Come by the library to check out the piles of new books and comics we have in. Also new: a library suggestion binder, a short story writing contest, and “Seniors in Cyberspace” volunteering!
Visit our virtual collection online. You can access it on the menu above under Library Resources and Catalogue, Encyclopedias, and Databases. It’s much easier to use than before, and you can access all the same resources more quickly.
All our databases and resources are now combined in one unified search engine. You start by choosing grades 9-12 at the bottom of the page. You can still access the databases one at a time, as in the past, using A-Z databases.
Citation helps are found by expanding Inquiry – Citation on the left, or through the citation button on the Inquiry tile, but don’t click directly on Inquiry because you can’t access the citation helps there.
You’ll find that the new Virtual Library is much easier to use, since the most popular resources are all one click away. If you can’t find something, or if you would like to see something on our mpclibrary.ca homepage, just ask. There’ll be more to come in the weeks ahead.
You don’t have to wait for your class to come to the library. Stop in for a visit as soon as you want, periods 1-3 on a spare, or outside class time. We have a great space and we’re here to help you.
Hey all– we’re counting the days to the REAL first day of summer, when vacation starts. Do you have your reading yet? Let me help you. Here are the most popular books in the MPC library this year (books are linked to the Toronto Public Library, so you can read a summary, place a hold or find out which branch has the book):
In fantasy: The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (Star Wars meets fairy tales with awesome girl protagonists) and anything by Rick Riordan, but especially the new Apollo series.
We hope you find some great books this summer! When you come back in the fall, drop by the library to tell your new librarian (for the year), Ms Moroz!
Like reading? Like talking? You might just be a candidate for the MPC library Book Club! Join co-ordinator Emma Carey, Ms Green, and a bunch of other like-minded readers on Mondays at lunch for good chats about great books.
These books (as well as Push, the sequel to Rush) are available for signout now — or for summer reading!
Here are some lucky MPC readers with the winning author, Eve Silver. We were fortunate that the Toronto Public Library brought her fascinating and inspiring workshop to our students!
Come by the library and check out our new display, “Blind Date with a Book” — books that our volunteers and I think are pretty awesome, wrapped up with a short hint on the front. These books are flying off the shelf, so come soon to get your pick!
Check out the video. Join the movement! #BookItForward!
The MPC library is lucky to have many brilliant volunteers. They organize, they shelve, they help, they clean… and most importantly, they read. These great readers contribute to our Readers’ Pick reviews and display in our fiction section, and now, they are creating a weekly rotation of “Authors We Love.” Our first featured author is Suzanne Collins! Here’s Emma Carey with more:
When I read The Hunger Games series it was clear that it was going to become extremely popular. The ideas behind The Hunger Games were great and the plot moved along very well. I loved Katniss and most of all I loved Peeta. I am personally not a fan of love triangles at all, so the Katniss, Peeta, Gale triangle just bugged me. But I loved the rest of the book (some major spoilers follow) and when Rue died I cried for three days. Catching Fire I loved a little less. The beginning started very slow and was quite boring, but when Katniss was back in the games, the plot quickly picked up again. The ending was a huge cliffhanger with Peeta being captured by the capital. I had some major problems with Mockingbird. I had to force myself to start reading it. Fortunately the plot picked up as it went along or else I would have had to abandon ship. But I am very glad that I persevered and finished it because overall it was a great book. The ending was heartbreaking but parts of it seemed a little unrealistic to me but other than that it was great. Please read The Hunger Games! You won’t regret it.
Hey, if you like to have stories read to you, check out this site: http://www.storylineonline.net/enemy-pie/