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12.05.2014

Only in a Public Library

Leaning against the Biography shelves at a staff training day at Napa County Library next to my elbow, from left to right, were biographies of Dorothea Lange, Cyndi Lauper, T.E. Lawrence and Gypsy Rose Lee.

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8.12.2014

Happy Birthday Zerna. Happy. Happy. Happy.

Writer and elementary school teacher Zerna Sharp – best known as the mother of the Dick and Jane series of books for beginning readers — was born on August 12, 1889 in Hillisburg, Indiana.

Sharp didn’t write the stories that taught American children how to read from 1930 through the 1960s but she named the characters and selected their clothing – all of which came from the Sears and (Montgomery) Wards catalogues.    Read more »

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8.06.2014

August 6 — 69 Years Ago

I come and stand at every door But none can hear my silent tread I knock and yet remain unseen For I am dead, for I am dead.

I’m only seven, although I died In Hiroshima long ago. I’m seven now, as I was then – When children die, they do not grow.    Read more »

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6.24.2014
Strawberries and Olives…

Strawberries and Olives…

An Eye-Opening and Mouth-Watering Politics on Tap with Carolyn O’Donnell, Communications Director of the California Strawberry Commission and Dan Flynn, Executive Director of the UC Davis Olive Center    Read more »

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6.24.2014

httpsv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-oKMoVHWUc&list=PLD999451DCEB89857&index=8

An Eye-Opening and Mouth-Watering Politics on Tap with Carolyn O’Donnell, Communications Director of the California Strawberry Commission and Dan Flynn, Executive Director of the UC Davis Olive Center    Read more »

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6.23.2014

httpsv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-oKMoVHWUc&list=PLD999451DCEB89857&index=8

An Eye-Opening and Mouth-Watering Politics on Tap with Carolyn O’Donnell, Communications Director of the California Strawberry Commission and Dan Flynn, Executive Director of the UC Davis Olive Center    Read more »

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6.23.2014

httpsv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-oKMoVHWUc&list=PLD999451DCEB89857&index=8

An Eye-Opening and Mouth-Watering Politics on Tap with Carolyn O’Donnell, Communications Director of the California Strawberry Commission and Dan Flynn, Executive Director of the UC Davis Olive Center    Read more »

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6.23.2014

httpsv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-oKMoVHWUc

An Eye-Opening and Mouth-Watering Politics on Tap with Carolyn O’Donnell, Communications Director of the California Strawberry Commission and Dan Flynn, Executive Director of the UC Davis Olive Center    Read more »

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6.23.2014

httpsv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-oKMoVHWUc

An Eye-Opening and Mouth-Watering Politics on Tap with Carolyn O’Donnell, Communications Director of the California Strawberry Commission and Dan Flynn, Executive Director of the UC Davis Olive Center    Read more »

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