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110 camera

Remember when you used to have a camera to take photos? I started with a little 110 camera, and then a Polaroid. I even had an SLR for a while, but I never got really good at using it. Now I take all my photos with my phone. And I don’t wanna brag, but they’re great photos, too!

Family LAB: Toy Hack!

12.13.14 Toy Hack is BACK! We're providing a stack of old, broken toys and a bunch of tools. Your job? Break things apart and make something EVEN MORE AWESOME. Take it home and give your friend or family member the weirdest gift of the season! Bring the whole family, your creativity, and maybe a toy or two you want to remix! Family LAB is crazy fun every second Saturday of the month from 11am-1pm; free and open to all ages, just no unaccompanied adults or kids, please! December 13, 2014 from 11am-1pm.

The Fault in Our Stars: Book Review

The Fault in Our Stars book cover

Byers Branch Library Recommends:

In this video, Mary reviews a Young Adult novel written by author John Green:

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

Share your review of The Fault in Our Stars by posting a comment below!

New Tunes Tuesday - 11/25/14

Volume Coaster - Local Music

Greetings avid local music devotees!
This week we have five new goodies to feed your ears on the VOLUME website!

Government Recalls Quiz - Exploding toilets? Partial Finger Amputations?

Easy Bake Oven

A recent Washington Post blog headline said "It’s the worst year ever for auto recalls." You definitely hear a lot about automobile recalls in the news. Food recalls, drug recalls, consumer goods recalls, cosmetics recalls. The U.S. Coast Guard even investigates boat recalls.

Plaza Voices: Creativity in the Community

Family working together in a Plaza art program.

Karen D., a Plaza staff member, writes:

The Red Pencil

The Red Pencil

Byers Branch Library Recommends:

In this video, Mary reviews a novel written in verse by author Andrea Davis Pinkney:

THE RED PENCIL

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Food for Thought - Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes with Secret Ingredients

Although Thanksgiving is all about tradition, you can create your own twist on classic dishes just by adding unexpected ingredients to time-honored recipes:

Defining Documentaries

Girl Rising

As film festivals go, DOC NYC is one of the largest documentary film festivals in the world.

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