Poetry for Nature Lovers

In celebration of National Poetry Month, I thought it would be fun to combine and share two of my favorite things: nature and poetry. First things first, let's just acknowledge that reading poetry can be intimidating. I remember the first time I had to read a poem out loud- it felt like I was trying…
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Bellevue Art Museum Passes

The Bellevue Art Museum has an exhibit opening April 13, 2018 that is a must-see. Printmaker José Guadalupe Posada’s (1852-1913) work will be on display at the museum until August 19. He is best known for his well-dressed calaveras (skeletons) and Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) illustrations that were published on handbills to announce…
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More Books to Movies 2018

We are so lucky to see so many books being adapted for film this year. With fantastic novels already in the theaters, such as Annihilation, Peter Rabbit, 12 Strong and, of course, our old friend, Ferdinand the Bull, it is overwhelming to think of how many more will be hitting the big screen throughout the year. Classics such as Little Women, Fahrenheit…
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Lesser Known Love Stories

Today is the day for confessions of the heart and friends, I have a confession. I can't hold it in any longer. I, Jenna the librarian, am a romance reader. I love them - from the meet-cutes to the marriages of convenience, from the sweet first kiss to the steamier scenes, from the misunderstandings to…
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5 Craft Books for Book Lovers

If you ask me, books and crafting go together like peanut butter and jelly. So imagine my delight when I discovered the world of altered books: craft projects made from discarded books or book pages. While some might find the thought of dismantling a book upsetting, when you consider how many books wind up in recycle…
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Enduring Dickens

There are numerous adaptations of the beloved Charles Dickens' story, A Christmas Carol. Almost 175 years after the book's publication, its selfless moral and message of goodwill remain as relevant as ever. Among the most recent book renderings is the seek and find version by Sarah Powell. The whole family will love this highly detailed and beautifully illustrated picture…
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Best Reindeer Picture Books

You know Dasher and Dancer, and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid, and Donner and Blitzen, but do you know Olive the Other Reindeer? Borrow these fun and heart-warming picture books from your local library this season, and remember, there would be no gifts under the tree without reindeer! Best Reindeer Picture Books List created…
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