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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 all the experiences and check out experience photos in a gallery.

Spent Some Time Outside Reading

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How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm by Mei-Ling Hopgood

How Eskimos keep their babies warm: parenting wisdom from around the world by Mei-Ling Hopgood — This was an interesting look at differing methods and philosophies of parenting all over the world. With an almost-three-year-old and another baby on the way, I found the varying ideas about potty training, discipline, father involvement, play vs. work, and even sleep training to be fascinating. I thought this was great book that does not take the part of one method over another (one of the most frustrating flaws of so many parenting books).

read a pie book

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pie
Apple Pecan Cream Pie is a creamy, nutty, no-bake variation on a favorite American pie. Serves: 8 Chilling Time: 2 hr What You'll Need: •1 (21-ounce) can apple pie filling •2 tablespoons packed brown sugar •1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon •1/2 cup chopped pecans •1 (9-inch) prepared graham cracker pie crust •1/2 cup cold milk •1/2 cup half-and-half or light cream •1 (4-serving) package vanilla instant pudding and pie filling •1 1/2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed (1 8-ounce container equals 3-1/2 cups) Read more at http://www.mrfood.com/Pie/Apple-Pecan-Cream-Pie-3267#ykpg5C5XCrGtxJi7.99

read the house of power

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THE HOUSE OF POWER BY: PATRICK CARMAN

made a pie

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cho down
Why limit a great dessert to just one kind of citrus fruit? Thanks to orange and lemon, this lovely pie packs a bold sweet-tart flavor! —Barbara Carlucci, Orange Park, Florida

Read Garfild brings home the bacon

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Garfild brings home the bacon by Jim Davis

pies

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food
Paper-Wrapped Apple Pie See Reviews (6) A yummy apple pie 's filling, apples, flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice are stirred up, piled into a pastry crust and sprinkled with a crumble topping. Then this tasty pie is slipped into a large brown grocery bag, sealed, and tucked into a hot oven for an hour.—

I read a Garfiled Comic Book

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Garfield Spills the Beans By Jim Davis

read 13 treasures

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book: 13 treasures author: Michelle Harrison

I read the book of Judges from the Bible

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book of Judges from the Bible

Read Bed hogs to my family

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Bed Hogs By Kelly DiPucchio and Howard Fine

Read a Book dealing with theater and television

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Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham
This was an excellent summer read--I highly recommend it, especially the audiobook version because Lauren Graham does an amazing job with the narration. It has also be optioned to be made into a television series by Ellen DeGeneres

Blogging

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Google Blogger For Dummies
I am working steadily on improving and growing my blog.

Read Barbara Kingsolver's Animal Vegetable Miracle

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Barbara Kingsolver's Animal Vegetable Miracle
A wonderful look into going off the grid by growing and raising your food for entire year, it gave me moments of pause and reflection as to what I could be doing differently in my own home.

Read a book

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The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks by Amy Stewart
The Drunken Botanist is a fascinating informational book about flowers, seeds, fruits, leaves, roots, and stems and how they are used in beer, wine, liquor, mixers, and cocktails. The book includes botanical information, history, geography, lore, and recipes.

I read the Legend of the Petoskey Stone to my cousin and sister

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The Legend of the Petoskey Stone By Katht-jo Wargin

Read a Historical Fiction

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Mississippi Jack
The book tells an interesting adventure of a heroine going across the Western America through river travel in the 19th century. And there are some characters that are historical.

Read a book.

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Amelia's Notebook, by Marissa Moss
I learned that you can make new best friends even when your old ones move away.

Reading

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Amelia's notebook
I learned that it is posible to make new fiends even when you move away.

Read a Few Gardening Books

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Vegetable Gardening by Jo Whittingham and Edible Gardening for the Midwest by Colleen Vanderlinden


Vegetable gardening by Jo Whittingham
This book tried to cover too many things, and ended up not being as informative as I would have liked. Fabulous photographs, though.


Edible gardening for the Midwest: vegetables, herbs, fruits & seeds by Colleen Vanderlinden and Alison Beck
This book was more usefully organized, with plants in alphabetical order. Herbs and a few less common edible plants are included, which is a nice feature.

Read a book.

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Amelia's BFF, by Marissa Moss
It taught me that you can have two friends even if they do not like each other, and how to figure out conflicts about friendships.