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Music Musings features music news, releases, and everyday musings.

Pass the Popcorn shares movie news from the library's collection of DVDs, BluRays and streaming services.

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Bring Out That Umbrella

The Green UmbrellaTake your child on an adventure this rainy season and read The Green Umbrella written by Jackie Azua Kramer and illustrated by Maral Sassouni.  It will take your child on a magical journey and spark some imaginative play.  

Earth Day

The 49th anniversary of Earth Day is Monday April 22. You can celebrate Earth Day with your child many different ways.  You can take a walk in the park, donate unwanted items to a local charity, go to a farmers market, or go for a bike ride It is always a good opportunity to teach your child to appreciate nature and be conscious of the waste he/she produces.

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#CIFF43 Wrap Up

Pass the Popcorn discovered so many fabulous films at #CIFF43! Look for these movies which are already on order and in the catalog:

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Helen Hoang’s debut novel is a delightful albeit racy love story featuring a leading lady with Aspberger’s.  BookPage named it the number one romance from  2018.  Hoang was only recently diagnosed, at the age of 34, as bei

Suday April 7 is "Cleveland Rocks" Day at the the Rock Hall!

CELEBRATE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RECORDING OF “CLEVELAND ROCKS”, and the release of the CLEVELAND ROCKS CD!
When: Sun., April 7, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Price: Free with General Admission

Holy 80th anniversary Batman!

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One of the most beloved superheroes in history is celebrating a big birthday. Batman, also known as the Caped Crusader and The Dark Knight, turns 80 years old on Saturday, having first appeared as wealthy playboy-turned-crime-fighter Bruce Wayne in Detective Comics #27 on March 30, 1939.

Baseball

BaseballOpening Day is March 28 and our Cleveland Indians home opener is April 1st.  Everyone is excited to see the Indians play.  Cleveland is also hosting the All-Star Game this year. It is gearing up to be a great year for baseball in Cleveland.

Happy Tolkien Reading Day!

J.R.R. TolkienTolkien Reading Day is held on the 25th of March each year. On this day, fantasy fans all over the world prepare to participate in the honorary day established in 2003 by the Tolkien Society to encourage fans to celebrate the works of J.R.R. Tolkien by reading favorite passages.

Documentaries from the Cleveland International Film Festival

WPPL's collection of Non Fiction movies includes many documentaries which have played at CIFF.
Here are a few that Pass the Popcorn thinks are great:

From CIFF41 (2017):

MIXED MATCH

A Ball for Daisy

If you have a dog in the house, it is likely your child's best friend.  There are many benefits to having a dog in the household. It doesn't take long before they are a beloved part of the family. A Ball for Daisy, a wordless picture book by Chirs Raschka, is a Caldecott Medal Winner.  

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