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“What books can I share with kids about a dying pet?”

One of the hardest topics for parents to talk about with children--especially young children--is death.   Death is sometimes scary.  It's mysterious, and often sad. Most of us want to protect the children we love from scary, sad and mysterious situations. However, if you live a life with animals as I do, you need to know about […]

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ABCs for the Macabre Reader

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Alphabet books have long been a staple of library collections, but among the bright, candy-colored stories you'll occasionally find an ABC book that's a little spookier and a bit less kid-friendly. Strange? Perhaps, but there is a peculiar kind of pleasure in seeing the shiny-happy idealism of many kids books turned on its head. While […]

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Get Ready for Get Out

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Has all this mushy February love stuff got you in the mood for something different? If you're looking for a good scare that will also give you something to think about then you've *got* to go see Get Out, an original horror flick written and directed by Jordan Peele that's being hailed as "...both unsettling […]

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Getting Started with Robotics

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Are you interested in building and programming robots? With robotics you can design, build, and program a robot to do almost anything you can imagine! If you'd like to learn more about robotics, we've got resources to explore this technology at home and in the community. ideaX Robotics at the Library At the library, you […]

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10 to Try Mystery Challenge: STEM

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When I heard about 10 to Try, I decided to challenge myself by reading a genre I have a love/hate relationship with: mystery. Why do I love some mysteries but can't get into others? How many flavors of mystery are there? Each month I'll read a mystery in one of the 10 to Try categories, and this month it's […]

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