Quick Facts

Are you working on a research project and looking for information on one of Canada’s Prime Ministers? Perhaps it’s the Socials 10 Fathers of Confederation assignment?

Have no fear — check out the MEI Secondary Library Pinterest Board: Social Studies — we have Quick Fact Sheets with biographical information from Sir John A. Macdonald to Stephen Joseph Harper.



homework … there’s an app for that



Are you looking for a way to stay organized this year? One of your teachers recommended the myHomework app. It’s an easy way to track your homework, get reminded when projects are due, and syncs across a variety of devices.

If you are a teacher, you can use the Teacher.io app to manage your class syllabus, and remind students who use myHomework of upcoming deadlines, handouts, etc.


marvels of the Mango

Need some help with your languages classes at school?

Planning on going on a Missions trip?

Try out Mango: an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French & German, and many more.

“Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language. By listening to and repeating after material designed from native conversations, you’ll not only learn the individual words and phrases, you’ll know how they’re used in practical situations and conversations. You’ll learn more than grammar, vocabulary and conjugation, you’ll learn how to communicate.” –FVRL


You can find MANGO by going to the FVRL website – online resources (language section).




Click on the Mango Languages link and login using your FVRL library card and pin number.

You will then be prompted to create a free Mango account.

An activation email will be sent – check your junk mail folder if you don’t see one right away…that’s where mine went!


draw & paint sci fi

Come check out a couple of new Draw & Paint books available at MEI Secondary Library


The author — Keith Thompson is a renowned illustrator and conceptual designer who specializes in fantasy and science fiction art. His surreal and innovative work has been featured in numerous books and magazines around the world. He is the author of 50 Robots to Draw and Paint, also published by Barron’s. He lives in Ottawa, Canada.