between her beliefs in the ultimate power of science and her growing attraction to Darryl, she begins to suspect the Congregation is planning a ritual that could threaten the lives of everyone in town.

In a world where the corny is commended and the punniest reigns supreme, one writer must conquer his fears in order to compete with the greats in the ultimate battle of wit and wordplay. Learn more and find other program dates at Beyond the Page. He argues that the presidency is a victim of its own success, such that the vastness of the job makes it almost impossible to fulfill the expectations placed upon it. As managers of the world's largest economy and military, contemporary presidents must react to a truly globalized world in a twenty-four-hour news cycle. There is little room left for bold vision.

Suri traces America's disenchantment with our recent presidents to the inevitable mismatch between presidential promises and the structural limitations of the office. A masterful reassessment of presidential history, this book is essential reading for anyone trying to understand America's fraught political climate.

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk. She took s New York by storm, working her way up writing copy for R. Doug Stanton will discuss this story in conversation with David Maraniss. Fueled by her mission to correct online misinformation and scientifically outdated materials, Ward guides readers through a comprehensive survey of the methods that will ensure your preservation projects are safe and delicious. Included are highly adaptable recipes that demonstrate every method and technique of preservation. In April of , photographer and curator Naomi Shersty attended the funeral of Tom Kutchera, former owner of Empire Fish Company and amateur photographer.

This visual history of Empire Fish and commercial fishing exhibit tell a larger story beyond a single company. It captures the anthropological changes of Milwaukee: its culture, food, religion, and demographics. Congratulations to all who auditioned, an.. Year 7 students were asked to write a piece titled 'My Special Place'. Here are a couple of wonderful compositions from two very talented wordsmiths. Our final year dance students need to learn dances in two particular styles, rehearse them in great detail then perform them as solos for external assessors at the end of the year.

Published each term, Catholic Education Today celebrates the faith, life, achievements and culture of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Melbourne. To view an online copy of this.. Emilia was asked a few questions about this scholarship, and what.. I was put into my age group from 10 to 15 years old and I was singing the song Chandelier by.. On Wednesday 27 February 16 girls had an early 6am start to take part in the Victorian School Surf League at Mordialloc beach in Melbourne along with three staff. The day ran..

Recently, the Unit 1 Health and Human Development students attended an excursion to Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre to help deepen their understanding of the perspectives t.. On the 5th of March, I went up to Melbourne. How did I get to do this? Well, last ye.. On Monday 4 March, all Year 7s students enjoyed a presentation by adolescent psychologist, Jocelyn Brewer, on the topic of Digital Nutrition.

The premise of Digital Nutrition is that.. We had the opportunity to listen and speak to many people.. The prize provides 22 students with the opportunity to participate in an overseas study tour, exploring sites of militar.. If you have daughter in Year 6 and she is intending to enrol at Sacred Heart College for Year 7 , please note applications will close Friday 17 May Applications can be comp..

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These evenings are available for parents who wish to discuss immediate or.. Please be advised that the last day of term, Friday 5 April, will have an earlier finish time of 2. The competi.. There were 6 performers and 35 minutes o.. We are so very proud of all our alumni who play for the AFLW, and regard them as.. Leaders of Sisters of Mercy Congregations, Institutes and Federations throughout the world form Mercy International Association, founded to serve the Sisters of Mercy, their associates a..

This day aims to give schools a chance to take action and empower young people to be a part of the solution when addressing bullying.. Congratulations to the Class of ! Sacred Heart College supports the education of young Timorese who aspire to further their education and become teachers within their.. A copy of his headland speech can be seen below. On the 14th of March why this date? Try writing it in US for..

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What is your connection to SHC? I am a Year 9 student at Sacred Heart College. I have lots of fond and funny memories at S.. The correct wearing of our SHC uniform embodies a bond of respect for one another and the College, pride and gratitude for being members of our community and identifies our connection wi.. On Wednesday 27 February, we launched our school year at the Maguire Celebration. The Maguire Celebration is an evening to formally recognise and celebrate the many ways in which ou..

It's all happening, with Ms Carmichael teaching both.. All the slides left you shaking and with adrenaline, and eager for more. As we went from ride to ride the smile on my face grew bigger. The first ride our homeroom experienced was the To.. There were 8 schools participating this year with the new additio.. We are excited to tell you about Caro.. From the images belo.. On Monday 25 February, our Year 8 students were treated to a wonderful presentation by renowned author Alice Pung.

I have lived on the Bellarine Peninsula for almost 4 years, before that I was a born and bred Melbourne girl! So no, I don't barrack for Gee.. Through this program, we are working to embed a culture of wellness for learning across the school and wider commu.. I was with the Japanese Association of Geelong, and we performed the traditional Japan.. The following prayer was written by Catherine Anderson 7JTD, and demonstrates the power of celebration.

Sponsored by Geelong Connected Communities, the Community Spirit Award was recently awarded by the Gordon to one of our school-based apprentices from , Olivia Pritchard. The awar.. We will use the Charter to.. To assist families we have developed an SHC Communications Model, which aims to provide a 'big picture' of all the main sources of student information, their medium and their frequency.

As is now publicly known, Cardinal George Pell has been found guilty of historical sexual crimes relating to two young people at St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne. This follows two trial.. A beautiful sunny day, full of activity and colour for our annual Swimming Carnival at Kardinia Pool. We were greeted with a sunny day for a swim or jump in the diving pool.

All SHC parents are war.. We will be holding our Discovery Day on Tuesday 19 March, 4pm - 7pm. This will be the official launch of the school year, and we look forward to s.. Stage 3 of our Court Precinct is coming along nicely! Please see some images below of the latest building works. This prestigious competition is.. This year we are looking to tackle misconceptions in the Church.

To start our conversation we have Kuranda Seyit presenting on his Islamic tradition and interfaith understandings. Enjoy the long weekend, girls!.. The classrooms were situated in the cloister where the school admin.. Invest in your most precious asset The Australian Government Department of Education and Training has requested that we provide a statement of addresses, in accordance with the Australian Education Regulation Cth..

These evenings are available for parents who wish to discuss immediate o.. All through her life she showed.. This year we had approxi.. Are you interested in learning an instrument or vocal lessons at SHC? On Thursday 31 January we celebrated our Beginning of Year Mass, which gave us a chance to begin our school year with a lovely sacred celebration in our beautiful grounds.

Our magnificen.. Please click the link below for important information about ordering online or via the for.. There was a lot of excitement in the air as they gathered in McAuley Hall at the start of the day, and i.. It was such a proud moment f.. Following the sessions, a social event will be held for Year 7 parents in Celies.. Due to predicated rain and thunderstorms, the Maguire Celebration has been postponed until Wednesday 27 February at 7. Please find below the Maguire Celebration invitation,..

A reminder that we have an updated Uniform Policy, which you can view below. A reminder that the College has an automated SMS system for notifying student absences. Please be advised that this number can only receive messages, and is not able to receive phone cal.. This year Team Hemley Training are offering coaching programs for students after school on Mondays and Wednesdays—"Fit for Life", inclusive and aimed at giving the participants a r.. We have recently created an information hub which answers questions you may have about being a student at Sacred Heart College.

It covers many topics, which can be seen in the image belo.. On Saturday 15 December , the Shrine of Remembrance Young Ambassador role ended for one of our students, and began for another. The course will run Tues.. Guest speaker Natalie O'Donnell i.. Please see below the finishing dates for and the commencement dates for Teaching staff finish Friday 14 December. The College will close for on Thursday.. We will be celebrating two important annual events within the first two weeks of the school year in Please put the following dates in your diary: Our Beginning of Year..

They were both presented with their Certificates at t.. The article below was written by Geordie Little, and was featured in the December edition of the Australian Teacher Magazine. Congratulations to the students and staff involved in t.. She talked to us about the media, the timing of journalism and getting.. Prior to collection day you wil.. As the last school girls regatta pre-Christmas it was highly attended with some 27 schools and clubs from around the state send..

Year 7 and Year 10 students who missed out on getting their school vaccines this year can catch up through Barwon Health Immunisation or their GP. Please see the table below which ou.. I grew up in Geelong West, but live on a farm these days. Over the years, I have worked as a teacher-librarian and taught Religious E.. She won 2 Gold and a Silver for Australia, as well as a Silver f.. It will run from 6. Attention Parents: the following information is for anyone whose daughter may be interested in training for diving to represent SHC in The news item was about the Sweethearts band, which counts some SHC students in their number.

Please cl.. As we await the coming.. We thank the MAD Committee for all they.. Congratulations to the following students whose achievements were acknowledged by the College Captains at the recent school assembly: Mercy Leadership Certificate recipients: Congrat.. Please see below the College Reception hours for the last week before the Christmas break. Monday 17 December - Wednesday 19 December: 8. Please click on the images below to see these deserving students, as well as the equally deserving Year.. The first day we worked with industrial wood.. We are recruiting parent leaders now for to join our current Parent Power Team.

For my Year 10 Mercy Leadership Certificate I donated 20 homemade bandanas to the Andrew Love Cancer Centre in Geelong for women that were suffering from hair loss due to chemotherapy tr.. Your level Parent Power leaders will power these private groups, with the sup.. The bus continued down the road, and soon enough i.. Booklists are now available through Campion. Please see below information on how to order books online. Booklist information for parents and students The list of books and statio.. Her amazing photoweaving artwork can be seen below. Well done, Laura! Towards the end of the year, many people seem to be so tired and struggling to deal with their many responsibilities and tasks.

This prayer is for all those who feel exhausted and.. Please put the following dates in your diary: Our Beginning of year.. Many crews will be racing throughout.. A press release has just been issued about the discovery of a new species of butterfly. There is also an effo.. The application process entailed putting in a resume about me, a let.. Here is one of the responses: I think that I have definite..

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Fortunately, we ha.. We have spent this week wrapping up the academic side of SOAR, with students having the opportunity to create a portfolio of their best, most enjoyable, and most analytical work. They ha.. My name is Lee Oliver and I have lived in the Geelong area for most of my life. My wife.. Sacred Heart College recently undertook a Digital Privacy Safety and Security audit and the report back recommended that we offer more information to parents to enable you to support you..

Before her death on November 11 , Catherine McAuley instructed her Sisters of Mercy to be sure to have a 'good cup of tea' when she was gone. Mercy communities around the world come.. Sacred Heart College has a strong friendship with the Baucau community in Timor. As part of our community partnership program, we proudly support young Timorese women in their pursuit of..

It was a magnificent day, with the sun greeting us.. An email was recently sent to families providing an update on Sacred Heart College fees for The information contained in this email can also be found on our website, under Enro.. This expo was advertised to our students to attend, in particular our Year.. We will be holding an information session regarding LoopLearn, a facial recognition software to be trialled at SHC. Please see below some correspondence from Mark Pleasance, our Director.. We had 12 girls entered int..

Students from the Year 9 Digital Technologies class have recently been to the new Geelong Tech School to take part in workshops on programs they developed for the NAO robots and creating.. It covers many topics, seen in the image below. Have you seen the new 'Screen Time' feature available on iPhones? There has recently been a deluge of articles published around the importance of minimising screen time for the benef..

All the students have been doing a great job with SOAR this year! It has been so wonderful to see them engage meaningfully and independently with this fantastic self-directed program. Sr Liz will be breaking open the Chapt.. I am eighteen years of age, come from a family of four and I graduated from St Ignatius Colle.. Our class of officially finished their secondary schooling on Wednesday 24 October, and we celebrated their time at SHC with an emotional Year 12 Final Assembly. There were tears an.. Booklists are now available through Campions. Booklist information for parents and students The list of books and stati..

Coloured robes in the shades of blue, green and white billow in the morning breeze. The soft strum of the guitar sends out a peaceful sound, and harmonic voices fill the sunlit room. The Graduation Mass for the Year 12s took place on Tuesday 23 October, with many family members, friends and staff in attendance to acknowledge this significant milestone for.. In fact, as a group, Australian adolescents rank as the third most sleep-deprived in the world! Focusing on sleep health i.. On Sunday 11 November , we mark not only the annual Remembrance Day commemorations but also the th anniversary of the Armistice, the cessation of hostilities in World..

The program encourages students to think about diver.. We were blessed with wonderful weather, and up to people were able to enjoy it as they sa.. It seemed fitting for them to reflect on their time here as a student at SHC,.. A reminder that Monday 5 November and Tuesday 6 November will be student-free days due to our mid-term break.

The College will be closed on these days and will re-open at 8. Not long before she died in November , Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, instructed her Sisters to be sure to 'have a comfortable cup of tea' once she h.. Destination Happiness is a televsion show that is focused on personal wellbeing.

It offers great tips and personal stories to help others improve their own health and wellbeing. I was co.. Three teams from the cl.. On Monday 12 November, Year 9 Dance students will be presenting their Duo dances for assessment, in front of an audience of interested paren.. This promises to be a wonderful evening of live music, with our College Choirs, College Orchestra, a.. Congratulations to our Year 11 students who have been awarded leadership positions for The roles and recipients are listed below. We are sure you will fulfil your new roles an..

Over the holidays, Social Justice Sunday was celebrated on 30 September. The team had placed s.. Congratulations to all students involved in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior athletics teams who competed at the new Nitro Schools Challenge competition at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Pa.. Please be advised the next Parent Communication Afternoon will be held on Wednesday 31 October from 3. This year the S.. With a very early start, depar.. Congratulations to our current recipient of Mercy Moments!

Oscar Irwin staff member , received his nomination for volunteering to assist with taking donations to Vinnies, setting up.. The turn-out was far more than any.. With a very earl.. It seemed fitting for them to reflect on their time here as a student at SHC, as it co.. The belief in the Community of Saints affirms that our relationship with our..

With the wea.. Departing from school nice and early on Friday 17 August, our girls arrived at Dandenong S.. We welcomed approximately 60 young people from Diversitat for a day of fun and friendship. The activities on the day.. After only a very short bus t.. This promises to be an informative and worthwhile course. As a psychologist and former educa.. They stayed in the Jabiru Area School w..

Please see below some important end of year dates for your calendar: Friday 16 November, 1. These evenings are available for parents who wish to discuss immediate or urgent ma.. Please see below the Semester 2 Parent Communication Opportunities on offer. Please click the image for a larger view. My favourite parts of.. Students were involved in a variety of activities to develop their language skills and prepare them for VCE Langu..

Day 1 — Here we go - Language camp, leaving after school at driving down to Anglesea with our little group of Japanese girls. French girls were dropped off at Burnsid.. They had to debate issues of International significance at Par.. As parents and caregivers we are often made aware of the changing world in which our adolescents are growing. We are also often reminded of the complexities of the transition that young..

The year sevens have.. Our students worked with engineers from Ford to "improve the experience of back seat passengers".. Day was held last Thursday, as a reminder to all Australians that every day is a day to ask your friends, family and community members, R U OK? At Sacred Heart College we hosted e.. Calling all female football teams in the Geelong region! Local heroes..

Please be advised that College Reception will be open the first week of the holidays, Monday 24 September to Thursday 27 September, 8. Congratulations to our current recipients of Mercy Moments! Alex Durante 8KRS: received her nomination for giving up her valuable lunch time to pick up rubbish in the year seven and.. Education Perfect has let people all around the world compete in multiple com.. It seemed fitting for them to reflect on their time here as a student at SHC, as it c..

After over.. This year our Faith Day had a focus on Human Trafficking and forced marriage. This is a Catholic orga.. Each year, Mercy communities all around the world mark the opening of the first House of.. I live in Manifold Heights with my da.. It is considered the highest point of your Scouting at this stage and is a milestone in your..

In Japanese this year we have been looking at travel, housing and fashion. While looking at travel we explored how we can say different sentences focused around travelling in Japan. Learning to live with change and loss Change and loss are issues that affect all of us at some stage in our lives.

At Sacred Heart College we recognise that when changes.. The founder of the Sisters of Mercy, Cat.. Over a period of ten days our language students worked on the program earni.. After almost 12 months of construction, Stage 2 of The Court Precinct is almost ready for our girls. Please click on the clip below to see footage of the connecting wall coming down.

There was great anticipation in the weeks leading to the Year 10 Formal, and the general consensus is that it was a great night for every SJC, SHC and Clonard student who attended! Year 8 student Sammy McCombe, along with her friend Lucy Carpenter, have featured in an online story about living with albinism, and the strong friendship they have built since they were.. The theme for this event was stories of refugees and asylum seeker,.. Over guests shared an enjoyable evening that ce.. Her design, concept board and design brief are thorough, and demonstrate a..

The MMG initiative aims to create a po.. Congratulations to the following students whose achievements were acknowledged by the College Captains at the recent school assembly: Rotary Star Search Rachael.. Ms Rikki Gordon staff member : received her nomination for her kindness in providing all her office colleagues with beaut.. Emma is also a worthy recipient.. An absolutely outstanding performance from the slam poets of 7PHM has resulted in their progression to the finals of the OutLoud! In Medieval times a torture rack could be used to punish those who gossiped.

This is one of the many fascinating — and rather disturbing — things we learnt on our.. I am a former television journalist and now work as a communications advisor. I live in Geelong with my husband, Malcolm, and childre.. Recently we have seen a large amount of girls attending the Health Centre. A few things to remember to help you stay as healthy as possible: Wash your hands after going to the ba.. Our Dinner for Dads and Daughters has sold out, with all tickets sold! Please see below some information about the upcoming Dinner for Dads and Daughters, including the a..

In Unit 2 Physical Education, students attended Supatramp as a part of exploring different types of physical activity for different population groups across the lifespan. The girls h.. Having progressed through the first two rounds, the g.. We are super proud of our girls,.. Sadly in our news there are many reports of terrible things happening around the world — people treated with scant regard in places of conflict, the collapse of the bri.. The first stage of this process is a self evalua.. Sacred Heart College will be embarking on a European choir tour in July An information l..

Homelessness Focus Over the past term the the College M. Make A Difference Committee chose to focus on raising awareness and support for the homeless. As a group we pla.. Please see below a photo gallery of the recent Time to Shine performance. These are the professional photos taken on the night, and feature some of our very talented students. Are you looking for somewhere to hold your end of year breakup?

We now have our lovely Celies Dining Room available to hire for events. Choose your catering package and seating arrangeme.. Six week trial - date yet to be confirmed Sacred Heart College has been approached by looplearn to partake in a trial of their software that assists schools with attendan.. Of course, all father figures are welcome, including grandfath..

An information letter for parents can.. SHC ran this competition in , received 3, Planning is well underway for the school year. Wind back the clock to and the senior class of Rydell H.. It all started when I joined a songwriting class at bluebird house, and the teacher was actually an ex-Sacred Heart student. Her name is Rachel Brennan and she taught me lots of skills a..

A reminder that the College has implemented an automated SMS system for notifying student absences. Please be advised that this number can only receive messages, and is not able to recei.. Emily won an Excellence Award.. Mathilde Rutjens 8WH: received her nomination for 'being so lovely to another girl who was worried that they had misse..

On Thursday 26 July, some brave students and staff participated in the annual Winter Sleepout, which was coordinated by the College M. Vaughn is a big cat specialist who is helping the club catch the mysterious Otway's Puma. She was born in Fitzroy of Scottish im.. Current trends in education encourage students to be inventive and entrepreneurial thinkers, to use skills and knowledge and apply them to real-life situations, and to collaborate in tea..

These evenings are available for parents who wish to discuss immediate or urgent m.. The day was a wonderful celebration of the Arts and students embraced the opportun.. Event Details: Thursday 30 August , 6. Hello, my name is Ella Stanford and I am in year 9. This year for the first time year 9's were given the opportunity to do Personal Project as a subject choice.

It had just been int.. This is the final instalment of a series - this article plus the two previous SHC Spotlight articles have featured three members from the one family - Lucille currently in Year 7, Rachel.. As part of the program students participate in outreach activities across our wider region. These a.. Denby Taylor 12SMC received her nomination for 'looking out for younger year levels and cleaning up the Year 12 area a.. I hope the mid semester break has been restful and a health filled term three is before you. Yoga continues to be offered to staff members and the wider community on Wednesdays 5.

After an exceptionally early start, departing school at Former student Gemma Ruffin has started an online blog which outlines her life after Year The blog gives a wonderful insight as to what our students may face upon finishing th.. Please see below the latest Principal's Update, which was emailed to the school community recently. To help prevent accidents around the bus stops schools, parents and industry members are being asked to teach students the following information: When waiting for the bu..

Congratulations to the following students who once again have impressed in the Upstart Challenge! She had to formulate three questions to ask him and her questions were incorporated i.. Here is a student's reflection of this fun day! At the end of Term 2, we had a Mind Body..

What an amazing ach.. Is your daughter interested in making a difference to wildlife survival? In working with international scientists in the forest of Kalimantan, Borneo? Perhaps discovering new species? Our next social function will be our Dinner for Dads and Daughters evening. More information on this special event will be coming soon. Choir students have been busy rehearsing for the Time to Shine performance which takes place at the State Theatre this Saturday 28 July. It is all becoming very real now with the stu.. If you are currently in the Junior or.. These evenings are available for parents who wish to discuss immediate or urgent matt..

My name is Rachel Mcilvena and my main role in life is being Mum to my 12 year old daughter Lucille. I work with Gateways Support Services wi.. We are very pleased to provide the following video presentations from our recent 'A Year in a Day' event. We are sure there will be something to interest everyone from the wonderful.. Kyralee Stack 12SMC, who had two submissions from different people: held the door open for me, greeted me with a b.. My Special Place The old climbing tree welcomes me with a rustle of its luscious leaves as I ascend into the old twisted limbs.

I grip the gnarled trunk with my hands and use.. They have now qualified to compete in the National Cham.. This year we have had four teams of girls from yrs 7, 8, and 9 representing Sacred Heart in sport aerobics. Most of these girls were newcomers to this sport. Training sessions have.. In May, students in my Digital Arts class had a presentation by Ange Rae, a former student Class of , and now a professional photographer.

Ange works out of her home st.. We are looking for volunteers who would like to support Sacred Heart's outreach program. As a College we offer some amazing opportunities for outreach to our students. However, we a.. Congratulations to the following students who have spent many hours including lunch times to prepare themselves for this regional competition held on Friday 1st June. Taking on the.. Some of our students were fortunate enough to attend interesting excursions recently. A large number of parents and guests enjoyed the range of musical items p.. He is a five-year-old Silver Standard Poodle who is a trained therapy dog.

A therapy dog has a calm and stable.. The theme of.. As a part of the year 10 Legal class we explored murder and the way in which the legal system reacts to this. We looked at the process starting at the crime scene and activel.. Such stories are sadly repeated on a dail.. Please be advised that the last day for Term 2 is Friday 29 June. Students will finish at the earlier time of 2. College Reception will be open the first week of the holidays, f.. Using digital photography they were challenged to.. I am a Year 7 student who likes to participate in martial arts.

My connection to SHC is a great one as bo.. Our College Captains recently launched 'Mercy Moments'. They explained what this means at the last assembly, which you can read below: Mercy Moments in an initiative that aims to en.. We celebrate the empowerment of women in our community and abroad, and we advocate..

As we move into winter, days shorten and darken. May our spirits remain positive nonetheless. We pray… Loving God, Keep our hearts warm, though the weather ha.. But in the midst of all this Her spirit will live on; in us and with us, it wi.. Please see below the Future Pathways Program: For more information on the workshops offered, please click the link below: Future Pathways Worksho.. This award recognises 'high-achieving and motivated Year 11 students' and we are thr..

It is th.. Congratulations to the following students whose achievements were acknowledged by the College Captains at the recent school assembly: Rip Curl Pro Trials: Congratulations to Angela.. It is a large education conference with over 3, delegates expected, showcasing a wi.. During our child development class Kath Andrews, a midwife at University Hospital Geelong, came to talk to us. She told us about the different medical interventions during labour and eve..

Please download an application form see below , or contact.. Thank you to all who attended sessions at our recent A Year in a Day. We hope the sessions proved informative for you, and you attained knowledge in your chosen fields of interest. In Term 3, six of our girls have the fantastic opportunity to partner with Mindshop for Excellence, a program that supports students to immerse in an organisation over a one-week period Did you know Sacred Heart College has one of the largest female alumni associations in Australia?

The Alumni Association embrace.. The next stage of our Court Precinct is rapidly taking shape! Please see below some photos demonstrating how the Stage 2 building works are progressing. Her business can best be described by this paragraph which can be found on the front page of her website: Sustaina.. Thank you so much to alumni Kristi Van Es for coming to speak with our Year 12s today about the amazing work of her organisation, Offspring.

Kristi started Offspring in an effort to figh.. Please read below some suggestions for Positive Education in the home, as presented by Tara Clark from the Institute for Positive Psychology: We hope that the concepts taught in Posi.. Wind back the clock to and the senior class.. Sophie Baker 8PHK recently found out some interesting information about her great-grandfather Jack - he was on a boat close by to the Titanic when it sank!

Sophie says, "He was about.. On 10 May, the Year 11 Geography class got on the bus and travelled to the You Yangs, a series of granite ridges located 22 km north of Geelong. Our mission was to help get rid of bonese.. Over forty schools shuffled into the small memorial space at Johnstone Park.

Please click on the images below to learn more about the new Entertainment Book and how you can order yourself one of these wonderful publications. Every purchase contributes to SHC fund.. Please see below an email which was sent to all parents recently.


Rachel will be competing for the honour of inst.. The course is aimed at supporting adults in the workplace and bu.. The concert consisted of students fro.. I was born in Hamburg, Germany in a British military hospital, so English by birth, Australian by nationality. Most of my primary educat.. This time of year finds us letting go of one season and preparing for another. It has been the month when we celebrated and showed our gratitude to mothers and those who act in a m.. Each homeroom entered a team and after a keenly-fought competition, This program was launched in by Rosie and Lucy Thomas, two Australian sisters, who saw..

A very warm welcome to the Parent Power team for ! You can find them, along with our other policies, by visiting the Policies.. This award recognises the.. Please see the information below an the flyer attached if you are interested in participating. The girls showed..

Please see below some reflections from the French Trip. Congratulations to the following girls: Senior Team: Jamies.. I am the second youngest child of five children and one do.. Trinity says it all starte.. Today is the day, let us rejoice! Congratulations to the following girls on their fantastic performances in rough conditions at the Independent Schools Teams Surfing Title at Jan Juc on Monday 7 May.

The girls showe.. Offspring works to fight against human trafficking in Calcutta. Some alarm.. On Friday 27 April, a group of Year 8 girls went the Kidsview Conference where they met two youth representatives from Bahay Tuluyan, learnt about the hardships faced by.. It looks like our year 9 students had a fantastic time at their camp at Ovens Valley! Please click on the images below to view a slideshow - don't forget to click on 'Next' to see al..

Our Year 11 students participated in their Renewal, the theme of which was 'Be Brave'. The aims of the Renewal can be seen in the image below, the first page of the Renewal booklet Please join us for our upcoming Empowering Women Dinner. Please see the flyer below for more details and booking instructions. Please see below a flyer for our upcoming Future Pathways evening.

More details will be provided soon. For the last week of term, Sacred Heart College heard the needs of Mercy College Camperdown where many students had their homes and livelihood destroyed by the bushfires or were severely.. Students from the College Orchestra, Senior College.. Project Compassion aims to raise both fun..

Sacred Heart College believes that educating our girls is an essential partnership between home and the school. In considering the ongoing feedback gathered last year, and in line with o.. Our four hous.. The atmosphere was vibrant with opportunities for the visitors to participate in the many.. The ceremony was held at the Shrine of.. I am a child. I am all the things of my past. I am the big blue eyes and the tanned pale skin of my Mum the short cut nails of my Dad and the height of my sister,..

What a competition it has been! I myself was lucky enough to be in the Junior 1st crew at SHC and what an experience that has been. The lead up to.. I grew up in Melbourne and went to schools where the Sisters of Mercy were educating children of all ages and backgrounds. Recently in Mrs Nolan's psychology class, we have been studying the nervous system. To help us learn about the lobes of the brain, we made brain hats and then made models of neurons.. Though some may try to deny it, war has always been part of our past.

To forget the h.. Last August, they b.. On Thursday 23 March a group of 16 girls had the chance to go to the first day of the Grand Prix. The first day of the Grand Prix is a day for schools to learn about the Grand Prix. Details are found in the flyer below. Following the detailed review after last year's Derby Day Fete, including the online survey and consultati..

Fantastic effort, Tiana! Over the.. Featuring 40 artworks from SHC staff and alumni, the exhibition will be open from 4 Ma.. The Lions Club of Corio have bicycles for donation to families and children who are struggling to be able to afford one.

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If you feel this would benefit you, please contact John McKinnin.. Outreach and Service in Term 1 Term 1 has seen great enthusiasm and hope shared by many of our students as they embark on outreach activities across the wider Geelong community The exhibition features artworks from teachers and stud.. All the girls plus six staff headed up to the event after schoo.. Come to Catherine's Courtyard to order yourself a hot drink and d..

Please see below an interesting article by Kath Walsh which was included in the edition of Mercedes, chronicling a past student who had an active role in both World Wars. Student Space has been developed to provide our students with a voice in each edition of the fortnightly eNews. It is here that we will share their news and creations with the College co.. The session teachers correct p The session teachers corr..

Students were asked to bring their lunch with only re-useable containers no soft plastic or disposable items. This is a fundraising event hosted by Barwon.. Work that h.. Sacred Heart recently participated in Schools Clean Up Day, and a number of students volunteered their time over the weekend at Cleanup Australia Day sites. We are hoping to follow t.. Year 7 students will be receiving their immunisations on Tuesday 17 April.

Please see below some important information about the day. Each fortnight we will feature a member of the Sacred Heart Community. They will be asked a series of questions about themselves and their connection to the College. We are sure this ser.. Students learnt about a conservation program run by Zoos Victoria for the Eastern Bared Bandicoot, w..

As we remember the suffering and death of Jesus, let us pray for - all who feel abandoned, al.. Students from Years 8 to 12 were invited to submit A4 sized entries to the statewide Japanese Language Teacher's Conference Cover competition. Images needed to be original and the w.. SHC supports Samaritan House Geelong, a community that provides crisis accommodation and support for homeless men. The first Wednesday of each month, we provide two male volunteers t.. International Pi Day is celebrated on 14 March every year.

Please be advised that the last day for Term 1 is Thursday 29 March. College Reception will be open the first week of the holidays.. Congratulations to the following students whose achievements were acknowledged at the recent school assembly: Spirit of Anzac Prize: Congratulations to Larissa Zanardo who ha.. It was a great opportunity that broaden my thinkin.. This year, the Holy Week and Easter Presentation will take the form of a modern Passion Play, developed by staff member Stacey Carmichael and students.

It will link the events and.. What a truly amazi.. Details as below: Wednesday 28 March 7. In Pope Francis said that, Every person ought to have the awareness that purchasing is always a moral — and not simply an economic — act. With this in mind, p.. This year we had a r.. A gentle reminder to our parents when parking at the College for events or meetings to please be mindful of our neighbours and not park over driveways, on nature strips or block the thor..

A beautiful sunny morning made this triathlon truly spectacular. Held in Geelong at th.. It was wonderful to see so many Year 7 parents come along for a fantastic social evening last Friday night. How delicious did the cheese platter look? Stay tuned as we are planning a.. Top Class Dance i.. We wish her all the best. Prayer Spot offers a prayer or two in each edition of e News as a source of brief reflection in our busy lives. Two seasons in one — Lent and Autumn Lenten Prayer.. With this in m.. The girls gave a fantastic effort in the team relays. They pl..