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Hope Jahren's Lab Girl is This Year's Big Read
March 3, 2021 | Stephanie Lum

The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Showcasing a diverse range of contemporary titles that reflect many different voices... READ MORE

International Year of Peace and Trust: The Dog Who Lost His Bark
February 28, 2021 | Scottie Campbell

In September of 2019, the United Nations adopted a resolution to designate 2021 as the International Year of Peace & Trust. The UN’s resolution “underlined that the International Year constitutes a means of mobilizing international efforts to promote peace and trust among... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Love!
February 12, 2021 | Lauren Mathur

You know who I love? All of you! Let’s celebrate LOVE this week! These activities are based on Every Child Ready to Read, which helps our friends learn pre-reading skills. We'll cover Reading, Writing, Talking, Singing and Playing.

 

TALKING:     Who do you love?... READ MORE
Books About Love for Preschoolers
February 8, 2021 | Lauren Mathur


I Am Love: A Book of Compassion by Susan Verde, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
A celebration of love in all its forms, this book asks readers to look inward when they feel afraid and to act with compassion and kindness, to live with gratitude, and to take care of... READ MORE

5 Questions with Beverly Jenkins
February 3, 2021 | Scottie Campbell

Beverly Jenkins is a bestselling author of historical and contemporary romance novels, most often focusing on 19th Century African American life. She has received multiple awards including the 2017 Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award from Romance Writers of America – her... READ MORE

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Q&A with Chris Grabenstein - Home Sweet Motel - One Book, One Community - Shelf Centered
March 26, 2021 | Scottie Campbell & Mike Donohue

One Book, One Community encourages communities to come together through the reading and discussion of a common book. This year, Orlando Sentinel selected Home Sweet Motel, the first book in Chris Grabenstein’s Welcome to Wonderland series. In anticipation of the event, Chris... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Airplanes!
March 26, 2021 | Lauren Mathur

In honor of Women’s History Month, each Preschool Fun blog post this month will tie in with a famous woman! Today we’ll learn about Bessie Coleman and Amelia Earhart. These activities are based on Every Child Ready to Read, which helps our friends learn pre-reading skills. We... READ MORE

Our History Speaks Volumes: Sorosis Women's Club
March 15, 2021 | Mike Donohue

In 1893, 10 Orlando women gathered to organize a study and social group. They named their group the Sorosis Club, after the Latin word for sisterhood, and shortly thereafter began meeting regularly at members’ homes to discuss literature and civic matters.

With Sorosis... READ MORE

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