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World Read Aloud Day

Earlier this month, school engagement librarian Eti visited D39 elementary schools to celebrate World Read Aloud Day and promote our Winter Reading Club.
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Top 10 Video Games of 2023

2023 was an incredible year for video games and many of the year's biggest titles are available at the library. Here is a little about my three favorite games of the year and I included a list of what I consider the 10 best titles from 2023 you can find at the library.

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The Year of the Dragon

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy New Year!

The Lunar New Year is upon us—that’s the time when the lunar calendar makes a new beginning. China, Korea, Vietnam, and most other East Asian countries celebrate the New Year on the second new moon after winter solstice.

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Your Celebration Here

With January, we start a whole new round of holidays — and there's plenty of room for more! In fact, whole months are free for the naming.

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Great Gift Books for Kids

Whether you’re shopping for your own child or hoping to find a great match for a kid you barely know, the books on this year’s list offer something special.

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What Happened to Columbus Day?

In recent years, Columbus Day has become a hotly contested holiday. It’s beloved by many traditionalists, but others bemoan its links to colonialism.

Yet Columbus Day was never a simple day.

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One Interesting Thing About Mother Goose

One interesting thing about Mother Goose is that she’s alive and well!  Mother Goose and other nursery rhymes are still popular around the world and for good reason. They develop a child’s ear for language and that is the cornerstone of literacy.

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Hispanic American Heritage Month

September is a month of new beginnings for lots of our southern neighbors. Independence Day celebrations include parades, flag ceremonies, and favorite foods like beleades, pupusas, and ceviche.

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Dog Days

Still, the dogs days are beloved for their invitation to take it easy, read travel books, and soak up the sun.
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