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LITERARY REFLECTIONS ON INJUSTICE AND PEACEFUL PROTEST, SPRING 2020

History, we know, is cyclical but this particular cycle seems unprecedented in its turmoil.  Voices from the past have a lot to teach us about appropriate and constructive ways to react to injustice. Below are iconic quotes that both inspire and instruct.  Click on the author’s name for a link to additional information. 

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” 

 George Santanyana, Spanish and American philosopher and essayist  (December 16, 1863-September 26, 1952) 

MUSICIAN GUESS WHO – WEEK #7

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….

BOOKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE ABOUT CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

In a democracy everyone has a voice, including kids! These books are conversation starters about the many ways kids can use their voices to make a difference in their communities and in our world.

RIDDLE ME THIS WEEK 9

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

How many months have 28 days?

 

Moderately difficult

What gets wetter as it dries?

 

KIDS CRAFTS WITH KAREN- LANTERNS GLOWING

This week I thought it would be nice to create some glowing lanterns to put out on a table while enjoying a nice summer evening.

What you need: paper, glue stick, scissors and a tealight. NOT a candle!!!

Cut an 8 1/2 x 11 paper in half, then fold it as shown in the video. Cut slits from the folded side but don’t cut all the way through.

Take strip of paper in a different color and cut slits in it but not all the way through.

Open the first folded paper and glue the second color to the top of it as shown. Roll it together and glue it in place.

LGBTQIA Television: Science Fiction & Fantasy

June is Pride Month and this year marks the 50th anniversary of annual LGBTQ+ Pride traditions. The first Pride march was held in New York City on June 28th, 1970, marking the one year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. The Library of Congress has some great information on the Stonewall Uprising if you aren’t familiar or want to refresh your memory.

Claudette's Kitchen- Plantains

Many of us have seen this over sized banana hanging out in the tropical fruit section of your supermarket and wondering what it is. It is a plantain which is bigger, firmer and has a thick skin and does not taste like a banana.

The plantain is more starchy and needs to be cooked before it can be eaten. Plantains are very popular all over the Caribbean and Central America, but that is not where plantains originated. They are indigenous to the Tropical regions of Southeast Asian.

Anti-Racist Resources

As we seek to understand the deep injustices that have led to this current situation of unrest and calls for urgently needed change, our librarians have come together to produce a list of titles for Adults, Teens and Children that focus on anti-racism. In addition to these lists, there are a number of excellent documentaries dealing with systemic injustice on Kanopy, many of them listed here.

Musician Guess Who – Week #6

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….

Riddle Me This Week 8

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

I’m tall when I’m young and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?

Moderately difficult

What did the right eye say to the left eye?

Get Moving

As we have mentioned previously, May is Mental Health Month, and it seems to be pretty common knowledge that physical activity is essential to our mental well being. With this in mind I am so glad to be able to share this pilates video from one of our Friends ( the Scarsdale Library Friends), Loretta Vickers. Loretta’s video is especially great because it helps us focus and breath correctly as we perform the movements.