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Every other Tuesday in September, we’ll have a storytime kit available for you and your little one(s) for curbside pickup, while supplies last. The next storytime kit will be ready for pickup Tues. Sept. 22 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Each thematic kit will contain suggestions for books, rhymes and songs to share together, plus one or more fun surprise activities. Storytimes are recommended for ages 2-5, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
This month, we’re reverting to our previous format: we’ll all cook from the same cookbook. We’ll be using an eBook on our Hoopla digital platform: Indian-ish: Recipes and Antics from a Modern American Family, by Priya Krishna. The New York Times named Indian-ish one of the Best Cookbooks for Spring 2019. This selection is available to download instantly; there are no wait times or holds. Look for the instructions on how to find the title in our events calendar listing and register to participate. Then, choose any recipe, make it at home, and we’ll meet up online Wed. Sept. 23 at 7:00 p.m. to talk about the book and our culinary results.
Good Nutrition Ritual
Question: What is the number-one way to maintain optimal health? Answer: Good nutrition! Sam Kubik, owner of The Ritual 518 Superfood Café in Guilderland, will share her favorite immunity-boosting recipe with us on Thurs. Sept. 24 at 6:00 p.m. Plan to attend our live Zoom session to chat about plant-based recipes and substitutes you can easily incorporate into your daily diet. You’ll leave inspired to fuel your body with more nutrient-dense options.
We have several dynamic resources that can bolster academic enrichment and lifelong learning at: https://guilderlandlibrary.org/learning-tools, including:
BookFlix – This award-winning resource from Scholastic encourages early learners to discover the joy of learning to read, then the excitement of reading to learn. Age range: Preschool-Grade 3.
Kids Info Bits – This comprehensive resource features articles on a variety of topics and current event news stories, with pictures and videos to enhance and retain learning. Age range: Elementary.
Opposing Viewpoints – This timely resource lends multiple perspectives to current events, fostering a broader understanding beyond the sound bites and headlines. About 482 hot topics are covered, and educator resources are included. Age Range: High School.
Academic Onefile – This robust online encyclopedia is perfect for completing research projects. Students can utilize the topic finder, subject guide search and publication search to pinpoint the exact information needed. Age Range: High School.
Learning Express – This comprehensive resource features math, ELA, science and social studies content, technology skills practice, test prep and much more for K-12 students. Career-related categories for adults are also featured. Age Range: All Ages.
Pronunciator – Customize your own course as you choose from a whopping 163 languages, including American Sign Language (ASL) and English language skills (ENL), then reinforce what you’ve learned with quick daily lessons. Age Range: All Ages.
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— Luanne Nicholson