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After yesterday’s break in the news due to Memorial Day, we return with a look at stories from around the United States. It is interesting to investigate the ways people are looking to the future, with both hope and uncertainty. Immigration, graduation, and other processes are examined in today’s news stories, plus a look at the first launch of astronauts from American soil since 2011. Find the featured papers and more at
Last week, I introduced some information about the Irma Black Award and Cook Prize programs designed by Bank Street College in this blog post. These book awards are judged by children around the world in grades 1-2 and 3-4 respectively. I found out...
After nearly five years of helping with cafe news presentations, I sometimes take this daily practice for granted. I’m always thankful to have a reminder to be more mindful in my practice. An article out of a Wisconsin paper caught my eye this morning and made me think on how often we are bombarded with information, whether or not we are seeking it. Today’s papers center around that idea in an effort to provide a pause in the constant stream of news regarding COVID-19. Despite the ubiquity of this event, there is still so much ha...
With spring upon us, states are taking stock of their financial and public health situations. Today’s news selection from Newseum - which comes on the heels of their sixth annual #DayWithoutNews, also covered by services associates
During my time at the Gottesman Libraries, it has been a pleasure to explore the world of children’s and youth book awards. Many of the award winners are selected primarily by adults. I challenged myself to include an award selected by children in last year’s award winners’ and nominees’ collection development project
Today's news, while relatively heavy, hails from around the globe. Topics focus on leadership and policy, and their effects ranging from the international to the community level. These front-page articles were found on papers provided by Newseum.[image: Caduceus f...
In today’s eclectic collection of headlines from around the world, my focus was on the differences and similarities between the handling of business and education in an unpredictable global atmosphere. Selections were found from the front pages available at Newseum.
Making the jump to presenting the news digitally as opposed to in Everett Cafe is no small feat, but it is a very worthwhile one. A morning staple, my preference is to browse papers for stories pertaining to education and libraries. I also enjoy stories about community building and workers, especially combined. Anyone who has worked with me can attest to the fact that I also can't resist a good animal picture. Today's news brings a combination of these trials and triumphs in communities throughout the US, and even a surge in wild animal rescues.
In the 1920s, Black artists, musicians, dancers, writers, and thinkers had settled into Harlem after the Great Migration and built a community where they could congregate and create. While Harlem is considered the epicenter of this prolific movement, other cities around the country saw their own related scenes spring from the ground up, and the innovations of those involved impacted the whole world.Teaching the Harlem Renaissance
The quintessential Seder question - why is this night different from all other nights? - is always easy for me to answer. This night is different because it's finally time for my favorite holiday! Sharing food, songs, traditions, and quality time with family and friends (after a deep spring cleaning session) is something that I look forward to on any given day, but Passover gives us an excellent excuse to sit down together. This year, though, we're celebrating while sheltered in place. What better time to learn about new ways to celebrate and expand my learning on traditions I haven't exper...