Monsters under the bed, and ghosts in the closet. Creaky sounds, and strange shapes -- for kids, all kinds of spooky sensations can come to life once the lights go down. Though not unusual, fear of the dark definitely hits some children harder than others. Fortunately, this is nothing new, and over the years a number of great picture books have come out that specifically address this fear, and offer kids tools and strategies for overcoming it.
D.C. Emancipation Day recognizes the end of human bondage in the District of Columbia. On April 16, 1862, the celebration began shortly after President Abraham Lincoln signed the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act. It led to the freeing of nearly 3,100 slaves, reimbursed slaveholders and offered the newly freed men and women funds to emigrate.
Meet Daisy and Ann: PAL Volunteers at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Once a month at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, dogs and their owners from People Animals Love (PAL) come to help children practice their reading skills through the Read to a Four-Legged Friend program. PAL was founded by veterinarian Dr. Earl Strimple, who frequently saw the positive relationships that take place between animals and humans.
National Geographic Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America
This little book will surprise even experienced birders with its word and picture portraits of what makes 160 of our most common birds anything but ordinary. It packs an amazing amount of readable -- and intriguing -- information into a very small space. The pictures not only show typical behaviors but succeed as attention grabbers in themselves. The text is unique among
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There will be a performance in the Brown Bag Concert series on Thursday, May 2 at noon, in room A-5, at the MLK library.The concert will include classical music selections for cello and/or piano. The performers are local professional musicians, who have been playing, on the first Thursday of each month, for more than 10 years.
There is a lot going on in the world . . . tragic bombings, terrorist mail, deadly explosions and threats of war. There are also the every day conflicts and stresses of school, work, and home. Things can overwhelm you and you may feel heightened feelings of anxiety and sadness.