Get Ready for Winter

The winter solstice, or official start of the season, is December 21. Here are some resources for all ages to help make your winter great! For younger children, Denise Fleming's The First Day of Winter is a cute variation on "The 12 Days of Christmas," counting up common items you might experience on the first […]

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Sir Alec Guinness

Sir Alec Guinness

April 2, 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the birth of  Sir Alec Guinness (1914-2000). In his career of more than 50 years, this British actor appeared in a wide range of roles in plays, films and TV shows, including star turns in drama, comedy, spy stories and more. We have many of Guinness’ movies […]

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Everyday Economics, for Those Who Dislike Math

Why is a cup of coffee, a good idea, viewing a TV show, life-saving surgery or clean air actually worth? The answer is, “It depends.” According to Eduardo Porter’s The Price of Everything: Solving the Mystery of Why we Pay What we Do, prices are everywhere, and how much we pay is determined by the […]

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