Explore the World with World Book: World Book’s Early World of Learning

We are continuing to explore the wonderful world of World Book databases available through the St. Tammany Parish Library. In this blog, we will examine World Book's Early World of Learning database. This database is developed by experts on early childhood education, and offers rich resources for preschoolers and children in early primary grades. According…
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The History and Origin of St. Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day, typically associated with flowers, chocolate candies, intimate dinners, and other displays of affection, started as a pagan holiday. The origin of Valentine's Day started with the Roman festival, Lupercalia, that was held in mid-February. Lupercalia was a pagan festival dedicated to Faunus, the roman god of agriculture, as well as the Roman founders…
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February is Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time of recognizing their contributions to United States history. Since 1976, every United States president has designated February as Black History Month. Other countries, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrate Black history. Britannica discusses the…
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The Legend of Santa Claus. Part 2. Children Around the World Prepare for Santa’s Arrival

 "Oh, you better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why, Santa Claus is comin' to town." Listen to Bing Cosby sing the lyrics. In the United States, children are reminded by their parents to go to bed early on Christmas Eve in anticipation of Santa Claus's arrival. Children…
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