Halloween Tunes for Kids

Ghosts and goblins, witches and vampires, werewolves and mummies, too!  Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday. I love decorating the house, making costumes for trick-or-treating and hosting haunted parties for the kids. If you're planning your own Halloween bash, or just looking to set the mood for a spooktacular October, try one of these frightening but…
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Caught Reading: Children’s Library at HWLC, August 2017

There are so many things for you to see and do in the newly renovated Thomas Hughes Children's Library at Harold Washington Library Center. As you've spent time reading, playing and learning, we watched to see what books caught your attention. Here are just a few of the books we caught you reading this month. We spotted babies, toddlers…
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Christmas Around the World

Have you ever wondered how people around the world celebrate Christmas? There are lots and lots of traditions from other countries that you may recognize from your own family's celebrations, such as decorating a tree or a visit from Santa Claus, but just where did these traditions come from? If Santa Claus has ever visited…
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Marilyn Singer Q&A

Get to know April's Author of the Month, Marilyn Singer, as she talks about the inspiration behind her latest book, Echo Echo, reverso poetry and which Greek god she would be for a day. Where did you get your idea for this book? I’ve written three books of reverso poetry.  A reverso is one poem with…
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