The final Widget Wednesday for this year was last Wednesday – all the tutorials are now available!
“The story of how I, Julian Carter, and my precious two-year old son, Stephen, left Atlanta Georgia and found ourselves on a white sailboat, tossed about like a cork on a raging sea off of Australia’s northern tip in 1963, is harrowing.
But it pales in comparison to what happened deep in the jungle where I was taken as a slave by a savage tribe unknown to the world. Some places dwell in darkness so deep that even God seems to stay away.
There, my mind was torn in two by the gods of the earth. There, one life ended so another could begin.
Some will say I was a fool for making the choices I made. But they would have done the same. They, too, would have embraced death if they knew what I knew, and saw through my eyes.
My name is Julian and this is my story. But more, it is the story of my son who was born to change the world.
From deep in the impenetrable jungles where New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker was born and raised, comes OUTLAW, an epic adventure of two worlds that perhaps only he could write. Full of harrowing twists, sweeping violence, and wild love, Outlaw takes us beyond the skin of this world to another unseen.”
– from Ted Dekker’s Official site
The Ministry of Education sets the education standards for students in grades K to 12 through the provincial curriculum. These standards are called Prescribed Learning Outcomes (PLOs). PLOs outline the expectations for what students should know and be able to do at each grade and within each subject area.
THE ATLAS OF MIDDLE-EARTH (find it on the shelf at 823.912 Fon)
Here is the definitive guide to the geography of Middle-earth, from its founding in the Elder Days through the Third Age, including the journeys of Bilbo, Frodo, and the Fellowship of the Ring. Hundreds of two-color maps and diagrams survey the journeys of the principal characters day by day — including all the battles and key locations of the First, Second, and Third Ages. Plans and descriptions of castles, buildings, and distinctive landforms are given, along with thematic maps describing the climate, vegetation, languages, and population distribution of Middle-earth throughout its history.
The hobbit : an unexpected journey : chronicles, art & design (find it on the shelf at 791.43 Fal)
A visually stunning celebration of the creative vision of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The book is packed with more than 1,000 images of concept artwork, photographs and development paintings by the artists working behind the scenes to bring Middle-earth to life, who each provide detailed and entertaining commentary that reveals the story behind the vision.
Check out Mark Hitchcock and Alton Gansky’s “8 minutes to– Digital Winter”
Summary: Twenty-two-year-old Donny Elton sat in his bedroom as he did every morning, writing line upon line of unintelligible computer code from his wheelchair. The helpless savant had never spoken more than a few words at a time, so Stanley Elton, Donny’s father, was shocked to hear a voice from his son’s room: “Shadow, shadow on my left; shadow, shadow on my right …” That was the day the lights went out. A gripping story of darkness and heroism set in our not-too-distant future.
The MEI Schools Librarians are excited to present Widget Wednesday: a 30 min. session providing free training & tips on a variety of tech. resources for educators. It will be held Wednesdays in September – December 2013 in the Secondary Library. Simply pick and choose which sessions you will find most useful; select however many you are able to attend — there is no limit.
All MEI Staff and educators in our local community are invited to join us for this time of professional development.
Book 3 in the Lost Loves of the Bible series by Ginger Garrett has hit our shelves!
Reign: The Chronicles of Queen Jezebel will change the way you think about that window of time in history.
“From the moment her marriage to Prince Ahab thrusts her into the intrigues of palace life, Jezebel’s exotic beauty opens doors, and her will breaks down walls. Torn from her homeland and wed to power in a strange country, Jezebel vows to create a legacy and power all her own. Some might call her a manipulative schemer, bent on having her own way. But they don’t know the whole story.”
“Abnomaly grabs the reader and refuses to let go. One is never completely sure what is fact and what is a horrifying virtual reality. This is sure to be a favorite of teens everywhere.” — Heather Burch, author of the critically acclaimed Halflings Series
“A beautiful story that has me wondering if I would have the strength to be an Anomaly. Fans of James Dashner’s Maze Runner will love Krista McGee’s Anomaly.” — Jon Lewis, author of the C.H.A.O.S. trilogy
Summary: “Living in a post-apocalyptic State that has supposedly eliminated emotions, Thalli is slated for annihilation by the Scientists when her carefully-kept secret that she is an anomaly becomes known, but when she becomes their test subject, instead, she learns that she may actually be part of a Creator’s greater design.” — LOC