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Thursday, December 8, 2016
Denzel Washington recently reconnected with his childhood librarian on her 99th birthday while promoting his newest film, Fences. The Academy Award winning actor used to live across the street from the Mount Vernon Public Library and Miss Connie still remembers the first time he came over to ask...
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese surprise attack on the Pearl Harbor Naval Station in Honolulu, Hawaii, which took place Dec. 7, 1941. During the two-hour assault, 2,403 U.S. citizens were killed and 1,178 were injured. Canada declared war on Japan hours after the attack (the...
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Award season is right around the corner, and we’re not talking about the Oscars and the Golden Globes. We’re talking about the ALA Youth Media Awards! Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding material for children and teens. Two of the most sought-after...
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Monday, December 5, 2016
Today marks the 115th birthday of Walt Disney, who began entertaining generations through animation in the early 1920s. He created one of the most enduring characters in all of popular culture, Mickey Mouse, in 1928. And after his animated short Flowers and Trees was awarded the first Oscar ever...
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Sunday, December 4, 2016
Got the travel bug? Explore our fascinating world with some exciting travel books that will take you on new adventures. Whether you’re visiting a new city, region, or country, traveling has an uncanny ability to take you out of your comfort zone – in the best way possible! Learning about other...
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Friday, December 2, 2016
It’s that time of year when we make lists, hit the holiday sales and attend parties, gifts in hand. The 2016 gift-giving season has officially arrived! During this busy time of year, how do we slow down and teach children the importance of giving back? Why not take a break from the hustle and...
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Thursday, December 1, 2016
Did you know you can use your computer, tablet, or mobile phone to stream animated, talking picture books at the click of a button? TumbleBooks teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love, and they’re available on the BCLS website. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture...
Location: County Library
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Brighten your holiday spirit at the County Library as we celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! Sit back and enjoy a selection of classical favorites when The Philly POPS Festival Brass performs on Friday, December 9 at 7pm. Featuring a selection of seasonal tunes including “O Magnum...
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
For every $100 spent locally in independently-owned stores, shops and restaurants, $44 to $83 is re-circulated in the local economy. When $100 is spent in national chain stores, only $14 to $43 stays in the local economy.  Small Business Saturday is November 26. It’s the perfect time to support the...
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Whether you're in search of the perfect appetizer or ways to re-purpose leftovers, we've compiled a list of simple solutions you can create on your own. Turkey Day Appetizers Thanksgiving Leftovers: Shepard's Pie Thanksgiving Leftovers: Mashed Potato Bread Thanksgiving...

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