It’s June. School’s out. Summer has begun! Maybe you have been planning all year how to spend this summer and make it different than 2020’s. Or, maybe you feel like a bird let out of its cage and don’t even know where to start, but you just gotta get out of here! For those feeling […]
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is a celebration of Asian and Pacific Islanders living in the United States. Asian/Pacific is a large geographic region, including the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the […]
Between a global pandemic, toilet paper shortages, and all of the political and economic drama, life has been insane for all of us this past year. One important part of our health, that many of us tend to put on hold when stress hits, is our mental health. What better way to get that reminder […]
Traditionally, April 15 is Tax Day in the United States when all of our taxes from the previous year are due. However, this year the IRS and the State of Illinois have extended the deadline to May 17. The federal income tax was started after the Civil War ended in order to help pay for […]
Whether you’re venturing out on your first COVID-era road trip or you’re playing it safe with a spring break staycation, hoopla’s got you covered. This travel-themed collection includes instantly downloadable movies, music and e-books for adults and kids. Shorewood-Troy Library patrons receive 10 free downloads a month per card, so if you’ve got family members, […]
According to Oxford Languages, “Awkwardness or embarrassment is defined as an emotional state of intense discomfort with oneself.”You know what we’re talking about, right? Awkward moments are a part of life; they just happen (especially when we don’t want them to!). We’ve even had our own awkward moments here at the library!
For over 30 years, organizations across the United States have spent March celebrating and honoring the contributions of women to American history. From park rangers to singers to civil rights activists to business owners, websites and books chronicle the journeys of these women who likely never expected they’d one day be famous for their labors […]
Every year on March 2nd, we celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with Read Across America Day. Did you know that if Dr. Seuss were alive today, he would be 116!?! Check out some of these fun activities and books to celebrate!
Stretched out on the colorful Dresden plate quilt on the sturdy iron bed at my grandparents’ house, I spent hours, as a kid, immersed in a red leather bound collection of fairy tales. From The Robber Bridegroom (the Brothers Grimm) to The Snow Queen (Hans Christian Andersen), the tales transported me over the river and […]