Category Archives: Family

One Art by Elizabeth Bishop

One Art By Elizabeth Bishop captured me and entranced me, especially with this stanza:

Then practice losing farther, losing faster:
places, and names, and where it was you meant
to travel. None of these will bring disaster.
Please read the entire of the poem by clicking on the title link. It is amazing.








50+ Fandom Programs: Planning Festivals and Events for Tweens, Teens, and Adults by Amy J. Alessio, Katie LaMantia, and Emily Vinci

I’m a fan, and want to share the love so when I saw this review, I immediately went and ordered the book 50+ Fandom Programs: Planning Festivals and Events for Tweens, Teens, and Adults by Amy J. Alessio, Katie LaMantia, and Emily Vinci

R.I.P. Toni Morrison ~ 1931-2019 — By Hook Or By Book

If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.

via R.I.P. Toni Morrison ~ 1931-2019 — By Hook Or By Book

I fell in love with Toni Morrison’s work when I found solace in after my Mother died 21 years ago. Her work got me out of grief ridden headspace and took me to places I needed to explore.

Breastfeeding books to add to the Library collection

To celebrate World Breastfeeding Week,

Phoebe Fox compiled a great list of titles to add to the Library collection.

Poverty, Reading and Results

A great article from Nancy Bailey on the connection between Poverty, Reading and School Libraries.

I particularly wanted to share this quote with you:

Libraries should be a right in schools. We must give pupils the opportunity to go to a quiet place to do extra study or to choose a book to read. It is particularly important to children from deprived areas. Opening a library door helps children open their mind. For many, books are too expensive and a library allows students to borrow them.

Is Donna Noble the most relatable Doctor Who companion?

A great post from the Time Ladies Is Donna Noble the most relatable Doctor Who companion?

Bystander intervention

What is bystander intervention? “Bystander intervention” refers to the actions we take in order to keep spaces free from harassment and hate—something we all have a responsibility to do. Harassment is purposeful and repeated conduct that is unwanted and known to be offensive. Harassment, in the context of this introductory training, is different from microaggressions. Both are unquestionably harmful and offensive, but there is a distinction in terms of intent of the perpetrator; harassment is purposefully and explicitly meant to threaten, intimidate, and/or denigrate another person, while microaggressions do not carry the same explicit intent. Bystander intervention is about making sure people are safe from harassment and hate—not about educating the perpetrators.

Read more of this great presentation here.

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