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AUGUST LITERARY BIRTHDAYS

Did you know that August was named after Augustus Caesar, first emperor of the Roman Empire and grand-nephew of Julius Caesar? The Roman Senate rewarded him for his conquest of Marc Antony and Cleopatra in Egypt by according him the same honor bestowed on uncle Julius, who had the month of July named after him. This sun drenched month is also known for unparalleled bounty, bringing us the gifts of the garden as well as the last lingering hours of light  before autumn ushers in earlier sunsets.

RIDDLE ME THIS WEEK 20

Greetings and Salutations,

 “From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.”

Dr.Seuss One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Here are this week’s riddles!

 

Not too difficult

How many letters are in the alphabet?

 

Moderately difficult

What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment and never in one thousand years?

RIDDLE ME THIS WEEK 21

Greetings and Salutations,

 “From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.”

Dr.Seuss One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Here are this week’s riddles!

 

Not too difficult

What kind of cup can’t hold water?

 

Moderately difficult

A man leaves home and turns left three times, only to return home facing two men wearing masks. Who are those two men?

MUSICIAN GUESS WHO – WEEK #17

Most music these days is made available via various streaming services. Sometimes we lose sight (no pun intended) of what the artist, composer or musician looks like. This is why I am posting 10-12 photos each week of iconic musicians as well as lesser known artists. Let’s see if you can guess who they are.

Keep scrolling down for the answers….

COWBOY COOKIES

With everything being cancelled this year, there’s a good chance you’ve had to miss out on your favorite outdoor fair, or maybe even a rodeo. Worry not, I’ve got you covered with this weeks recipe for Cowboy cookies! Rumor has it that these Cowboy Cookies originated way back into the 1800’s and were a popular treat for cowboys to enjoy while they were out on the trail.

MUSICIAN GUESS WHO – WEEK #16

Most music these days is made available via various streaming services. Sometimes we lose sight (no pun intended) of what the artist, composer or musician looks like. This is why I am posting 10-12 photos each week of iconic musicians as well as lesser known artists. Let’s see if you can guess who they are.

Keep scrolling down for the answers….

STORYTIME IN YOUR TIME – EPISODE 1

All of the Children’s Librarians miss our storytime kids and families! Miss Karen, Miss Aisha, Miss Eileen, and Miss Sarah put together this virtual storytime for you to do whenever you want – in your own time!

Sing & read along with us while we’re busy preparing for your new library to open! A new episode of Storytime in Your Time will be released every other Friday.

YOU’VE SEEN THE MOVIE, NOW READ THE BOOK – PART 2

At this point in the long strange trip that has been 2020, sitting in a crowded, dark movie theater for a few hours of escapist entertainment feels like a distant dream.  Of course, that doesn’t mean we are deprived of the film experience; streaming services have done a fantastic job of filling the gap.

KIDS CRAFTS WITH KAREN- PUFFY WREATH

Let’s decorate! Wreaths are a great decoration for your door or for anywhere you would like to hang some color.

You will need: 1 paper plate, tissue paper-various colors of your choice, scissors, single hole punch a

nd tape.

Cut out the center of your plate. Punch holes in the circle as shown. The more holes you punch the fluffier your wreath will be. (If you don’t have a hole punch, please ask a grownup for help punching holes with a scissor or pencil. Be careful!)

CELEBRATE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH; SEPTEMBER 15 – OCTOBER 15

Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed from September 15 to October 15, is an annual celebration of the history, culture and contributions of  American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.  The observation began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded to a thirty day event by President Reagan in 1988.

RIDDLE ME THIS WEEK 21

Greetings and Salutations,

 “From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.”

Dr.Seuss One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Here are this week’s riddles!

 

Not too difficult

A man was driving his truck. His lights were not on. The moon was not out. Up ahead, a woman was crossing the street. How did he see her?

 

Moderately difficult

KIDS CRAFTS-APPLE SURPRISE!

Somebody has made a home in an apple. I wonder if you can guess who?

You will need: a printout of the template, paper towel roll, 2 red cupcake liners or white cupcake liners and red paint, white paper, markers, scissors and a glue stick.

Cut the paper towel roll into thirds, or to the height you would like your apple to be. Place it on the white paper and glue it down. Roll the paper around the paper towel roll piece and then glue it down again to seal it.

RIDDLE ME THIS WEEK 22

Greetings and Salutations,

 “From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.”

Dr.Seuss One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Here are this week’s riddles!

 

Not too difficult

It has four eyes (“i”s) but cannot see. What is it?

 

Moderately difficult

What belongs to you but others use it more than you do?