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Exploring Hispanic Heritage Month with Your Children

  • Posted on: 29 September 2020
  • By: Jon Schafle

National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15th to October 15th and is a time when the United States celebrates the contributions and influences of Hispanic Americans have made to the history and culture of the country. It's a wonderful opportunity to teach your children about your own Hispanic roots or to learn about another culture. I was exposed to lots of great Mexican art, music, and culture growing up in California and have put together some suggests to share beyond.

Explore Religious Diversity with Your Children - Winter Holidays

  • Posted on: 3 December 2019
  • By: Jon Schafle

With Thanksgiving behind us, the holidays now begin in earnest with a continuing focus on family and togetherness, it is also a great opportunity to introduce your children to the practices and cultures of others that celebrate this time of year. Below are some book suggestions to share with your loved ones from our collection, for a more extensive look feel free to take a look at our guide for Winter Holiday Books:

Books Featuring Multiple Holidays

Navigating our spooky Libguides in time for Halloween

  • Posted on: 3 October 2019
  • By: Jon Schafle

     Although you can't tell by the temperature outside, fall is underway and with that comes the time of frightful fun that only comes with Halloween! Regardless of the age range or type of material you're looking for, there are some fun and easy ways to browse and find the perfect thing to check out for you or any member of your family. Through the library's website, we have numerous research guides, called Libguides, on a variety of different topics compiled by our knowledgeable staff; several of which written by yours truly. You can access them here. For this festive time of year especially, I have made several guides to make browsing our collection even easier.

Stranger Things 3 - Let's Do the Time Warp Again!

  • Posted on: 15 July 2019
  • By: Jon Schafle

The third season of the Netflix series, "Stranger Things" was just released in time for the Independence Day and is a thrill ride of 80's nostalgia! Whether you've already binged the entire season in one day, are working through it slowly or haven't started it yet, we've curated some of our favorite library materials to fully immerse yourself in the world of "Stranger Things!" If you're looking to catch up, we have both the first and second seasons in the system as well as the officially licensed book and comic book that give you a look at even more of the back story of the peculiar events in Hawkins: 

 

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