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Find Happiness on Hoopla

Music can transport us to another time, certain songs can evoke happy memories. From bubblegum pop to heavy metal or somewhere in between for my generation, 80’s tunes can start us dancing, singing, or banging our heads to the music.

Claudette's Kitchen- Ambrosia Salad

Winning ways to whip up wellness!

Do you know what an Ambrosia Salad is?

Ambrosia Salad, according to Greek mythology, was known as “the food of the Gods”. It became popular in the U.S as early as the Nineteenth century, making its first appearances in cookbooks. Although its origin is not entirely clear, many consider it to be a Southern dish.

Earth Day eBooks for Kids!

In celebration of Earth Day, here’s a roundup of some of the best e-books for kids that celebrate our world. All are available for simultaneous use through Hoopla (which means no waitlist!).

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Click the cover you’re interested in to see more about the book.

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt

In honor of Earth Day, we’ve got another scavenger hunt for you! Make sure to tag #scarsdalelibrary or #SPLkids with any photos you find on your adventure!


April 22nd is Earth Day!

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22nd to demonstrate support for environmental protection and to create an awareness of how our actions impact the planet. First celebrated fifty years ago in 1970 by 22 million Americans passionately committed to protecting the environment, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries.

National Library Week, April 19-25, 2020

The theme for National Library Week (April 19-25, 2020,) “Find Your Place at the Library,” was chosen before the COVID-19 pandemic forced libraries to temporarily close their edifices. Sadly, most people can’t visit their libraries in person, but libraries are still very much open for business.

Animal Crossing Read Alikes

I’m not typically a player of video games, but we’re living in strange times. I, along with many others it seems, started playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons to connect with friends during this time of social distancing. The premise is pretty simple. You design a character and start a new life on a deserted island making choices about where to build a house, how to use the land, and which adorable anthropomorphic animals you want to live alongside you. 

A Talk with Barbara Josselsohn- Author of "The Lilac House"

Last Thursday, local author and writing instructor Barbara Josselsohn spoke to us about her latest book,  The Lilac House.  For a quick summary of her book click hereTwenty community members, including other local authors, joined us from the comfort of their offices, couches, and writing nooks to discuss the book and her process. She also shared her thoughts on publishing on the day that many of us found ourselves asked to stay home due to Covid-19.

Riddle Me This Week 2

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 girl fell off a 20-foot ladder. She wasn’t hurt. Why?

Moderately difficult
What’s really easy to get into, and hard to get out of?

Tulip Time!

Tulip time at Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands is glorious, uplifting and absolutely unforgettable.  Sadly, the gardens are closed this year, but do take the virtual tour.

Also, have a look at the following ebooks:

Plant Lover’s Guide to Tulips by Richard Wilford