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Periodic Table Battleship

Battleship game

Do you know the basic elements of matter?  Do you know some basic things that make up matter?    The discovery of the periodic system for classifying the elements represents the culmination of a number of scientific developments, rather than a sudden brainstorm on the part of one individual. Yet historians typically consider one event as… read more >>

Point of View Writing Prompts

writing

“Point of view” refers to the position of the narrative voice when telling a story. A first-person narrator is a character in the story that tells the story to the reader, like in Libba Bray’s YA novel Going Bovine. A third-person narrator tells the story without being a part of the story, as in Beloved by Toni Morrison. Some books may even have multiple narrators,… read more >>

Movies for Baseball Fans

watching baseball sport

The 2020 baseball season is like no other.  The library has some great baseball movies to help you through all of its ups and downs.  Grab some peanuts and cracker jack and follow the links for a closer look at the titles below.   42: The Jackie Robinson Story:  depicts the early career of number 42, Jackie Robinson, who was the first black… read more >>

Bacon! Bacon! Bacon!

bacon-day

Who doesn’t love bacon? There is a whole day dedicated to this tasty food. International Bacon Day is the Saturday before Labor Day. This year’s Bacon Day is September 5th. The back story is that college students from Colorado University came up with this idea back in 2004. According to awarenesdays.com, Bucknell students call themselves ‘Meatheads,” since they… read more >>

Musical Songbooks

musical instruments

Did you know the library offered printed music and songbooks? Whether you already read music or are just learning an instrument, you can borrow printed music for free. Here is just a small sampling of the variety of songbooks offered at the library.   Piano Songbooks  America’s All-time Favorite Piano Pieces  Christmas in Ivory: 10 Piano Arrangements… read more >>