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In partnership with the Friends of the Library, the Library brings you the Story Walk, a page-by-page reading and walking journey at local parks. Each stop on the Story Walk offers a fun reading activity designed to build literacy skills while having fun as a family.

April 17, 2019
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Reviewed by Alejandria G.

Leo Logroña is the youngest member of her family. And as the youngest member of her family, she is used to everyone always telling her she is too young to help.

April 9, 2019
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Fiction and Nonfiction books about sustainability, ecology, climate change, and green living.

April 8, 2019

Your Friendly Neighborhood LibrariansIn this month's episode, we chat about food with the Education Coordinator from Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, learn about Earth Day's history and some its quirkier pop culture manifestations, discuss community outreach with the Library's Special Audiences Strategist, and discuss DIY and Upcycling Library resources.

 
April 1, 2019
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Like to be spooked? Here are some tales guaranteed to keep you up at night!

March 27, 2019
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the United States today. Learn more about ASD with these and other resources.

March 27, 2019
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Step into the world of the mysterious Fae.. but be careful, accepting their help may come at a price!

March 19, 2019
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Reviewed by Cidne B.

Told in a series of letters, this is the story of twelve year old Sophie Brown’s adventures after she and her family move from L.A. to the rundown farm they inherit from her great-uncle Jim. It begins with the sighting of an unusual chicken and leads to the discovery that there was once an entire coop full of remarkably different breeds.

March 19, 2019
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Reviewed by Alejandria G. 

It’s impossible not to feel inspired while reading this gorgeous, well-written nonfiction picture book about the life of Texas congresswoman Barbara Jordan.

March 14, 2019

Check out some of the rad new games in our video game collection, including some deep dives that you might have missed!

March 14, 2019
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Want to start a book club for kids? Looking for new titles for your existing club? The Library has a unique collection just for you! "It's in the Bag" juvenile book club kits are available for a 6 week checkout period. Kits contain 8 copies of a title, discussion questions, and enrichment materials.

March 7, 2019
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Celebrate Women's History Month by reading books about some amazing women from our world's history!

March 6, 2019
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Reviewed by Ginny H. 

A.F. Harrold's novel follows Rudger, an imaginary friend. Amanda, Rudger's real person friend, helps him run away from an evil man who hunts "imaginaries".

But when Amanda is injured, Rudger is left all alone, which is bad news.The longer that Rudger has no one to believe in him, the more he fades. Can Rudger evade the evil hunter and find Amanda before he fades completely?

March 6, 2019

Your Friendly Neighborhood LibrariansThink Library Presents: Your Friendly Neighborhood Librarians, a monthly podcast from Monroe County Public Library featuring our chattiest Librarians, Erica Brown and Matt Neer! In this month’s podcast, Matt and Erica explore forgotten and unknown women in history, learn how Library music and movies are selected, and face off in a mini Quiz Bowl moderated by VITAL's coordinator. Know what a literary canon is? Learn about and remake it! Have a question for next month’s podcast or want to appear on the show? Post it to our Facebook page or community [at] mcpl.info (subject: Your%20Friendly%20Neighborhood%20Librarians) (email us)!

 
March 4, 2019