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LEGOs® at the MAC: Submit your own sculpture and win a prize!

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on October 29, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_MACLego By Alison Highberger Guest Writer Explore a world where a larger-than-life flying bee is over 4 feet long and a giant ruby-throated hummingbird magically hovers 8 feet into the air. Sure to please LEGO and nature lovers alike, the Nature Connects: LEGO® Brick Sculpture exhibit opens on November 14 at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Cult […]

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Game On: Family Game Day with Uncle’s Games

Posted in News on October 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_FamilyGameDay For some family-friendly fun get to the library for an afternoon of gaming! Play and test out a variety of board games provided by Uncle’s Games. You can even purchase a game to add to your family’s collection or check someone off your holiday gift list. Come get your game on! 11am–4pm | All ages […]

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It’s in the bag!

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers on October 19, 2015 at 6:00 am

BusyBags_feature Busy bags entertain toddlers and preschoolers while teaching them important skills for kindergarten. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll make several different busy bags that store simple, engaging activities for your child to enjoy. We’ll have activities, including some sample busy bags, to keep kids occupied during the workshop. If you’r […]

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Peter Pan: The boy who wouldn’t grow up

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on September 29, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_PeterPan1 By Rachel Edmondson My first introduction to Peter Pan was Disney’s animated version; it became a bit of a childhood obsession. As an adult, I’m now aware of the cringe-inducing stereotyping in the Disney version. But as a child, all I knew was that Peter was fascinating and that Neverland was a place of magic. […]

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Fall programs especially for tweens & teens

Posted in For You, News, Parents and Teachers, Teens on September 28, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_RandomFandom The library is an ideal place for tweens and teens to socialize with friends, explore their interests, and learn valuable skills. It’s a space where they can access unlimited resources and participate in engaging, free programs. This fall we have a variety of activities designed especially for students in grades 4 and up. Tween Club […]

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Getting ready for kindergarten book list

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on August 18, 2015 at 6:00 am

kindergarten_2015_feature By Rachel Edmondson Starting kindergarten can be both exciting and scary. What parent isn’t excited about the free time they will have while their kindergartner is at school, but also a little scared to let them go? This transition can be just as intimidating for a new kindergartner as it is for parents. Even if […]

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Asper-reads: Great books and resources about Asperger’s and autism spectrum disorders

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Teens on August 6, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Aspergers By Sheri Boggs A few weeks after running a blog post on the We Need Diverse Books movement, I heard from Kathleen, a young reader in North Carolina who wrote that she has Asperger syndrome. “I’m trying to put together shareable resources to help empower others with autism to be confident, social, and able to […]

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How to plan a last-minute staycation

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids on July 28, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Staycation By Rachel Edmondson With August only a few days away, the end of summer is coming way too fast. Or, if your kids are driving you crazy with their refrain of “I’m bored,” maybe it’s not coming fast enough! Either way, this is the time of year when I start to feel like summer is […]

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Why my children study a foreign language

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on July 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_ForeignLanguage By Gwendolyn Haley They don’t believe us when we tell them, but our children will thank us for this one day. You see, for the last few years, my husband and I have required our three daughters to study a foreign language; specifically, Mandarin Chinese. Why Chinese? We taught English for 18 months at a university in the People’s […]

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Birthday Party Goody Bag Alternatives to Plastic Toys

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on April 7, 2015 at 6:00 am

Girl with friends on birthday By Rachel Edmondson There are many unwritten rules of parenting. One of which is, “if you have kids under the age of eight, you will have an obscene amount of cheap, plastic toys in your house.” Ok, I’m not really sure at which age this ends. I just picked eight because I’m hoping the end is […]

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