April in the Library


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It's Spring!

It's spring at last, and it was very satisfying to take down the fireplace bulletin board outside the library and put up some lovely spring flowers.
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Spotlight On...Poetry!

April was National Poetry Month, and on display outside the library were a number of DMS teacher's favorite poems. Inside the library a variety of poetry books were on display, including novels in verse.

Dedham Reads Together

Dedham Reads Together is a community-wide program for all ages coordinated by the Dedham Library Innovation Team (DLIT). At DLIT's 5th Annual Town-Wide Read Party at the beginning of April, school and public librarians were thanked for all the work they do.
April Acquisitions

Click to see what was added to the library in April!

Top Books

The most popular books this month have been Among the Betrayed: Book Three by Margaret Haddix, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney and Football Champ by Tim Green.

Classes in the Library

6th Grade

Ms. Gamel's and Ms. Farry's Spanish classes worked in the library creating Google Slide presentations on the music and dance of Latin American countries. Students reviewed how to share presentations with their partners in Google Slides so they could work collaboratively on different pieces of their presentation at the same time. 6th graders also learned how to cite sources using EasyBib, and used a LibGuide to start their research.

7th Grade

We missed you this month! Come by soon!

8th Grade

In Library Research, students began looking at how to incorporate other people's information into their research. They learned about parenthetical citations, how to quote using a "quote sandwich" and practiced paraphrasing. Students are now beginning to look at evaluating online sources.