Come read the hard copy New York Times in the library:
as a hard copy (donated by the PTA) or free to read on school computers-NYTimes Replica Edition is accessible using DOE computers in our building (not viewable on mobile devices).
Select the blue “Start reading button.”
OR read articles at home (no images/text only):
To access free articles text only: Gale Databases
You can find any article in the New York Times from Jun 1, 1980 - today in the Gale databases by browsing by date or searching.
No password; free in NY state, so allow the computer to use your location.
Access here or via BTHS Libary website: http://bthslib.weebly.com/databases-and-periodicals.html
(Password was shared with all teachers. See a teacher or librarian)
Our Book Fair (November 28, 29 and 30) will coincide with Parent Teacher Conferences--so we'd love for students AND families to join us in supporting the library.
You can also request a specific title for the Book Fair (or for the library to acquire) on our website:
All New York City Department of Education students who have active @bths.edu email accounts can download Microsoft Office for free on up to five computers and five mobile devices.
The software is intended for download onto personal computers and devices.
Brooklyn Tech is proud to be part of the MyLibrary NYC program, and we encourage students to take advantage of this wonderful resource.
Please visit the Brooklyn Tech library to pick up an application and learn more.
UPDATE: This project has been fully funded thanks to your generosity. If you are moved to donate further, feel free to donate to our future projects! Use the same link as below.
We deeply appreciate community support of our DonorsChoose projects, which help enhance library materials and programming.
Please visit our newest project: Amazing Artistry Amid Lit Literature. We appreciate your generosity and support!
Starting 10/29 the library will be open Mondays after-school (with exceptions). Please check the BTHS Daily Announcements or the library calendar!
Follow us on Instagram and learn more about the books in our collection and special library promos, closures and events!
We are excited to share the condensed library report for 2018-2018. It has been a very productive year and we look forward to building on our progress next year. Here is the link for the full report, as well, if you'd like to see.
Teachers, students, parents--look for ways that you can get involved with the library next year!
We're thrilled to be recognized by the New York City School Librarians' Association as one of the school libraries "to follow" in New York! Thank you to all of the wonderful library monitors who support and create content for our account and to all of our users who enjoy and comment or message us!
Last week the library hosted a manga workshop, featuring manga artist Misako Rocks!
More than 120 students attended this enjoyable event where Misako demonstrated how to achieve the perfect level of kawaii, or cuteness, in original character drawings. Miksako was warm and funny and students were clearly enjoying themselves.
Katy, a library monitor described the event as follows:
For students eager to deepen their practice, the recently funded Donorschoose.org grant, supported by many BTHS parents, (THANK YOU!) allowed us to purchase markers and paper perfect for manga illustration. We look forward to future author/illustrator visits and to seeing students' beautiful creations.
Today in the library we are celebrating Earth Day with plant cuttings that have grown roots and are ready to be transplanted and adopted. Students have decorated recycled containers and are transferring plants, and adding rocks, soil and compost. We have a lot of books and pamphlets available about offerings by the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, as well as information about gardening and recycling. Finally, we have a table of free items, in our attempt to (reduce) reuse (recycle) and avoid more garbage in the landfills.
We hope you'll stop by to adopt a plant or enjoy our resources. Happy Earth Day and...a warm welcome back to so many lovely Brooklyn Tech Alumni! #homecoming :)
By Todd Hasak-Lowy
Call # FIC HAS
A heartfelt, humorous story of a teen boy’s impulsive road trip after the shock of his lifetime—told entirely in lists!
Darren hasn’t had an easy year.
There was his parents’ divorce, which just so happened to come at the same time his older brother Nate left for college and his longtime best friend moved away. And of course there’s the whole not having a girlfriend thing.
Then one Thursday morning Darren’s dad shows up at his house at 6 a.m. with a glazed chocolate doughnut and a revelation that turns Darren’s world inside out. In full freakout mode, Darren, in a totally un-Darren move, ditches school to go visit Nate. Barely twenty-four hours at Nate’s school makes everything much better or much worse—Darren has no idea. It might somehow be both. All he knows for sure is that in addition to trying to figure out why none of his family members are who they used to be, he’s now obsessed with a strangely amazing girl who showed up out of nowhere but then totally disappeared.
Told entirely in lists, Todd Hasak-Lowy’s debut YA novel perfectly captures why having anything to do with anyone, including yourself, is:
3. ridiculously complicated
4. possibly, hopefully the right thing after all.
-Follett Titlewave Review
Monitor review, Aidah T.: The protagonist is someone who seems to be struggling with themselves and keeping their life in balance when everything seems to be going wrong. The book expresses and portrays a lot of emotion and feelings through the characters and feels realistic. It also seems like it would be relatable to the modern teen. It is more general fiction and maybe a little humor and adventure. This book also has good reviews and I would totally recommend it!
Ms. Ferguson is one of the librarians at the Brooklyn Tech Library. We look forward to seeing you in the library!