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The art work is done by high school students in a class Ronda Sternhagen developed for her MA at UNI. Her thesis was titled "Art and the Evolution of Mass Media." Ronda developed a new class at GCHS called "Digital Art History." Here is an excerpt from the abstract of her thesis. “Images of famous artworks are infused in today’s mass media (e.g., advertising, television, the Internet). With it, an opportunity has arisen to teach high school students art history via the many art images already found in textbooks. This thesis explores a small corpus of infused images which served as the impetus for this thesis, namely the development of a curriculum that can be used as a stand-alone course or as individual lessons that could be integrated in various art classes as well as cross-curricular classes. The aim of the curriculum is to teach course content through art.”


            Book Sale – Book Sale – Book Sale!!!

The Friend’s Annual Book Sale and Membership Drive will be April 15, 16 & 17.  Remember to bring your gently used books to the library for this fundraiser.  Keep us in mind as you sort books, clean your homes, or as you finish reading a book you don’t intend to keep.  Reminder – we do not accept text books, Reader’s Digest condensed books, old books, magazines, music, or miscellaneous items.           

NEWS  ---  the Friends have purchased four new computers for the library.  We hope to have them up and running by the 10th of March. 


            Beginning March 1, we will no longer be putting cards in your books or stamping your DVDs/VHS, puzzles, magazines, books, etc.  We have a printer connected to our new Destiny Program and everyone will be receiving a printout of what they have checked out.  This receipt will have the date due for each item, name of the item, reserves, fines, etc.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask about it at the check-out desk.

We are excited to be updating our computer systems, and hope everyone will enjoy the upcoming changes.


            We are still reading for the FAB program.  We have 14 families signed up to read.  As of the end of February, only four families have turned in a list of what they have read.  Please continue reading through March and then turn in your list of books and the book your family has chosen for their prize

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