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Mittens

Mitten WreathThe weather outside continues to fluctuate, but mitten weather is on the way.  Take a moment, cuddle up on the couch and read The Missing Mitten Mystery by Steven Kellogg.

 

 

 

Fun Things to 3D Print

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Tonight's Maker Monday, "Fun Things to 3D Print," may inspire you to create your own 3D-printable objects. Some of those techniques have already been described in this earlier blog post (including how to access the tutorials on how to use them through Lynda.com). Read that post to learn more about designing objects from scratch on the computer with Tinkercad, Meshmixer, or Blender. You can also learn how to scan real-life objects with your smartphone with 123D Catch.

It's Turkey Time

TurkeysThanksgiving is less than a week away. We are all preparing for family visits and a wonderfully prepared meal. Be sure to take a break and spend some time with your child. In addition to having your child help in the kitchen, a book and a craft is a fun way to spend quality time together over the holidays.

Fantastic Beasts in the Wild

Remembering Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)

"There's a crack in everything.  That's how the light gets in." --Leonard Cohen, Anthem

Zen Ghost

Zen Ghost is the third story written and illustrated by Jon J. Muth with Stillwater the panda.  Stillwater is a loveable character your child will want to read about again and again.  In Zen Ghost, Stillwater shares a non-scary ghost story that both teaches and entertains.  This book also has beautiful illustrations to keep your child's interest.  ghost

Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica

Mary Kubica’s newest psychological suspense, Don’t You Cry, hits the mark again following on the heels of two previous successes, Pretty Baby from earlier this year and her debut The Good Girl from 2015.

It's the Scariest Time of the Year!

Halloween is a mere 10 days away! And now that it's starting to feel a little more like Fall, it's time to dive into your favorite spooky and horror filled series.

Leaf Hunt

Leaf PeopleThe warm days and cooler nights are starting to feel like fall.  We Are Going On A Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger is the perfect book to read as we get into the fall season.  This books follows the popular song, but with new lyrics.  

Bob Dylan and the Nobel Prize

Have you heard the news?  Bob Dylan is the first musician to win the Nobel Prize for literature!  This is a monumental event, and has been generating some controversy.  While many have cited Dylan's lyrics as poetry, which can be enjoyed with or without music, others have protested that this violates the sanctity of the award, by giving it to someone who does not actually write literature.