CONTEST!!! Come to the library and pick up a “Name That Book!” sheet. It lists 20 alternative book titles with a word bank of correct titles on the back. Guess the correct title of each fake one. For example, what book does this fake title describe, A is a dangerous letter? The answer is: Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard.
Bring the completed sheet back to the library by the end of the day on Thursday, May 7th. Winners get the satisfaction of being well- read or being a really good guesser. Just kidding! There are legitimate prizes!
Update: The winner is Sara Ellis! Congratulations Sara! You are the winner of a READ tumbler.
Written by guest blogger and Mepham High School Library Intern, Lauren Calamia.
For years here at Mepham, we have been assigning an argumentative writing/research paper as a requirement for graduation. Your school library is the first place you should visit when tasked with this type of paper/assignment. We have access to tons of opposing viewpoints books and databases.
Below you will find videos that show you how to access two separate databases, ABC-CLIO Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society and Opposing Viewpoints in Context, for this type of assignment. Any questions? Please visit Ms. Stack in the library.
ABC-CLIO Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Videos are narrated by Intern. Lauren Calamia.
Rachel Swaby is this year's National English Honor Society keynote speaker. All are welcome to come hear her speak on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 2:15 pm in the school's auditorium. Her first book, Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science—And the World, was released on April 7, 2015.
"Pop-quiz: Who discovered Earth’s inner core? Who mapped the bottom of the ocean? Who was the first American to spot a comet? Headstrong delivers 52 surprising and entertaining profiles of extraordinary scientists who’ve shaped our understanding of the world. In 2013, the New York Times published an obituary for Yvonne Brill. It began: “She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job, and took eight years off from work to raise three children.” It wasn’t until the second paragraph that readers discovered why the Times had devoted several hundred words to her life: Brill was a brilliant rocket scientist who invented a propulsion system to keep communications satellites in orbit, and had recently been awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Among the questions the obituary—and consequent outcry—prompted were, Who are the role models for today’s female scientists, and where can we find the stories that cast them in their true light? Headstrong delivers a powerful, global, and engaging response. Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovators, as well as lesser-known but hugely significant scientists who influence our every day, Rachel Swaby’s vibrant profiles span centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how each one’s ideas developed, from their first moment of scientific engagement through the research and discovery for which they’re best known. This fascinating tour reveals these 52 women at their best—while encouraging and inspiring a new generation of girls to put on their lab coats."
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