Monday, February 12, 2007

Audio Books To GO! Listen to a Good Book!

the MHMS Media Center has started a new Audio Books to Go project! Students can check out one of the MANY new audio books on CD that we've ordered and if they don't have a CD player of their own, can also check out a backpack containing a new CD player, headphones and batteries. So, come by the MHMS Media Center and get an Audio Book to Go! and listen to a good book! Audio book review podcasts, coming soon!

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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Recognize & Celebrate Black History Month!

An MHTV News Capsule

Please listen to our Black History Month Podcast!

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"February marks the beginning of Black History Month - an annual celebration that has existed since 1926. But what are the origins of Black History Month?

Much of the credit can go to Harvard Scholar Dr. Carter G. Woodson, who was determined to bring Black History into the mainstream public arena. Woodson devoted his life to making "the world see the Negro as a participant rather than as a lay figure in history."

In 1926 Woodson organized the first annual Negro History Week, which took place during the second week of February. Woodson chose this date to
coinside with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln - two men who had greatly impacted the black population.

Over time, Negro History Week evolved into the Black History Month that we know today - a four-week-long celebration of African American History"