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October Literary Birthdays 2021

Have you ever wondered why October isn’t the eighth month of the year given it’s “octo” prefix? Back in 750 BCE, September and October, named after the numbers seven and eight, were the seventh and eighth months in the ancient Roman calendar, created by Romulus.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed from September 15 to October 15, is an annual tribute to the history, cultural contributions and continuing vibrant presence of Hispanic-Americans, those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.  Formerly known as Hispanic Heritage Week, the celebration was initiated under President Lyndon Johnson in 1968 and expanded to a 30-day event by President Reagan in 1988.

Booker Prize Long List 2021

The Booker Prize, one of the most prestigious literary awards in the English speaking world, has brought recognition and vastly expanded readership to novelists for over fifty years.  The Prize is open to works by writers of any nationality, written in English and published either in the United Kingdom or Ireland.

What's something you'd put in a 2021 time capsule?

Hello Scarsdale Teens!

Here's the second installment of our bite-sized writing exercise: Post-it Prompts!

Our latest burning question for you is: What's something you'd put in a 2021 time capsule?

Write your answer to this question on a sticky note in the Teen Room and post it for others to read. Sticky notes, pens, and reinforcing tape are provided!

Here's what you wrote:

Kids Books for the Dog Days of Summer

The dog days of summer may be coming to an end, but there are still plenty of doggone good books to read! Here are just a handful of our favorite stories, both real and fictional, about canine companions. 

What will people be nostalgic for in 40 years?

Hello Scarsdale Teens!

Here's the first installment of our bite-sized writing exercise: Post-it Prompts!

Our burning question for you is: What will people be nostalgic for in 40 years?

Write your answer to this question on a sticky note in the Teen Room and post it for others to read. Sticky notes, pens, and reinforcing tape are provided!

Here's what you wrote:

Take Me Out to the Ball Game 2021

Baseball is back! Unlike last summer, fans of the national pastime once again fill the stands while scarfing down hot dogs and cheering themselves hoarse. Have you wondered why baseball is referred to as the national pastime? It comes in a distant third to football and basketball in television ratings, yet, ratings aside, the game remains the national pastime because it resonates more deeply in America’s heart than any other sport, inciting fierce passions and loyalties that span generations.

Take & Make - Jawsome Paper Shark

Shark week may be over, but the fun doesn't have to be! If you've got paper, scissors & glue at the house, you can make a paper shark of your own using these instructions.