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Promoting www.historicindianapolis.com with Moo cards at the Indiana State Library.

Promoting www.historicindianapolis.com with Moo cards at the Indiana State Library.

Sloth gets a phone call that he has won a shopping spree, but he has three hours to get across town and claim it. Problem is, he’s a sloth. Will he make it? 
Fun art and call and response pages for a read-aloud storytime.

Sloth gets a phone call that he has won a shopping spree, but he has three hours to get across town and claim it. Problem is, he’s a sloth. Will he make it?
Fun art and call and response pages for a read-aloud storytime.

Hanging out at Kalamazoo Public Library. (at Kalamazoo Public Library)

Hanging out at Kalamazoo Public Library. (at Kalamazoo Public Library)

A Song On the End of the World

 
by Czeslaw Milosz	
translated by Anthony Milosz

On the day the world ends
A bee circles a clover,
A fisherman mends a glimmering net.
Happy porpoises jump in the sea,
By the rainspout young sparrows are playing
And the snake is gold-skinned as it should always be.

On the day the world ends
Women walk through the fields under their umbrellas,
A drunkard grows sleepy at the edge of a lawn,
Vegetable peddlers shout in the street
And a yellow-sailed boat comes nearer the island,
The voice of a violin lasts in the air
And leads into a starry night.

And those who expected lightning and thunder
Are disappointed.
And those who expected signs and archangels’ trumps
Do not believe it is happening now.
As long as the sun and the moon are above,
As long as the bumblebee visits a rose,
As long as rosy infants are born
No one believes it is happening now.

Only a white-haired old man, who would be a prophet
Yet is not a prophet, for he’s much too busy,
Repeats while he binds his tomatoes:
No other end of the world will there be,
No other end of the world will there be.

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/19195

A Song On the End of the World


by Czeslaw Milosz
translated by Anthony Milosz

On the day the world ends
A bee circles a clover,
A fisherman mends a glimmering net.
Happy porpoises jump in the sea,
By the rainspout young sparrows are playing
And the snake is gold-skinned as it should always be.

On the day the world ends
Women walk through the fields under their umbrellas,
A drunkard grows sleepy at the edge of a lawn,
Vegetable peddlers shout in the street
And a yellow-sailed boat comes nearer the island,
The voice of a violin lasts in the air
And leads into a starry night.

And those who expected lightning and thunder
Are disappointed.
And those who expected signs and archangels’ trumps
Do not believe it is happening now.
As long as the sun and the moon are above,
As long as the bumblebee visits a rose,
As long as rosy infants are born
No one believes it is happening now.

Only a white-haired old man, who would be a prophet
Yet is not a prophet, for he’s much too busy,
Repeats while he binds his tomatoes:
No other end of the world will there be,
No other end of the world will there be.

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/19195

DIY Butter Links for Food Chemistry

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I remember making butter in my grandmother’s old-fashioned wooden butter churn when I was about three. I was too small to do anything more than take a turn, but older kids and teens can shake their way to solidity in a classroom or workshop setting by making a small amount, or passing a larger jar.

The basics are covered in the first link, but the other links are provided if you want to give out extra variations for the kids to try at home.

Basic butter in a jar - 10 minutes for a baby food jar

http://frugalliving.about.com/od/foodsavings/r/Homemade_Butter.htm

In a jar or with a mixer (extra steps: adding sour cream to improve flavor, rinsing butter to remove buttermilk and increase shelf life)

http://www.thekitchn.com/-recipe-diy-but-19990

Butter with a mixer (extra steps: kneading butter to increase shelf life, adding salt and spices)

http://blog.diynetwork.com/maderemade/how-to/churn-it-how-to-make-butter-at-home/

Basic Fizzy Bath Bomb Instructions Bath Fizzes

Teaching for Tomorrow:Flipped Learning (by GOODMagazine)

Rosetta Project — Largest(?) online collection of vintage illustrated children’s books — all pages available as jpgs

Rosetta Project — Largest(?) online collection of vintage illustrated children’s books — all pages available as jpgs

Library Journal Aug. 2012 Blatant Berry - visionaries

Library Journal Aug. 2012 Blatant Berry - visionaries