Magic Words

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In Like A Lion Out Like A Lamb

In like a lion

“March Comes in Like a Lion and Goes Out Like a Lamb” As folklore goes, this phrase, passed down from generation to generation, may be traced back to ancient times and those who watched the stars. March begins as the Constellation Leo is crossing toward the meridian. Leo is the Lion. Towards the end of the month, the Constellation Aries begins to rise. Aries is the ram. Scholars have also traced the phrase back to the… Read More

The Year of the Horse

Year of the Horse

Chinese New Year technically may be over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn a bit more about it! Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese festivals. It is a time of family reunion. Families thoroughly clean their house in order to sweep away any ill fortune and to make way for good luck. Windows and doors are decorated with delicate red paper cutouts and poems. People wear red clothes and give… Read More

Groundhog Day is Coming: Will he see his shadow?

punx phil

Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog resident of Punxsutawney  Pennsylvania, emerges from his dwelling in Gobblersknob on February 2. Residents celebrate the beloved groundhog with a festive atmosphere of music and food. The folklore has been around since the 1800’s. If “Phil” sees no shadow, it means there will be an early Spring, but if he sees his shadow it means there will be six more weeks of Winter on the way. Brrr-let’s hope he sees his shadow!… Read More

Every Who in Who-Ville

Grinch Snacks

Every Who in Who-Ville by Cindyb I would just like to say how much I enjoyed performing How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss (aka Theodor Geisel) to such a receptive audience! Thank you for the opportunity to do my Boris Karloff impression, while reciting my favorite holiday book! The Teen Librarian, Nicole S. helped project images from the book and was an excellent elf. As you know the “Grinch” hates Noise, Noise, Noise, Noise,… Read More