As a kid growing up in the 1970s, I was sure that when I grew up, I’d have a personal robot servant. We do have household robots, but an autonomous vacuum cleaner that bears a striking resemblance to an overly large hockey puck wasn’t exactly what I was imagining. No, the films, TV shows, and books I loved described a humanoid-machine equipped with true artificial intelligence. The closest thing that exists to such a machine is Honda’s ASIMO.
The time is coming soon those who love to garden. Soon, the snow will melt away (hopefully), and you’ll start to prepare your garden for spring. Me, I love to garden, but I never know when to get started. I also have trouble deciding what I want to grow. Do I want tomatoes, fruit, lettuce, roses, potatoes…? It usually takes me about two weeks of arguing with myself before I finally decide what is going to be planted in the garden.
Do you have trouble choosing just the right book for your child to read? Pairing the right book with your child can be challenging, but we are here to help! Please join us at our North Oak Branch on March 18 or 19 to gain some tips and tricks to discovering good books that your grade-school child will devour. We will have informative displays to view as well as a staff member on hand to answer any questions you might have.
This is an open house style program, so come anytime from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Ishmael Beah was a child soldier in Sierra Leone. He wrote about his experience in his memoir, A Long Way Gone. When I read this work, I was filled with sadness that life could contain the evils he experienced. Now Beah has written a novel.
I can't believe how having a couple of extra days makes such a huge difference in many months. Here it is, March 5 and I'm just now beginning my blog. Keep in mind, my typical blogs are the culmination of hours of research, painstaking labor, and carpal tunnel-inducing typing. Then I narrow it all down to a readable length.
Recently, I was thinking about a conversation I had with a friend regarding concerts we had attended in our teens, and bands we had heard but never saw live. One band I didn't really discover until I was in my early 20s was Uriah Heep. At the time, my friend was talking about them. I realized I had heard some of their music, but didn't really know the band name.
Every time I watch Downton Abbey, I find myself in awe at the amount of effort put into each small detail. The producers' quest for historical accuracy can be seen in everything from vocabulary to seating arrangements to wallpaper patterns. But there's one room I'm itching to see more of: the library. We never get a good look at the contents of Downton’s library, but if we did, I’m sure we’d find that same thirst for detail reflected in every title.
What do you think of when you hear that phrase? Some may think of reading together with picture books and talking about them. Some think of singing the ABCs. To others, it’s all about writing or drawing letters. While someone else may think it is making reading time playtime. These are all true. Early literacy is all about developing neural pathways, which all of those activities do, to help get your child ready for reading.
With the Olympics in full swing, I am sure many kids as well as adults have been inspired to want to go out and try these sports. Many don't realize that these athletics have dedicated their lives for years to their sport. They have put in countless hours for many years to make their sport appear easy.