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Let's Get Cooking!

September 9, 2020 - 5:46pm -- Dodie

Whatever school ends up looking like, it's pretty certain that there will be more time at home than at school. Which leaves more time to cook, of course! Whether you don't know a skillet from a spatula, or are ready to apply to the Culinary Institue of America, the library has wonderful cookbook choices for you. And you'll find a few inspiring reads to fill out your foodie reading list, too.

Give A Listen! It’s National Audiobook Month

June 10, 2020 - 11:22am -- Dodie

Everything is just a little different this year, but June is always National Audiobook Month. Normally you might be piling into buses to go to camp, flying across country for family reunions, and going on college campus visits - but not so much in 2020. But travel experts are predicting that this is going to be the summer of car trips, partly due to the very low cost of gas right now and the side effects of COVID on the economy. So here’s the good news - CAR TRIPS = AUDIOBOOK TIME!

Sharing the Love for Poetry, and Libraries

April 7, 2020 - 8:48am -- Dodie

April is National Poetry Month, and thinking about it, this is about a perfect time for poetry. At least for me - I need to be feeling unrushed and in a contemplative space when I read or listen to poetry - each word, each pause seems to carry so much weight. Even though our buildings are closed right now, we can connect you to digital poetry, and a pile of resources for you to explore this oft-neglected genre.

2020 Walter Awards Announced, Recognizing Diverse Authors and Characters

January 27, 2020 - 9:08am -- Dodie

The We Need Diverse Books Walter Awards Judging Committee has selected the Winners and Honorees for the fifth annual Walter Dean Myers Awards for Outstanding Children’s Literature. These are:

THE WALTER AWARD, Teen Category

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, Mariko Tamaki (author) and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell (illustrator)

Test Prep Made Easy with LearningExpress

January 22, 2019 - 9:27am -- Dodie

Debating when you should take the SAT or ACT? The perfect test date comes down to scheduling and planning. Consider how much time is needed to prep, how packed schedules can be, and if there are plans to take the test multiple times. Many high schools still recommend taking the ACT the spring of junior year because the content of the Math test includes topics some curricula do not cover before then.

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