Monthly Archives: February 2014

Big Dogs, Little Kids & the Joy of Paws to Read

Wilson tends to draw attention when he pads into our children’s section. It might just be a matter of size. At 180 pounds, he is bigger than almost all of the kids and even some of their parents. Most people … Continue reading

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Something fun looming at Studio MPL

Pardon the pun in the headline but the kids of Studio MPL had a lot of fun with weaving during their meeting Monday. (Get it? Weaving. Something looming.) Not only did the kids weave patterns with paper but they also used yarn and … Continue reading

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Beauty Amid Tragedy: The Art of the American Civil War

As a rule, we love the Civil War series that the James A. Garfield National Historic Site leads each month at our Main Branch. Rangers and park volunteers have talked about everything from the Battle of Gettysburg to the role artillery played in the war. But Ranger Mary … Continue reading

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Everyone’s a Hero at our Comics Club

Is your kid a Batman fan? Wolverine? A Superman or a Spider-man? A Wonder Woman or a Rogue? Do they watch reruns of Young Justice? Fill sketchpads with drawings of Finn and Jake? Snatch the comics section from the Sunday newspaper? If … Continue reading

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Rachele Alpine, ‘Canary’ writer, offers tips to teen writers

Rachele Alpine—the author of the Young Adult novel, Canary—hosted a writers workshop especially for teens Saturday at our Main Branch. Everyone who came to the workshop also got a free copy of Canary. Alpine’s book tells the story of Kate Franklin, a … Continue reading

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