Category Archives: English

Library Link of the Day: Why ‘Run’ Is The Most Complex Word in the English Language

Courtesy of Mental Floss: English can be hard for other language speakers to learn. To use just one example, there are at least eight different ways of expressing events in the future, and conditional tenses are another matter entirely. For evidence of … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: This Utah Elementary School Has a Book Vending Machine to Foster a Love of Reading

Courtesy of Mental Floss: There’s been a long debate over vending machines in schools, with critics pointing to the unhealthy snacks and sodas they contain as being poor choices for kids. But at Granger Elementary in West Valley City, Utah, … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: 11 Fantastic Gifts for Geeky Grads

Courtesy of Mental Floss: Have a loved one who recently graduated from high school, college, grad school, or a secret wizarding academy? Show your support with just the right gift. 1. KODAK PRINTOMATIC DIGITAL INSTANT PRINT CAMERA; $70 Kodak’s PRINTOMATIC … Continue reading

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PGHS Student named U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts

Luke Herzog, a senior at Pacific Grove High School in Pacific Grove, CA, has been named a 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. The 20 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts join 141 U.S. Presidential Scholars in being recognized … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: How an Ancient Indian Art Utilizes Mathematics, Mythology, and Rice

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: BEFORE THE FIRST RAYS OF sunlight stream across the rice fields and mud roads in the Nilgiri Mountains, before they force their way through the high-rises in the urban jungle of Chennai and Madurai, the women of … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Library of Congress Has Digitized 100 Rare and Classic Children’s Books

Courtesy of Mental Floss: One hundred rare and vintage children’s books can now be read online for free via the Library of Congress’s website, according to The New York Times. The titles, all of which were published at least a century ago, were … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: World Travel Through Literature

Courtesy of CarRentals.com: Nowadays it seems like everyone is traveling. In an age of social media, our feeds are inundated with photos of seemingly carefree individuals exploring far-flung places around the globe. Of course, summer Euro trips, spring break in Mexico … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: How Joseph Pulitzer Saved the Statue of Liberty

Courtesy of Mental Floss: It’s hard to imagine what New York City would look like without the Statue of Liberty. Yet there was a time in American history, over a century ago, when Lady Liberty nearly wound up in Philadelphia or San Francisco. The fact … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Here Are the Disturbing and Gory Origins of 5 Beloved Fairy Tales

Courtesy of Curiosity.com:  Sure, Disney movies are full of cute talking animals, upbeat songs, and happily-ever-afters. But it’s no secret that the fairy tales they’re based on are often much darker, more violent, and more sinister. If you want to … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Build Your Own Fairy Tales With LEGO’s New Pop-Up Books

Courtesy of Mental Floss: The story of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf has been passed down to children around the world for hundreds of years—perhaps emerging in its earliest form in the 11th century, according to … Continue reading

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