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This summer we've merged our Children's Summer Reading Challenge with Reading Without Walls' Bingo!
Will you meet the challenge?
Come in to get a Bingo sheet (or print one by downloading it here) to get started. Then, get reading and start winning!
(Excerpts from Invaluable.com, used with permission)
Dadaism was an artistic and literary movement that emerged in Zürich in 1916 out of opposition to World War I, the nationalism many believed led to the war, and the senselessness of its brutality. The movement itself is difficult to define because members wanted to evade the definition of a unified operation entirely; abandoning established artistic norms. It was the first conceptual art movement where the focus was not on crafting aesthetically pleasing art, but on creating things that challenged traditional art, the role of the artists, and societal issues.
While Dadaism was a particularly art-dominated movement, it also encouraged writers to explore new genres and think outside the box. Some even took to performing their written words to further their creativity and fuel others to join the movement. The whimsy and spontaneity of the movement impacted famous writers like T.S. Elliot, but the movement itself was originally coined by poet Hugo Ball.
Switch how you listen and who you support.
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Switch to Libro.fm and you’ll not only be supporting us, you’ll also get 3 audiobooks for the price of 1. That’s 3 audiobooks for $14.99.
If you are a local maker, and need a place to sell your hand-made creations, we want to hear from you!
We'd love to stock your hand-crafted items on our shelves and enable you to sell them on consignment through The Bookloft!