Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Save the Date!

Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Chains, Speak, Wintergirls and many other books.

The Read-a-Thon for the Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival (TBF) is Saturday, November 1st, at Barnes and Noble in Pittsford from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak, Wintergirls and Chains, will be signing books.

What's a Read-a-Thon, you ask? A Read-a-Thon is when participants sit and read to raise money for a cause. Every reader who participates will get a TBF t-shirt. There will be drawings for other prizes AND the teen who raises the most money wins tickets to attend the author dinner the Friday before TBF.

In addition, Mercy students will be able to buy a book and donate it to the library media center.

Does it sound like fun? If so, stop down to the library media center and see Mrs. Rouleau for more details.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Library Hours Announcement!

Good morning,

The library is closed after Spirit Day on Friday. Have a good afternoon!

Mrs. Rouleau

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Friday, September 26th

ANNOUNCEMENT: The library will be closing at noon on Friday, September 26th.  Please plan accordingly.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Living Environment- Mr. Kerr's classes

Click here to access your online textbook:


Science Databases
(Mrs. Hall or Mrs. Rouleau can give you passwords)

World Book Online Living Green http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Login?ed=wb

Science In Context: http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/scic/?p=SCIC&u=nysl_ro_olomhs

Why would you want to use articles from the databases instead of 'Googling' science topics?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Did You Know?

The American Library Association celebrates Banned Books Week September 21st through 27th this year.

According to the Banned Books Week website, these are a few titles that have been challenged or banned in schools:

* To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

* The Call of the Wild by Jack London

* Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

* Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Friday, September 19, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Science 8

Image from "Paper Airplanes" Texas A&M Engineering Works

Remember, as you research the best design for a paper airplane, you need to cite the website you use for the airplane design you choose!

Use Easy Bib to help you cite: http://easybib.com/
Seventh grade science-- click here.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Happy Friday!

Looking for something to read this weekend? Check out The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker.

"On an ordinary Saturday, Julia awakes to discover that something has happened to the rotation of the earth. The days and nights are growing longer and longer; gravity is affected; the birds, the tides, human behavior and cosmic rhythms are thrown into disarray."- from the book jacket.

This book is the 2015 choice for "If All of Rochester Reads..." You can find out more about the "If All of Rochester Reads" program on the  Writers and Books website.

-Mrs. R

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Last Day to Submit Book Bingo

Tomorrow, September 12, is the last day to submit your Book Bingo game piece. On Monday, we will draw for prizes for gift certificates.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New Books!

Soon our new book displays will be up and ready to go. Until then, here's a list of some of our new books:

Allies and Assassins by Justin Somper - "Sixteen-year-old Jared inherits the throne of Archenfield after his older brother, Prince Anders, is murdered. He relies on the twelve officers of the court to advise him but soon suspects one of them could be responsible for his brother's death and vows to hunt down the killer, who may be after Jared as well"--Provided by publisher.
Somper also wrote Vampirates. Mrs. Rouleau is reading this  right now.

Sisters by Raina Telgemeier- A companion to Smile, this graphic novel is about Raina's relationship with her younger sister.

The Fire Wish by Amber Lough- You may have picked up the ARC of this book if you went to TBF last year. The story goes back and forth between two narrators: one is a jinni and the other is a human princess. Mrs. Hall is reading this right now.

Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia - A mystery for older readers. Recommended by Mrs. Bonar.

These are only a few of the new books we have in the library. Stop down to check out what else we have!

-Mrs. R

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Book talks for 7th grade ELA


I may not have a chance to talk to you about some awesome books in our library during class today, so I thought I would list them here:

Running Out of Time by Margaret Petersen Haddix

Jessie has lived in Clifton, Indiana, a frontier town, for her whole life. When people start getting sick in the town, Jessie's mom sends her out of town on a mission to bring back help. What Jessie finds outside her 19th century frontier village totally shocks her!

The Popularity Papers by Amy Ignatow

Lydia and Julie are best friends who are trying to become popular at their middle school...with disastrous and hilarious results.

The Tatooed Potato by Ellen Raskin

One of my favorite mysteries! I recommend it if you enjoyed The Westing Game by the same author.

Happy Reading!

Mrs. R

Monday, September 8, 2014

Monday, September 8

The library is open from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. all week.

As a reminder, we expect students to work in voices considerate of others. Also, please do not eat or drink near the computers or the book stacks.

We look forward to seeing you :-)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Edmodo HELP!

If you are a NEW STUDENT to Mercy and need to sign up for Edmodo, click here and follow the directions:

If you are a RETURNING STUDENT, click here for directions to join a group:

If you've forgotten your password, click here:  https://support.edmodo.com/home#forums/20899050-forgot-or-change-password

Hope this helps!

-Mrs. R

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to school!

Mrs. Hall and I are busy getting the library ready for you. We have some new things happening in the library this year:

*The Motto Directors--Mr. Thompson and Mrs. Zumchak--have their office in the library.

*We have carved out two sections for graphic novels, as we are getting more in!

*There is a work space for teachers in the library.

The library is open today, tomorrow and Friday from 7 until 4, as Mrs. Hall and I are still working on textbooks. We will resume our regular 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. hours next week, as well as be open to study halls, starting Monday, September 8th.

I will be accepting Book Bingo game boards until Friday, September 12th. If you've read 5 or more books this summer, please stop down to fill out a game board. Everyone gets a prize for participating and we will be drawing for gift certificates on Monday, September 15th.

--Mrs. Rouleau