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Rocket Fun

Completed Rocket Craft

Learn all about rockets and flying while you make your own rocket craft to fly! Materials needed:  Print out of  two pattern sheets Scissors Tape Crayons or markers Bendy straw What to do: Print the patterns (click the link here to open the template page: Rocket Templates). Color the rocket (if you’d like), then cut… read more >>

Holidays Around the World in ASL with Miss Jenni

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 “Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas!”, “Feliz Navidad!” (Merry Christmas in Spanish), “Hanukkah Sameach!” (Happy Hanukkah), “Ramadan Mubarak!” (Happy Ramadan), or “Subh Diwali” (Happy Diwali). Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Diwali, and Kwanzaa are just a few of the holidays celebrated around the world. Come and learn these holidays in American Sign Language. Just in time for the holiday season.  … read more >>

”Around the House” using American Sign Language with Miss Jenni 

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Have you always wanted to learn American Sign Language, or ASL? Here is your chance! Watch the following video on how to sign all the different things that could be around the house. Have fun!    In order to help you practice, check out just a few titles from our catalog and online resources:    –A Place Called Home by… read more >>

Words of fall using American Sign Language with Miss Jenni  

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Have you always wanted to learn American Sign Language, or ASL? Here is your chance! Watch the following video on how to sign all the different words related to fall. Have fun!     In order to help you practice, check out just a few titles from our catalog:    –Fall Harvest Fun by Martha E.H. Rustad   –Apple Harvest by Jenna Lee Gleisner   –I Love Fall by… read more >>

Marnie’s Spanish 101: The Planets – Los Planetas

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¡Hola! Welcome to the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s Spanish 101 blog series! Here you will find some wonderful resources, book suggestions and activities to help you and your little ones learn Spanish and have fun while doing it.  This week, we’re looking to the skies and learning the Planets in Spanish!  Watch a fun video… read more >>

World Helicopter Day

Little boy playing with cardboard helicopter on floor at home. Creative hobby

Make your own helicopter to celebrate World Helicopter Day! “World Helicopter Day is an annual international celebration of the amazing engineering and essential missions of helicopters,” (from the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center).  This day falls on the 3rd Sunday of August each year; this year’s World Helicopter Day is coming up on August… read more >>