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  • Preschool Fun: Pumpkins!

    Preschool Fun: Pumpkins!

    You know what I love? Pumpkins! Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin decorating – everything pumpkin! Let’s celebrate pumpkins this week! These activities are based on Every Child Ready to Read, which helps our friends learn pre-reading skills. We’ll cover Reading, Writing, Talking, Singing and Playing.   TALKING: What color are pumpkins? What shape are pumpkins?…

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  • ForYourThanksgivingTable-01

    For Your Thanksgiving Table

    Chef Joycelyn Bryant, a frequent OCLS presenter, shares her recipes for two Thanksgiving favorites. You can join Chef Jocelyn for a live online cooking demonstration on Saturday, November 14, 4 p.m. where she will demonstrate how to make soups that will warm you, fill you up and nourish your body.   SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE INGREDIENTS: 3–4 large sweet…

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  • From the Director, November 2020

    From the Director, November 2020

    November is a month for reflection. It’s a time when our thoughts turn inward, to focus on the goodness in our lives. It’s a time to be with our friends and our families to share food and conversation. It’s a time for togetherness and a time to give thanks.  For many people, it’s going to be…

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  • Preschool Fun: Autumn!

    Preschool Fun: Autumn!

    Put on your jacket, because it’s Autumn! Let’s celebrate with fall-themed stories and songs! QUESTIONS: Can you name all the seasons? What happens in Autumn? (Leaves change color, it gets a little cooler outside, Halloween…) Do you like apples? Do you like pumpkins?  READ: Read any book you may have that mentions Autumn, or related…

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  • Preschool Fun: Space!

    Preschool Fun: Space!

    Let’s journey into outer space this week! QUESTIONS: Do you want to go to outer space?  How should we get there?  What do you think we’ll see? READ: Any book on space, planets, or aliens that you may have! Or you can request a physical title such as Your Alien by Tammi Sauer or a digital one…

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  • Preschool Fun: Halloween!

    Preschool Fun: Halloween!

    What do birds say on Halloween? Trick or Tweet! That’s right, it’s Halloween time, so this month our preschool fun will be a bit…spooky! QUESTIONS: What does a ghost say?  What do we carve for Halloween?  What do you want to dress up as for Halloween?  What’s your favorite spoooooky creature?  READ: Read any book…

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  • Halloween at Home

    Halloween at Home

    If you’re like me, and many other parents, you might be wondering how to keep the excitement and fright alive during Halloween this year for your child, while observing the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). With help from library resources, here are my suggestions on how to have a safe, responsible…

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  • Preschool Fun: Hispanic Heritage!

    Preschool Fun: Hispanic Heritage!

    Hola! September 15–October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, so let’s celebrate! Vamonos! QUESTIONS: What is Hispanic Heritage Month? A time when we recognize all the awesome things Hispanic Americans have done. Like what? Language, food, dance, art, movies, medicine and more!  READ: Read any book you may have that is written by a Hispanic author. Need…

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  • Preschool Fun: Wash Your Hands!

    Preschool Fun: Wash Your Hands!

    There are gross germs everywhere! Let’s wash our hands to stay healthy. QUESTIONS: Why do we wash our hands?  What are germs?  How do we wash our hands?   LEARN: What are germs? Germs are tiny organisms that can cause us to be sick. They’re so small they can’t be seen without a microscope. To…

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  • Preschool Fun: Bugs!

    Preschool Fun: Bugs!

    What’s more exciting than bugs? Let’s celebrate our creepy crawly friends today! QUESTIONS What do bugs look like? Do you like bugs? Do they crawl? Do they fly? How many legs do they have? (Obviously there are different answers to this!) READ Read any book you may have that mentions bugs. If you don’t have…

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