Favorite Books Contest Clues

Thursday, March 14th: Don’t let Mr. Pletzke catch you in the hall.

Wednesday, March 13th: Ms. Kivi’s Clue – “Hey, the king is back!”

Tuesday, March 12th: Mrs. Latin often wonders, will there be enough room?

Monday, March 11th: Mr. Casebolt likes to spend time outside.

Friday Bonus Clue: Ms. Sullivan thinks it is better to give than to receive.

Friday, March 7th: Mr. Whalen’s Clue: Airborn-Feline-Journal

Thursday, March 6th: Mr. Reddeman’s favorite book stars a rodent.

Wednesday, March 5th Ms. Lenard is interested in astronomy.

Tuesday, March 4th – Ms. Allen loves chocolate!

March is Reading Month Contest

  • Match the teacher with their favorite childhood book and win prizes!
  • The students with the most correct answers will receive a gift card for Green Brain Comics or Barnes and Noble.
  • Look near teachers classrooms, and listen to the announcements for clues.
  • I will post the clues on my blog after they are in the announcements.
  • Submit your answers by March 15th in the Media Center .

Click below to download and print the contest form.

MIRM Favorite Book Contest

Mrs. Alward’s Clue


Author Visit at Green Brain Comics

A very cool event is happening at Green Brain Comics on Wednesday, March 13th from 5-7. The author of the New series of Ms. Marvel comic series will be signing books at Green Brain. Saladin Ahmed is a Dearborn native, who has authored numerous comics as well as the Hugo Award nominated novel, Throne of the Crescent Moon. This is an amazing series of books, and I am glad they will be continuing. Come to the library and check them out!

New Chairs!

Thanks to a grant from the Dearborn Education Foundation, we were able to purchase some awesome new seating for the media center. Two of the chairs have laptop tables with outlets behind them, which make them a great spot to work. The other chairs have springy backs and are a great spot to get comfortable with a book. Come down to the media center and try them out!

New Books

Another batch of books has arrived! Here are my “must read” picks from this batch of books.

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Zombies + Civil War + Racial injustice= A must read for Me!

Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente

All sentient species gather to compete in the Metagalactic Grand Prix, a grand tournament that determines which intelligent life forms get to survive. This year is Earth’s first competition, and they are sending the band Decibel Jones and the Absolute Zeros to determine the fate of human beings.

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

The main character discovers a giant transformer type statue, she makes a viral video about it naming the giant statue Carl. Things get weird when “Carls” show up in dozens of cities around the world. I love Hank Green’s videos, so I am hoping this book lives up to the hype!

And the Ocean was Our Sky by Patrick Ness

An illustrated retelling of Moby Dick…from the whales point of view.

The Port Chicago Fifty by Steve Sheinkin

Book Cover of The Port Chicago 50

Image Source: Goodreads.com

I asked my Navy veteran husband if he had ever hear of the Port Chicago 50, and he admitted he had never heard of them. During World War II only black sailors were charged with the duty of loading ammunition on ships. When there was a huge explosion that killed over 300 sailors it was not highly publicized because most of the victims were black. When working conditions remained the same, 50 sailors refused to return to work and were charged with mutiny.

This was a fascinating, but frustrating read. A great book about civil rights heroes that are infrequently remembered.

Ofrenda in the Media Center

This year the Spanish Directed Study students created a Dia de los Muertos/DOfrendaay of the Dead Ofrenda in the Media Center.  The students decided to dedicate their Ofrenda to the Students and Staff from Stoneman Douglas High School that tragically lost their lives on February 14th, 2018.
The students that created the Ofrenda are in their 5th year of studying Spanish.  They have learned about Dia de los Muertos since Spanish 1.  In the upper levels they do a thorough investigation/study of the this holiday and its traditions.  They were excited to do this and are proud of their Ofrenda.
If you have time please stop by.
On Thursday and Friday (November 1-2) of this week there will be 2-3 students in the Media Center every hour to answer any questions.