Category Archives: Library

Library Link of the Day: Celebrate a Mathematic Cornerstone with Magic, Cartoons and Pie!

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: Join Atlas Obscura and the Philosophical Research Society as we celebrate Pi Day (yes we know it’s technically the day after!) and take in a performance by the Magic Castle’s own “mathemagician” Arthur Benjamin. Then, dig into some … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: The Rude, Cruel, and Insulting ‘Vinegar Valentines’ of the Victorian Era

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: “IN THE 1840S, HOPEFUL AMERICAN and British lovers sent lacy valentines with cursive flourishes and lofty poems by the thousands. But what to do if you didn’t love the person who had set their eyes on you? In the … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: How NASA’s Opportunity Rover Made Mars Part of Earth

Courtesy of The Smithsonian: “On Tuesday night, engineers at the Space Flight Operations Facility of Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, sent their final commands to the rover Opportunity on Mars. With no signal received in reply from the dormant … Continue reading

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PGHS Art Students place in the California Central Coast Scholastic Art Contest

Madison Van Tassel won a Silver Key award in the Digital Art category (2nd place) for, Feeling Cuisine, and she also received two additional Honorable Mention individual and portfolio awards in Digital Art & Illustration for, Nail Biter and Moxie. Delson … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Medieval Sword, Blade Still Sharp, Pulled from Sewer in Denmark

Courtesy of The Smithsonian: “A sword was a status symbol in the Middle Ages, toted around both on and off the battlefield and frequently interred with its owner as a precious grave good. So it came as something of a surprise when … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Polar Bear Invasion in Arctic Russian Village Prompts State of Emergency

Courtesy of Mental Floss: “Residents of Novaya Zemlya, a remote arctic region in Russia, are locking themselves indoors as displaced polar bears from up north move into populated areas. The polar bear invasion has become so serious that local authorities … Continue reading

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PGHS Reads: Mr. Morrison Reads Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

“On the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much — the wheel, New York, wars and so on — whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: The Grim, Depression-Era Origins of Dance Marathons

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: “CALLUM DEVILLIER, A HAIRDRESSER FROM Lanesboro, Minnesota, designed his own headstone before his death in 1973. His head-turning epitaph contains his greatest accomplishment, engraved for posterity. “DeVillier,” the red granite marker reads. “World Champion Marathon Dancer. 3780 … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: 5-Year-Old Logan Brinson Couldn’t Find a Library Near Him—So He Opened One Himself

Courtesy of Mental Floss: “The benefits of having access to books are clear: According to a 2018 study, people who grow up surrounded by books develop higher reading comprehension and better mathematical and digital communication skills. But not every kid has access … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: 19 Ways to Get Through a Challenge, According to Science

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “Waiting in line at the post office. Paying attention to a monotone lecture. Commuting on a tuna-scented train. Life is full of unpleasant and necessary tasks like these — what psychologists call “aversive activities.” A new study asked a … Continue reading

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