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Gravity Falls Party

Last summer I was eavesdropping on some of the ten to twelve year-olds at a craft program and they were talking about Gravity Falls. That night, I went home and found it on demand. AND I WAS HOOKED.
I even have a Gravity Falls quote as the signature on my personal emails.

That said, the library was way overdue for a Gravity Falls party. I tried to keep it in the spirit of the show, and tried to tie the theme of exploring the mysteries and legends of a town to our local towns. This is what I came up with, please don't sue me Disney.

We began by watching the first ever episode of the show, in case any of my kids had never had the chance to check it out. They had all actually seen it, but not in some time, so that worked out.
I set them up with popcorn and it took about 15 minutes to watch.

I set up a "Mystery Shack" on one side of the room, the food table on the other, and for crafts we HAD to make Dipper's journal. I folded a piece of red construction paper (8 1/2 x 1…

A Very Valentine Giveaway

Once upon a time, in 2012, I read a book on my Kindle called Wanted Dead or Undead by Angela Scott and I LOVED it. Now, I am not a fan of old west lit, and I was kind of at the end of my zombie obsession, but there is just something about Scott's writing that sucked me in. It's storytelling magic. These are fun reads that feature a smart, fearless hero who can not only think for herself, she is strong enough to drag a posse through a desert wasteland of biters. Red rocks!

Now, two years later, there are two more books in the series. And it is just as much fun as the first one.

In honor of a very "Red" holiday, Valentine's Day, I am super please to be able to present, along with Angela Scott, a chance for one lucky winner to get the complete Zombie West series and a 10 dollar gift card for Amazon! How much does that rock?

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