Being a Distance Grandparent: A Book for ALL Generations (Distance Families)

Author: Helen Ellis M.A.

Language: English

Summary: Is your family geographically scattered? Has globalisation made your family a Distance Family? This book tells the candid story of how Distance Parents and Distance Grandparents struggle – and succeed – to adapt to their new reality. This isn’t family life as they had imagined it.If you are a Distance Parent or Distance Grandparent, all those how, why and what-if questions will find answers in these pages. You’ll realise, perhaps for the first time, that you’re not alone on your journey. Continue reading “Being a Distance Grandparent: A Book for ALL Generations (Distance Families)”

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Seedfolks

Author:  Paul Fleischman, Judy Pedersen (Illustrations)

Language: English

Summary: A Vietnamese girl plants six lima beans in a Cleveland vacant lot. Looking down on the immigrant-filled neighborhood, a Romanian woman watches suspiciously. A school janitor gets involved, then a Guatemalan family. Then muscle-bound Curtis, trying to win back Lateesha. Pregnant Maricela. Amir from India. A sense of community sprouts and spreads.
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Borrow a sewing machine? Go to the library!

  Libraries are not just books, they are community hubs and they are trying to diversify their role. Sacramento Public Library is located in a urban setting where patrons don’t have the money or storage space for items they don’t use often. So the library has purchased a number of sewing machines, music synthesizers, laminators, GoPro cameras and with the Library Thins Project these items … Continue reading Borrow a sewing machine? Go to the library!