Friday, September 15, 2017

Thinkering Day One

Now starting its eighth year, Thinkering began with a drama class led by teaching artists with SF Shakespeare.  Awesome guys, awesome kids, awesome first day.  11 kids, most aged 10-13, and a ton of fun.  Love this photo, too, with all of its fun and silliness!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A Reason to Remember

Impressed:  A Reason to Remember, a traveling exhibit developed by the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, to the Library from August 1st to September 29th.  The exhibit presents victims and survivors of the Holocaust through the stories of five Jewish families living in Roth, Germany.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Say What?

The girls both bought chocolate frogs in Hogsmeade, but were taken aback by the packaging:

A frog shaped like chocolate?  This doesn't sound vegetarian!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

An awesome trip; G said that it was the best day of her life and the rest of us didn't disagree.  We were among the first to enter, with K bouncing up and down - even I got a bit excited/emotional.  How utterly awesome to see a beloved book series come to life!  The one main ride was an incredible experience and K said that the whole trip would have been worth it even if we had had to stand in line all day just for that ride.  But we didn't, lines were short, and we got to see everything in the park multiple times, plus ride "The Forbidden Journey" SIX TIMES.  The girls also got picked at "Ollivanders" to have their wands selected and the wizard told them that he could "feel the strong connection between them."  Oh yeah!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Basketball Begins

I'm not ready for the school year to start, but no one told all of our sport and classes that!  For this one, college basketball athlete/scholars are the coaches, a mentoring model that I like!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Fun hair

Her grandma sent her money for her birthday and she saved half, then wanted to spend the other half on... wigs.  She spent a lot of time looking for just the right ones.  Fun!