May Flowers

After too many rainy days in a row, spring can start to feel dreary and gray, but the colorful flowers that result make it all worth it. Plus, they provide great opportunities to talk with young children about how plants grow. Flower Garden features simple, rhyming text about a family creating an apartment-ready flower garden. This gentle story follows…
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What to Read After Missoula

Jon Krakauer is a master of writing about people in extreme situations, whether they go out into the wilderness in Into the Wild or follow Mormon fundamentalism in Under the Banner of Heaven, so it makes sense that he writes about sexual assault in a college town crazy for football. Missoula is home to the University of Montana Grizzlies, a…
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Celebrating B.B. King

Today the world mourns the passing of B.B. King, one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, a legend who brought an entirely new sound to the blues and showed the way for a generation of guitar artists. Known for his signature quavering guitar and short, flowing lyrics, King was regarded as a cross-genre…
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Bike Rides and Guides

Is your favorite mode of transportation your bike? Or are you interested in buying a new bike, but not sure where to start? Well, with spring finally in our midst, now is the perfect time to purchase a new bike or get yours out of storage! May is also National Bike Month. Share with others why…
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#TBT: 1960s Sounds of Summer

Music permeates the summer landscape: it can be heard from car windows, at the beach and during street festivals. For Throwback Thursday, here are some of my favorite summer hits of the 1960s: In July 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act and the Beach Boys charted their first number one hit…
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