The 2018 Winter Olympic Games are in full swing in Pyeongchang, South Korea. After the wondrous opening ceremony on February 9, the Olympic Games run for two weeks until February 25.
February will always be thought of as the month of love. However, although large heart-shaped boxes of mysterious chocolates and sappy cards will always abound, there is a new unofficial holiday in February that is quickly gaining traction: Galentine's Day, celebrated the day before Valentine’s Day.
Are you on a team in your workplace? Does it drive you crazy or delight you? Whether you’re the leader of the team, the backbone of the team or the skeptic on the margins, we’ve got some food for thought for you: over 50 books on the subject of teams in the workplace. Something for everybody!
Can’t figure out why your team isn’t rocking as well as the other team? Try “The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups” by Daniel Coyle just out this year.
Fingerplays - or short rhymes using fingers, hands, and other parts of the body - are a fun and active way to engage with your child, but they are so much more than just that! Fingerplay rhymes are a beneficial tool in helping support young children in early learning. The motions help children sharpen those fine motor skills as they match and mirror the movements; the repetition of words and rhymes feed into an understanding of language and rhythm, and the interactive nature of the fingerplays strengthen social and emotional bonds between invested adults and children.
It’s that magical time of the year between the Golden Globes and the Oscars and speculation on who might take home Hollywood’s biggest award is at its peak. But if you’ve already seen all of the nominees or are looking for new ways to get into the award season spirit, might I suggest books?
That’s right – I said reading revolutions, not reading resolutions! (Though I confess that the fresh start promises of a brand new year are certainly a nice prompt for reflections on the power of reading.)
Here's what I'm checking out from the library's music collection.
It’s happened to the best of us. You’re in a long queue for a bestseller and getting to the top of the list, but about to leave for vacation and are nervous that you’ll lose your place in line.
What to do?
It’s easy! Start at krl.org and sign into your Library account and go to your Holds list.
Two steps to change your pickup location:
1. Check one or more boxes and then click 'Change Pickup Location'
2. Choose your new pick-up location and then click 'Submit'
I have always associated the holidays with books. (Okay, I associate A LOT of things with books!) As a kid, I would spend holiday vacations from school devouring as many books as I could before school resumed. I still have fond memories of curling up with a good book, while the smell of delicious food and the laughter of loved ones drifted by. As an adult, I miss having that leisurely time come December, but I still try to make time for reading and for sharing books with those I love.