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If your student is researching other countries, working on a report about the most popular foods in Mexico, learning their states and countries or just curious about other places and cultures - these are excellent resources to spark their curiosity. Exploring these resources can be a fun way for you and your student to learn about the world we live in together. You may even try a new recipe inspired by another culture's favorite cuisine.
Research the political, social, and cultural history of Indigenous Peoples in the United States and Canada from the 16th century until well into the 20th century. Explore the impact of invasion and colonization on Indigenous Peoples in North America, and the intersection of Indigenous and European histories and systems of knowledge through the use of manuscripts, monographs, newspapers, photographs, motion pictures, images of artwork, and more.
With their large, predominately red or white leaves, the poinsettia is the botanical representation of Christmas. Right after the evergreen tree. And mistletoe. And holly. Wow, there are a lot of plants associated with Christmas, but the poinsettia is the only one that is deadly!
Not really. Poisonous poinsettias are a myth. While eating them can cause profuse vomiting, they will not kill you, or your pets. But really, they taste terrible so DON’T TRY IT!
But we at the library are all about providing access to information, so here you go. International Ninja Day is December 5th.
November 13 is more than Kindness Day, it’s a Kindness Movement. Being kind is universal, spanning across cultures, ages and genders. While I was researching this ‘holiday’, I wondered if people are inherently kind or is it something we learn. I searched the library’s EBSCOhost database to find some scientific evidence to answer that question.
Last night marked the end of Huun Huur Tu's tour of our libraries. If you missed any of these performances or want to continue this listening experience, we have you covered! Here are some of their CDs plus a few other materials to experience and enjoy.
Feel a slight change in the breeze? Smell a hint of fall in the air? As October is upon us, we are midway through the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. ¡Bienvenidos!
The library is a cultural center, where customers can come to explore, interact and imagine. This month you can find many resources to help you explore and appreciate Hispanic Heritage.
Happy Mayflower Day! On this day in 1620, the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, carrying the first Pilgrims to the New World. Two months later they arrived in America, got off the ship and...celebrated Thanksgiving, possibly? No, wait, first they planted corn. Or they planted fish. Hang on, that can’t be right.
Symbols, heroes, rituals, and values are all elements that define a culture and manifest themselves in the everyday lives of Americans. For our nation, these elements have been influenced by every ethnic group with roots in this country.