February is African American History Month
Celebrate African American History Month by visiting the Library. We have books about and written by African American poets, artists, performers, reformers, leaders, innovators, and more. Whether you’re looking for narrative non-fiction or fabulous historical and realistic fiction, come by the library to celebrate the incredible stories of our African American national community.
Teachers, the Library of Congress has put together a number of great resources and primary sources, as well as lesson plans you can use with your students this month. Find it all here.
The NEA has also compiled some great resources and lesson plans to use with students this month. Find those here.
What’s new in the maker corner?
Since opening the maker corner this fall, students have learned to crochet and finger knit, they have made ornaments out of felt and buttons, and they’ve honed their origami skills! This month, students will have an opportunity to make some recycled art – using old magazines to create beautiful collage works.
Library Blog (Student-written book reviews)
The MEMS Book Zone blog is thriving. With some 51 reviews, and counting, there’s something for everyone on the blog. Check it out to get ideas for your next read. See the blog button below.