Bob Dylan, Winner of the
2016 Nobel Prize in Literature
What to Listen to Next. Bob Dylan, 75, is the first musician to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, an honor that elevates him into the company of T. S. Eliot, Gabriel García Márquez, Toni Morrison and Samuel Beckett.
Listen to His Music
National Dyslexia Awareness Month
Oct, 2016. About 15% to 20% of the U.S. population has dyslexia, a reading disability, which is the major cause of reading failure in school. Dealing with this learning challenge can lead to frustration and self-doubt, especially when it goes undiagnosed for a long time.
Learn More About Dyslexia
Create Your Own Costume this Halloween.
What to Craft Next. “Halloween is my favorite holiday, and I always go all-out with my costumes.” - Ginnifer Goodwin. The best costumes are the ones you make yourself. Whether you're on a budget, or just want to make the coolest costume on the block, find all the tips and tricks you'll need to make the greatest costume around.
See What You Can Make
National Pizza Month.
What to Eat Next. “I love pizza, meaning: Even when I’m in the middle of eating pizza, I wish I were eating pizza.” - Jandy Nelson, I'll Give You the Sun.
See What You Can Make
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Oct, 2016. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. You can find resources that can help you learn about early detection, treatment and support services.
See What Resources Are Available to You
Cuéntame Un Cuento
Tell Me a Story With Carrie Sue Ayvar
Oct, 2016. Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures through her stories. Join us for a bilingual exploration of Hispanic Heritage through the art of storytelling. The journey begins with the simple phrase, “Había una vez – Once upon a time.” All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
What to Read Next. “I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.” - Jacob Portman.
Peculiar Recommendations by Miss Peregrine.
Consumer Health Information Service. Zika outbreaks are currently happening in many countries. The Zika virus spreads to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes live in many parts of the world, including parts of the United States. People can also get Zika through unprotected sex, and it can be spread from a pregnant woman to her fetus.
Zika Virus Fact Sheet
Causes, Symptoms, Treatments, & Protection for the Zika Virus
Fight the Bite to Prevent the Spread
Fight the Bite to Prevent the Spread in Español