Archive for April, 2014

Staff Picks

Spring has sprung, summer is around the corner—

The weather is getting better, the days are getting longer.  Soon the cold months of winter will start to seem like a long distant memory.  Now is the time to take a break from the heavier foods and warming soups of winter. We have different needs in spring and summer, when our bodies yearn for refreshingly lighter foods.

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Staff Picks

On commando parenting, singularity and being a bad***

Learning is fun. I love to find and share information wherever I can, whenever I can, and it's probally why I like being DPPL's head of public information services. Knowing a little about a ton of stuff suits me to a T.  I pick up my knowledge in all sorts of ways, but today I’m sharing one of my favorites:

Browsing the New Non Fiction shelves up on the library’s 4th floor.

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Kids & Parents

Kid Friendly Primary Sources

The new common core standards call for the use of primary source documents and first person historical accounts as early as 4th grade. Kid friendly primary sources can be hard to find. Let us do the leg work for you! We've combed our collection and the internet for some great resources for kids. Here are some of the highlights. To see the full lists in our catalog, click on the links below:

Resources for 1492 - 1900

Resources for 1900 - Present

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Happening at the library

Cultivate Your Creativity!

Do you want to make your organization's newsletter shine? Join us for a Microsoft Publisher workshop on April 23rd. Perhaps you'd like to find out more about Christian Fiction publishing, or make friends with the local Romance Writers of America group. Our weekly writing group welcomes newcomers on the first Tuesday of the month on the third floor of the library. You can even try the fine art of the spoken word at our Hip Hop Workshop and Poetry Slam.

Of course, we also have hundreds of books from writers as diverse as Stephen King and Jane Smiley to help polish your writing. Here are a few more to get you started.  Whether you design, write or rap, the library can encourage your inner voice.