Booked for the Week

Information Literacy and Activities for BHMS Families

June 4, 2021
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453 Library Books Need to Be Returned!

Overdue library books are NOT cool. Other people want to read them, so help keep our library collection strong by returning them. We'll even help keep you COOL by giving you five tickets to win prizes like Dilly bars from the Eagan family owned Dairy Queen, posters, and books. Click on the link to get more information about how to win prizes for taking care of your library account. *Check your email for the latest overdue books notices.

Remembering Eric Carle

Eric Carle was deeply moved by color and that's evident in his children's books, which people still read today. Life cycles in books like The Hungry Caterpillar and The Tiny Seed continue to delight and educate children, while the love in Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me can bring an adult to tears of happiness. Sadly, he past away recently, but we can still enjoy his art and words. Learn more about his life and family's emigration from Germany at MPR.
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Decade Day ~ Thursday, May 27

The halls of Black Hawk turned back in time as enthusiastic students and staff dressed in everything from the Victorian era to 90s grunge. Because fashion revolves, many were able to repurpose clothing they already had but give it a decade look with accessories or different hair styles. Some borrowed vintage clothes from adults in their family. See if you can spot the authentic go-go boots! *If you have photos of yourself from Decade Day that you'd like featured in the next Booked for the Week, send them to julianne.ninteman@district196.org. If friends are in the photo, get their permission to share.

Gavin, Stella, and Andrew

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6th Grade Teachers & Students

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Elijah & Mrs. Edelman, Ms. Ninteman,

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Jideofor

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8th Grade Teachers

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Ms. Lee, Al, and Mr. Huling

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Little Free Library Challenge

Little Free Libraries promote literacy and community. Here's our LFL challenge: Take a "shelfie" with your LFL, walk to a favorite one in your neighborhood, or check out the LFL map to visit a new LFL for your "shelfie." Submit photos to julianne.ninteman@district196.org. Include a caption or blurb.

Deadline Extended To: Wednesday, June 9

Prizes: All participants, including staff, will have their names put in a drawing for prizes.

What Can You Win?: Two people will win $10.00 gift cards to Vendella Euro Boutique & Coffee Haus in Eagan. Have something good to drink while reading a book!

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Virtual Dakota County Library Events

Meet Author Dawn Quigley

Thursday, June 17, 7:00 PM Spend an evening with children's book author Dawn Quigley, who will provide a live reading and discuss her newest book Jo Jo Makoons: The Used-to-be Best Friend. A citizen herself of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe in North Dakota, Dawn will discuss her childhood experiences growing up and not seeing books that represented her Native community. Registration required. Geared for adults and children ages 5 and up. A Minnesota Legacy Program.
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COVID in BIPOC Communities: What's Happening? Now What?

Adults and Educators

Tuesday, June 8, 7:30 PM Join EmbraceRace for a conversation about some of the physical and, especially, the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black, Indigenous, and Other People of Color and communities. Some 15 months in, what underreported challenges has COVID fueled in vulnerable communities of color? How are the children in those communities faring? How do we get to a new, healthier “normal”? As always, come with your questions and insights to share. Details and Registration
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196 Reads!

196 Reads! is a summer community book club being offered this summer to all 6-12 students. MS and HS teachers are going to partner up to co-facilitate one of eight different book groups with a mix of MS & HS students. Students will have the opportunity to choose from a list of 8 titles. Book Titles and Descriptions


Book groups will meet virtually 3 times: once as a meet and greet and to plan the group's schedule and two additional times to discuss the book. At the end of the summer, all participants will be invited to an ice cream celebration event. Students will receive a free copy of their chosen title and additional titles if they attend the celebration event. Register by Tuesday, June 8.

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Summer Programs at Dakota County Library

Wether you relish action, fantasy, graphic novels, or teen realistic fiction, the Dakota County Library has something for you. Take part in Summer Discovery, explore new books, meet people, win prizes, and have fun. Events begin June 14.
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Free Family Fun

Ordway Center's Flint Hills Family Festival

Experience the arts from the Ordway now through Saturday, June 12. Click on the linked pictures below to view a list and description of FREE virtual performances and activities. Try everything from dancing to making mosaics.

Meet the Author ~ Free Event

Tuesday, June 8, 6:30 PM Join Red Balloon Bookshop to celebrate the launch of local author Brita Sandstrom's debut middle grade novel: Hollow Chest! A dark and beautiful fairytale set in WWII London, Hollow Chest is a story about family, war, and magic. Brita will be in conversation with fellow local author Anne Ursu (The Lost Girl)! Brita and Anne will talk about writing magical stories for middle grade readers and will answer questions from the audience (as time allows). Register
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Contact Information

Julianne Ninteman, Library Media Specialist

Black Hawk Middle School & Thomas Lake Elementary

julianne.ninteman@district196.org