Monday, January 25, 2010

NEW DATABASE: Global Issues in Context

Global Issues in Context (Gale) offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each of these gateway pages includes an overview, unique "perspectives" articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Happy Birthday MLK!

In the U.S. we celebrate the birthdate of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the third Monday of January each year, around the time of King's birthday, which is January 15. In your school library we have created a display to honor the memory of MLK. Some of the books include I Have a Dream: The Story of Martin Luther King by Margaret Davidson and My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr. by Coretta Scott King.

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Monday, January 4, 2010

The Mepham Minute

Have you seen The Mepham Minute yet? OK, we know it is actually longer than a minute, so perhaps the title is a little deceiving. For those of you who haven’t checked it out yet, go to the Mepham High School Website (under News & Announcements) and click on “The Mepham Minute.” This is a relatively short monthly news program featuring the happenings and events around our school. During the first episode, host Senior John Coen, posed the question— “What does it mean to be a Mepham Pirate?” Your answers were worth every minute. Viewers can also participate in the poll on the right-hand side of the webpage. Spoiler Alert: The next episode will take you to new speeds.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Welcome 2010!

Happy New Year! Goodbye 2009, and hello 2010! This is a good time to reconnect at your library. Midterms are coming up at the end of this month and we want to remind you that your school library is an excellent place to get resources. What type of resources might you need to help you prepare for those tests? You might need textbooks, graphing calculators, or reference tables. You can make photocopies and do not forget to use the student cabinet for materials such as graph paper, lined paper, index cards, etc.

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