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CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH WITH KIDS

Juneteenth is the celebration of June 19, 1865 the day the people of Texas learned about the emancipation proclamation more than two years after it was signed by President Abraham Lincoln. This holiday commemorates people’s freedom from slavery after the civil war and is celebrated nationwide. Learn more about Juneteenth in this short video from PBS Kids.

And check out these e-books to share with kids about this holiday! 

KIDS CRAFTS WITH KAREN- CRAFTY BEAR

With the recent bear sightings I thought a craft about a bear would be timely. This bear “climbs” up and down a tree.

You will need 8 1/2 x 11 paper, one white and one green. A piece of green tissue paper. An empty paper towel roll. Glue stick and tape.

Print out this bear template and color and cut out two. Glue a small part of them together as shown.

RAINBOW READS FOR KIDS

You know that June is Pride month, but did you know that it’s also Rainbow Book Month!? 

These are just a few of our favorite books featuring LGBTQ+ characters for 4th through 8th grade. 

BOOKS FOR DAD

Did you know Father’s Day didn’t become a national Holiday until 1972? That was 58 years since Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. Ann Reeves Jarvis and fellow peace activist and suffragette Julia Ward Howe had been advocating for a national Mother’s Day devoted to peace since 1870.

CLAUDETTE’S KITCHEN- ALL STAR SALAD

Let the summer fun begin with this All Star Line up! With the ‘dog days’ of summer approaching, this delicious summer salad comes in handy. Create a vibrant healthy bowl using fresh greens and veggies. I’ve dedicated the name All Star Salad to this dish because so many ingredients are key MVPs! Sports may be cancelled this summer, but you still have this chance to bring some All Stars into your home! This star studded salad consists of:

MUSICIAN GUESS WHO – WEEK #8

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….

PRIDE MONTH LITERATURE

This June marks the fiftieth anniversary of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month. The first Pride March was held in New York City on June 28, 1970, the one year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. While the first Pride March was estimated to have between 3,500 and 5,000 participants, recent marchers have numbered in the millions. To learn more about the history of Pride Month, check out this comprehensive page on the Library of Congress website.

REVIEW – “THE THREE BODY PROBLEM” BY LIU CIXIN

Hey everyone! I’m back with another science fiction review. Today I’m talking about “The Three Body Problem” by Liu Cixin. It was first published in 2008 in China, and was translated into English by Ken Liu in 2014. “The Three Body Problem” is the first in the trilogy “Remembrance of Earth’s Past.” It is followed by “The Dark Forest” and “Death’s End,” both of which have been translated into English.

 

CLAUDETTE’S KITCHEN- SALTFISH FRITTERS

Jamaican Saltfish Fritters

Codfish is what we Jamaicans call salt-fish. The name salt fish is most likely derived from the process of preservation, which is drying after salting. In other countries it is known as Baccala and in Portugal it is called Bacalhau. In the Caribbean Islands salt-fish is a main food staple. In Jamaica specifically, it is a part of the national dish of the Island.

PICTURE BOOKS FOR PRIDE MONTH

You know that June is Pride month, but did you know that it’s also Rainbow Book Month!? These are just a few of our favorite picture books celebrating LGBTQ+ children and families available to check out with your library card.