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Designing Your Own Dream House

Published: April 15, 2021

Using graph paper, rulers, and pencils design the floor plan for your very own dream house.

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#ownvoices Southeast Asian Authors

Enjoy this collection of books written by Southeast Asian authors. This region includes countries of impressive diversity in culture, religion, and history: Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Palestine

Published: April 9, 2021

Let’s visit Palestine, as part of our Around the World tour.

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#ownvoices West Asian authors

Enjoy this great collection of books written by authors from Western Asia. This region includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Georgia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. You’ll find beautiful picture books that touch a range of topics as well as books for older children written with a West Asian voice.

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It’s National Library Week!

Published: April 4, 2021

Happy National Library Week! Celebrate with us by using our digital resources and attending the Superior Groundbreaking this Wednesday.

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Bioplastic

Published: April 3, 2021

What is Bioplastic? Bioplastic, moldable plastic material made up of chemical compounds that are derived from or synthesized by microbes such as bacteria or by genetically modified plants. Unlike traditional plastics, which are derived from petroleum, bioplastics are obtained from renewable resources, and some bioplastics are biodegradable. Read More Sustainability Riddles Q: Why did the foolish gardener plant a light bulb? A: They wanted to grow a power plant. Q: Why did the foolish gardener plant a light bulb? A: They wanted to grow a power plant. Three Ways to make Plastic at Home Gelatin Bioplastic Materials: Stove Saucepan  Spoon …

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#ownvoices Asian and Asian American Authors

Here are a few recent books by Asian American authors with Asian American characters.

Maze Challenge

Published: March 23, 2021

Looking for something to do over spring break? Pick up a supply kit or use items from around your house to make mazes!

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Folk Games

Published: March 17, 2021

Learn and play folk games with your family.

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#ownvoices Picture books by African American Authors: NEW!

Great books written by African American authors and published within the last 2 years. Some authors you may have heard of before, others may be brand new to the scene! The collection has many age ranges inside.

Let’s Dig for Fossils!

Published: March 11, 2021

Learn fossil facts and watch fun paleontology videos for this week’s Saturday Afternoon Adventure!

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TAKE A WALK ON MARS

Published: March 1, 2021

Take a walk on Mars for this week’s Saturday Afternoon Adventure!

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Makedo Building Challenge

Published: February 27, 2021

How to build whatever you can imagine with cardboard!

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Kids at the Table: Food Justice

Published: February 19, 2021

This week at Garden-to-Table, learn all about food justice!

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Food Justice For Kids

Read a book about food justice, then find activities and learn more on our webpage all about food justice and food justice activists.

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