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All Aboard with Brian Floca, Locomotive, and Historical Toy Trains

This weekend we will be celebrating all things trains for ages young and old. Our terrific case of toys and trains Batteries Not Included showcases example of toys from 1850–1945.  Included in this case you’ll find a variety of train cars—a caboose, a fruit car, a Heinz ketchup box car, and a locomotive, among others. […]

Reading into History: Book Wrap Recap and Picture The Dead

Hello Families!  We had a wonderful Book Wrap on December 2nd with special guest author Donna Jo Napoli. This book dealt with such tough issues- loss, poverty, immigration, the struggle to fit in- that families were debating ideas right out of the gate. Bravery was a particularly interesting topic of discussion. Is a person brave for […]

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