James Preller Author Visit, January 30 2019
Sixth grade students got to meet a real author this past month when James Preller (a native Long Islander) came to speak in the library about his novel, Bystander. All of the students read the book beforehand with their English teachers, Ms. Burgess and Mr.Smith. Mr. Preller spoke about how he keeps an idea notebook and other details of his writing process. Students participated by asking questions at the end of his presentation. We are thankful to the Port Washington Public Library who helped fund this special event!Welcome to the Weber Library!OPAC - (search our collection anytime)
The Stars Beneath Our Feet
by David Barklay Moore (fiction)
Lolly is a twelve year old boy growing up in the projects of Harlem. He is coping with the recent loss of his older brother – navigating through grief, guilt and friendship. You will root for him as he is confronted with serious choices that may have a huge impact on his future.
Poison: Deadly Deeds, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines by Sarah Albee (nonfiction)
Have you ever wondered about the role poison has played in history? Find out in this enlightening, funny, fascinating book... "From spurned spouses and rivals, to condemned prisoners like Socrates, to endangered emperors like Alexander the Great, to modern-day leaders like Joseph Stalin and Yasser Arafat, poison has played a starring role in the demise of countless individuals."
The Red Bandanna by Tom Rinaldi biography)
This is a heartwarming book about a tragic day in US History. Welles Crowther’s is a young man who sacrificed his own life to save others on September 11th, 2001. Several people were led to safety by a mysterious person with a red bandanna covering his face. For months Welles’ family never knew what happened to him, but later discovered his heroic act by contacting some of the women he saved.
The Weber Library is open from 8 am until 3:10 p.m. Students can borrow books for a period of three weeks with their ID card. If you need more time to read a book, please visit us at the circulation desk to renew your material. We ask that you keep a quiet atmosphere - this is the perfect space to read, do some homework or conduct research. Please do not bring food or drink into the library. We appreciate your cooperation!!
There are approximately 18,000 books in the library including many Fiction, Non-fiction, Reference and Short Stories. We also have a small fiction and picture book collection. We subscribe to several magazines including Popular Mechanics, Chop Chop, MAKE Magazine, Time, Junior Scholastic, National Geographic, Smithsonian and Mad. All of these periodicals are on display! We also have a great selection of Online Databases and eBooks - look to the links to the left for access and descriptions!
Ms. Herz, Librarian x5566
Ms. Kandel Library Assistant x5565