Week in Review: Dramarama

The library was drama-central this week as the space was used for two different productions. At the beginning of the week, Mr. Panasiti’s tenth-grade English class was in the library to perform scenes from Anna Deavere Smith’s play Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. Students read the play in class and then adapted scenes to perform a dramatic monologue in front of their peers.

Later in the week, Ms. McGinnes’ high school Drama elective rehearsed for their upcoming play. It was a neat opportunity to see all of the work that goes into putting on a performance.

On Friday we had a furry visitor – Elton, Sage’s cat. Elton is a munchkin cat and looked quite content to be carried and have his fluff pet by his adoring fans.

Week in Review

This week saw the beginning of Black History Month as well as the Lunar New Year. For Black History Month, the library is engaging in a #readingblackout where all of the books on the endcaps (the display at the end of each aisle) are devoted to works by Black authors. Each endcap features a different theme, such as Black joy, new books, adventure, and history. The display cabinet in front of the library also got a new look. Student Masai decorated the cabinet to feature books, art, and music by Black creators and used QR codes to direct people to more information about the history and importance of Black History Month.

On Tuesday we celebrated Lunar New Year with a countertop display featuring the gorgeous San Francisco’s Chinatown by Kathy Chin Leong with photographs by Dick Evans. This week also saw the return of the Leadership Lunch series. Students Craig and Ryan interviewed senior Sanjana, who discussed her experience working in one of Sac State’s research labs. Sanjana is researching how people age by using fruit flies and said she’s excited to be a part of research early in her education, and to be able to use the skills she’s learning in college and beyond.