Hi! Ho! Silver! MMA Literary Bears 
Bring Home a Second Place Award!!
After a grueling 2 hours of answering questions based on 45 novels, the Literary Bears ranked in Second Place at the 2015 Reading Olympics! Congratulations, LitBears!
As they wind down the 2014-15 season, LitBears have a bittersweet ending, as they bid farewell and good luck to their Senior Members, especially Madz Procopio, President and Fearless Reader. Taking the reins as Co-Presidents are Myra Brown and Brianna Vassallo. Good luck to Myra and Brianna!



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Featured Titles

  • Saint Anything / Sarah Dessen / FIC DES Sydney has always felt invisible.She's grown accustomed to her brother, Peyton, being the focus of the family’s attention and, lately, concern. Peyton is handsome and charismatic, but seems bent on self-destruction. Now, after a drunk-driving accident that crippled a boy, Peyton’s serving some serious jail time, and Sydney is on her own, questioning her place in the family and the world.Then she meets the Chatham family. Drawn into their warm, chaotic circle, Sydney experiences unquestioning acceptance for the first time. There’s effervescent Layla, who constantly falls for the wrong guy, Rosie, who’s had her own fall from grace, and Mrs. Chatham, who even though ailing is the heart of the family ...
    Posted May 6, 2015, 5:40 AM by Christina Connor
  • All the Bright Places / Jennifer Niven / FIC NIV Violet Markey is on the ledge of her school's bell tower, six stories up, and frozen in terror. Theodore Finch, the Freak, stands on the ledge nearby. Before she can panic, he calms her down and gets her back on solid ground. He even lets everyone think she's the one who talked him out of jumping. Violet, until recently, was a popular cheerleader and Finch has a well-earned reputation for being manic, violent, and unpredictable. But Finch won't let their encounter rest. He's suddenly everywhere Violet goes and even signs her up as his partner on a "Wander the State" school project. As the two drive around Indiana, Violet begins to see the lame tourist ...
    Posted Jan 9, 2015, 6:09 AM by Christina Connor
  • Afterworlds / by Scott Westerfeld / FIC WES Darcy Patel has put college on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. With a contract in hand, she arrives in New York City with no apartment, no friends, and all the wrong clothes. But lucky for Darcy, she’s taken under the wings of other seasoned and fledgling writers who help her navigate the city and the world of writing and publishing. Over the course of a year, Darcy finishes her book, faces critique, and falls in love.Woven into Darcy’s personal story is her novel, Afterworlds, a suspenseful thriller about a teen who slips into the “Afterworld” to survive a terrorist attack. The Afterworld is a place between the living and the dead, and where many unsolved ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2014, 8:48 AM by Christina Connor
  • I'll Give You the Sun / by Jandy Nelson / FIC NEL Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else—an even more unpredictable new force in her life. The early years are Noah's story to tell. The later years are Jude's. What the twins don't realize is that they each have only half the story, and if ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2014, 8:46 AM by Christina Connor
  • The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender / by Leslye Walton Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava — in all other ways a normal girl — is born with the wings of a bird. In a quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to fit in with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world, ill-prepared for what she might discover and naive to the twisted motives of others. Others like the pious Nathaniel Sorrows, who mistakes Ava for an angel and whose obsession with her grows until the night of the summer solstice celebration. That night, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air, and Ava’s quest and ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2014, 8:43 AM by Christina Connor
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Help for Teachers Blog

  • Using LiveBinders to assist students with research If you visit the MMA Projects shelf on LiveBinders, you will see that each department has a pre-made LiveBinder (password same as library eBoard except for Teacher PD binder ...
    Posted May 7, 2014, 12:10 PM by Ashley Esposito
  • Using NoodleTools with your students All freshmen learn how to use the bibliography portion of NoodleTools in first-semester Technology Resources and all sophomores additionally learn to use the Notecards and Outline portion in second ...
    Posted May 7, 2014, 12:01 PM by Ashley Esposito
  • Using the library eBoard Visit the faculty tab of the library eBoard for helpful hints for web tools, projects, and more.
    Posted May 7, 2014, 12:02 PM by Ashley Esposito
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What's Happening in the Media Center

  • MMA Celebrated an "Hour of Code" 12/8 thru 12/14
    Thanks to all who participated!