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    This Week in our Virtual Library: JUNE 1st-5th
    Posted on 03/18/2020
    Pride month


    It's hard to know what to say and do when despicable acts of racism and violence against Black people keep happening. I am convinced that literature is part of the answer. Read any and all of these books for different insights into structures and systems of oppression and to better understand the current state of racism in our country. Read, listen, research, speak up! #BlackLivesMatter #GeorgeFloyd

    - Is your Schoology Calendar getting cluttered? Check out this great video tutorial on how to color code your courses in your Schoology Calendar to make it more organized and user-friendly!

    - June is PRIDE month! Pride celebrations will look different this year, but we still have fabulous books to help us celebrate, relate, connect, understand, learn about and become allies for our LGBTQIA+ communities. For a list of books within Seattle Public Library's catalog that you can check out today via LIBBY or put on hold, go to:

    Also, check out The Trevor Project--the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning young people under 25. 


    2. In the coming weeks on Locker Clean-Out days, Madison will start collecting your Madison Library Books and other items that belong to Madison (textbooks, uniforms, calculators, etc.) when you arrive at the pick-up/drop-off point. Please return any Madison Library books that you're done reading on those designated days. The district is still working on a plan to hopefully allow students to check out new books for the summer break. Stay tuned for more info on that! 

    3. Minecraft Mania:
    For those of you that love to play Minecraft, come join us this Thursday at 11:30 on Zoom to create with friends within Minecraft. Details in Schoology to join.  

    Join Ms. Bell this Friday at 11:30 on ZOOM for our last First Chapter Friday of the year! Author CARL DEUKER will be joining us to read aloud from his book entitled GOLDEN ARM and answer all our questions. This book is slated to be a Bulldogs Read next year so come find out what it's all about! Details in Schoology to join.

    5. Join SPL Librarian Wally and Ms. Bell this Wednesday at 11:30 on Zoom for our final BOOKS & BITES VIRTUAL HANGOUT of the year.  This Wednesday we’ll be playing HARRY POTTER KAHOOT TRIVIA created by one of our very own Bulldog Readers! Details in Schoology to join.

    6. ATTENTION BULLDOG READERS: Even though we won't be able to do a field trip this year for students who read at least 20 of our 50 Bulldog Reads, Ms. Bell is still planning a special event to honor all of your great reading. There will be a virtual AUTHORPALOOZA happening on June 10th at 11:30 on Zoom for all students who have read and submitted at least 20 of our 50 books by June 5th. Students will get the chance to meet and ask questions of some of their favorite authors from this year's Bulldogs Read list. So keep on submitting your completed books HERE!

    7. BULLDOG READERS--NEED A BOOK RECOMMENDATION? Ms. Bell's got you covered! Click on this link and let her know the kind of book you're in the mood for. She'll try to send you some suggestions within a few days. And she'll make sure they are ones you can download on Libby!