Author Archives: Harry Brake

About Harry Brake

Employee of Woodbridge High School, Library Media Specialist, Media crazy! :)

How Many Times Can the Broken Pieces Be Picked Up – and Who Will You Give Them To?

It is at the very weakest moments of our lives, that we often see the truest parts of our own self. It is difficult to say why this is the case, but as for myself, it has been often the … Continue reading

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One Single Day, Task, Focus is a Losing Librarisition…

Librarisition? Seriously? Bear with me. The below comment given by a librarian in another state hit home with me. I have been employed where certified librarians were made to feel as if they were a mascot. Luckily, I am in … Continue reading

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Intersection. Which Way Do you Turn?

April 1st. Poetry Introduction (because School Libraries, Sexual Assualt Awareness and Prevention, and Poetry can be destinations we use vehicles to get to!) Whew. Let’s just dive in. Looking back to last year – it seemed a different April 1st … Continue reading

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Jasmine Warga, Students, and Art bring out the inner student

Olivia, do you think you could paint a conversation between an author and students/adults? Wow She did! In talking with Jasmine Warga and her book, Other Words for Home, so much depth! A HUGE shout out to Delaware’s Festival of … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life!

It was an honor to be asked to write free-lance school library stories for Every Library, and the first one was difficult to get exactly right, – it took me several runs at it to get the idea across of … Continue reading

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Perfect Day?

Sometimes you just hit the lottery. Arriving at Chapel Branch at 1:00PM, on a day that seemed patterned after the best summer day you can recall – Denise Oliver and I began walking our canines, and it was picture perfect. … Continue reading

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Anger, Guilt, Faults

Not sure if you have felt anything as of late, but I know – Anger, so much anger has been welling up inside of me and it is actually interesting looking back. Most of my anger is directed towards the … Continue reading

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Everyone Deserves Their Third Space

One of three students that had breakdowns this week, and they found refuge in the safe “third space”, the school library. Parents and teachers need to readvocate for certified librarians and school libraries that do way more than simply check … Continue reading

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The Only Place for Internment is for Our Ugly Past

Most of yo are familiar with the actor named George Takei from the character as Sulu in Star Trek, and certainly a closer look at his life matches the star Trek them – “To boldly go where no man has … Continue reading

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When Coincidence is Not Quite Enough

“You can blow out a candle But you can’t blow out a fire.   Once the flames begin to catch.    The wind will blow it higher“ —  Peter Gabriel. When I left for Pennsylvania to be with my family, I … Continue reading

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