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Submitted by Laura Raphael on Wed, 02/15/2017 - 8:00am
Childhood is a different country. We've all been there, but like long-ago travel experiences, by the time you are an adult, the sharp details of what it really feels like to be a child start to fade, and you're left with vague memories and faded photo albums.
Submitted by Laura Raphael on Wed, 02/08/2017 - 8:00am
In the 1950s, the art world introduced "happenings" - a non-traditional and active way to experience art, emphasis on experience. The point of these "art happenings" was not an object or a painting but the doing. It was wild, and weird, and challenged people to think about the value of process in developing an artistic relationship to the world.
Submitted by Laura Raphael on Wed, 02/01/2017 - 8:00am
If your kid loves LEGOS but you're tired of stepping on them (ouch!), consider one of these LEGO-focused library programs in February. Your children will have a new place to express their passion for plastic creations AND meet other kids in a relaxed setting.
Submitted by Laura Raphael on Wed, 01/25/2017 - 8:00am
Dragons and magicians, flying carpets and talking animals - these imaginative elements all have a place in a child's reading diet. But sometimes kids just want to know about REAL people who used hard work and determination (not magical feathers) to achieve real-life accomplishments.
When your children or students get the "Who was Thomas Edison?" or "What was J.K. Rowling like when she was my age?" bug, explore the library's Biography In Context database.
Submitted by Laura Raphael on Wed, 01/18/2017 - 8:00am
You know that reading aloud to babies and young children is crucial for their future reading and learning success.
But it's good for school-aged children, too!
Not only that, but here's a secret your independently-reading child might not share with you: many kids still like it when parents read to them at home. Even 9, 10, and 11 year olds enjoy a regular read-aloud with the adults who love them the most.