The Meadows School
8601 Scholar Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89128-7302
Phone: (702) 254-1610
Fax: (702) 254-2452
Upper/Middle School Library Announcements
April 22 is Earth Day (posted: 04/13/2012)
Earth Day marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement. Founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues, Earth Day is now a globally celebrated holiday that is sometimes extended into Earth Week, a full seven days of events focused on green awareness. The brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson and inspired by the antiwar protests of the late 1960s, Earth Day was originally aimed at creating a mass environmental movement. It began as a "national teach-in on the environment" and was held on April 22 to maximize the number of students that could be reached on university campuses. By raising public awareness of air and water pollution, Nelson hoped to bring environmental causes into the national spotlight.
May 1 is Law Day, USA (posted: 04/13/2012)
For over two centuries, our Nation has adhered to the rule of law as the foundation for a safe, free, and just society. President Eisenhower, seeking to formally recognize this tradition, established Law Day in 1958 as "a day of national dedication to the principles of government under law." Each Law Day, we celebrate our commitment to the rule of law and to upholding the fundamental principles enshrined in our founding documents.
Our Story by the Smithsonian (posted: 02/03/2012)
Want to know more about the Star-Spangled Banner, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., trains and railroads, or September 11, 2001? The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, in partnership with Verizon's Thinkfinity.org, is proud to offer the OurStory Web site. The Museum's family Web site offers free, themed activities for exploring American history through reading and hands-on experiences. Activities include field trips, technology-based investigations, arts-and-crafts projects, and opportunities to learn from the over 3 million objects in the collections of the National Museum of American History.
November is Native American Heritage Month (posted: 11/01/2011)
New Resource: Food Day (posted: 09/26/2011)
New Resource: History and the Headlines: Hispanic Heritage Month (posted: 09/26/2011)
New Resource: Salem History Database (posted: 09/08/2011)
New Resource: Nevada Energy Materials (posted: 09/08/2011)
New Resource: History and the Headlines (posted: 09/02/2011)
eBooks Available in EBSCOhost (posted: 03/31/2011)
eBooks Available @ Your Library (posted: 11/09/2010)