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Assignment Alert Teachers, let us know about your class assignments ahead of time. We will then set aside resources to meet your students' needs. Preschool Visits The Children's Library will come visit your preschool. We'll bring books and be ready to talk about specific topics per your request. The Children's Library will visit your preschool to provide Early Literacy storytimes. Homework Help Ne ...

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Find Delight In Your World

As we all come together during the coronavirus outbreak, many organizations, publishers, and groups have been opening their virtual doors so you can explore the web if you can't visit in-person. We will continue to update this page. Art & Design New Architectural Digest: Get an insider look at beautiful homes from all over the world. Art Institute Chicago: Explore thousands of pieces from t ...

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Representation Matters

Representation Matters What Being Seen Means to the Marginalized with Dr. Simran Jeet Singh Tuesday, January 26th at 7 p.m. Darien Library along with nine community partners are proud to present a special lecture by an award-winning educator, activist, and scholar, Dr. Simran Jeet Singh. Can you imagine what it feels like to be so invisible that people don’t even know who you are? Now imagine how ...

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Homeschool Play: Storytelling

Welcome back to Homeschool Play, where we’re merging learning and play that the whole family can enjoy. Let’s start off the week by telling some stories. Storytelling is an ancient art form, practiced by our oldest ancestors--and yet we still enjoy stories today!

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Youth Printz award Winners and Honor Books

These are books from 2009-2007 that were either nominated or won "The Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature."

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Kid Lit Picks for Black History Month

Great read alouds to celebrate the voices of African-American literature all year long!

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It's the Strawberry Moon Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Full Strawberry Moon Edition of _You Are What You Read_. Tonight’s full moon is known as the Strawberry Moon because, well, strawberries. If you went to Farmer’s Market this week you saw that some of the vendors had them. This moon is also known as the Honey Moon for the amber cast it will have to it. This is also a mini-moon, meaning that this is the orbit that is fur ...

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It's the New Bit of Terror Unleashed Edition

Greetings and welcome to the New Bit of Terror Unleashed Edition of _You Are What You Read_. Firstly, we have the first wager for Tights Watch 2018. In an ironic twist, it comes from **Monique O** (real name) the mother of **Teen Wrangler Mia O**. She has selected October 31st for our drop dead date. But **Jen**, you all say, what’s the irony in that? Well **People**, her very own daugh ...

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Mothers in Literature

Here is a list celebrating mothers in literature...from the good to the very bad.

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Literature Resource Center

A current, comprehensive and reliable online literature database. Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.

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PubMed comprises more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

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