Family Yoga

A couple of months ago a yoga instructor stopped by the children’s desk and asked if she could put up some flyers for a free bilingual family yoga class she was teaching at a health center in our library’s neighborhood.  We got to talking and I asked her if she was looking for more places to teach her classes and if she would be interested in teaching a class in the library. She enthusiastically said “Yes!” and so began our spring family yoga series. Continue reading

Winter Science Experiments

Winter Science ExperimentsWell, happy (belated) new year! It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. I’ll credit it to holiday festivities, getting engaged, and wanting to just drink tea and read while it’s cold out. There are just so many more fun things to be doing! But I’m trying to get my blogging mojo back, so I’m going to share some very fun winter themed science activities we’ve been doing. Continue reading

Lois Ehlert Collage Art

I love Lois Ehlert! Maybe it’s because she’s a Wisconsin native like me, or maybe it’s just because she’s amazing, but either way I’ve always loved her books. Have you seen The Scraps Book: Notes on a Colorful Life that came out earlier this year? It’s like an autobiographical artist’s notebook. It’s beautiful and inspiring.  There are notes about her life, where she gets ideas for her art, and how she makes her art. All of it is arranged in a way that feels like you are stepping into her studio or her home to see all the beauty she’s collected to work with. Anyways, I was inspired by this book and a fellow librarian in my system to do a paper collage workshop this past weekend.

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