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Monday, April 03, 2017

So Much to Celebrate!

April, besides being a month of blossoming flowers and trees, is also a month designated for celebrating! April is officially "National Poetry Month," "Jazz Appreciation Month," and "National Humor Month!" We can help you celebrate all three.

Either of these collections would be a good entre into poetry if you're not already a poetry fan: When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons by Julie Fogliano [J 811.6 FOG] or Felicity by Mary Oliver [818.54 OLI]. By reading Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer [JP ARC] to a young child, you can introduce the concept of poetry being just a different way of looking at things.

The "Jazz Appreciation Month" focus this year is on women in jazz. We've got many women jazz singers in our CD collection from Norah Jones' 2016 release Day Break [CD JAZZ JON], to the 16 CD set The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books [CD JAZZ FIT]. We even have Ella Fitzgerald on a CD for kids titled, Jazz For Kids: Sing, Clap, Wiggle and Shake [CD CHILDREN JAZ].

And, if you're looking to laugh we have joke books for kids [J 818], the work of cartoonists like Matthew Diffee's Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People [818.602 DIF], hilarious, recorded, old comedy routines such as 2000 years with Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks [CD COMEDY REI], and movie comedy classics like Some Like It Hot [DVD SOM]. We have more than enough humor to carry you through April AND May!

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