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The language of art : inquiry-based studio practices in early childhood settings

Friday, 20 January, 2017

@TitleIncorporate inquiry-based practices into your early childhood classroom or family child care home. Inspired by an approach to teaching and learning born in Reggio Emilia, Italy, The Language of Art emphasizes investigation anchored by drawing, painting, and other art activities.

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Friday, January 20, 2017


[prov-i-duh ns] noun

Regard for future needs in the management of resources. The action of providing something. The foreknowing and protective care of God (or nature, etc.) as exercising prescient and beneficent power and direction.


Only winning a lottery or similar act of providence could save the business from bankruptcy.

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Submitted by: John Mark

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Ask a Librarian: What’s the Strangest Thing You’ve Found in a Library Book?

Friday, January 20, 2017

Inspired by Claire Fuller’s Swimming Lessons, the staff at Tin House went to the experts in unexpected ephemera and well-loved books—librarians—and asked them to tell us the most interesting thing they’d found in a library book. Their answers delighted, disgusted, and exceeded our wildest expectations. It was hard to pick our favorites, but here they are.

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Prime Cuts: Books About Meat

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Meat-Everything-You-Need-To-Know-Cover-256x300.jpgLast week, Jill Wilson wrote about a renewed interest in butchers and locally-sourced meats in a Free Press article entitled "Riving an Art". In addition to talking to butchers from the newly opened Bouchée Boucher and established businesses like Denny’s Meats, the college’s Culinary Arts gets mentioned for expanding their repertoire by using whole animals in meat cutting courses, plus a brand-new second year course. >> Read more

Winter Pick-Me-Ups

Thursday, January 12, 2017

​Winter got you down? It’s no wonder with all of the cold, snow and limited sunlight that we cope with t​hese days. Below are a few suggestions to help you escape the winter blahs and blues. >> Read more

National Non-Smoking Week: 15-21 January

Monday, January 9, 2017

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National Non-Smoking Week has been observed during the third week in January for more than 37 years. Check out this blog post for smoking cessation resources or visit the Notre Dame Library window display for additional inspiration. >> Read more​

Climate Change: This Changes Everything

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

why we disagree.jpgThere is a scientific consensus that does in fact warn us how climate change is a tangible threat, and is advancing in a way that portends to change everything. If you are unsure of how climate change affects you, maybe it is time to educate yourself. For your interest and education, we present a selection of streaming videos and books that may be found in our collection. >> Read more

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​​​Ferran-cover-2.jpegEvery year, Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential comes in and out of the library like a popular restaurant dish, causing the library to add a second copy to keep up with the demand. It's not surprising considering he has a charisma to go with his knowledge, both displayed on CNN's 'Parts Unknown.'​  >> Read more



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