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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.

RIDDLE ME THIS WEEK 19

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 starts with a “P, ” ends with an “E” and has thousands of letters?

 

Moderately difficult

What kind of tree can you carry in one hand?

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?

CORBETT’S CORNER

All titles are available in Overdrive.

All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson.

After being homeschooled for years while working the Renaissance Faire with her family, Imogene starts middle school and life gets very complicated, very fast.

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.

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….

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.

CORBETT’S CORNER

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

 

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….