Library News and Notes by Judith Dahill, Librarian

1. Comic Books Festival for FANS!
Schomburg Center's Black Comic Book Festival

7th Annual Black Comic Book Festival

Comic book fans of all ages are invited to participate in the 7th Annual Black Comic Book Festival featuring two days of interactive panel discussions, a vendor marketplace featuring exclusive titles by Black creators, a cosplay show, and more.

Friday and Saturday, January 18 & 19
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
2. Hackers, Coders and Gamers: HSFI Gaming Club will be inviting you to attend.
4th and Final Theme AND a Game Jam!
We would like to FINALLY introduce our fourth and final theme: Envision Gender Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
NYC is one of the most diverse cities in the world and a place where people of different ethnicities, genders, nationalities and backgrounds live. However, there remains a significant lack of diversity, gender equity and inclusion in the NYC workforce. Not only does this inequity raise moral and social justice concerns, but it poses competitive disadvantages to companies and employees because workforce diversity is directly linked to increased productivity, innovation, creativity, employee retention and many other benefits.  
Come find out more about this theme at our next game jam, which takes place on 1/26/2019 at the New York Public Library! Please find more information and sign up here! Please bring as many students, friends and family as you wish!

3. Reading Revolution@ HSFI library: 
The HSFI library has multiple copies of The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas. 

4. We are ordering copies of Michelle Obama's book:
Please email me with book requests ASAP!

Library News and Notes by Judith Dahill, Librarian

Library News and Notes: by Ms.LibraryLady Dahill

  “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss

Here are a list of books that the library has that were published in 2018. For  more titles Click to access HSFI's library catalog

Activist New York : a history of people, protest, and politics
 306.09747 Jaf Jaffe, Steven H.
Published 2018
Gender-based violence and women's rights
 362.88 LOW Lowery, Zoe.
Published 2018
Trashing the planet : examining our global garbage glut
 363.72 Kal Kallen, Stuart A., 1955-
Published 2018
A false report : a true story of rape in America
 364.15 MIL Miller, T. Christian.
Published 2018
Geoengineering Earth's climate : resetting the thermostat
 551.68 SWA Swanson, Jennifer.
Published 2018
Lighting up the brain : the science of optogenetics
 612.8 ZIM Zimmer, Marc,
Published 2018
The adventures of Tom Sawyer
 741.5 Sil Silvermoon, Crystal.
Published 2018
Black butler. XXV
 741.5 TOB Toboso, Yana, 1984-
Published 2018
Lumberjanes. 8, Stone cold
 741.5 WAT Watters, Shannon.
Published 2018
Donald Trump : 45th US president
 B Trump Reston, Dominick.
Published 2018
Pink, the history of a punk, pretty, powerful color
 CNRR 746.92 Ste Steele, Valerie,
Published 2018
Enigma variations
 F ACIMAN Aciman, André.
Published 2018
The upside of unrequited
 F ALBERTALLI Albertalli, Becky,
Published 2018
How to break a boy
 F DEVORE Devore, Laurie.
Published 2018
The night diary
 F Hiranandani Hiranandani, Veera.
Published 2018
The apocalypse of Elena Mendoza
 F HUTCHINSON Hutchinson, Shaun David,
Published 2018
 F Kiely Kiely, Brendan, 1977-
Published 2018
Batman : Nightwalker
 F LU Lu, Marie, 1984-
Published 2018
The altered history of Willow Sparks
 F O'CONNOR O'Connor, Tara,
Published 2018
Asking for it: the alarming rise of rape culture--and what we can do about it.
364.15 HAR  
 F ONEILL O'Neill, Louise, 1985-
Published 2018
Not even bones
 F Schaeffer Schaeffer, Rebecca.
Published 2018
The beauty that remains
 F Woodfolk Woodfolk, Ashley.
Published 2018
 Pic F Morales Morales, Yuyi.
Published 2018

1. Congratulations to Alyssa Wu, Library Leader Sophomore was accepted to the prestigious Urban Partnership Scholars Program for Games Design. They meet every Saturday. She is learning Unity and how to be a game designer. She are going to have some competition at the Games4Change Summit in July @ Parsons.  UP's winner last year received a full scholarship to NYU for her game: Date and Skate. Alyssa is a member of HSFI's Gaming club.  Check out winning games from last year! 

2. PBS Great American Read announced the winners: 100 best books voted on by America. The winner was To Kill a Mockingbird.  Check out the list.

New York State is sponsoring free access for all students to myON to support Summer Reading through September 2018.  Attached is a PDF to hand out to parents/families.

New York Reads with myON:

Login Info:

Login credentials for: New York Boroughs

School Name

Manhattan Reads

Brooklyn Reads

Queens Reads

Staten Island Reads

The Bronx Reads

Anyone who is using myON can contact myON’s Support Team for assistance logging in and reading with myON. Call toll-free from 9 am to 6 pm (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday: 888-728-1266 Email:

Please do not contact Library Services with any questions about myON!

Library News and Notes by Judith Dahill

1. Congratulations to Danielle Naghi, RAPP coordinator and HSFI's amazing team for creating Denim Day fashion show in the library to protest sexual violence.April was also National Library Month. Students selected books and researched sexual violence for their costumes. Sophomore Fashion teachers brought their 8th and 9th period classes. Congratulations to all participants, especially freshman Lawarance Ausan who's cape was worn by Chirlane McCray, First Lady of NYC for April Sexual Violence Month.

Fashion4Justice Fashion Show and Denim Day participation

1.     Alejandro, Alexus -10th

2. Andujar,  Arlenis-9th

3. Ariza, Azucena-9th
4.     Lawarance, Ausan 9th -Winner * CAPE
5.     Belliard, Ariana-11th-Winner
6. Bodden, Avani-9th
7. Cruz,  Amy-10th
8. Dadan, Angeline-10th
9. Gamboa Diaz, Alexa-9th
10.   Givens, Aaliyah-9th
11.   Gonzalez de Jesus, Evelyn-9th
12.     Holley, Brianna-10th
13.     Kabba, Cartomu-10th-Winner
14.    Lora, Danell-10th
15.    Mejia, Yaritza-9th
16   Moise, Navae-11th
17.   Montoya, Valentina -9th
18.    Patel, Nandini-9th
19.  Ramirez, Breeana-10th-Winner
20. Reyes, Franchescia-10th
21. Rios, Bravo America-10th
22. Turdieva, Mohigul-10th-Winner
23.   Marte, Mary-10th
24.  Lora, Danelli-10th
25. Ruthmedya Peralte-10th
26. Leilah Fortuna-9th
27.  Amy Hernandez-9th
28.  Sharon Gao-10th
29.  Chelsea Zuniga-9th
30.  Chantel Ramos-10th
31.  Ashley Baez-10th
32.  Kelli Smith-10th
33.  Alegra Gibbs-11th
34. Aalyah Oleaga-9th
35.   Yosely Felix -10th
36.    Maya Carrillos-10th
37. Tiara Williams-10th
38. Angelica Perez-11th
39.  Ashley Baez-10th
40.   Ortiz ,Arianna 9th
41.   Gee , Layla 10th
42. Felix , Yosely 10th

5 Winning Designers received $75 gift cards thanks to Danielle Naghi and HSFI’s RAPP Program. All participants also received 500 fashion dollars.

Library News and Notes:
Library News and Notes by Judith Dahill, Librarian

Library News and Notes by Mslibrarylady Dahill

1. NYPL classic and current films Free Download. Library cards are unlocking more resources than ever. Starting today, any New York Public Library cardholder age 13 or older can stream video for free through Kanopy, an online video streaming service featuring thousands of independent, classic, and documentary films. Simply go to Kanopy (also available through the Library's Articles and Databases page) to create a sign-in, then enter a valid NYPL card number and PIN to get started.
Kanopy offers a broad selection of more than 30,000 feature films, documentaries, foreign language, and training videos. Additionally, as part of a Kanopy subscription, cardholders gain access to The Criterion Collection, which focuses on licensing "important classic and contemporary films." Now, for the first time, NYPL cardholders can stream these cinematic masterpieces and more anywhere, anytime, on smartphones, tablets, PCs and smart TVs - this includes RokuiOS, and Android apps.
Kanopy subscribers can view up to 10 films a month; once a film is started, patrons have three days to watch it. Videos are also accessible with captions, transcripts, and compatibility with assistive technologies.
Don't have a New York Public Library card yet? New users can sign up for a Library card instantly from their mobile device through our SimplyE app, which grants immediate access to hundreds of thousands of NYPL e-books. To use Kanopy, check out physical books, and access the Library's databases, users can upgrade that card at their local New York Public Library branch. For more information on how to sign up for a Library card, check out our guide on how to apply.

2. HSFI Maker Space has shelves. We are labeling, labeling and labeling. Please come and check it out. Students can cut swatches, find trim and fabric, buttons and crafts: Art, Craft and Fashion.

3. HSFI Library is checking out Plus Size Dress Forms to a HSFI Senior. Fashion sizes are changing.

4. HSFI library is in the process of subscribing to University of Fashion Online research and instruction. Check it out.

We have two of the top 10 GN @ HSFI

Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld. illus. by Alex Puvilland. First Second. Gr 10 Up.
Addison lives in what used to be Poughkeepsie, NY—until a mysterious event killed her parents, left her sister unable to speak, and turned the city into a surrealistic landscape where ordinary objects arrange themselves in curious patterns, a strange substance makes things flatten into the ground, and zombies float in midair. The Spill Zone is strictly off limits, but Addison ventures in at night to take photographs to sell to collectors. Things get even weirder, though, when she wanders out of her comfort zone to fulfill a strange request. This is the first part of a two-volume series.

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The Wendy Project by Melissa Jane Osborne. illus. by Veronica Fish. Papercutz. Gr 7 Up.
After Wendy’s brother is killed in a car accident in which she was driving, the teen cannot come to terms with his death and insists that he is alive. Urged by a therapist to write and draw in a journal to cope with her sorrow, Wendy draws images of a flying man and Neverland. The story will leave readers wondering if Wendy is still wallowing in grief or if her brother really is alive. Osborne and Fish weave in quotes and other elements from J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. Black-and-white drawings with splashes of color effortlessly stir up a feeling of loss.
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  1. Teacher Summer Programs:
NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the ...
2. Why'd They Wear That? Fashion as the Mirror of History Book by Sarah Albee 

3.  Educator Workshop 

Modigliani Unmasked
Thursday, December 7, 4 – 7 pm

Join us for a workshop exploring Modigliani’s early drawings, paintings, and sculptures. Senior Curator Mason Klein provides insight into Modigliani’s work from the period shortly after he arrived in Paris in 1906, when the city was still roiling with anti-Semitism after the tumult of the Dreyfus Affair and an influx of foreign émigrés. A tour of Modigliani Unmasked with Museum educators will follow the talk. 

Deadline to Register: Monday, December 4 
$16 (includes a light dinner). 
+ Register
Special Education teachers and teachers in City Council District 7 represented by Council Member Mark Levine may attend free of charge by calling 212.423.3270.

The public library is an amazing first job Teen Internship Program. They are looking for a few good students as volunteers. Check out your local library.

Library News and Notes by Judith Dahill, Librarian

Saturday was a beautiful Fall day for HSFI's annual Design a Dress supporting Sustainable Design @ Chelsea's Pumpkin Smash. Check out the event on the attached link above.

Thank you to the teachers and to the students who submitted designs:
Ms. David's 10th grade students and student teams:
1. Mary Marta and Ling Jing Chen 10th graders
2. Iveanna Moscoso and Mohigul Turdieva 10th graders
3. Cartomu Kabba, Vanessa Silva Burgos, Yeiris Santos 10th graders
4. Alexa Gamboa Dias 9th grader Fashion with a Purpose

Ms. Cisse's Anti-Prom Designer
1. Katherine Marin 12th grader

I can't wait till next year!!!!

Design a Dress contest @ Chelsea's Pumpkin Smash 2017!!!!

Library News and Notes by Judith Dahill, Librarian

1. HSFI's annual "Teen Read Week" was phenomenal. Thank you Freshman English teachers who brought their freshman classes to the library to  HSFI's library to check out books, receive VIP library cards from MyLibraryNYC,  hear booktalks, learn about events and programs, such as November 18 Saturday International Gaming Day, from the NYPL YA Librarian team: Ashley Killian, Thomas Knowlton, Ashley B.
  • Ms. McGoldrick, Mr. Kearns, Ms. Dawson, Ms. Thomas, Ms. Berroa, Ms. Cuffie and Ms. Russell
2. Shout out to CTE Teachers: Ms. Collins, Ms. Stambouly, Ms. Batts and Ms. Allen for selecting books from both the Charles Nolan Reading Room fashion library and HSFI's library for inspiration and instruction to develop HSFI's student's visual literacy.

3.  HSFI's annual Design a Dress from Recycled Materials Event @ Chelsea's Pumpkin Smash is November 4: STEM Science Event and Fashion:
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