Book Review: Parkland Speaks edited by Sarah Lerner

Format: Paperback

Pages: 192 pages

Published: January 22, 2019

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

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Problems of an Overworked Librarian #76

You organize for a craft program…

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Quote of the Day – January 19, 2018

May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”

― Neil Gaiman

Quote of the Day – January 16, 2018

A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Met to Start Charging $25 Mandatory Fee

Art is meant for all. Apparently, the Met Museum did not get the memo.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York City, will be partially breaking with its “pay-what-you-wish” policy. For the first time in half a century, the Museum will charge visitors a mandatory $25 admission fee. If you are a New York State Resident, you will not be required to pay the fee. The new policy will go into effect on March 1.

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How to Make the Most of Your Snow Day

Getting a snow day when we were kids was such a magical day. You get to stay home from school, sleep in late, eat your favorite foods and snacks, and watch your favorite TV shows most of the day. Now that we are adults, snow days don’t come as often as we like. However, at the rare chance you do get one, you have this urge to be more productive, like cleaning up your home and other house housework. You know, grown up things.

That doesn’t mean you can make the most out of your spontaneous day off! You can still do your errands and still do fun activities on your snow day! We get so few days off from work…let’s try to make the most of it! Continue reading “How to Make the Most of Your Snow Day”

A To-Do List For Fall

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Fall is here! I love Autumn. The brisk air, the beautiful colors…there are just so many things to love about the fall. There is just something about the season that brings a new change in all of us. And with new change, comes with new activities. Looking for ways to celebrate this yummy season? Keep yourself busy with these great fall activities:

 

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Take a Walk

There is nothing better than rejuvenating the soul by taking a walk outdoors. Enjoy the beautiful colors and take in the breathtaking scenery. The temperatures are cooler so walks will be more enjoyable!

 

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Library Zine! Releases First Issue

person-2049788_1920The New York Public Library releases the first issue of its literary magazine, Library Zine: Voices from Across the New York Public Library. This great magazine features writing and art works from patrons and staff across the library.

Check out the whole issue here!

Anxious Much? Book Lovers Guide to Relieve Anxiety

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Everyday life can get overwhelming and stressful at times. This is a common emotion that happens to people most of the time. But there are some, including myself, that suffers extreme bouts of extreme emotions of stress and panic attacks that can crumple them emotionally and physically. This is an anxiety disorder that I have been dealing with since I was young. Anxiety is not something that goes away but it is an emotion that can be maintained and controlled. When I get high anxiety, there are some useful methods that cal me down and I would like to share with you, especially for those book lovers who needs new ways to relax:dies

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1. Reading – This an obvious activity. Studies have shown that reading relaxes the mind. So this a top activity to do relieve anxiety. But for the times when your anxiety reaches a high point, what I suggest is to read in a quiet place, like a nice isolated sport in a park or a quiet room in your house. Try not to read on the train or the bus (especially if you live in a big city like I do. Having peace and quiet on public transportation will be difficult). Keep your phone and computer away from you. Take that time to take a break from technology. If you like having music while reading, I advise classical music. The soothing, calming music will be relaxing.

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