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Scratch Off Reading List

Courtesy of The Chicago Tribune: “These are just a few of the many entertaining infographic posters produced by Pop Chart Lab, a Brooklyn-based company, founded by a book editor and a graphic designer, with a self-described “modest goal” of “rendering … Continue reading

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10 Good Study Habits

Courtesy of SylvanLearning.com: 1. Get Organized. Between homework, tests and extracurricular activities, it’s all too easy for things to slip through the cracks. A planner can help your child keep everything organized and students should write down assignments, appointments, and … Continue reading

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Shakuntala Devi, Mathematics Prodigy

Courtesy of The New York Times “Times Machine”: “She forgot, momentarily, that she had visited the United States once before, 20 years ago, but she could give you the cube root of 188,132,517—or almost any other number —in the time … Continue reading

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Samuel Morse’s Grief Leads to Long Distance Communication

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “The phrase “What hath God wrought?” may not mean much to you, but it’s a line that changed the course of history. This was the first message ever transmitted over telegraph wires. Samuel Morse, the developer, created … Continue reading

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Sand Mandalas are meant to be destroyed

Courtesy of mandala-painting.com: “The making of a sand mandala comes from an ancient Tibetan Buddhist tradition involving ritual geometric patterns made from colored sand. The creation involves multiple persons, usually 4 monks, who each work on one side of the mandala. … Continue reading

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UBC instructor uses math to investigate possibility of time travel

Courtesy of the University of British Columbia: “After some serious number crunching, a UBC researcher has come up with a mathematical model for a viable time machine. Ben Tippett, a mathematics and physics instructor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, recently published … Continue reading

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Is Looking for a Librarian

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: “‘Well she got her daddy’s car and she cruised through the hamburger stand now,’ the Beach Boys sing in their 1964 hit “Fun Fun Fun.” “Seems like she forgot all about the library like she told … Continue reading

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Watch a dried-out ‘resurrection plant’ unfurl in water

Courtesy of CNET: “A desiccated ball of desert plant known as a Rose of Jericho revives in a dish of water to show how it became known as a “resurrection plant.” On Saturday night, a good friend handed me a … Continue reading

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Sybil Ludington Is Known As The Female Paul Revere

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride pales in comparison to the American Revolutionary War ride of sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington. Just eight days after Revere’s roughly 20-mile ride, Sybil rode 40 miles by horseback in the pouring rain to … Continue reading

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Cinco De Mayo 2017: A Multilingual Celebration

French and Spanish classes Celebrate “Ocho De Mayo” in the Library this year. Each year the French and Spanish classes join together for a cultural exchange of language, food and fun. Follow the link below for images! Happy Cinco De … Continue reading

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