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Happy 450th Birthday, Shakespeare!

Lia Zneimer  April 23rd, 2014 

Prithee, dost thou thinkest William Shakespeare appears well for one who hath 450 years behind him? Methinks so. (Methinks I should also leave the poetic writing to the...

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A NASA astronaut has a special mission for kids

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 22nd, 2014 

Happy Earth Day! I couldn't think of a better time to share with you a very special video from a NASA Astronaut, Leland Melvin. He has a mission for kids this summer: join...

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Earth Day: Read, Reuse and Recycle

Michael Barrett  April 22nd, 2014 

Happy Earth Day, everyone.

Today is a perfect opportunity for parents, teachers and other role models to show how kids can make every day Earth Day through green...

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Remembering Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014)

Lia Zneimer  April 17th, 2014 

We're deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Gabriel García Márquez, one of this century's most celebrated and cherished novelists. According to the Associated Press, the...

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"Hanging out" over summer reading

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 17th, 2014 

Last night we hosted our very first Google+ Hangout! At 8pm, a panel of educators, moderator Pam Allyn, and an audience comprised of teachers, principals...

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A day for haiku

Morgan Baden  April 17th, 2014 

We button up coats

Wrap mufflers 'round and 'round

Insisting it's spring

 

A cold snap here in New York has me...

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National stress awareness day: Book de-stressors

Michael Barrett  April 16th, 2014 

Today is National Stress Awareness Day. What is your “go-to” for relieving the tension in your life? Our OOM team all agree that a good book is great way to remove...

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Talking to kids about money

Kristen Joerger  April 15th, 2014 

Happy Tax Day! Most people in the U.S. have money on their minds today, which is a great opportunity to think about discussing money matters with your kids. For many...

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The Library's Place

Deimosa Webber-Bey  April 15th, 2014 

Library users, young and old

Many the stories they have told

Shushed they were, you see

At their local library

...

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Lunch with editors of Harry Potter!

Nadia Almahdi  April 15th, 2014 

How cool would it be if you had the chance to meet with the editors of your favorite book series? Last week, I had the opportunity watch this happen when Ellie, a 4th...

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In Our Feeds: Storybook ball gown, novel recipes and grammar blunders

Michael Barrett  April 11th, 2014 

Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a good weekend!

It's National Volunteer Week!

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 10th, 2014 

It's National Volunteer Week! Established in 1974, this week has always been about working together, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds in...

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Stopping the summer slide: a Google+ hangout

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 10th, 2014 

Have plans next Wednesday? Now you do. At 8pm EST, join us for a Google+ hangout on the subject of summer reading! Pam Allyn, literacy expert and founder of LitWorld, will...

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Celebrity chef heats up the kitchen in Math@Work: Culinary Arts webisode

Alexandra Wladich  April 9th, 2014 

Calling all foodies and math fanatics! Register today and tune in on 4/29 at 1pm EST for the Math@Work: Culinary Arts webisode.The Chew’s Carla Hall,...

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Putting pen to paper (literally)

Morgan Baden  April 8th, 2014 

Post offices intimidate me. I don't get how they work. I'm an infrequent visitor. Every winter when I need to send some holiday packages I inevitably end up in the wrong...

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