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Filipiniana Book of the Week

Ayon sa survey na isinagawa ng CareerBliss.com, pangatlo ang teacher o guro sa may pinakamasayang trabaho sa bansang America.  Bukod sa hawak nila ang kanilang oras, higit na nagpapaligaya sa kanila ang makapag-bigay ng edukasyon sa mga kabataan.

Katangi-tangi ang propesyon ng isang guro, kung kaya’t itinakda ang Presidential Proclamation No. 479 sa Pilipinas upang bigyang pugay ang mga guro sa buwan ng Setyembre.  Bilang pagpapahalaga sa mga guro, narito ang ilan sa mga babasahin tungkol sa kanilang propesyon na mababasa sa Filipiniana section ng GS LRC at HS LRC:

Titser: isang nobela
F 808.3 Ar2t
HS Filipiniana

So You Want to be a Teacher
F 371.425 On3s
When I Grow Up I want to be a Teacher
F 331.79 V71w
GS Filipiniana

Letter to a Young Teacher by Fr. Joseph V. Landy, S.J.
F 371.102 L23l
GS Filipiniana


Teachers’ Day – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (n.d.). Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved September 15, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teachers’_Day

The Happiest Careers In America – Forbes. (2011, February 10). Information for the World’s Business Leaders – Forbes.com. Retrieved September 15, 2011, from http://www.forbes.com/sites/meghancasserly/2011/02/10/the-happiest-careers-in-america/

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Word of the Week

RELISH \ˈre-lish\ (verb)
– to be pleased or gratified by: ENJOY
– to appreciate with taste and discernment

Quoted in a book (in recognition of Roald Dahl Day every 13 of September):

 “A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men.”
                                  — Willy Wonka (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Shane Bl C. Capil, GS Librarian

Author of the Month: JAMES PATTERSON

                                                 Author of the Month: James Patterson
                                                                  by Conchita Olivares

September is a month dedicated to reading and literacy. And if there is one author (aside from J. K. Rowling) who moved the world into reading, it has to be James Patterson!

Patterson was born on March 22, 1947 in Newburgh, New York. He was the CEO of the advertising agency J. Walter Thompson until the late 1990s. He stayed on even after becoming a bestselling author.

Patterson ranked first in the list of Top Ten highest paid authors of 2011.According to Forbes, he made a cool $84 million between May 2010 and April 2011 and signed a 17-book, $150-million contract with Hachette Book Group. The reason Patterson is doing so well while fiction sales across the publishing industry have plummeted? He’s cornered the adult and the young adult markets. Adults will be familiar with his Alex Cross series – thrillers about an American psychologist – while kids will know him as the author of the “Maximum Ride” series.

Patterson releases several books every year, thrilling his fans with page turners that are easy to read and entertaining. Wondering if you have missed one of Patterson’s releases? Check out this complete list of James Patterson books by year.

1976 – The Thomas Berryman Number
1977 – Season of the Machete and The Jericho Commandment (published again in 1997 as See How They Run)
1980 – Virgin
1986 – Black Market (published again in 2000 as Black Friday)
1988 – The Midnight Club
1992 – Along Came A Spider (Alex Cross Series)
1994 – Kiss the Girls (Alex Cross Series)
1996 – Jack & Jill (Alex Cross Series), Hide & Seek and Miracle on the 17th Green (with Peter De Jonge)
1997 – See How They Run (published previously as The Jericho Commandment) and Cat and Mouse (Alex Cross Series)
1998 – When the Wind Blows
1999 – Pop Goes the Weasel (Alex Cross Series)
2000 – Black Friday (previously published in 1986 as Black Market), Cradle & All (previously published in 1980 as Virgin) and Roses are Red (Alex Cross Series)
2001 – Violets are Blue (Alex Cross Series), Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas and 1st to Die (Women’s Murder Club)
2002 – Four Blind Mice (Alex Cross Series), Beach House(with Peter De Jonge)and 2nd Chance (Women’s Murder Club, with Andrew Gross)
2003 – The Big Bad Wolf (Alex Cross Series), The Jester(with Andrew Gross) andThe Lake House (sequel to When The Wind Blows)
2004 – 3rd Degree (Women’s Murder Club, with Andrew Gross), London Bridges (Alex Cross Series) and Sam’s Letters to Jennifer
2004 – Santa Kid
2005 – 4th of July (Women’s Murder Club, with Maxine Paetro), Mary, Mary (Alex Cross Series), Honeymoon(with Howard Roughan), Lifeguard(with Andrew Gross)and Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment
2006 – Maximum Ride: School’s Out Forever, Cross(Alex Cross Series), Beach Road(with Peter De Jonge), Judge and Jury(with Andrew Gross) and 5th Horseman (Women’s Murder Club, with Maxine Paetro)
2007 – Step on a Crack, Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports , 6th Target , The Quickie , You’ve Been Warned and Double Cross
2008 – 7th Heaven , Maximum Ride #4: The Final Warning, Sundays at Tiffany’s, Sail, The Dangerous Days of Daniel X, Against Medical Advice, and Cross Country
2009 – Run for Your Life, The 8th Confession , Daniel X: Watch the Skies , The Murder of King Tut and Witch & Wizard
2010 – Worst Case, Fang, The 9th Judgment, Don’t Blink, Private, Postcard Killers, Cross Fire and Witch & Wizard: The Gift
2011 – Tick Tock, Angel and Toys

For those James Patterson readers out there, check the LIRC for Patterson books that are available in the collection. Happy Reading!


James Patterson Book ListComplete List of James Patterson Books. Retrieved September8, 2011 from http://bestsellers.about.com/od/bookfilmlistsbyauthor/a/patterson_books.htm

James Patterson Official website. Retrieved September7, 2011 from http://www.jamespatterson.com/about_biography.php

The World’s highest paid- authors.Retrieved September 7, 2011 from http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovici/2011/08/17/the-worlds-highest-paid-authors/



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Filipiniana Books of the Week: Maria Collection

Ang kaarawan ni Maria, ina ni Hesus, ay ipinagdiriwang tuwing ika-8 ng Setyembre.  Ito’y itinakda ng Simbahan, siyam na buwan pagkatapos ng  pista ng Immaculada Concepcion.

Upang higit na makilala si Maria, nagtampok ng  Mini-Marian Display ang HSLRC simula ika-7 hanggang ika-21 ng Setyembre 2011.  Kasama ng mga iba’t-ibang imahe ng Birheng Maria ang mga aklat na nilikha patungkol kay Maria.  Ilan sa mga aklat na maaring hiramin sa HS LRC at GS LRC ay ang mga sumusunod:

Prusisyon: Religious Pageantry in the Philippines
F 232.91 L45p (GS Filipiniana)

Guadalupe: what her eyes say
F 232.917 An8g (HS Filipiniana)

Antipolo: a shrine to our Lady
F 232.91 M53a (HS Filipiniana)

Tampok rin ang Ynang Maria: a celebration of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Philippines, Mary and the Filipino, Our Lady of Fatima: prophecies of tragedy or hope for the Philippines and the world? at Mary conceived without sin.

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Rin Tin Tin’
by Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean tells the true story of Rin Tin Tin,German Shepherd who was found on a World War I battlefield and became a Hollywood icon. Orlean writes the story of the dog and the people who loved him in a way that will capture readers’ imaginations.

The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green

Author of the New York Times bestseller Lookingfor Alaska, John Green delivers his next page-turner — The Fault in Our Stars. The title is inspired by a famous line from Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar. The nobleman Cassius says to Brutus, “The fault,dear Brutus is not in our stars, / but in ourselves, that we are underlings.”

The Inquisitor’s Apprentice
by Chris Moriarty, illustrator Mark Edward Geyer

Being an Inquisitor is no job for a nice Jewish boy. But when the police learn that Sacha Kessler can see witches, he’s apprenticed to the department’s star Inquisitor, Maximillian Wolf. Their mission is to stop magical crime. And New York at the beginning of the twentieth century is full of crime, with magical gangs ruling the streets from Hell’s Kitchen to Chinatown. Soon Sacha has teamed up with fellow apprentice Lily Astral, daughter of one of the city’s richest Wall Street Wizards—and a spoiled snob, if you ask Sacha. Their first case is to find out who’s trying to kill Thomas Edison. Edison has invented a mechanical witch detector that could unleash the worst witch-hunt in American history. Every magician in town has a motive to kill him. But as the investigation unfolds, all the clues lead back to the Lower East Side. And Sacha soon realizes that his own family could be accused of murder!