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Mumbet's Declaration of Independence

Fabulous Females

Books to Enjoy for Women's History Month

March is fast approaching, so let's celebrate Women's History Month!  Here are some of my favorite young biographies of some fabulous females. Discover the stories of these less well-known ladies who left their mark in the fields of athletics, politics, science, and more. 

The Arrival

Books Without Words? Can Such Things Be?

A list for adults and kids alike

When you think about books, you generally imagine words on a page. Pictures may or may not be included. But this isn't always the case. Stories without words are more common for children, but there are some really excellent ones for adults as well. Here are some good stories without words for both young and old. Adults

Sewing at LAR

Lamond-Riggs Library Hosts First of Sewing Series Workshops

Sessions Geared to Various Ages

Hours before an historic blizzard, excited customers came to the library to engage in a creative sewing collective. Women from ages 11 to 60 learned how to do a basic running stitch, whipstitch, sew a button, and create a pocket to fit a pair of glasses. The majority of participants completed their eyeglass cases. They were proud to have made an artistic case that is used daily.  

Fairy Tale Feasts

The Search for Delicious

Recipes from Children's Literature

Have you ever read a book that featured an item of food, either real or imagined, that sounded so delicious you wanted to taste it yourself? As a child reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, I wondered how delicious a Turkish delight was. What could possibly taste so good that you would sell out your family and friends?

Close to Famous by Joan Bauer

Books for Young Bakers

Middle grade novels that incorporate baking

I am normally an outdoorsy person, and with parents who grew up in Maine and Wisconsin, you would think I would spend all winter sledding down hills and finding places to ski.  I love snowshoeing and walking through freshly fallen snow, but I also appreciate cold, snowy afternoons spent indoors with my cats and a hot cup of tea.

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Valentine's Day Crafts

Friday, February 12, at 4 p.m.

Join us on Friday, February 12, at 4 p.m. to make Valentine's Day greeting cards, book marks and other cute Valentine's Day crafts. This program is for children of all ages. Children under two will need adult assistance. Come and have some fun making something beautiful for the ones you love.

Blossom

Wednesday Evening Family Story Time

On Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.

Beginning Wednesday, February 3, 2016 The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library will host Family Story Time every Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m.

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January's Tough Topics: Prejudice and Peace

Several violent acts of prejudice, many involving youth of color and the police, have risen to the forefront of the news over the past few months. Children may not understand if they see present-day protesters out in public, or when they encounter similar images of Civil Rights era discrimination and demonstrations. Children also may be confused by the tension many people still feel when dealing with police officers, the friendly, uniformed, community helpers we teach them to trust and admire.

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Meet Bella!

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Bella is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt. Pleasant Library when her schedule permits.   Here are ten fun facts about Bella: Bella is a 5 year old Airedale Terrier mix. Bella was found in a parking lot as a puppy

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I See You

Join us throughout January for a mini spy camp adventure!

Delving into the world of spies illustrates only a small amount of the capers, hi-jinks and danger that goes on behind the scenes of famous events throughout history. With the International Spy Museum in the Washington DC area is it any wonder that this topic is so popular?

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