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Online:  Sept 19 - Oct 9


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Gothic literature, a movement that focused on ruin, decay, death, terror, chaos, and privileged irrationality and passion over rationality and reason, grew in response to the historical, sociological, psychological, and political contexts of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. 



Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

practically everything by Edgar Allen Poe

The IB Connection:

Originating in England in the 2nd half of the 18th century, Gothic literature has influenced literature all over the world. The English Gothic novel also led to new novel types such as the German Schauerroman (the "shudder novel") and the French roman noir (black novel). These works were often more horrific and violent than the English Gothic novel, and n the 1900's, a new country joined in: the Goticheskiy roman v Rossii (Gothic novel in Russia). Of course, in the United States, Gothic Literature has taken off with sub-genres from Southern Gothic to Steampunk, comics, and horror. Now films, shows, games, and music are influenced by this genre!

The 3rd annual "Thanks for Giving"

bookdrive is Nov. 16-24!

Items donated are for use in the library or classrooms of SMMHS.  Any items not appropriate will be donated to Nolan or Thrasher OR traded at McKay's for items our library DOES need!

Items are accepted any time of the year, but we do appreciate getting them "in bulk" as it makes sorting, processing, and distribution of the items more efficient!

Drop off items at the middle or high school front entrance or in the library.

YA, adult, children's, comics, manga, study materials, audio, tablets, eReaders

cd's, dvd's, VHS (and VHS players), Blu-rays, records (and record players), mp3's

phones, calculators, video games & consoles, board games, action figures, earphones, microphones, instruments, sports equipment, and even gift cards.




Happening Now!

in the library!

Shopping for books this holiday? 

Do it at Barnes & Noble so WE get credit!


See below for details!

Don't miss this year's

Barnes & Noble Bookfair!

In-store: Dec 11th-13th


Online: Dec 11th-18th 

Use the code: 11583887

FAMILY NIGHT: Friday, December 11th from 5-8pm

5-6pm: The SMMS "gifted" elves will read to children & have reindeer food available for free to little ones!  

5:30-7:30: Author George Hudson will be available to autograph his latest novel, "New Moon Murders."

                          6-7pm: SMHS Anime/Manga club and Chattanooga's Chattoine will be dressed in cosplay                                                  & as Star Wars characters to talk about their favorite characters and make recommendations!

6:30 & 7pm: SMHS Strings will play holiday favorites for shoppers :)

There's something for everyone! It's a great night out for family members of all ages! All purchases, including food items, help YOUR library! See you there!

Mention us at the counter or enter the code & 20% of the sales are donated to our library! 

You can use your educator cards or other coupons & it STILL helps us!


Whether you read about bff's and bromances or budding relationships,

we have some great picks for you through February!

Stop by your library to check out our recommendations!

The IB Connection:

Our selected titles this month feature friends and romances from other cultures and time periods. Friendship and relationships are about as universal as it gets! See how characters from other countries and times handle common issues. How are things different or the same to the way your culture handles those situations. You might be surprised to learn about how some things never change!