9th Grade Ancient Aegean Research


Hi 9th grade.  Welcome to your first research project in the Upper School!  To help you begin, I have created a Ancient Aegean LibGuide that will be a great starting point.

To help you to become familiar with using the LibGuide, you will  complete theLibGuide Search.  Download the Word document and answer the ten questions that will lead you through the different elements of the LibGuide.

Don’t forget that the library web site has lots of resources (like bibliography help and a link in to NoodleBib) and that your librarians are here to help you!

Remember your research process overview: know what it is you need to find, start general and then get more specific.  And of course, always take good notes and make sure you cite those sources!

Banned Books Week


What are bannedFree Your Mind: Read a Banned Book and challenged books? What are the silliest reasons people challenge books? What were the most banned books in the U.S. last year? (Hint: You’ve read at least one.) Explore these questions and more on our Banned Books LibGuide.

Check a book out of our “books in jail” display and celebrate your freedom to read! Only you (with help from your parents) can decide what you’re “allowed” to read.



Author visit TODAY: Laini Taylor


Laini Taylor is coming to Dana TODAY! She’s the author of:

Dreamdark: BlackbringerDreamdark: SilksingerLips Touch: Three TimesDaughter of Smoke and Bone

Click each book for more information, and click Laini’s picture for her blog. She’ll be signing books in Common Ground during lunch (11:30-12:30), giving a casual presentation in Common Ground 12:30-1, and speaking to the Middle School 2:30-3:30.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone, her newest book, is one of the best things I’ve read in years. No joke, do not miss this book.