Library Lady's Corner
There’s No Minute Like the Last Minute! December 16 2016Waldorf Publications and the Research Institute for Waldorf Education have many fine possibilities for thoughtful gifts when thoughtfulness in the hectic season becomes hard to muster.
Consider the caliber and depth of some of these gifts — remember, books and subscriptions keep giving long into the future!
There’s Science and There’s Science! Part II April 12 2016One cardiologist whose daughter attended a Waldorf school noticed an eighth grader’s illustration of the human heart from anatomy lessons. The cardiologist commented that if the whole team of cardiology under her understood the workings of the heart as well as the Waldorf student who drew that picture, she would have the finest team in the country.
It's π Day!! March 14 2015Since 1988 math enthusiasts have been celebrating 3/14, as “Pi Day.” Pi, roughly equal to 3.14, is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter; an irrational number that has been calculated out 10 trillion digits with no repeating patterns and seems a mystery in its conceptual simplicity.
This year’s Pi Day is extra special. The year being 2015 makes the date as written, 3/14/15 and π calculated out two more decimal places is 3.1415. Calculate to nine decimal places and π is 3.141592653. This means that on 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 we will have witnessed the longest extended Pi Day of our lives, the next not coming around until March 14, 2115!
March is Music In Our Schools Month! March 10 2015Any child, any group of children, will listen if a command is sung, when often they will not hear a spoken command. Singing while working has been used for millennia to pass the time quickly and to work rhythmically in completing an arduous or tedious task. Music can quicken an atmosphere unlike anything else, and can explain things without ever being didactic. The Underground Railroad and all Irish rebellions against the British used songs to relay instructions: “At the Rising of the Moon;” “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” “Wade In Water,” are all good examples of this “education through song.”
February 26th is Tell a Fairy Tale Day! February 26 2015
Dark forests, Wizards and Fairy godmothers, King and Queens, Stepchildren and Dumblings, Animals who speak, and the magic of love are all elements we experience in Fairy Tales. Not only are these elements familiar to us all but they seem to inform our unconscious expectations, fears and hopes. The pictures in Fairy Tales resonate as the archetypes within us all.
Telling children Fairy Tales from all over the world is one of the best gifts to give. All the elements of fairy tales speak to the being of a little one.
What on Earth is Eurythmy? January 20 2015
This question comes up a lot from parents in Waldorf schools!
This dance form is an essential part of the curriculum in Waldorf schools. It has its echo in another topic unique to Waldorf schools, Form Drawing. This kind of drawing builds a spatial awareness in children, and leads them to know the drawing of line as movement come to stillness. In Eurythmy many of these forms would appear on the floor if the feet were made of chalk!
Eurythmy was started by Rudolf Steiner as a performance art to make music and speech visible in artistic form.
Damaged Book Sale! January 15 2015
Every so often we receive a shipment of books that have been damaged during transit. A slight ding to the cover or a creased page does not mean that the book is unreadable, only that we cannot sell it at full price. We collect these cosmetically damaged books throughout the year and hold a “50% Off Damaged Book Sale” when we have a nice assortment collected. Despite being slightly damaged these books are ready to be read and treasured!
Order by telephone only: Ask for Robin at 518-634-2222 Monday – Friday during regular business hours (9 A.M. – 5 P.M.) and paid by credit card.
Pre Holiday Sale AND A Free Book! November 22 2014
Start your holiday shopping now and get 25% off ALL books and get a free copy of "Gazing into the Eyes of the Future" just in time for St. Nicholas day on December 6th! Make sure to use promo code PREHOL14 during checkout!
Save 40% on Waldorf Publications April 23 2014
Save 40% on all books by Waldorf Publications! Enter code “SPRING40” During checkout!
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