Paul Taylor Dance Company and The Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival

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The Paul Taylor Dance Company comes to The Music Center for three shows April 11-14, but the company will also perform at The Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival. After the performance, the students will join with their peers from all over …

3.13.14

Cornelia Funke and Connecting Seas at The Getty Research Institute

Getting kids to think about the world before GPS navigation is like trying to explain a rotary phone. You can talk until your face is blue, and they’ll stare at you with that dreaded slack jaw and unconsciously fiddle with …

2.13.14

MLK, Jr. Day Reflections: 12 Years a Slave, Steve McQueen & a Charleston, SC Plantation

charleston plantationTraveling produces potent memories, and one of the most indelible experiences I’ve had on the road took place on the grounds of a former rice plantation outside Charleston, South Carolina called Middleton Place.  I can’t remember exactly why we …

1.20.14

The Last Bookstore

The Last Bookstore

Are your local Barnes and Nobles bookstores either closing or overrun with computer-fixated patrons? Are you a little too dependent upon your Amazon wish list? We might have the perfect https://www.thefamilysavvy.com/2014/01/the-last-bookstore/ to modern book malaise:  a cavernous and strangely beautiful …

1.18.14

Remembering Mandela

Nelson.inddThe media has been saturated with accounts of Mr. Mandela’s extraordinary life since his death last week at the age of 95. Much of it is worth reading — notably Nadine Gordimer and Philip Gourevitch in The New Yorker.

The …

12.12.13

What To Read Right Now: May and Beyond

 

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In the last few months, new titles have felt a bit slim-pickings, so I went back and read East of Eden by John Steinbeck, which never disappoints. I recently convinced my book club to read Cannery Row, which …

4.30.13

Grandparent Tip — Stay Up to Date with Grandparents Link

We know from our recent TFS survey that we have more than a few savvy grandparents as readers — maybe because they have learned that one of the secrets of gaining successful access to the grand kids is having fun …

4.30.13

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

From the Mixed UP Files...

One of my favorite authors died over the weekend, E.L. Konigsburg. She was 83 years old. The news gave me pause – caught my breath up, actually. And, when I saw a FB from a writer friend who admitted that …

4.23.13

What to Read Right Now: March 2013

girlreading With ski week and spring break ahead, we’re starting to stack up some books for vacation. Here’s what we think looks great.

It’s all over the headlines and hasn’t even been released to the public, but Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean

3.3.13