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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….

REMEMBERING RUTH BADER GINSBURG – CHAMPION OF GENDER EQUALITY

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on September 18, 2020 at the age of 87. The Brooklyn born Justice, affectionately known to many of her fans as the “Notorious RBG,” was one of just nine women in a class of 500 at Harvard Law School and went on to graduate first in her class from Columbia Law School.  She was the first woman tenured professor at Columbia Law School, she founded the Women’s Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union and, in 1993, was the second woman ever to be appointed a Supreme Court Justice.

“FALL” INTO NEW NONFICTION

As Summer segues into Fall our thoughts and attention turn from beach reads to weightier subjects.  September is inextricably linked to “return to school anticipation,” even for those of us decades removed from the classroom. Thoughts of academia combined with the brisker Fall weather can energize us into expanding our horizons, particularly in these atypical times when our daily routines seem to be on a loop. Check out the exciting new offerings at the Scarsdale Adult School to recreate the classroom experience from the comfort of home.

KIDS CRAFTS WITH KAREN-BLAST BACK TO SCHOOL

If you are distance learning, or hybrid schooling chances are you will need a pencil.  So why not make it fun!

This pencil topper rocket will help you blast back to school in style!

You will need: a printout of the template, markers, scissors, glue stick and a pencil.

Print the template, color and cut out two rockets. Glue around the edges leaving the center open for the pencil to pop in.

Happy Crafting!

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?

CORBETT’S CORNER

Click on the title to be taken to the Westchester Library Catalog to place a hold for curbside pickup.

RIDDLE ME THIS WEEK 23

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 can a pants pocket be empty but still have something in it?

 

Moderately difficult

How do you make the number one disappear?

July Literary Birthdays

Did you know that the month of July was named for Julius Caesar, Roman general, scholar and politician (100 B.C. – 44 B.C)? Quintilis, which was his birth month, was renamed July by the Roman Senate to honor him after he died. Caesar’s connection to the calendar did not end there: he actually created the Julian calendar, the precursor to the Gregorian calendar currently used by much of the world today.