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FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION BEACH READS

August is traditionally a time when we get a chance to relax, and this often involves reading a book on the beach. I hope you all are able to find a sandy spot somewhere with 6 feet on all sides where you can sit back and enjoy some fun in the sun. If you’d like to take a trip to another world while you’re on the beach check out these fantasy and science fiction titles below that I think will hit the spot for some beach reading!

CLAUDETTE'S KITCHEN - ARUGULA SALAD

 

Arugula is an impressive, distinctive, peppery tasting, green. Originating in the Mediterranean region, Arugula is a versatile green which is also known as ruscola, salad rocket, or Italian Cress. Arugula was used in ancient times as a medicinal herb and aphrodisiac. This wonderful leafy green is popular throughout top restaurant cuisines and is grown and eaten all around the world.

LOOK UP! Stargazing with Kids

While a lot of activities look different this summer, you can still count on star gazing to be as fun as ever. Wait for a clear night, grab a blanket (and maybe the bug spray), then head outside and look up!

RIDDLE ME THIS WEEK17

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 has to be broken before you use it?

 

Moderately difficult

Why did the boy bury his flashlight?

MUSICIAN GUESS WHO – WEEK #15

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….

MAKE IT WITH ME… SALT DOUGH DINO FOSSILS

Since we can’t visit some of our favorite museums right now, Miss Sarah is teaching you how to make your own artifacts to display at home! Follow along with the video to Make It With Me… Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils!


Salt Dough Recipe: 

  • Combine 1 cup of salt, 2 cups of flour & 3/4 cup of water
  • Shape & mold your dough, pressing in toys or objects to make fossil prints
  • Bake at 200°F for at least 40 minutes

Get creative, and be sure to show us what you make with #ScarsdaleLibrary and #SPLkids

WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE

The United States Constitution is over 230 years old but women in this country have had the right to vote for only 100 years.  The Nineteenth Amendment, ratified on August 18, 1920, was the culmination of a seventy year struggle by a group of courageous and dedicated Suffragists.

CLAUDETTE’S KITCHEN- SEAFOOD JAMBALAYA

As we all know, 2020 is more than halfway over. With the massive changes & challenges the world has faced during the past few months, many of us have not had the opportunity to take those trips we may have initially planned for. One way that has helped many cope with this lack of physical experience is to dive into developing their culinary skills. There are so many cultures out there, each one with their own unique dishes and delicacies.

CORBETT’S CORNER

All titles available on Overdrive.

Calvin Coconut: Trouble Magnet by Graham Salisbury.

Calvin Coconut,in Hawaii, starts 4th grade, loses his bedroom to the daughter of his mother’s best friend and gets in trouble with the school bully. 

 

 

KIDS CRAFTS WITH KAREN- LION PUPPET

This lion puppet is ready to roar!!! He’s the king of the jungle after all.

What you need: Orange paper 8 1/2-11, google eyes, markers, scissors and a glue stick

Print out the template on orange paper unless you would like to color the mane, paws and ears, then use white paper. Cut them out and color.

LIBRARY KIOSKS HAVE ARRIVED IN SCARSDALE!

Library kiosks have arrived in Scarsdale! Four book kiosks were installed in parks throughout Scarsdale this week, with the simple mission of encouraging residents to “take a book, leave a book.” Located in Brite Avenue Park, Crossway Field, Hyatt Park, and Chase Park, these community bookshelves are intended to encourage sharing books, interacting with neighbors, and lingering in the parks. A fifth kiosk will be installed at the Library Pond in September.

KIDS CRAFTS WITH KAREN-SHARK WEEK

Happy Shark Week!

This week is dedicated to celebrating and learning all about sharks. So I thought a party hat was in order.

Supplies: paper plate. ruler, pencil, template, markers or colored pencils, scissors and glue.

AMERICAN INDIAN VOICES

Who could have ever predicted that 2020 would be such a historically pivotal year? The onslaught of challenges we’ve endured will certainly occupy a huge chapter in future history books. But, the controversies we’re facing in 2020 have also opened a window into backward reflection, giving us an opportunity to amend historical narratives that have often contained hurtful stereotypes and damaging misconceptions.  An essential stop on  this journey would be to explore the crucial contributions American Indians have made to the literature, history, culture, and growth of the United States.

RIDDLE ME THIS WEEK 18

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

Bobby throws a ball as hard as he can. It comes back to him, even though nothing and nobody touches it. How?

 

Moderately difficult

Where does Friday come before Thursday?