• Welcome to the Northwest High School Library!  I am Colleen Pinyan, your school librarian.  I look forward to working with you this year to engage students, encourage families, and empower staff.  See the Announcements and Links sections below for the latest information about library programming and checkout.  I will drop a newsletter every Thursday.  

    Need to reach me?  You can email me at pinyans@gcsnc.com or call me at 336-605-3300 or at 336-338-8470.  

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  • Viking Virtual Library Announcements


  • Library Curbside Delivery is Back!

    Hello, Viking Family! The Media Center is happy to announce that we will be providing Library Curbside Delivery for students this year. Complete this form to reserve your books:  http://bit.ly/vikingcurbsideorder. We will pull books for you and let you know that they are ready for pick up during one of our check-out times (listed below).

    Don't worry! The library will follow GCS safety protocols for checking in and out books.

    Check out will begin the week of September 7. Here is the weekly schedule:

    Tuesday, 4pm: Deadline for Wednesday pickup
    Wednesday, 2pm to 3:30pm: Pick up and return books
    Thursday, noon: Deadline for Friday pickup
    Friday, 9am to 11am: Pick up and return books

    Any questions? Contact Mrs. Pinyan at pinyans@gcsnc.com.

    If you can't come by the school, remember that you can check out ebooks from our online collection by visiting https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/546. Use your school id and birthday to log in!



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  • Tech Time (Tues. 9-10am & Thur. 3-4pm):  Need help troubleshooting technical issues?  Drop in on our Tech Time Virtual Office Hours. Join here on Tuesdays: http://bit.ly/vikingtechtuesdays or here on Thursdays:  http://bit.ly/vikingtechthurdays


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  • Battle of the Books (Mon. 3-4pm &/or Thur. 1-2pm):  Do you like to read?  Are you competitive?  Then, Battle of the Books might be the perfect activity for you!  Click here for the 2020-21 Book List (you can check them out using our Library Curbside Delivery).  New and returning students are welcome to join one or both of our weekly meetings.  Click here for Monday meetings:  http://bit.ly/BOBMondays and/or here for Thursdays:  http://bit.ly/BOBThursdays


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  • Adulting 101 (Wed. 4-5pm):  Are you ready for the real world?  You don’t have wait until you leave Northwest to figure things out.  Join us each month and add a different skill to your Ready for Adulthood toolbox.  Click here to join:  https://teams.microsoft.com/_#/pre-join-calling/19:meeting_Yzc0ZTA1YmUtNjFkMi00YzAyLTg2N2ItNmExNjY1NzMxZjhk@thread.v2.  This month's theme is The 411 about Voting.  Stop by to learn some basic information about voting so that your voice counts in November.  


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  • Fantasy Football Chat (Wed. 8-9pm):  Do you follow Matthew Berry and Field Yates?  Do you read Stephania Bell’s weekly injury report to set your line-up?  Talk about your roster moves here before Sunday comes!  Then, join us as we talk all things Fantasy Football:  http://bit.ly/vikingffchat.  


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  • That Doesn’t Seem Right (Wed. 4-5 pm):  Are you frustrated with all of the fake news out there?  Do you want to do a better job figuring out the difference between real and fake news or do you need help handling trolls on social media?  Stop by each month to build your digital confidence:  http://bit.ly/vikingsdiscern.  This month's theme is "Being Wise with Fitness and Wellness Information." Our special guest, Elizabeth Pinyan - Mrs. Pinyan's daughter is a certified personal trainer and a graduate of Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.  She will help you learn to find good fitness and wellness information.  


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  • Final Friday Movie Night (Final Friday 8-10 pm)Let’s close out the month with a movie watch party.  Talking is strongly encouraged!  Watch here:  http://bit.ly/vikingwatchparty.  This month's movie is Star Wars--Episode 1.  


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