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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nobel Peace Prize winner and visionary civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., died on April 4, 1968, but it took 32 years for a holiday honoring him to be recognized by all fifty states.  Dr. King’s birthday was signed into law as a federal holiday in 1983 and took effect three years later on January 20, 1986. However, it was not until 2000 that  all fifty states officially observed the holiday.

Scarsdale Reads: Most Checked Out Adult Books of 2021

Our community is composed of avid readers. In 2021, however, reading became more of a passion than a pursuit, an escape from an unexpectedly tumultuous year.  Reading is a subjective experience but inspiration can be derived from the choices of others. Have you ever been curious about the books your neighbors have selected this past year? Listed below are some of the titles of the books that have flown off our shelves most frequently.  Click on the book jacket to be taken to the link.

“Think before you speak. Read before you think.” Fran Lebowitz

Warm & Cozy Family Reads

The holidays are over and we're left with a lot of mostly cold, mostly gray weather... the perfect weather for snuggling inside with a good book! So heat up some hot chocolate, put on your coziest slippers, and curl up with one of these wonderful, wintery reads. 

A New Year, A New You

Inherent in every ending is  a beginning; in December, we reflect back on the past year while in January we anticipate the future with cautious optimism. In the spirit of a new year, who  has not committed to resolutions for a better life, a better self, a better world?

Picture Books About Gratitude Beyond Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is about more than mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie (although, we do love those things). It's also about being grateful for what we have. Use these picture books to jumpstart conversations about gratitude.

December Literary Birthdays 2021

December can be daunting - holidays, family gatherings, cooking and decorating are meaningful but they can also result in exhaustion and sensory overload.  Add on the psychological impact of early sunsets and you have a perfect storm for stress.  How to decompress? Escape into a good book,  the ideal way to reboot your psyche and re-center your soul.  What to read?

Take & Make - Snowball Catapult

The snow is falling and... physics are calling? Read some of these snowy books on Hoopla and learn how to build a small-scale catapult!