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!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Get Coding

Want to try something more fun than just playing a game? Learn to code!

Hour of Code Tutorials
Kahn Academy Coding Lessons
Code Academy

Did you make anything amazing! Come to the Library to print and display.

Monday, September 21, 2015


Do you have a strong password?
Click here to read about passwords. After you read, consider if your password is strong enough.
Click here to read more and check your password.
If it's not secure enough, reset it!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Neal Shusterman Contest

What's Your Favorite

Neal Shusterman Quote?

What is your favorite quote from one of Neal Shusterman’s books? Let us know, and you could win one of three prizes:

1st Prize – Autographed ARC (advance retail copy) of UnBound

2nd Prize – Autographed copy of the book you quoted

3rd Prize – Autographed poster

To enter, all you have to do is reply to this email with your favorite quote, or send your entry to


  1. Every entry must include the following: the quote and the book it comes from.If you are over 18, please include your full name and e-mail address. If you are under 18, please include your first name ONLY, and the full name and email address of a parent or legal guardian who has granted you permission to participate.
  2. No duplicates: anyone who sends more than one email, or who uses multiple email addresses with the same name will be disqualified.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Book Fair Volunteers

Families and Friends! Please click here to sign up to volunteer at the book fair. Help is needed 8/31-9/8. Thank you for your support of Millikan students and the library program.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Upcoming Events

8/31-9/8 Book Fair in Room 14 during classes, homeroom, and lunch.

The fair will open at 11am on the first day and close at 11am on the last day.
The book fair will be open during Back to School Night on 9/3!
Cash only (and credit cards from parents). No checks or debit cars are accepted.
Click here for a sample of the inventory.
Many of the books on the Battle of the Books list will be available at the fair.

Parents, please email to sign up to volunteer.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Welcome back!

Come by the library to check out a book anytime between 8am and 3pm. Bring a school (any school) ID to use as your library card. The LMC is closed every day during period 4.

Connecting Cultures Mobile Museum will be in the LMC 9/2-9/18. All Social Studies classes will be scheduled for a visit. All are welcome to visit the museum every day during lunch.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Battle of the Books 2015-2016 Reading List

It's here! Get a jump start on the competition by reading this summer. Check out your local public libraries for copies of these books and be sure to participate in their summer programs. Need community service hours? Be sure to ask if you can volunteer!

Click on the titles for a link to Amazon. Click here for a printable list.

2015-2016 Book List

An Na
Lisa Graff
Gene Luen Yang
Tim Federle
Brenda Woods
Jaqueline Woodson
Holly Black
Cece Bell
Rainbow Rowell
Wendy Mass
Mike Lupica
Janet Tshjian
Norton Juster
Sherman Alexie
Matt Myklusch
Colleen Gleason
Kwame Alexander
Eleanor Estes
Rick Riordan
Betty G. Birney

Friday, May 22, 2015

Return Library Materials and Clear Fines

Summer's almost here!

If you still have a book it is OVERDUE! Bring in all materials and clear all late fines. Bring your ID to the library if you are unsure and we will check your account.

May 26-29 the library will be open for book collection and fine clearance ONLY.
Hours: 8am-3pm and Nutrition. Closed during lunch and Period 4.

June 1-5
Same as above, but also closed during Nutrition.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Battle of the Books 2015-2016

Check back next week for next year's book list.
Get a jump on the competition and start reading this summer!

Thursday, February 19, 2015


After the Battle of the Books on March 21, save the date for YALLWest on April 11-12. What is YALLWest? Only the most amazing group of writers who want to talk to YOU! Many events are FREE. Some special events are $5, but come with a $5 voucher for the FOOD TRUCKS. Food trucks AND writers? Could this get any better? Yes! Add in some music, AND it's in beautiful Santa Monica.

How do you get more information? Just click here for the YALLWest website. There you can see a list of all author talks, books signings, and buy tickets for special events. I'll see you there!

Come see Ransom Riggs, Veronica Roth, Libba Bray, Ann Brashares, Pseudonymous Bosch, Marie Lu, and too many more amazing authors to list!

Friday, February 6, 2015

The Battle of the Books Rages On

The San Fernando Valley Battle of the Books 2015 will take place on March 21st at Sepulveda Middle School. Three Millikan teams will compete. All are welcome to attend, and adults and older high school students are needed for judges. Please see Mrs. Carroll for more information.

Battle of the books teams: meet in the library every Friday during lunch to prep with your teams! All are welcome to our school battle. It will be during lunch in the LMC on a date in mid-March.

Did you want to join the Battle of the Books but you thought it was too late? Are you a REALLY FAST READER? A couple teams still have a spot or two for a dedicated person. See Mrs. Carroll for more information.