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As I write this... I am fantasizing about all the amazing things I'm going to eat this Thanksgiving... I'll skip the cranberry sauce and go straight for the mash potatoes and gravy. I'll skip the green beans (or any vegetable) and go straight for the piles and piles of beautiful Turkey! Aside from being thankful for all the great food I'm going to devour this year. I really want to stop and appreciate all the wonderful people in my life. That being said I'm thankful for my family, my coworkers and my amazing friends. Not only is it time for...Read more...
Bohemian Rhapsody Soundtrack
Check out our new Music CDs - and request them!Read more...
Happy Thanksgiving
Are you hosting a Thanksgiving meal this year? Looking for recipes and decor ideas? Check out these resources we have available.Read more...
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Curl up with some historical True Crime!Read more...
Thank You Book
What does it really mean to be thankful and appreciate all the good things in your life? Please and Thank You are two of the first words of manners children are taught. As they grow older and delve more into the gray areas of emotions, reminders about gratitude and appreciation are more important than ever. Gratitude helps us feel happier in our lives and with the people in our lives. November and the upcoming holidays are great opportunities to start the discussion about gratitude and thankfulness. You can start the conversation just by asking a few simple questions. Pair any...Read more...
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November 4th of each year is King Tut Day . This is not his birthday. It is the day Howard Carter, British archeologist, discovered King Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922. Since his tomb lay undisturbed for almost 3 thousand years. Many treasures lay inside of his tomb. King Tut started his rule at 9 or 10 years old. His reign lasted only 10 years. Since he died so young and unexpectedly, the small tomb he was buried in was not originally meant for him but for a high official. Celebrate King Tut Day with a Field Trip If you live in...Read more...
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Sexual violence takes a toll on survivors, as well as their friends, families, and communities, in these realistic fiction books.Read more...
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It's that time again for the monthly check on what the community's reading! Here's a selection from the top titles for May. Here are the previous lists for August and September . Enjoy! Top Fiction Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton Origin by Dan Brown The Fallen by David Baldacci Leverage In Death by J.D. Robb The Rooster Bar by John Grsiham The 17th Suspect by James Patterson The Other Woman by Daniel Silva Camino Island by John Grisham Top Non-Fiction Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff...Read more...
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November is National Novel Writing Month! Our eResources can help you get it done!Read more...
Play, Learn and Grow Together!
(Photo courtesy of the CA State Library and Terry Lorant Photography) Printable PDFs: January 2018 | February 2018 | March 2018 | April 2018 | May 2018 | June 2018 | July 2018 | August 2018 | September 2018 I October 2018 I November 2018 Whether you are on the go or spending time at home, these fun & simple activities are just one way to help develop your child’s pre-reading skills for October. Pick and choose or try them all! November 2018 November 1: Make a list of all the things you are Thankful for this month November 2:...Read more...
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