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First-term library book requests have arrived. Attached you will find the list of our new titles for you to check out. Here are a few of the in-demand books

“Oryx & Crank” —Another superlatively gripping and remarkably imagined tale by Margaret Atwood. A highly cinematic adventure story of daring and survival."

Shakespearean Graphic Novels —In these bold and inventive graphic novel, Matt Wiegle re-creates Shakespear's classic play such as "Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Nights Dream, MacBeth, Hamlet, and much more."

“Scythe”—Though Shalt Kill: A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, and no misery. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life.

Scan the QR code to view the full list


Idiom of the week: Curiosity killed the cat.

Come down to the library and write a sentence including the phrase or write about the history of the idiom of the week for a chance to win a prize from the HIS Café and a point for your dragon house.

What is an idiom? An idiom is an expression not defined by the individual words in the phrase.

Featured book of the week: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess

From this magically right beginning came the concept of Beginner Books exacting blends of words and pictures that encourage children to read -- all by themselves. Hailed by elementary educators and remedial reading specialists, this enormously popular book is used throughout the world.

Reading level: Emergent, Grade K-3

Check out what other HIS scholars are saying about the featured book of the week. Scan the QR code above.



Have a book that you just love and want to share with our HIS community? Write a brief script and get recorded or submit your video to Dr. Baxter in the Library and Media center. Your submission rewards a point to your dragon house!


Community Computer Lab

Have you been to the library recently?

The new Collaborative Community Computer Lab in the Library/Multimedia Learning Centre is primarily used for workshops regarding the acquisition of approaches to learning (ATLs) and seminars to enhance information literacy through the effective use of library and Internet resources. Our academic and administrative staff, as well as community members, may reserve the Lab through our room booking system The Lab is also open to other users on a first come, first served basis when it is not in use for instruction.


Our Team


Matthew Baxter

Titles: Media Specialist
and Librarian

Email: HISlibrary@his-china.org

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