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BORN TO FLY!

Born to Fly: The First Women’s Air Race Across America by Steve Sheinkin

The Women’s Air Derby of 1929 brought twenty prominent female aviators to the starting line, including Elinor Smith who, at the age of 17, electrified New York when she flew her plane under the Brooklyn Bridge!

ZOOMING AWAY

It is inconceivable that just a scant few months ago we had never heard of Zoom and now it is an integral part of our lives, both for maintaining business and personal relationships and for experiencing cultural activities in the virtual realm.  While Zoom is essential these days, it can be somewhat daunting.  Attached are some basic instructions for attending Zoom events and some videos that should prove helpful.

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Come on out, the weather’s hot! Whether you’re out camping, exploring the great outdoors, or just looking for some backyard fun, we’ve got plenty of books to help fuel summer adventures.

URBAN FANTASY: AN INTRODUCTION

Urban Fantasy is a sub-genre of Fantasy in which the real world collides with the supernatural or magical. Simply put, an urban fantasy is any fantasy book with supernatural elements set in our world during modern times. When you think of urban fantasy your first thought may be vampires and werewolves. Most urban fantasies do include magical creatures of some sort, of which vampires are by far the most popular. Werewolves, fairies / the fey, and witches are also common.

RIDDLE ME THIS WEEK 14

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

Where can you find cities, towns, shops, and streets but no people?

 

Moderately difficult

What is full of holes but still holds water?

Musician Guess Who – Week #11

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….

Claudette’s Kitchen- Blueberry Cake

Berry season is in full swing around here! The blueberry is one of the most tasty (although sometimes tart) fruits native to North America. They are grown commercially throughout the U.S & Europe, but can also be found within several gardens.

Books for Hamilton Fans of All Ages

Want to brush up on your historical knowledge before tuning in this Fourth of July weekend? Or maybe just read some of the fun fiction that has sprung up surrounding these larger than life historical figures? The library has you covered with e-book recommendations for the whole family.

Kids Crafts with Karen- Fantastic Fireworks!

These fireworks are safe but fun and fancy. I hope you enjoy making them. Happy Fourth of July!

What you will need: 3 pieces of paper 6″ x 11 (color of your choice-I used red, white and blue); scissors and tape.

Fold the paper in half and cut slits in it until you are about a half inch from the bottom. The strips should be about a 1/4″ or so. You don’t have to measure you can just eyeball it . Do this for all 3 papers.

Stack the papers on top of each other and roll them up.

CLAUDETTE’S KITCHEN- RASTA PASTA

Rasta Pasta is a dish made with a variety of bell peppers (red, green, and yellow), creamy sauce and lots of Jamaican seasoning. This dish was inspired from an original Italian recipe, but is pushed to the next level by all the traditional Jamaican ingredients. Rasta is the abbreviation for “Rastafarianism” a social movement
developed in Jamaica in the 1930’s. We all are familiar with the most well known Rastafarian, Bob Marley. I’m sure that we all mentally sing the words to his famous song “One loveeee..”, no? Ok, maybe just me!