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08/21/2008

Grandmothers Keepers of the Flame of History

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the first female Speaker of the House, reads to her grandchildren.  What better way to insure the widespread commemoration of Lincoln's birthday than to organize a circle of grandmother-readers.  We can also enlist honorary grandmothers for those who seek to draw closer to children.

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As a grandmother, educator and youth services librarian I find it refreshing to hear that we are taking our roles seriously in the area of reading to our children. How else will they learn if they do not hear, and how else will they think if they have not learned. History has all of the drama that fiction can offer and perhaps more. It gives our children a sense of where they have come from and a true trajectory for where they are going. Inspiration comes from those who have gone before us, making a stand for what they believed in. I for one, would like to encourage our youth to find historical people of character and learn from them and their resolve to make a difference in our world.

Posted by: bmather (djohnson@siouxcitylibrary.org) on 11/06/2008

As a grandmother, educator and youth services librarian I find it refreshing to hear that we are taking our roles seriously in the area of reading to our children. How else will they learn if they do not hear, and how else will they think if they have not learned. History has all of the drama that fiction can offer and perhaps more. It gives our children a sense of where they have come from and a true trajectory for where they are going. Inspiration comes from those who have gone before us, making a stand for what they believed in. I for one, would like to encourage our youth to find historical people of character and learn from them and their resolve to make a difference in our world.

Posted by: bmather (asykral@gmail.com) on 02/21/2009

Lincoln would approve.

Posted by: bmather (syosset79-1@yahoo.com) on 03/04/2009

06/24/2008

D.C. Organizations Plan Collaborative Effort for Lincoln’s Bicentennial in the Capitol City

Nearly 30 groups met on May 29th in Washington to deliberate on the many ways to celebrate Lincoln's bicentennial in the nation's capitol.

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I am glad to see the efforts are (seemingly) finaly growing some legs, thanks for the update

Posted by: bmather (alleyoopscoop@yahoo.com) on 07/02/2008

Attending Abraham Lincoln grammar school in Revere, Massachusetts, in the 1950s, I grew up thinking there were only 2 presidents, Lincoln, and then Truman. Now using the pen name Margaret Grace, I write a mystery series set in the fictional town of Lincoln Point, CA, where every Lincoln event, large and small is celebrated and the city buildings are decorated with Lincoln portraits and quotes.

Posted by: bmather (camille@minichino.com) on 07/11/2008

Quite interesting read actually. :)

Posted by: bmather (tommiehansen@hotmail.com) on 08/12/2008

Cultural Tourism DC hosts a comprehensive calendar of events in general all year long! www.culturaltourismdc.org

Posted by: bmather (ehgoldberg@gmail.com) on 10/23/2008

President Lincoln was always one of my favorite topics to read about while growing up. I can not imagine the fortitude required to carry our country through a difficult time like that. Even greater though, he pulled the country back together. Brian

Posted by: bmather (sizzlingletters@hotmail.com) on 02/02/2009

ITs really great to know that there is some effort put into the whole issue. I really admire Lincoln and OBama and to see lincoln's bicentennial plan as a good thing.

Posted by: bmather (sunilm87@gmail.com) on 02/22/2009

Its really true that on may twenty ninth to consider on the many ways to celebrate the birthday of our most idolized president Mr.Abraham Lincoln. The Library of Congress’s long-anticipated displayed is focused on its singular collection of documents supplemented by some nearly unique artifacts including his beaver hat, the contents of his pockets the night he was assassinated, and possibly a cane his widow gave to Frederick Douglass.

Posted by: bmather (peanjonny84@gmail.com) on 03/28/2009

06/19/2008

Lincoln and Book Fairs and the Digital Revolution

Nearly every adult over 50 who went to public schools when history and civics were still widely taught knows stories about Lincoln’s love of learning. Imagine how he would have reveled in the book world today. The ALBC plans to have a major Lincoln presence at most of the great Book Fairs.  


 

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I would love to see this happen, although am not sure it would materialize. As the author of a children's historic fiction book on Lincoln, I find that although teachers are very interested in the book and students enjoy reading it, parents seem to be indifferent to teaching their kids history.

Posted by: bmather (rhodywhy@yahoo.com) on 10/22/2008

nice Post

Posted by: bmather (emiky2008@gmail.com) on 12/29/2008

I have to say I have not really embraced ebooks and love holding a real print edition in hand, though my brother just bought an amazon kindle and swears by it :)

Posted by: bmather (dave@slopsbox.com) on 03/04/2009

05/30/2008

Mr. Lincoln's Boys

Mr. Lincoln's Boys, written by Staton Rabin with illustrations by Bagram Ibatouline, is a captivating and beautiful book about Lincoln's close relationship with his two younger sons, Tad and Willie.

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"Mr. Lincoln's Boys". Thank for the information about this book. Now I'll must read it out

Posted by: bmather (essaystart@gmail.com) on 06/06/2008

nice

Posted by: bmather (jane@yahoo.com) on 06/30/2008

thank you

Posted by: bmather (admin@enguzelsozler.us) on 07/07/2008

Man, Jack lucked out on that one... lol

Posted by: bmather (tyhurd@gmail.com) on 07/11/2008

Good book suggestion, will be checking it out.

Posted by: bmather (admin@moneybites.com) on 07/14/2008

Good book Thanks.

Posted by: bmather (info@craftsmennetwork.com) on 08/09/2008

Very-very good book. Thanks.

Posted by: bmather (harryinf@gmail.com) on 12/26/2008

Really well written by Staton Rabin with the illustrations by Bagram Ibatouline on Mr. Lincoln's Boys, , its a captivating and awesome book about Lincoln's closer relationship with his two younger sons, Tad and Willie. Mr. Lincoln's sympathy and responsiveness are well documented in the book. Really good!! Samantha Parker Forum Member http://www.debtconsolidationcare.com/

Posted by: bmather (shellb1984@gmail.com) on 03/30/2009

05/16/2008

Lincoln Leadership Prize more valued than Nobel Peace Prize

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, represented by Oprah Winfrey, awarded the Lincoln Leadership Prize to Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Tuesday, May 13 in Chicago.

Soft-spoken yet powerful and energized with (should we say self-deprecating but biting) humor, the former Archbishop of Cape Town told Museum supporters this occasion meant more to him than his Nobel Prize.

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Nice Article

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Posted by: bmather (csg.linkexchange@gmail.com) on 08/14/2008

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