MRHS Media Message

Media Center Monthly Newsletter (Vol. 1, Issue 4)

January 2023

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Happy New Year!

We hope that you all had a relaxing holiday break and are ready to get a great start to the new year. We are getting ready to receive an order of new books to help us kick off 2023 with some fresh reads. Be sure to stop by the media center to see the new titles to choose from!

We are also starting our Battle of the Books club meetings on the second Wednesday of this month. If you are interested in joining the club for this season, or just want to come see what it's about, stop by E205 on Wednesdays during B lunch.

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Fiction Book Pick

A 2023 Morris Award Finalist!

Wake the Bones by Elizabeth Kilcoyne

"After dropping out of college, nineteen-year-old Laurel Early returns to her uncle's tobacco farm, where she encounters a monster as well as her mother's ghost, and soon Laurel realizes that she must tap into her own innate magic to save everyone she loves."- From Destiny Discover

Nonfiction Book Pick

The Creative Act by Rick Rubin

"From the legendary music producer, a master at helping people connect with the wellsprings of their creativity comes a beautifully crafted book many years in the making that offers that same deep wisdom to all of us."- From the Publisher

Looking for What to Read Next?

Teen's Top Ten

Take a look at YALSA's teen's top ten picks!

What Should I Read Next?

Use this website to search for recommendations!

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Don't Forget the School Databases!

Did you know that as a student of Marvin Ridge High school, you have access to a wide variety of research databases both through Union County Public Schools and the Union County Public Library? Stop by the media center front desk to learn more about accessing these resources, or visit the database section of our school website!
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Make Something!

Did you know that our media center's makerspace is open every Friday during SMART Lunch? A makerspace is a place for students to practice STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) concepts and skills. Students are encouraged to create, explore, design, experiment, build, think-critically, and problem-solve.
Our maker materials got here last month, and we are excited to be offering an opportunity to use all of the maker stations throughout the entire month of January! Stop by to let your creativity flow, practice innovation, or to just relax and have fun while learning a new skill.

Classroom teachers can also sign up for dates and times for classes to visit to allow students time to de-stress before EOCs.

Maker Project

Hand Embroidery Journal

January is hobby month! Try out hand embroidery as a new hobby this month by starting an embroidery journal, where the goal is to stitch a small icon each day to represent that day of your year. Supplies are located in our Makerspace to help get you started!

*Image retrieved from Better Homes and Gardens

Thank you for reading, and for supporting our school Media Center!