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Take 5 With Mo Willems

Our friend Mo Willems, author of the Pigeon books, Elephant and Piggie and much, much more is the 1st ever artist in residence at the Kennedy Center, and he is bringing us lunch doodles every weekday! Visit the Kennedy Center website to access this fun for-kids content where he brings us into his home studio […]

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Breathing Life into a Bewildering Decade: The ‘60s Come Alive at the Library

America recently went on “a Woodstock binge” due to the 50th anniversary of the fabled pop festival. Once again, the library enabled patrons to satisfy their curiosity about something in the news: we have plenty of photo-laden books and video content celebrating the event. However, this blog is not about just that: it’s about, “How […]

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Another Graphic Novel Triumph for Raina Telgemeier!

Guts is an outstanding book, plain and simple–which should surprise no one who has read any of Raina Telgemeier’s other graphic novels (Smile, Drama, Sisters, Ghosts, etc.). This San Francisco-based writer and illustrator has a true genius for getting under the skin of elementary school students, who lurch from classroom to cafeteria to playground to […]

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Among the animals now thought to be endangered are our closest cousins, chimpanzees.

Endangered Species: Worth Researching — and Drawing

What’s a library for if not to have detailed information about today’s hot topics? For example, species whose numbers have declined: what are some of the animals, and how much of a crisis is it? The great thing about a library is that it can make content available to everyone in age-appropriate ways. An adult […]

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