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5 Excellent Animated Films NOT produced by Disney

Princess Aurora, Cinderella, and Ariel

It is true that for decades Disney studios have produced widely popular films for children. It is also true that Disney films are regularly criticized for portraying cultural, racial, and gender stereotypes that cause many parents to question the problematic messages they give to children. Despite the controversies associated with Disney films, I admit that I have enjoyed the occasional screening of Sleeping Beauty and other […]

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Face-to-Face > Facebook

50+ couple talking in their living room

  With Facebook and other digital options dominating our means of connecting with others today, the importance of having face-to-face conversations can't be overstated. What are we missing when we only speak with each other through social media channels?       Reclaiming ConversationBibWidget Sherry Turkle makes the case for face-to-face conversation as the "talking […]

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YA Books To Help You Survive Your Winter Break

The two weeks of winter break are fast approaching and if you're looking for a way to pass the long, dark, cold hours I suggest you check out one of these winter or holiday-inspired books. Each book is set during the winter months and pairs perfectly with a cup of something hot. From tree decorating, […]

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Want to Launch a Rocket into Space?

Source: KerbalEDU media kit at kerbaledu.com

This winter, tweens and teens can learn how to build and launch a rocket into orbit at KCLS libraries thanks to funding from the KCLS Foundation. Am I talking about real rockets that are hundreds of feet tall? No. I'm talking about virtual rockets that you can build in the computer game Kerbal Space Program. It's got little green men […]

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