Year of the Dog Recommended Reads

Happy (Chinese) New Year! And welcome to the Year of the Dog!  The Dog is the 11th year in the Chinese zodiac's 12-year cycle. Were you born in a Dog year? Recent Dog years include 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and, of course, 2018. Like their animal counterparts, those born in a Dog year are supposed to be loyal and honest friends that…
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Going to the Movies with the Captain?

Are you waiting impatiently for the Captain Underpants movie and looking for some silly hi-jinks and caped capers? Well, never fear! The library is here! In our house, we have often checked out all the Dav Pilkey books we can carry—from picture books parodies, Dogzilla and Kat Kong, to the terrifically transitional Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot series and all…
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Peace Is a BIG Idea

"Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal." - Martin Luther King, Jr., 1967 Difficult to define and even harder to illustrate, peace is a timely message that needs to be shared again and again. What better way to celebrate the birthday of…
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Take Part, Take Action: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Join the celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities by supporting the rights of persons with disabilities and promoting a just and inclusive society. Take part with your family by attending our creative musical play events with ScribbleMonster and checking out these inspiring picture books featuring strong kids with disabilities. A positive, straightforward text with…
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Way into LEGOs

We are WAY into LEGO® Bricks, especially LEGO® minifigures. There are days I feel like LEGO Minifigure Year by Year is a family photo album. So when a friend suggested a trip to the Museum of Science and Industry for their Brick by Brick exhibit, featuring the work of certified LEGO® Certified Professional Adam Reed Tucker, we were SO there! Did…
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Celebrating Chinese New Year

The New Year is almost here, are you ready to celebrate? Each year I look forward to the pop-pop-popping of firecrackers, the riot of drums and colors of my favorite Lion Dancers and all the yummy treats at the bakeries on Wentworth Avenue. If you are like me and just can't wait, try one of these…
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