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Eric Gondree’s Discussion and Teaching Activity on Historical Thinking

Author and teacher Eric Gondree will conduct a discussion and teaching activity on June 12th at Imaike Library Club. The discussion will demonstrate how historical education can be used to make lessons more accessible and interesting. A key concept in this discussion is ‘Historical Thinking,’ a term encompassing various methods of analyzing and interpreting historical …

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At a Glance: Children’s Books

Looking for a book to read but not sure what to get? Below is a display of the children’s books available in the library (in random order). We hope it inspires you for your next read! Click on a book to take you to the checkout page. Refreshes every 15 seconds. My Library at LibraryThing

At a Glance: Popular Fiction

Looking for a book to read but not sure what to get? Below is a display of the popular fiction available in the library (in random order). We hope it inspires you for your next read! Click on a book to take you to the checkout page. Refreshes every 15 seconds. My Library at LibraryThing

Shawn Mahler’s Roundtable Discussion: Chizawa Bay

Writer, director and producer Shawn Mahler will lead an informal discussion about his debut novel Chizawa Bay at Imaike Library Club on Nov. 28th. Chizawa Bay is a slice-of-life novel set in a small, rural seaside community in central Japan. The story dives into the hearts and minds of the residents and explores their relationships and worldviews. Throughout the novel many life-philosophies …

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Construction Update (Week 8)

Welcome to the 8th week of construction! This was initially supposed to be the final week of construction, but, unsurprisingly, it will be extended…but only by one week. This is really not a very long extension given that delays in getting materials due to COVID-19 was the primary cause for the extension. This was a …

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Construction Update (Week 7)

This week consisted mostly of drywall, putty, and wallpaper, but also holes in ceiling were cut for the lighting and a nifty little storage area for the toilet was crafted out of some of the book-shelving space which would have otherwise gone to waste. I’d like to first talk about this storage area, and point …

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Construction Update (Week 6)

It was a busy week starting with the completion of the wall studs and rafters (下地). In Japanese, they use this word shitaji as a sort of cover term for these, which translates to “foundation” or “groundwork” (here’s an example). This does make sense in that the studs, or framing, whether it be on the …

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