Blog Entries

Department
Tags
Staff Member

Storm Front Video Review

Today I’m going to be talking about “Storm Front,” the first book in the Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher. Butcher wrote “Storm Front” in 1996 as an exercise for a creative writing course when he was only 25. It was published by Roc/Penguin Books in 2000. Since then Butcher has written a total of 17 Dresden Files novels, including the latest, “Battle Ground,” scheduled to be released in September of this year. He has also written a number of short stories in the Dresden Files universe, published in two collections: “Side Jobs” and “Brief Cases.”

Riddle Me This Week 16

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 a face and two hands but no arms or legs?

 

Moderately difficult

What has a neck but no head?

Kids Crafts with Karen-Light up the night!

Small flashes of light flicker in the dark summer sky. Lightning bugs are luminescent, they have the ability to create their own light in yellow, orange or green. This week we will create our own version of these winged beetles.

Claudette’s Kitchen- Pizza Poppers

Bell Peppers, also known as sweet peppers are capsicum. This is the fruit of plants in the Grossum Cultivar group. This pepper comes in a bright variety of colors such as red,orange,yellow, and green. You can find these peppers in every supermarket, farmers market, and most backyard gardens! They can be used for a variety of side dishes and garnishing on salads and meals. They originate from Mexico, Central America, and Northern South America.

MUSICIAN GUESS WHO – WEEK #13

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….

The Dog Days of Summer

Welcome to the “Dog Days,” the time of year synonymous with the “lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.” The name conjures images of dappled dogs dozing in the sun but have you ever wondered where the term originated and what it actually means?  The “Dog Days,” which officially begin on July 3 and end on August 11, coincide with Sirius, the Dog Star, rising and setting with the sun. Known as the Dog Star because it is part of the constellation Canis Major, Latin for “Greater Dog,” Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky.

RIDDLE ME THIS WEEK 15

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 begins with T, finishes with T and has “T” in it?

Moderately difficult

KIDS CRAFTS WITH KAREN- FLASHLIGHT

Hello Crafters! Today’s craft is a little different from what we have been doing. We are going to use acrylic paints so be sure to protect your table as it could get messy. Ok? Let’s go!

You will need: acrylic paint (I used green, brown, yellow, white and black), paintbrush, sponge brush, 9.5 x 11.5 clear plastic storage bag, dark blue or black paper cut to size of bag, print out of flashlight.

Summer Camp Stories

Camp is a defining experience of summer for some kids. This year, many camps aren’t happening, and those that are on look different from years past. If your kids are longing for the traditions of summer camp, books are here to help!

CLAUDETTES KITCHEN- CUCUMBER SALAD

Do you ever go through the produce isle and see those cucumbers wrapped in plastic? If so, I have the answer to your “is it to avoid the virus??” Question you may be asking yourself. Ok, actually I don’t, BUT I can say that these particular cucumbers are known as English cucumbers. They also can be interchangeably called Greenhouse, European, or Seedless cucumbers. I can also assure you that they’re absolutely delicious! The skin on these cucumbers are very thin, making them ideal for slicing into salads and garnishing for appetizers.

MUSICIAN GUESS WHO – WEEK #12

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….