December 17, 2014
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Mid-Columbia Libraries' collection focus this month is Winter and Holiday Reads, and we have plenty of titles to inspire your Dec. traditions.
Create a new favorite warm winter dish with one of a variety of crockpot, soup, or holiday cookbooks. Craft an extra blanket for those chilly nights with one of the many craft titles available, or read about the best winter vacation destinations in our selection of travel titles.
If you are in the mood for a good story, many of our fiction titles feature holiday inspired mysteries, romance and adventure.
State Universities call for reinvestment to bolster student access and success

Metro - A blizzard of white flakes has been falling through the night, and the school phone chain has begun. As expected, children will have a day off from school, leaving parents scrambling for ways to keep children occupied and supervised.
Snow days may be coveted by kids (and teachers), but they may not be as beloved by parents who are unaccustomed to having kids home during the week. Working parents whose businesses are open do not have the same luxury as their children to roll over in bed and avoid trekking through the white stuff.
WSU to research parent-teen talk about sex, violence in videos

Pullman Two Washington State University researchers have received a $10,000 innovation grant from the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) to investigate how parents talk with their teens about violent and sexual content in popular music videos.
Stacey J.T. Hust, of The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, and Dr. Kathleen Boyce Rodgers, Human Development at Washington State University will conduct a research project entitled "Sexual scripts in music media: How do parents and teens talk about violence and sex in music media?"
National certification completed

ESD123 offers national certification courses that are designed for teachers and counselors who are considering National Board or just beginning the National Board certification journey.
Congratulations to the other teaching staff who completed their National Certifications