We are tossed into new environments in SYNC Week 8!

SYNC Returns ~ Summer 2015!

 

Download the free YA Novel & Summer Reading Classic
pair from SYNC here »

This Week’s Audiobooks:
Available to download free June 25 – July 1

MONSTER
MonsterBy Walter Dean Myers
Read by a Full Cast;
Afterword read by the Author
Published by Listening LibraryWhile on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.

“The production is recorded as a full-cast dramatization, and it’s difficult to imagine how it might have been accomplished more effectively.”
– AudioFile Magazine

 

LORD OF THE FLIES
Lord of the FliesBy William Golding
Read by William Golding
Published byListening Library

Author William Golding reads his classic tale about a group of English schoolboys who are plane-wrecked on a deserted island. Just as chilling and relevant today as when it was first published in 1954.

“William Golding’s narration is as impartial as his work, yet his grumbly, grandfatherly voice, complete with mid-sentence sniffs and swallows, is intimate.”
– AudioFile Magazine

Thank you to Listening Library for generously providing this week’s titles.

Available for a Limited Time:
Remember — download these titles before they are replaced by a new pairing on 07/02/2015! While the title availability is time-limited, your listening time is not. Once you have downloaded the MP3 files, the audiobook is yours to listen to at your leisure.

Downloading Tips:
Download the OverDrive app to deliver SYNC summer audiobooks to you. The app is available for every major desktop and mobile platform, including Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android phones and tablets, Kindle, NOOK, Windows 8 PC and tablet, Blackberry and Windows Phone.

Orono Riots girls swim team named Silver Medalist Award scholar athletes for third year

OHS Senior Swimmers

Graduating members of 2014-2015 team

From Gary Theriault, OHS Swimming Coach

The Orono High School Red Riot Swimming and diving Team is proud to announce that three senior members or the OHS girls team have been selected to the  National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA) Academic All-American  Swimming and Diving Team for 2014-2015.  Aiesha Sargent, Mollie Burr and Wunderly Rote have met the criteria, of which the most impressive are attainment of a 3.75 plus grade point average over the first 7 semesters of their high school experience while swimming or diving for their high school for at least 2 years. 

Ms. Sargent is undecided as to where she will go to school next year, while Mollie Burr will attend Liberty University for Nursing, and Wunderly Rote will attend the University of New Hampshire for Engineering.

Also announced is that the entire OHS Girls team has been named a Silver Medalist Award Winner for the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association/SwimOutlet Team Scholar Award.  The average of all GPAs for all members of the girls team as a whole was above 3.50, to fall into the 3.50 to 3.749 category.  Those swimmers and divers to receive this award are, Seniors: Aiesha Sargent, Mollie Burr, Wunderly Rote, Emily Neville, Jamie Brooks and  Monica Guo, Juniors: Giorgia Calcagno, Miranda Dudley, Allie Hjorth and Lydia Bolin, Sophomores: Kylie Gray, Sarah Mourneault and Alexandra Bolin, and Freshman: Grace Lee.  The Orono Girls have been the recipient of this award for 3 years in a row.

There are over 342,786 young people involved in high school aquatics in 15,623 high school programs for boys and girls in the United States.  Only about 2% of these are recognized as High School All-American Athletes and Academic All-Americans.  It is with pride that the Orono High School Community and Coach Gary Theriault recognize these outstanding athletes and scholars.  

Orchestra Seniors and the Caballeros on the town

Classical Seniors

This group of seniors have performed together since 4th grade. Their talents will be truly missed.

Strong heroines offer inspiration in SYNC Week 7!

SYNC Returns ~ Summer 2015!

 

Download the free YA Novel & Summer Reading Classic
pair from SYNC here »

This Week’s Audiobooks:
Available to download free June 18 – June 24

ROSE UNDER FIRE
Rose Under FireBy Elizabeth Wein
Read by Sasha Pick
Published by Bolinda PublishingRose Justice is a young pilot with the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War. On her way back from a semi-secret flight in the waning days of the war, Rose is captured by the Germans and ends up in Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi women’s concentration camp. A companion piece to last year’s SYNC hit Code Name Verity.

“Listeners will be engrossed by Rose’s experiences, full of horror and hope by equal measure, as she resolves to ‘tell the world.’ “
– AudioFile Magazine

ANNE FRANK REMEMBERED
Anne Frank RememberedBy Miep Gies & Alison Leslie Gold
Read by Barbara Rosenblat
Published by Oasis AudioLike thousands of unsung heroes of the Holocaust, they risked their lives each day to bring food, news, and emotional support to the victims. Miep Gies remembers her days with simple honesty and shattering clarity. Each page rings with courage and heartbreaking beauty.

“Barbara Rosenblat speaks with Gies’s own voice, bringing an impeccable Dutch flavor to her words and flawlessly pronouncing the many proper nouns of that challenging language. She effortlessly conveys Gies’s pervading sense of sadness tinged with frustration, anger, and resentment at the horrors inflicted by the Nazi regime.”
– AudioFile Magazine

Thank you to Bolinda Publishing and Oasis Audio for generously providing this week’s titles.

Available for a Limited Time:
Remember — download these titles before they are replaced by a new pairing on 06/25/2015! While the title availability is time-limited, your listening time is not. Once you have downloaded the MP3 files, the audiobook is yours to listen to at your leisure.

Downloading Tips:
Download the OverDrive app to deliver SYNC summer audiobooks to you. The app is available for every major desktop and mobile platform, including Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android phones and tablets, Kindle, NOOK, Windows 8 PC and tablet, Blackberry and Windows Phone.

Artsapalooza celebrates local talent and your videos

youtubeapalooza 2015

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OHS Class of 2015 making memories for all

The following photos are just a few of those available.  If you have a favorite or two, send them along to the Library Blog for inclusion in this slide show.

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For access to all the speeches delivered at Baccalaureate and Graduation visit 2015 Speeches.

Look out for Mother Nature in SYNC Week 6!

SYNC Returns ~ Summer 2015!
Download the free YA Novel & Summer Reading Classic
pair from SYNC here »

This Week’s Audiobooks:
Available to download free June 11 – June 17

THE LIVING
The LivingBy Matt de la Peña
Read by Henry Leyva
Published by Brilliance AudioShy takes the summer job to make some money. A few months on a luxury cruise liner — how bad can it be? Bikinis, free food, maybe even a girl or two… there’s always going to be a fresh crop of passengers, after all. He’ll rake in the tips and be able to help his mom with the bills. But then an earthquake more massive than any ever recorded hits California, and Shy’s life is changed forever.

“As Shy, a Mexican–American crew member, reels from one disaster to the next, narrator Henry Leyva excels at dialogue. He brings to life the voices of the crew and passengers aboard the luxury liner, highlighting for listeners de la Peña’s provocative exploration of class tensions and making them care when lives are lost.”
– AudioFile Magazine

THE PERFECT STORM:
A True Story of Men Against the Sea

The Perfect StormBy Sebastian Junger
Read by Richard M. Davidson
Published by Recorded Books, Inc.In late October, North Atlantic seas are unpredictable. Still, one last good swordfish catch is a chance to start the winter with a fat wallet. As Captain Billy Tyne steers his 72-foot longboat Andrea Gail toward the Grand Banks, growing weather fronts are moving toward the same waters. The Andrea Gail is sailing into the storm of the century, one with 100-mile-per-hour winds and waves cresting over 110 feet.

“Narrator Richard M. Davidson’s deep, authoritative voice effectively captures the book’s mood, and his diction and tone allow listeners to easily follow all of the action. – AudioFile Magazine

Thank you to Brilliance Audio and Recorded Books for generously providing this week’s titles.

Available for a Limited Time:
Remember — download these titles before they are replaced by a new pairing on 06/18/2015! While the title availability is time-limited, your listening time is not. Once you have downloaded the MP3 files, the audiobook is yours to listen to at your leisure.

Downloading Tips:
Download the OverDrive app to deliver SYNC summer audiobooks to you. The app is available for every major desktop and mobile platform, including Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android phones and tablets, Kindle, NOOK, Windows 8 PC and tablet, Blackberry and Windows Phone.