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Lafayette Reads! – The Newcomers

Lafayette ReadsHave you read the next book selection for Lafayette READS yet?

Our upcoming choice is The Newcomers by Helen Thorpe, a powerful and moving account of how refugee teenagers at a public high school learn English and become Americans, in the care of a compassionate teacher. Read the book, and join the discussion on March 18, 6 pm at Lafayette Public Library.

Buzz about the book, and the Denver students at the heart of it:
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Up your Research Game with Explora

School’s in session, and that means all sorts of research assignments. Projects and papers abound, and with it comes a need for reliable information sources. What’s fact – what’s fiction? It’s hard to tell these days where to find acceptable online sources for those research projects.

Google just isn’t effective in delivering solid research sources, so those in the know turn to databases. The Explora Secondary Database is designed explicitly for use by middle school and high school students. Your Library card number gets you free access from anywhere. Students can easily look up articles and facts and primary sources for research papers, class projects, or homework from the world’s leading magazines and reference books. Continue reading Up your Research Game with Explora