Christine Turner's blog

Walt Disney

  We all know of his work, but how much do you know about the life of Walter Elias Disney?  Find out more about this amazing man by checking out the items below.
Discovering Walt: The Magical Life of Walt Disney  by Jean-Pierre Isbouts.

Book an Adventure @ the Library

One of the great things about becoming a reader is that you have the ability to go anywhere, be anyone and learn anything you desire.

This week I have booked readers on a trip to discover lands far from Texas. You better dress warm because here the  frigid temperatures have dipped well below freezing and you are in a race against time.  

 

Elementary Reads

 

Akiak: a Tale from the Iditarod  Robert J. Blake.

Safe Sleep for Baby

According to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, "On average, almost 400 Texas babies die in their sleep each year - suddenly, unexpectedly, and without a clear explanation or due to accidental suffocation or strangulation. That's why it is so important to always give babies "Room to Breathe."

There are several simple steps that parents can take that will help ensure the safety of their infant. Additional information can be found on the links below.  

Women's Suffrage Movement

In less than twenty four hours, election day polls will open and women will help determine who our next President will be. Sadly, his was not always the case, but  we can thank women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, Alice Paul, Sojourner Truth and Carrie Chapman Catt for leading the Women's Suffrage Movement. Due to their actions the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was added allowing women the right to vote.  

Fun for Everyone @ The Winter Open House

Schedule

  • 1:30 Eagle Springs Choir
  • 2:00 Cozy Storytime & Photo Op
  • 2:30 - 4:00 
  • Winter Wonderland Photo Op Continued
  • Winter Craft
  • Treasure Hunt with Prizes
  • Face Painting
  • Hot Coco and Cider
  • 4:00 - 4:30
  • A very special "Snowman" movie shown on the BIG screen!

A special thanks to our teen advisory board (B.O.L.T.) for creating the winter wonderland.

Day of the Dead

"Día de los muertos <<DEE ah deh lohs MWEHR tohs>> is a Mexican holiday that honors the dead. Many Mexican American communities also celebrate it. Día de los muertos is a Spanish phrase meaning day of the dead. On this day, families gather in churches, at cemeteries, and in homes. They pray for and remember loved ones who have died. The celebration is usually on November 2, the Roman Catholic religious festival of All Souls' Day. Some people celebrate over several days, including All Saints' Day on November 1.

 

Rolling with Reading

When I began this post, I was going to write about kid friendly forms of transportation such as; bikes, scooters and skateboards. I changed my focus, after I had a discussion with a friend about how books have the ability to change our lives. 

 

 

Take Pride In The U.S.A.

Parents and teachers, can help children develop a sense of pride and patriotism for America by sharing books.

The Pledge of Allegiance. Francis Bellamy

Mammals

With a few exceptions, mammals are animals that have fur/hair on their bodies, regulate their body temperature, nourish their young with milk and  they give birth to live young.

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