New Books In The Library:
Updates & Announcements: (See our "News" tab above for previous updates & announcements.)
Guest Author/Illustrator Gareth Hinds visits MVU:
On Tuesday, Dec. 6 Gareth Hinds met with our 9th grade English classes who are currently using his graphic novel adaptation of The Odyssey. He later met with Mrs. Benoit's Art I class to discuss story and images in cartooning and then had students use the class to create their own short cartoon stories. For more details, photos, and video, please check out the "News" tab at the top of the page.
Go to the Research Tools tab above to find links to:
Ancestry Classroom (from Ancestry.com) - search your family history
Fold 3 - access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and
women who served.
Newspapers.com - The online home of 80+ million pages of historical newspapers from 3300 newspapers from
around the United States and more
**Please be aware that these resources will only work while at MVU, using the school's internet.**
New Databases now available to help with your research: Do you need a video to support your research, project or presentation? Check out "Classroom Video On Demand" for thousands of video clips for all subjects in various lengths. Are you looking at career options or need more information for Career Exploration class? Then try "Ferguson's Career Guidance Center." How about ideas and information about science - experiments, science fair, etc.? Then try "ScienceFlix." They can all be found by clicking on the Research Tools tab above and scrolling down in the left column. If you need passwords, just click on the link at the top of the Research Tools page.
MVUHS Book Catalog:
Your Librarians Recommend:
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.
Recommended by Mrs. Hamel and Mrs. Rainville
We not only love this story, we love it's format. This book looks different from anything you've read: "Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, maps, files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more."
"This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.
The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than a speck at the edge of the universe. Now with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to evacuate with a hostile warship in hot pursuit.
But their problems are just getting started. A plague has broken out and is mutating with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a web of data to find the truth, it’s clear the only person who can help her is the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again." www.amazon.com/Illuminae-Amie-Kaufman/dp/0553499114/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1479397509&sr=1-1&keywords=illuminaeo
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.
Recommended by Mrs. Hamel and Mrs. Rainville
The sequel to Illuninae - if you liked the format of the first
book, you should like this one as well. The story
continues in a new location, with new characters, but the action, tension, and humorous comments are familiar.
"Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.
The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.
Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy's most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.
When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station's wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.
But relax. They've totally got this. They hope."