IDK Query: Is there a Pepsi company in Tokyo?

Q. Is there a Pepsi company in Tokyo, Japan? This query comes from a collector of world-wide Pepsi products. When asked if he also collects Coca Cola memorabilia, he was quick to say “No freaking way. They’re nothing alike.” A. Yes, yes there is. PepsiCo is an international brand, capitalizing on (almost) every continent. Japan’s […]

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Australia Story Time

Travel Series Story Time I’d like to think the best part about being a children’s librarian is the level of rock star fame you achieve with three year olds—it does wonders for the ego—but really, the best part is witnessing a child’s curiosity be stoked by how cool and weird and awesome the world is. […]

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IDK Query: Why are my houseplants dying?

Q. Why are my houseplants dying?   This query comes from a young woman looking for books on houseplant healthcare. Probing further, we found out her spider plants (a weird, scary name for a type of indoor palm plant) were growing dark tips on the ends of their fronds. Their leaves were becoming dry and […]

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The Fourth Wall & Story Time

There’s nothing more satisfying in art and culture than breaking the fourth wall. The fourth wall, to any non-theater-nerds, is the invisible barrier that shields the characters in a performance from the gaze of the audience. When you’re watching a play, the characters in the play don’t recognize that they’re characters in a play, nor do […]

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Process Art

Story Time & Process Art Today we’re going to talk a little about this Process Art movement that’s pretty popular right now. It’s just another example of taking something parents and caregivers already do with kids regularly, but giving it a name so that we understand the fundamental importance of its intention. Process Art is the […]

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