Pediatricians, a nonprofit and a burger joint are teaming up this week to provide children with two summer favorites: ice cream and reading.
Larkburger, the Colorado-based fast-casual burger restaurant, is hosting a book drive through Friday for Reach Out and Read Colorado.All of Larkburger’s Colorado locations are collecting new and gently used books to donate to the program, which provides books to children through their pediatricians, with an emphasis on children in poverty.
When a customer donates a book to the drive, Larkburger will provide a free kid’s ice cream. Donated books may range from infant to young adult reading levels, and should have covers and pages intact, with clean and unmarked pages.
I love this idea!! Especially utilizing pediatricians to reach the right kids.
I Kind of also love the free ice cream, but don’t tell. ;P
Source: Larkburger teams up with nonprofit to provide children’s books through pediatricians – The Denver Post
One open-air hotel, called Null Stern, eliminates walls and a roof altogether. Staying there is a lot like camping. Located in the middle of the Swiss Alps, it only features a bed with linens.In German, the hotel’s name translates to “zero stars.”
Would you have the courage to sleep here? I think I would…
Source: Null Stern hotel room in the Swiss Alps has no walls – Business Insider
To those who might say the experiment is condescending, Young says that’s not his goal. He does not want to criticize those who write or like pop poetry, he said, but instead hopes it leads younger people to think more about what they read (in addition to being a poet, Young is also a high school English teacher).“I think the younger generation is mostly interested in ‘fidget-spinner’ poetry. Like they’re just scrolling on their devices, to read something instantly, while the libraries are empty. I think people today don’t want to read anything that causes a whole lot of critical thinking,” he said. “And so in a lot of my captions, I try to talk about the real stuff.”
Source: This poet is trolling everyone on Instagram to show how social media glorifies pop poetry | PBS NewsHour
I can’t wait for this film…
A new Cars 3 demolition derby clip shows off one of the coolest sequences in the entire franchise, complete with a new character and a fun Easter egg.
Source: Cars 3 Demolition Derby Clip: Meet Miss Fritter and Find a Pixar Easter Egg
Apple Music gets little respect compared to, say, Spotify. Here’s why that’s likely to change.
From the article…
When Apple Music launched two years ago, it had been almost nine years since Spotify was founded.
As a result, perhaps, Apple Music was never really embraced by the mainstream business press.
Gizmodo asked at its launch: “How Is Apple Music Actually Different From Spotify (Or Anything Else)?” (It called it “yet another music streaming service.”) TechCrunch wondered if it was “Ping 2.0?” Their final verdict on the service: “It’s OK.” (It also thought Apple should offer a free tier.)
Two years later, Apple Music has 27 million paid subscribers. Assuming they’re all paying $10 a month (and we know a few are not), that’s a nice little $3.2 billion annual revenue stream Apple has generated.
Read more at the link…
Source: Apple Music: $10 billion a year on content is possible
Tapia was one of 12 students who put their imaginations and hands to work by building the storyline, sets and characters from scratch for their animation class.
The students were allowed to use all sorts of technology to create their films including film making, visual effects and photo editing programs.
More at the link below…
In the Living Arts and Science Center’s class, students learned to make short films using Lego bricks and film editing computer programs.
Source: Legos come to life at stop motion filmmaking summer camp | Lexington Herald Leader
Harry Potter fans can now treat themselves to a stunning print or poster thanks to the new Pottermore Art Collection, which features work from artists including Olly Moss.
The collection, which is available to buy now from the Pottermore Shop, has more than 40 pieces that are both beautiful and affordable, including cover art, creature illustrations, portraits and more.
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MOSUL’S LIBRARY WITHOUT BOOKSI could smell the acrid soot a block away. The library at the University of Mosul, among the finest in the Middle East, once had a million books, historic maps, and old manuscripts. Some dated back centuries, even a millennium, Mohammed Jasim, the library’s director, told me. Among its prize acquisitions was a Quran from the ninth century, although the library also housed thousands of twenty-first-century volumes on science, philosophy, law, world history, literature, and the arts. Six hundred thousand books were in Arabic; many of the rest were in English. During the thirty-two months that the Islamic State ruled the city, the university campus, on tree-lined grounds near the Tigris River, was gradually closed down and then torched. Quite intentionally, the library was hardest hit. isis sought to kill the ideas within its walls—or at least the access to them.
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Source: Mosul’s Library Without Books – The New Yorker
A young Massachusetts girl used a first aid tip learned from reading “The Hunger Games” series to help assist a friend who got a bad cut.
Source: Massachusetts girl saves friend using tip learned from ‘The Hunger Games’ books | Fox News
There’s little doubt that America is becoming more diverse. Perhaps nowhere is that more evident than in the nation’s public schools. But differences can
Source: Sarasota Schools Teach Tolerance Through Art | WUSF News