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    #Connections: Libraries Helping Connect Teens to Civics

    The most recent issue of American Libraries magazine is full of examples of how libraries are helping people become empowered and connect with their communities. One of the coolest is in “Countdown to the Vote: Libraries ramp up engagement and outreach efforts for 2020” (https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2019/11/01/countdown-vote-libraries-voter-registration/) by Emily Udell (@nightreporter on Twitter).  ALA (the American Library Association) has partnered with Rock the Vote for Democracy Class. This is a free, nonpartisan curriculum about the history and importance of voting. In addition, “participants can also register or preregister to vote. The curriculum includes a webinar for instructors and librarians implementing the program,…

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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, because it’s simple. It focuses on being thankful for what we have, and on two universal things: food and loved ones. Food, especially traditional dishes like the ones at Thanksgiving, is a great way to…

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    #Connections: Happy Birthday, Sesame Street!

    As you may know, my blog theme for the year is #Connections and I’ve been posting about how we make connections and some examples of great connections people have created. (See the original post at https://lynnlovegreen.com/2019-theme-connections/.) Sesame Street is 50…

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    Cowboy Country

    Many people think of cowboys as part of the Old West, or maybe songs by Willie and Waylon of the 1970s. But they are still alive and well in much of the American West.  While I was traveling this fall,…