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This is my final post in this summer Throwback Thursday series.  And it's different from the others . . . in more ways than one.  Fantasia came out in 1940, Disney's third animated feature after Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pinocchio.  This collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music was my childhood introduction to the orchestra.  It combined the conducting prowess of Leopold Stokowski, his Philadelphia Orchestra, and Disney's artistic animators. 

When I was young, I loved going to amusement parks and county fairs in the summertime, mostly because of the rides.  My dad and I would go on all of them.  My sister would go on a few.  My mom?  Absolutely none.  Luckily, there's more to amusement parks than just the rides.  You might not visit an amusement park this summer, but you can recreate some of the fun at home using these ideas.

The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.
Today and tomorrow are yet to be said.
The chances, the changes are all yours to make.
The mold of your life is in your hands to break.

The theme song for this week's movie spotlight seems especially fitting for this time.  It reminds us that, while we don't know what's coming next and some things are out of our control, there are things we CAN control.  And we can view it as an adventure rather than an ordeal.

The 1977 animated television special of The Hobbit is one of my favorite movies.  I still watch it regularly even now at age 40.  It introduced me to the work of J.R.R. Tolkien.  And, while I love the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit live-action trilogies, this animated classic still holds a special place in my heart.

I scream.  You scream.  We all scream for ICE CREAM!  This cold and creamy treat is a summer staple.  Explore all the ways you can include ice cream in July, which is National Ice Cream Month! 

What's the official footwear of summer?  Flip flops!  I keep two pairs right by my door -- one set stars Wonder Woman, the other features giraffes in sunglasses.  I also bought a fancier, more supportive pair for my recent birthday cruise.  My friend Tiffani has practically a pair for every day of summer.  Flip flops are her signature summer look.  If you love them as much as we do, you'll surely love these activities!

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March 31, 2020
During this time of staying safe and distancing from one another the Hoover Public Library will not be accepting applications for teen volunteers.  We hope to bring back this wonderful program in the future.  As circumstances change and as we make plans for the future, we will update this page with new information as it is forthcoming.

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