Friday, October 14, 2016

Millikan Quote of the Week Art Contest

“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.” – Alexander Hamilton

Illustrate this quote and it will be displayed in the library. Come in during lunch, before, and after school for drawing supplies.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Battle of the Books 2017

2016-2017 Book List

Click on the title for Los Angeles Public Library availability.

Sharon Creech
Alex Gino
Gordon Korman
Ben Mikaelsen
Gary Paulsen
Gabrielle Zevin
Rebecca Stead
Trenton Lee Stewart
Cynthia Lord
Viola Canales
Vera Brosgol
J. R. R. Tolkien
Roald Dahl
Orson Scott Card
Polly Shulman
John Steinbeck
Virginia Hamilton
Linda Sue Park
Rita Williams-Garci
Thanhha Lai

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Library Electives

Are you interested in an elective which will challenge you, teach you valuable job and life skills, and allow you to help others?

Click on either of the titles below to apply for one of the library electives.

Library Practice - Open to 8th graders only.

Learn everything about the inner workings of a library from circulating books to advanced research methods. Regular research assignments will teach library students how to find the best and most relevant information and how to use it effectively and responsibly. Students will also be required to read regularly and post reviews (written, video, podcast, etc.) of books in our library. There will rarely be a quiet moment in Library Practice.

Turtle Techs - Open to 7th and 8th graders who can take the elective AND the homeroom class.

Learn technology and logical problem solving skills to provide technical support on campus to students and teachers. Students will maintain a tech support blog in which they write articles, produce videos, and podcast about technology updates, concerns, and tips important to our school community. Students may provide one-on-one support or teach classes on a variety of topics. No experience necessary, but we require a logical mind, willingness to learn and improve, and strong work ethic.

Congratulations Millikan Battle of the Books!

The Millikan Battle of the Books team took second place at the regional competition. They did an incredible job!

If you would like to recommend books for next year's Battle, please click here. All nominations must be received by May 15.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Add your voice to the national poem.

US Poet Laureate, Juan Filipe Herrera, has launched a program for a collective epic poem called "La Familia." Learn more at his website Casa De Colores. Please let us know if your poem is chosen to be included!

Maker Days

Want to code using Raspberry Pi? What do you want to make? The sky is the limit!
Does origami sound fun? How about when you get to add flashing lights?

Come by the library during lunch on Mondays if you'd like a little bit of instruction. Get comfortable experimenting and learning on your own. Supplies are out every day.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Kenneth Oppel is Coming to Millikan

Kenneth Oppel Speaking in Burrill Hall Period 6 and Homeroom, October 28th, 2015

We are so lucky to once again have an amazing author visiting Millikan to discuss books and writing. You may have read Mr. Oppel's books Airborn, or The Boundless, but these adventures are nothing like his newest novel, The Nest. This book will be a perfect pre-Halloween creepy read, but don't read this one at night! Read more about Mr. Oppel and his books, especially the newest one, The Nest. 

All students may order books using this form and returning it to Mrs. Carroll in the Library by October 28th.

Get those questions ready!