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Support for Educators in Uncertain Times

With kids heading back to school both in-person and online, educators and parents face new and unique challenges this school year. Taylor Community Library is offering a series of new workshops to assist educators and their students. Our online workshops are presented online and range from storytimes for lower elementary to a writer's workshop with a local author for older kids. Below are our programs for the 2020-2021 school year: KidWrites Workshop: Poetry Edition Need a fun explanation for simple poetry forms? The basics of writing poetry can be hard to start for students, but there are some fun…

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Explore Lebanon

Last week, a tragic explosion in Beirut killed hundreds and left thousands injured. We know that books are one of the best ways to learn about other cultures and develop empathy for others. Here is a list of recommendations from staff member Shauna with titles that can help you explore the beauty of Lebanese culture.   Rose water & orange blossoms : fresh and classic recipes from my Lebanese kitchen I discovered this cookbook in our collection recently, and it is one of my recent favorites. Phenomenal recipes created by a Lebanese-American who grew up in Michigan.   The Hakawati An enchanting novel with…

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Fun with Temporal Mechanics

With Palm Springs getting so many great reviews on Hulu, we thought we should call out some of our favorite movies that smash the time/space continuum.  Here's a list of librarian Tekedra's favorite picks:   Groundhog Day This is the original stuck in a time loop movie. I love this movie because the concept begins like a terrible practical joke and ends with the actual change in a person's personality. It's silly and kind of profound.     The Lake House I'm not that into Romantic movies, but it's a Keanu/Sandra Bullock movie that feeds my secret need for a Keanulock ship.   Back to the Future…

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COVID-19 Updates

In the interest of public health, there are a number of new strategies that Taylor Community Library is taking to help mitigate the community’s risk to the COVID-19 outbreak. This is a rapidly evolving situation. For the latest information and guidance on COVID-19, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control, State of Michigan, Occupational Safety & Health Administration, and the World Health Organization websites. Until further notice, the Taylor Community Library building is closed to visitors.  Returns are now accepted at the outdoor book drop at the south entrance of the library. Items are being quarantined based on CDC guidelines. Curbside Pickup will resume…

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