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Best Picture Books of 2018

Posted 5 months ago by Cindy V

Posted in Children and Parenting and Education | Tagged with animals, Art, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, Children's Stories, color, communication, death and dying, emotions, empathy, fear, feelings, folklore, friendship, frustration, generosity, humorous stories for kids, imagination, immigrants, individuality, listening, picture books, poverty, refugees, relationships, schools, sea adventures and self-confidence

Two perspectives on some of the best children's picture books of 2018.

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The Night Before Christmas: Public Works of Art With Local Ties

Posted 5 months ago by Gayle H

Posted in Fiction, History and Politics and Local History | Tagged with Art, great depression, holidays, Illustrations, P.W.A., poem, Public Works Administration, Santa Claus, Scott High School and The Night Before Christmas

The vault of the Blade Rare Book Room houses a variety of historical objects, including a set of Christmas paintings commissioned by the Public Works Administration Art Project in 1934.

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Looking at Art: A Story in the Round

Posted about 1 year ago by Clare T

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Children and Parenting, History and Politics and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with Ancient Greece, Ancient Greeks, Art, Art History, events, Greece - History, Greek Art, Greek Mythology, Greek Vases and The Berlin Painter

The Berlin Painter exhibit is a rare event, an assemblage of pottery from museums around the world. Continue reading to learn more about this fascinating exhibit and the story behind it.

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