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Preschool Planters - Week Three

Monday was our final Preschool Planters storytime. We had so much fun talking about critters in the garden.



Pippi's Printing Picks

Last Wedesnday was the final After School Matters visit to friends at Clovis Grove.



Preschool Planters - Week Two

What a beautiful day in the neighborhood! The sun was shining and the temperature a wonderful sixty degrees.



Happy Mother's Day!

Today is the day people in America celebrate mothers. I am thankful for my mother and grandmothers.



Wheels to the Max

On Friday, the Children's Room invited the City of Menasha Public Works Department to the parking lot.



Preschool Planters - Week One

On Monday, we began our special Preschool Planters storytime session called Let's Grow Garden Stories.



Mother Goose Day!

May 1st is one of my favorite days. It's Mother Goose Day!



Dia Day with La Cuentista Lista!

On Tuesday, April 26th, the Children's Department celebrated Children's Day or Book Day - a special day that honors books &am



Short and Sweet Review of Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Blurb

Set initially in a future shanty town in America's Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being dissembled for parts by a rag tag group of workers, we meet Nailer, a teenage boy working the light crew, searching for copper wiring to make quota and live another day. The harsh realities of this life, from his abusive father, to his hand to mouth existence, echo the worst poverty in the present day third world. When an accident leads Nailer to discover an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, and the lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl, Nailer finds himself at a crossroads. Should he strip the ship and live a life of relative wealth, or rescue the girl, Nita, at great risk to himself and hope she'll lead him to a better life. This is a novel that illuminates a world where oil has been replaced by necessity, and where the gap between the haves and have-nots is now an abyss. Yet amidst the shadows of degradation, hope lies ahead. 



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