I’ve always been a fan of Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences. Gardner’s theory challenges traditional, narrower views of intelligence, and identifies numerous kinds of intelligences including “verbal/linguistic, logical/mathematical, visual/spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic.” While I am by no means an expert in this area, I do find Gardner’s theory and the surrounding … More From the Director’s Pocket: Public Libraries and Multiple Intelligences, or How We Are All Really, Really Smart!
‘Tis the season of hot coco, snowflakes, candles, snowmen and absurdly early sunsets. To keep your spirits up and offer a little gift inspo, here are a few of our very favorite wintertime 3D prints—submit a request by December 16th and have your prints in time for Christmas and Hanukkah! Snowflake by jonmonaghan – The two slitted flakes … More Practical Magic: Holiday Gift Guide
Cathy’s Hidden Gems features favorites & lesser known selections from the fiction shelves of the Portsmouth Public Library. I recently finished reading the excellent non-fiction book Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging (2016) by Sebastian Junger, which explores the longing for connection of those suffering from PTSD, especially today’s veterans. The following challenges faced by Vietnam veterans and their … More After the War – Vietnam Veterans Fiction
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner Three misfits find friendship and avert loneliness in a rural southern high school where their peers revere football and demand conformity. Dill sees no future for himself. He dreads the life laid out before him, one where he works at a dead-end job to help his mother make ends … More Real Realistic Teen Fiction
Films reviewed in Slow Film 7:
Burnt by the Sun,
Within the Whirlwind,
Woman in the Dunes … More Slow Film 7
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy The circumstances of people’s lives are often peppered with ironies. Ironies so starling that they leave us scratching our heads in wonder. Hello Willowdean Dickson. Willowdean has what some might dub a “weight problem” but she is comfortable with her body (mostly). Her mother is a former Miss Teen Blue Bonnet … More Pageants, Fast Food, and Conformity, Oh My!
All right, so we already offer black as an option for printing filament, but I can never pass up a good song reference/perfect title combo. Did you know we can also print in white, opaque red, royal blue, translucent purple, translucent yellow, neon pink and neon green? We can even print in two different colors … More Practical Magic: I Want it Painted Black