Online gatherings from your library

Starting this week, the MLWGS Library will be offering opportunities to gather online to share creative work, practice mindfulness, earn community service hours together, and more. For more details about all these opportunities, visit the new Dragons Create group on Schoology.

NOTE: Before clicking on the registration/interest links for activities listed below, please log in to your MLWGS Google account.

Creativity Open Mics (Wednesdays, 5:30 to 7pm)

Dragon creatives from each grade level will have an opportunity to share their work with peers during creativity open mics held online each Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:00pm. All attendees must pre-register. To register or sign up to share your creative work, go to

  • Wednesday, April 29th, 5:30 to 7pm – Class of 2020
  • Wednesday, May 6th, 5:30 to 7pm – Class of 2021
  • Wednesday, May 13th, 5:30 to 7pm – Class of 2023
  • Wednesday, May 20th, 5:30 to 7pm – Class of 2022

Giving Back Together (Tuesdays, 3:30 to 5pm)

Earn community service hours by participating in online gatherings each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm to make handwritten letters/postcards for residents of The Virginia Home and/or to transcribe documents for Virginia Memory – your choice. Sign up to express interest in Giving Back Together:

Mindfulness for Dragons (Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11:30am to Noon)

Mindfulness practices can help create a sense of peace and calm – and spark creativity – during this unpredictable time. Students and faculty are invited. Sign up to express interest in practicing mindfulness together:

  • Mindfulness for Writers, 11:30am to Noon on Wednesdays (with Ms. D)
  • Midday Mindfulness, 11:30am to Noon on Thursdays (with Ms. D and Coach Hawkins)

If you have questions or suggestions, please contact Ms DeGroat.

Celebrate poetry during National Poetry Month

As National Poetry Month draws to a close, here are some ways to celebrate poetry in your life – or maybe even reach out to a contemporary American poet through the Dear Poet 2020 project (for which the deadline was just extended to May 31st).

Poem in Your Pocket Day (this Thursday, 4/30)
Dear Poet 2020
Shelter In poems

For all you who, like me, love science AND poetry, consider Marie Howe’s “Singularity”:
Short film animation of  “Singularity” by Marie Howe
Howe reading her poem the first time she shared it in public last spring: