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Truly Great, by Stephen Spender

I think continually of those who were truly great.
Who, from the womb, remembered the soul’s history
Through corridors of light, where the hours are suns,
Endless and singing. Whose lovely ambition
Was that their lips, still touched with fire,
Should tell of the Spirit, clothed from head to foot in song.
And who hoarded from the Spring branches
The desires falling across their bodies like blossoms.
 
What is precious, is never to forget
The essential delight of the blood drawn from ageless springs
Breaking through rocks in worlds before our earth.
Never to deny its pleasure in the morning simple light
Nor its grave evening demand for love.
Never to allow gradually the traffic to smother
With noise and fog, the flowering of the spirit.
 
Near the snow, near the sun, in the highest fields,
See how these names are fêted by the waving grass
And by the streamers of white cloud
And whispers of wind in the listening sky.
The names of those who in their lives fought for life,
Who wore at their hearts the fire’s centre.
Born of the sun, they traveled a short while toward the sun.
And left the vivid air signed with their honour.


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 National Book Award Finalists 2016
       
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 Paul Janeczko
 
Author visit with Paul B. Janeczko 
 
 
middle school mind
 
 
Mockingjay Part 2 Party  
 
Mockingjay Part II Party
 
 
 
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 bball
 
Listen to the author, Kwame Alexander, show you what this book sounds like! (click on the book cover)
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 Basketball + Poetry + Rap = Excitement
 
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Come check out our new books!!
 
 
what kids want to read
 
 
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 john green
 
 
  
 
noname calling
 
This week is No Name-Calling Week, an annual week of educational and creative activities aimed at ending name-calling, bullying and harassment in K-12 schools.
 
 
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 Stephen Colbert's warning
                           Library and Information Technology at Bucknell University
 
gn: center">A gentle reminder to heed Stephen Colbert's warning!
 
 

"What's important is that all human knowledge be made available to all intelligent people who want to learn it."

 Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002)
                               American scientist and educator (1961- 2002)
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The library has always been a window to a larger world—a place where we've always come to discover big ideas and profound concepts that help move the American story forward.”
 
 
                                     Barack Obama (1961- 
                             President of the United States of America 

Author of: Dreams from My Father : A Story of Race and Inheritance
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               The audacity of hope : thoughts on reclaiming the American dream, 2006.
 

 

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