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BEST BOOKS FOR BEGINNING READERS

BEST BOOKS FOR BEGINNING READERS

BOOK TALK: BEST BOOKS FOR BEGINNING READERS by LORIE   Winner of the 2016 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award 
  Mo is the youngest kid on the Robins, his football team. His classmates don&; t mind, but the kids on their rival team tease him for being a "butterfinger...

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Hints for BreakoutEDU Games September 15 by Kathy

  Here are clues for the games TICKET TO LEARNING: GOING PLACES, BACK TO REALITY, BREAKOUT THE BEAT, and WE THE PEOPLE.    Lock combinations are at end of post.  GOOD LUCK!    HINTS FOR TICKET TO LEARNING: GOING PLACES.  NUMEBR LOCK=&n...

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Intro to Live Streaming

Intro to Live Streaming

by Patrick Villanueva, Media Lab Assistant  Real-time services are all the rage these days and have taken off during the quarantine. With the world turned upside down and everyone stuck at home, it's only pushed us to rely on technology and the internet more than ever before. ...

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motivational self help titles

Motivational self-help nonfiction to read in fall 2020

With all the change and uncertainty at the current moment, focusing and staying motivated and continuing to lean in can become more challenging. Below are some books that you can either read or listen to help yourself get and stay motivated and focused on your life and your work this fall. Some titl...

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BreakoutEDU September Game Clues by Kathy

Here are clues for the games SCHOOL DAZE  and RAIDERS OF THE LOST LOCKER. Lock combinations are at end of post.  GOOD LUCK! SCHOOL DAZE  Hint for Lock 1: Number Lock       The pencil points to a month on each clipboard.  (What is the...

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2020 Election Voter Guide

Lake Forest Library seeks to empower residents to exercise their right to vote, and to be informed about their choices and the media they consume. This non-partisan guide can be used as a way for patrons to find any information they might need to prepare to vote in the 2020 Election. ...

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2020 art stroll

2020 Lake Forest Art Stroll

Jump to a section:   About the Arts Stroll Kristin Ashley Artist’s Statement Library resources for artists and about the arts Upcoming library events for creative types and art enthusiasts Viewing and learning about art at the library About the Arts Stroll The...

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Nonfiction Recommendations for Kids

Nonfiction Recommendations by Lorie

NONFICTION RECOMMENDATIONS BY LORIE   Babies and toddlers are curious and ready to learn! Introduce them to science words that go beyond the basics with this first 100 words baby board book. From physics to biology, from astronomy to geography, from medicine to thermodynamics and beyond...

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Theater's Approach to Decision Making

Theater's Approach to Decision Making

By Patrick Villanueva, Media Lab Assistant The GOTE Technique is a practice from Theater and is a strong complement to Design Thinking. When used practically, it can help with a more focused process.  How Theater is Practical  While taking some business classes many years ago, it ...

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Picture Book Recommendations

Picture Books Recommended by Lorie

        B Is for Baby by Atinuke   Little ones learning about language will love sounding out the words in this playful, vibrantly illustrated story set in West Africa.      Love by Sophia by Jim Averbeck ...

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New Chapter Books

Kathy Previews New August Children's Chapter Books

The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert   In a predominately white California beach town, the only two black seventh-graders, Alberta and Edie, find hidden journals that uncover family secrets and speak to race relations in the past.  Kiki’s Delivery Service b...

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opioid crisis reads

Read next after American overdose

Two public health emergencies The opioid epidemic was declared a public health emergency in 2017. Between 2017 and 2018, prescription-related opioid overdose deaths dropped 13.5 percent according to the CDC. Since then, the isolation, shutdowns, social distancing, and joblessness resulting from t...

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Making a Creative Collage in Pixlr

Making a Creative Collage in Pixlr

July 27, 2020 By Kristin Ashley
Media Lab Assistant  As a creative person, I’ve been enjoying using the Pixlr app for a few years now. I use it for editing and customizing my images, but my favorite thing to do with this app is to get creativ...

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Hints of Herbs

Hints of Herbs: in the Kitchen with Kate

Summer is a great time to explore new ways of using the fresh produce so readily available. Adding herbs is an easy way to perk up a salad, a main course or a starter. Fresh herbs are available at your local Farmer's Market (Lake Bluff on Friday morning), in your local grocery store and at your...

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Applied Design Thinking

Applied Design Thinking

By Patrick Villanueva, Media Lab Assistant  From experience, you could say I know a thing or two about the whole creative process. That is another way to describe design thinking.   Design thinking is more than something art-related, and that's important to understand. It's a un...

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