The Library’s Teen Department has participated in an exciting opportunity highlighting local history research and STEM skills. Iconic Joplin is a contest in which teams of 12-16 year-olds study a Joplin-area landmark and recreate it in LEGOs. It is an official event of Joplin’s Sesquicentennial celebration this year. Thirty teens divided up into six teams […]
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How to Be A T. Rex by Ryan North, illustrated by Mike Lowery Armadillo Antics by Bill Martin, Jr. and Michael Sampson, illustrated by Nathalie Beauvois As grateful as I am for the magic of finding titles in the Library’s electronic catalog and as helpful as it can be when searching, I still think nothing […]
I’m a firm believer in the power of sparkle and shine to brighten up the short, dark, chilly days of winter, especially those after the holidays. It doesn’t have to be much–just a little something to perk up the doldrums before spring appears on the horizon. Today’s book meets those criteria for me, presenting an […]
Let’s face it, for some of us, “math” can be a four-letter word. Math anxiety is all too real for folks in and out of school alike. (For example, some frequent results for a recent Google search for the term “math anxiety” were “Why is math making me cry?” and “What is math trauma?”) I […]
The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs by Kate Messner, illustrated by Matthew Forsythe Kraken Me Up by Jeffrey Ebbeler Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist by Jess Keating, illustrated by Marta Alvarez Miguens This year’s summer reading theme is “Oceans of Possibilities”, and it […]
The Chalk Art Handbook: How to Create Masterpieces on Driveways and Sidewalks and in Playgrounds by David Zinn Everything You Need to Ace…in One Big Fat Notebook series, various authors The LEGO Castle Book: Build Your Own Mini Medieval World by Jeff Friesen It’s spring! Or, at least it finally feels like it. Flowers and […]
Just so you know where I’m coming from, I’m not a fan of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Being introduced by way of forced dissection of a lesser known novel in literature class did not help. I’m amazed that I kept reading American literature after that, I was so turned off by the experience. I shudder recalling […]
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, illustrated by Mary Azarian The Snowflake: Winter’s Frozen Artistry by Kenneth Libbrecht and Rachel Wing The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder by Mark Cassino with Jon Nelson, Ph.D. The National Weather Service (NWS) defines a white Christmas […]
Poe: Stories and Poems, a Graphic Novel Adaptation, by Gareth Hinds Steampunk Poe, illustrated by Zdenko Basic and Manuel Sumberac Halloween’s almost here, and I can’t wait! October’s put me in the mood for spooky reads despite the fact that the scariest thing I can handle are the sharks in Finding Nemo. Edgar Allan Poe […]
Area schools have been in session for a week or so now, and the air around the Library’s Teen Department has been filled with equal parts excitement and trepidation all month. There have been a lot of butterflies, whether it’s the start of band camp or sports practice or middle school or senior year. Middle […]
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