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Shared Experiences from 2013

The following experiences were added by patrons like you as they participate in Connect Your Summer. You can also see experience photos in a gallery and check out what people are reading to earn their badges.

Re-read a Favorite Series

I read a book to earn this badge: 
The Betsy-Tacy books by Maud Hart Lovelace
These are the first four in the series - it continues until Betsy, Tacy and Tib are all grown up. It's one of my favorite series from childhood, with the major exception of Anne of Green Gables.

Betsy-Tacy; by Lovelace, Maud Hart, 1892-

Betsy-Tacy and Tib by Maud Hart Lovelace ; illustrated by Lois Lenski

Betsy and Tacy go over the big hill; by Lovelace, Maud Hart, 1892-

Betsy and Tacy go downtown; by Lovelace, Maud Hart, 1892-

Found Another Reason Why I Love History

I read a book to earn this badge: 
Founding Myths by Ray Raphael
I love it when someone does more research and/or new sources comes to light. This book examines any number of traditions we hold about our Revolutionary War period, and is a great reminder about why history is exciting and a little bit mysterious.

Founding myths: stories that hide our patriotic past by Ray Raphael

Read a Fun Book about Childbirth

I read a book to earn this badge: 
The Dad's Playbook to Labor and Birth

Although this book is targeted toward dads, and despite the somewhat cheesy approach to the topic, I thought this had some great suggestions for anyone who might be involved in the labor and delivery process as a support person. Dealt with some of the gorier details in a matter-of-fact and practical way.

The dad's playbook to labor and birth: a practical and strategic guide to preparing for the big day by Theresa and Brad Halvorsen

Read a Picture Book

I read a book to earn this badge: 
Different Like Coco by Elizabeth Matthews

This book read more like a fun story than a biography, and made me want to learn more about Coco Chanel. It also reminded me a little of the TV Series House of Eliott, also about fashion in the early twentieth century.

Different like Coco by Elizabeth Matthews


The House of Eliott. Series 1, Disc 1 [videodisc]