Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaapy (Early) Thanksgiving!


It’s that time of year again, Bits and Bramblers! It’s time for parades, turkey, stuffing, and pie. It’s shopping in the wee hours of the morning, and eating leftovers in your PJs. But more important than that—than any of that—it’s time to remember all the things we’re thankful for. And here at the library, we have a lot to be thankful for this year.

For starters, we’re thankful for all of our materials—our books, movies, music, and more—because we can lend them to everyone for all kinds of reasons, whether you have to do some research for a big paper, or if you just want to have some snacks and watch a movie. But you know what we’re the most thankful for? In the entire world? We’re thankful for you.
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We’re thankful that you visit us here at the library, that you come to programs, and that you’re…well…you. So thank you for that. And you know what else we’re thankful for? We’re thankful for our traditions, like sharing this awesomely goofy video with you every Thanksgiving. It’s always funny, Bits and Bramblers. It’s. Always. Funny.
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…See? Told you. Always funny. Now…whatever you do this Thanksgiving, whether it involves turkey and pie, or shopping and hanging out in your PJs, have a VERY SAFE AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING! We love you!



Altered States


Remember last week, Bits and Bramblers? Election Day? There were tons of maps, of all fifty states, all over every television and the internet. But here’s the thing…what if there were a blank map of the U.S.? Could you, say…put Delaware in the right spot? Or Kansas? Well…you’re about to get your chance.

Play the Know Your States game for your chance to drop the states in the right spot. Should you…let’s say, put Arkansas in the wrong spot, the game will not only correct you–it will tell you how many miles off you were. And once you’ve placed all fifty states, it will give you the average distance in miles you were off, along with how many states you got “perfect” and how long it took you to play.

Think you’re a genius at geography? Well, here’s your chance…start playing, and PLACE THOSE STATES! And then brag about how awesome your scores are, and challenge your friends and family to play. You could even try to bribe your Social Studies teacher to give you extra credit (sorry, Bits and Bramblers…I can’t promise that one will work.)

Ooooh…and if you need a refresher? Check out this classic video from Animaniacs. Not only will Wakko Warner point out the states on the map, he’ll also show you the capitals (and why not add that to your bragging rights, huh?)
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