Celebrated author Beverly Cleary passed away on March 25 at age Born on April 12,in rural Oregon, her family moved to Portland when Cleary was in grade school. Cleary said she was motivated to become an author by a boy at her library who asked why nobody writes books about kids like him. Before becoming an author herself, Judy Blume delighted in reading Beverly Cleary books with her children because they were so much fun.
The family of her most endearing character, Ramona Quimby, weathers years of financial difficulties. Leigh Botts, the protagonist of Dear Mr. Dear Mr. Beverly was transplanted to city life in Portland, Oregon, when the family farm failed.
There, her father, who loved the outdoors, spent years as a bank guard while her demanding and difficult mother devoted herself to Beverly. Leigh, a sixth grade boy, writes letters to Mr. Henshaw, who has been his favorite author since second grade. Leigh begins writing the letters because of a school asment, then he discovers that he likes writing, especially when Mr. Henshaw writes back. And Mr.
For grades Newbery Medal Winner.
Four ly published books, written between andfeaturing the adventures of young Ramona Quimby. In Beezus and Ramona, Ramona provokes her family when she invites fifteen children to a party unannounced. The finalists were announced March Winners will be announced June 5.
The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area will soon offer two workshops of interest to seniors and their caregivers:. Both workshops are free, but registration is required, and class size is limited. Contact Jessica Martone ator jmartone capcog. Other Area Agencies on Aging in Texas will have these workshops available at various times.
Thank you to all that participated this year!
We received a wide range of poems — some were inspiring, some were sentimental, and some were downright funny. Have you ever been in the woods on Halloween? There were witches and goblins behind every tree, And I saw shiny eyes staring out at me. The wind was blowing and all over the ground, There was shadows and lights and ghosts dancing around. And I heard a hoot owl away off somewhere hollering —who, who— Who goes there? I heard the frogs croak, and the crickets sing, Or was that a witch or a goblin scream?
Now I see something up by my house, With lots of teeth and a great big mouth, with a triangle shaped nose and glaring eyes. I ran through the door and up to my room, And I locked out the shadows, the ghost and gloom. I took off my clothes and jumped into bed. An accident from afar; suddenly a speeding car, Left my body painfully bleeding and ajar! My wheelchair became my best friend, I thought my life was at an end.
I anxiously scanned its s, Filled with adventure and mystery for all ages! Now my days fly by with ease, As I explore deep seas and mysteries. A Mighty Good Time is a web site for older adults living in the Central Texas area that lists online and in-person programming deed for senior citizens.
As most events are virtual for the foreseeable future, this programming can now be accessed from anywhere. These events include a variety of exercise options, virtual tours of museums and world landmarks, cooking demonstrations, book clubs, current event discussions, learning about technology, history lectures, games, and much more. Some of the programs are limited to seniors fifty years and older, but many have no age requirement. And most of the programs are free.
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Most require Internet access, but some may be accessed by phone or Internet. During this time of isolation, A Mighty Good Time offers a wealth of social, physical, and intellectual enrichment opportunities.
Visit www. Senior Planet is a national organization committed to providing free online programming to older adults. Every week seniors can access a variety of events such as types of exercise, book clubs, and learning opportunities. There are Senior Planet offices in a few cities, including San Antonio.
Recently Senior Planet launched Aging Connected, with the goal of helping seniors learn about technology. Each week Aging Connected highlights the one hour programs that Senior Planet offers about different aspects of current technology, such as getting connected, online shopping, mobile health apps, virtual platforms such as Zoom, transportation apps, and much more.
These sessions are interactive, and participants are encouraged to ask questions, and share ideas and resources.
You can also call the Aging Connected hotline at The United Way of Central Texas can provide transportation through the ride share service Lyft for individuals in Travis County who need rides to doctor appointments, job interviews, or for grocery shopping. United Way sets up the rides, so the individual does not need a smart phone or mobile device.
Interested persons can call Connect ATX for more information at Please us on Tuesday, March 23,at p. We host our Book Club meetings via toll free conference call. All you need to participate is a telephone! To register, please call the Talking Book Program at ; or us at tbp.
It is also available to download on BARD. Please indicate if you would like us to mail you a digital or large print copy of the book, or if you will download it from BARD. Guides readers through the human body—how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and the ways it can fail.
Using facts—your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this—and anecdotes, creates a deeper understanding of the miracle that is you. Commercial audiobook.
DB ; LB They compile their list by requesting staffers and trusted critics to nominate their favorite books of the year. Then, the editors and producers at NPR Books sit down and select their favorites. The books on this list cover a variety of genres such as biographies, book club ideas, and summer re, as well as the more traditional like mysteries and thrillers, and historical fiction.
The Texas Talking Book Program has a good of them in our collection.
No matter which genre you enjoy, the staff at National Public Radio have chosen a favorite book published this year. and we can help you find your next favorite book. The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area will soon offer two workshops of interest to seniors and their caregivers: The Chronic Pain Self-Management workshop is available to seniors age 60 or older.
This six-week virtual course is available online or by phone and will run for two and a half hours each Thursday from a. The Caregiver workshop is for anyone who provides care for a senior who is 60 or older. This six-week virtual course is available online or by phone and will run for two and a half hours each Wednesday from — p.
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I cannot see. My specs are little use to me. My days were long and empty then, My unread books stared at me from dusty bins. I quickly placed my audio tape, Into the space I found agape Now my days fly by with ease, As I explore deep seas and mysteries. Explores her feminist and civil rights activism.
Strong language. Explains that Himes became famous writing crime stories while an expatriate in Europe.
Some strong language.