Weekly Newsletter 8Apr2015

Henry Beston’s The Outermost House: A parallel world of unknown sensation
By Sy Montgomery

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Much of my work as a science writer and author has been spent considering these wonders. The discoveries about animals’ powers expand our consciousness, opening up to us the equally real, equally rich, and equally valuable sensory worlds that exist parallel to our own.

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Read More | Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy Montgomery 2013 Awardee


Naomi Shihab Nye: Palestine and poetry meet at Cuirt

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Whereas so many political poems – especially those on subjects as emotional as Palestine – are about as artistic as a woman with mad, staring, eyes repeatedly banging a galvanised shed roof with a bit of lead pipe, Shihab Nye’s poems on the subject manage to speak plainly, to allow room for the nuance always present in any such situation – however apparently white and black – and, crucially, to retain their sense of humour.

Read More | Habibi by Naomi Shihab Nye 1998 Awardee
Sitti’s Secrets by Naomi Shihab Nye 1995 Awardee


Exhibits kick off for the Big Read in St. Croix Valley

…Libraries and art organizations have been gearing up for April 2015 and the collaborative regional program. Although each interpretation of the book is up to the artist, they are all inspired by “Love Medicine.”

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“Home Dreams,” 3-D mixed media, by Jennica Kruse of Minneapolis, will be on display at ArtReach St. Croix as part of a special exhibit in April.

Read More | The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich 2000 Awardee

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