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Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:50am

How does rain happen? Long ago the Ashanti people believed that Anansi, the Spider, brought the rains that would put out fires in the jungle. In old Britain, the legendary Green Man was supposed to have rainmaking powers, and Zeus brought the rains for the ancient Greeks.

Today, we know that when warm, wet air rises into the sky and cools off, its water condenses out of the clouds as rain. Rain and snow can also happen when a batch of warm air meets a batch of cool air. The two kinds of air usually do not mix. The warm air is less dense than the cool air and will slide right over it. As the warm air goes higher, it cools off, and the moisture separates or condenses out of the cooled air and falls as a slow, steady rain.

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 7:24am

Margret Rey and her husband, H.A. Rey, had no children themselves, but thousands of kids across the world have made friends with their little monkey, Curious George.

Margret was born in Hamburg, Germany, on May 16, 1906. She studied art at the famous Bauhaus School and elsewhere before moving to Brazil in 1935. Margret married a fellow German artist, Hans Augusto (H. A.) Rey, and together they started the first advertising agency in Rio de Janeiro. They came back to Paris during some of its cruelest days, just before the Nazi occupation. Somehow, funny and delightful Curious George was created during those difficult times.

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 1:01am
Ready, Set, Read Kickoff

Summer is almost here! Sure, that means warm weather, time at the pool and/or beach, and time spent outside with friends, but it also means that it’s time for summer reading. This year’s theme is Ready, Set, Read! We are getting ready with awesome prizes for your family based on the number of minutes you read (or are read to!). Don’t forget, attending our Grow a Reader classes counts as time towards your minutes total. 

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 3:29pm
Fabulous Friday: Game On!

Summer is almost here! Which means no school and time to play or lounge around outside. But it also means that it’s time for summer reading. This year’s theme is Ready, Set, Read! So, to kick it off, we’re excited to bring you Fabulous Friday: Game On! It's a great way to celebrate and launch into summer vacation. Grades K-6. 

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