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Intersect of Chemistry and Art 

According to Mr. Hanley, CBA Chemistry teacher, today we tend to view chemistry and art  as completely separate and unrelated entities.  This was not always the case.  Some writers have suggested that this schism became very pronounced in the 19th century. 

One of the things that he likes about oil painting is how little the materials and techniques have changed through the centuries (linseed oil has been used since the 15th century).  Although modern chemistry has added a bunch of colors that were not available to artists of past centuries, along with removing some toxic ones, many pigments have not changed because they are so color fast.  The best black will always be some form of carbon.  Iron oxide was a colorant used by cavemen and is still used as a pigment today.

Based on the art work of John Hanley who uses both his knowledge of Chemistry and love of painting to showcase the intersect of the two fields of study. This display is both informative and visually stimulating. Make sure you let Mr. Hanley know you liked it.

Mission Statement

The Quinn Library encourages mindful exploration of resources to empower students to be critical thinkers, effective and ethical users of information  and lifelong readers and learners in order  to become productive citizens in a global and socially just society.

Librarian

Sylvia Dixon McInerney 

Ed. D., M.L.I.S.

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Dr. McInerney is a proud Rutgers Graduate for both her undergraduate degrees in American History and American Literature a well as her Master's in Library Science. This is a second career for Dr. McInerney.  Prior to  becoming a School Librarian, she spent 15 years as a researcher/paralegal working in New Jersey law firms. When she was researching one night, she realized that the only place she was truly happy was in the library. After completing her degree in Library Science she went on to earn another Masters and a subsequent  Ed. D. in School Leadership from Seton Hall University. The focus of her research has been on curriculum and empowering learners.

In her spare time, Dr. McInerney likes to travel with her husband and two adult children and of course reading.

 

Library Staff

Testing Center Moderator

Br. Steven Caplice

Brother Steve has a vast amount of knowledge and has traveled extensively. He comes to us from Staten Island and the Middle East.

Please make arrangements through your teacher to make up tests.

 

Reading Role Model

MEET  A  READING ROLE MODEL

THIS IS AN INTRODUCTION TO FACULTY MEMBERS READING HABITS AND THEIR PHILOSOPHY ON READING. GET TO KNOW YOUR TEACHERS A BIT BETTER BY CLICKING ON THEIR NAME AND READING THE SHORT INTERVIEW.

 

Colt Catalog & Databases

                                   

Searching for a book to read or information for your paper?

Start with the Colt Catalog or our Online Databases.        

The Colt Catalog will give you print and e-books to start you on your road to research.  Our Online Databases will bring you more resources to expand your topic.                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                           

Digital Books

 

SORA ALLOWS  YOU ACCESS TO A DIGITAL LIBRARY TO READ ON ANY DEVICE. ACCESS IT FROM HERE. CREATE AN ACCOUNT USING YOUR CBA LOGIN CREDENTIALS AND YOU CAN BORROW BOOKS. CHECK BACK OFTEN AS NEW CONTENT IS ADDED WEEKLY. REMEMBER TO PUT THE APP ON YOUR PHONE OR IPAD TOO!