Novel Museum Secrets

Museums are fascinating places, both as a visitor and behind the scenes. While there are lots of books about mysteries taking place there for younger readers, I've found a few of the more popular ones for adults. Unless you've been under a rock for the past 15 years, you've probably heard of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci…
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Quiz: Test Your Holiday IQ

For many of us, books, movies and music put us in the holiday spirit and shape our traditions with family and friends. So what better way to celebrate the titles we love than a holiday quiz? Our bloggers Beth, Katie, Laura, Mary, Michelle, Municipal_Reference_Guy and Shilo created this quiz to give you something fun to share this holiday season…
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Coyotes: Our Urban Neighbor

Have you ever seen a coyote?  I frequently see one in my neighborhood and he is very comfortable in our urban setting.  He tends to keep to himself but is somewhat of a local celebrity, often getting his picture in the newspaper. Coyotes are more prevalent in urban areas than ever before. One reason is…
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Witty and Wild Webcomics

The Internet has always been a prime focus for self-publishing, but that doesn't stop with blogging and eBook publishing. Web comics, or online comics, opened the door for comic book creators of all backgrounds and talents. They take on various formats, styles and genres, and some have reached incredible popularity including many of the following titles. Kate Beaton, a…
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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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Video Game Design: Knowledge Ninja Challenge

The Knowledge Ninja is looking for sixth- through eighth-graders to complete this challenge and become Knowledge Ninjas. Use your ninja skills to investigate, then answer the questions below by December 18 to be entered in a raffle to win a prize to help you continue your ninja training. Watch for more challenges coming soon! Ever wonder how games like Minecraft…
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Harry Potter at the Theatre

J.K. Rowling has reinvented herself over the past couple of years – and not just as Robert Galbraith, her adult thriller nom de plume. She has become one of the twitterati – sharing unvarnished, unapologetic opinions on everything from Scottish independence to refugees to Donald Trump. She has also whet the appetite of her legions…
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Happy Birthday to Frank Zappa

Let’s celebrate the life and music of talented musician Frank Zappa, whose 75th birth anniversary is December 21. With more than 80 albums to his credit, the songwriter, composer, record producer, bandleader and filmmaker was the leader of the band Mothers of Invention and won a Grammy in 1988 for the album Jazz from Hell. He died in 1993. Music…
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