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Week of March 19, 2001

Quote of the Week


"To be, or not to be, that is the question." William Shakespeare's Hamlet Act 3, scene 1.

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Picture of the Week


Thomas Alva Edison can't get enough studying. Here he is in an elementary school. He waits for the students to finish their assignment so they can read him a story about inventors and inventions. Although this Thomas Alva Edison (the bear, not the real Edison) can't read, he does inspire children to read, learn, and experiment. Read More…

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Leonardo Da Vinci

This book is featured in King Hal's Books. Lots of information about the Great Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo did everything. He painted, invented, experimented, and lived life fully. This book explores everything he did from painting The Last Supper and Mona Lisa to inventing a Flying Machine and Underwater Diving Apparatus. This is a must for every Library. Get Yours Today!

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Trivia Question


This Week's Trivia Question:

Question: How many voyages did
Christopher Columbus make to the New World?

Last Week's Trivia Question:
Question: How old was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart when he died?
Answer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was 35 years old when he died. Wolfgang died on at 1:00 a.m. on December 5, 1791, in Vienna, Austria. He was buried in an unmarked grave in St. Marx's Cemetery outside Vienna. Although Wolfgang died at a young age, he composed over 600 musical works. This is more works than many other composers, and other composers lived much longer than Wolfgang. Read More…

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Did You Know…


Did you know Sacagawea was given the right to vote by the Lewis and Clark Expedition during the winter of 1805-06?

Yes, the Lewis and Clark Expedition spent the winter of 1805-06 on the west coast. Before they build their fort, however, they had to decided if they would stay on the Pacific Ocean or up the Columbia River. On November 24, 1805, Captains Lewis and Clark put the decision to a vote. The men and Sacagawea voted. This is the first time a woman was given the opportunity to vote. It would be over another 100 years before women in the United States were given the right to vote in the 19th Amendment. Read More…

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Who's Your Hero?


"My mom and my dad are my heroes. They are always there to lend me a helping hand when I need it most. Because I can always rely on them to be there in a crunch, I am able to set my goals higher and take on more challenges. I know my life is better for having them as parents. I love you Mom and Dad!!!"
-- Carol from Perth, Australia

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Your Question


Q: Who is John Muir, and what was his association with the Sierra Club?

A: John Muir was a Scottish-born U.S. naturalist. He was a strong proponent for protecting the environment, establishing national parks and reservations, and conserving our natural reserves. John founded the Sierra Club in 1892, and it played an important role in the creation of the National Park Service and National Forest Service. Today, the Sierra Club is very influential on all environmental issues. Muir Wood National Monument, a grove of Redwoods located north of San Francisco, is named for John Muir. Read a book about John Muir…

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