Sunday, October 1, 2023
Thursday, September 28, 2023
The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival, is a traditional festival celebrated in Chinese culture. Similar holidays are celebrated by other cultures in East and Southeast Asia. This year the Moon Festival will be celebrated on September 29, 2023. The following books will help everyone share the holiday with young children.
Thanking the Moon
by Grace Lin
This simple, young, and satisfying story follows a Chinese American family as they celebrate the Mid- Autumn Moon Festival. Each member of the family lends a hand as they prepare a moonlit picnic with mooncakes, pomelos, cups of tea, and colorful lanterns. And everyone sends thanks and a secret wish up to the moon.
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
The holidays wouldn’t be complete without watching the classic specials we grew up with. Peanuts fans will have even more ways to watch Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang as Apple and PBS team up for special, ad free broadcasts of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas. But take note, because both air on broadcast TV for one day only!
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving will be live on PBS and PBS KIDS on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m./6:30 p.m. CT. You can catch A Charlie Brown Christmas on PBS and PBS KIDS on Sunday, Dec.19 at 7:30 p.m./6:30 pm CT.
The classic holiday Peanuts specials are also available to stream ad free and in HD on Apple TV+, after the TV provider acquired the rights last year. You’ll need a subscription, though you can also start a free trial to view the two classics.
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
The Antiseptic Baby and the Prophylactic Pup
Were playing in the garden when the Bunny gamboled up;
They looked upon the Creature with a loathing undisguised;—
It wasn't Disinfected and it wasn't sterilized.
They said it was a Microbe and a Hotbed of Disease;
They steamed it in a vapor of a thousand-odd degrees;
They froze it in a freezer that was cold as Banished Hope
And washed it in permanganate with carbolated soap.
In sulphurated hydrogen they steeped its wiggly ears;
They donned their rubber mittens and they took it by the hand
And elected it a member of the Fumigated Band.
There's not a Micrococcus in the garden where they play;
They bathe in pure iodoform a dozen times a day;
And each imbibes his rations from a Hygienic Cup—
The Bunny and the Baby and the Prophylactic Pup.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
|Haitian Born Artist and Naturalist James Audubon
After 50 Years of celebrating Earth Day we see pollution rising and the earth replenishing itself. While a pandemic has made us realize we have a lot to learn about ourselves and the planet we live on, let us celebrate that change is possible.
Happy Earth Day 2020!
Monday, April 20, 2020