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What Books Can Do

This week continues the Stay-Cation theme to provide ideas for those who cannot take an extended family vacation. For information regarding Stay-Cation please check archives. … 1,424 more words

Stay-Cation

A Writer's Lonely Ride: Inspiration from a Newberry winner

Excerpt from Matt de la Pena’s Newberry Award acceptance speech:

“Before that morning, I hadn’t cried since I was thirteen years old. Sadly, that’s not an exaggeration. 160 more words

For Fun

Oregon Geothermal on the Rise

Advances in renewable energy are just around the corner in Central Oregon.

South of Bend, Oregon, the Newberry Volcano rises about 4,000 feet above the city (7,989 above sea level). 525 more words

Saving Energy

5/26 HoW: Positivity is Not Without Dilemma

May 26, 2016

Yesterday was far different than any other day with Heart of Williamsport, but only because we didn’t meet until 4:30 when we had our round table discussion in Honors Hall, so I used the seven hours before that to travel around Williamsport to collect B-roll footage to not only pair with what our interviewees were saying but also to hide any painfully obvious cuts. 599 more words

Lycoming College

Genealogy through the ages

During the past few weeks I have been busy working with a genealogical peerage from 16th century Spain, named Nobiliario genealógico de varias casas de España. 566 more words

Genealogy

Interview with Mavis Greg

We were able to sit down with recent Newberry Award-winning Mavis Greg, author of the highly successful Dreams Containing Dreams to ask him a few things about his writing process, where he gets his inspiration from, and what he has to say to young writers. 767 more words

Dreams Containing Dreams

Review of The One and Only Ivan

I like colorful tales with black beginnings and stormy middles and cloudless blue-sky endings.  But any story will do.”

 It’s not unusual for me to choose a book for the kids and me to read based on the cover.   714 more words

Homeschooling