We know that reading classic literature can help pull you out of a bad mood, can make you think and reflect on life in a optimistic manner and generally aid your well being. But the positive aspects of reading do not stop there! Current research has found that reading engages the brain in very unusual ways. Read more
Hi! Welcome to Reference Thursday! This week I’m blogging about an anime called “Devil May Cry.” This anime is actually based off of a Japanese video game of the same name. I’m not a gamer so I can’t give you my opinion of the game, but I can tell you that there are at least three other Devil May Cry games (2, 3, and 4). At any rate, the anime is awesome!
Lynette is out of the office this week. The Lake Sinclair Library will be closed tomorrow Wednesday (5/15), Thursday (5/16), and Friday (5/17). . If you need anything just contact the Mary Vinson Memorial Library. The Lake Sinclair Library will be open regular hours next week.
Until next Tuesday, we’ll be right here at the Lake!
It seems that 1938 was a very significant year in more ways than one: Mary Vinson Memorial Library came into existence in that auspicious year, and so did the Caldecott Medal! The American Library Association decided that artists who were creating picture books for children were being overlooked as the annual Newbery Medals were being awarded for “most distinguished American children’s books,” so it created a second category to honor the year’s best picture book and named it in honor of a well-known 19th century English illustrator, Randolph J. Caldecott.
The ALA has celebrated this 75th anniversary with a year-long observation that includes the creation of a logo by recent Caldecott winner Brian Selznick. The galloping horse is a feature of the medal itself, but Selznick has added ten iconic characters from some of the most memorable prize-winning picture books, from the very first one in 1938, Animals of the Bible, by Dorothy P. Lathrop, to his own 2008 winner The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Can you name them all? If not, read on for the ALA’s clues and answers.