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Teen Summer Reading

The Theme for 2011 is "You Are Here." Get ready for summer reading fun. The online registration has begun, so sign up today.

Easter Symbols and Meanings

Have you ever heard of the old Easter Bunny story from Germany?  It’s about how the Easter Bunny became a part of the Easter holiday. A woman hid very colorful Easter eggs outdoors.  Her children went out to hunt for them. As they were going out, they saw a rabbit hop by. From that moment, her children thought the rabbit brought the Easter eggs. Presently, parents are still telling their children that  the Easter Bunny brings beautiful colored eggs.  The Easter Bunny is a sign that Easter is almost here.

Nothing but Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson

Nothing but Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson is a good book to teach children about encouragement.  Althea is well known for being the first African-American tennis player to break the color barrier in 1949.  From the early years of her life, her family referred to her as “nothing but trouble.” They said Althea was a “wild tomboy” and that she loved sports.  She would play basketball late into the

Book Review

One of America’s old-time boxing champions, Joe Louis, has been resurrected in the book Joe Louis: America’s Fighter by David A. Adler.  This picture book is an excellent source of history for young children. 

Teen Mardi Gras Celebration

Teens 12-17 are invited to Washington Highlands Teen Space on Fat Tuesday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. Come and make Mardi Gras masks, listen to Zydeco music and taste authentic New Orleans snacks. 

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