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    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
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    CHILDREN at Stair District Library’s Family Story Time toss scarves into the air during an activity. The evening program provided a mix of stories, songs, dancing, crafts and snacks Monday evening. The program is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday for five more weeks. The program is designed for three to five year olds and their family.
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    THE INTERVIEW—Evelyn Joughin (right) records the interaction with an iPad while Jack Varga, next to her, asks questions of Morenci Elementary School principal Gail Frey. Morenci senior Sam Cool (standing) listens. Cool serves as the editor for the newspaper written by members of Mrs. Barrett’s second grade class.
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    WRITING CODE—Brock Christle (left), a Morenci fifth grade student, takes a look at the progress being made by fourth grader Anthony Lewis. Libby Rorick, a sixth grade student, is next in a line of girls trying out the coding tutorials. This year marked Morenci’s second year of participation in the Hour of Code project.
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    MORENCI’S three Skelton brothers were remembered with both tears and laughter last week during a candlelight vigil at Wakefield Park. Several people came out of the crowd to give their recollection of the boys who have now been missing for five years.
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    REMIE RYAN (left) tries to dodge the foam wand held by Hayden Bays during physical education class at Morenci Elementary School. In the background, Lauryn Dominique and Brooklyn Williams stay clear of the tag. Second grade students were working on cardiovascular health on the first day back from vacation. For the record, Safety Tag is a very difficult sport to photograph.
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    MORENCI student Dalton McCowan puts everything into a dead lift attempt Saturday morning during the Wyseguy Push/Pull event. Lifters helped raise more than $1,600 for the family of the late Devin Wyse, a former Morenci power-lifter who graduated last year. Commemorative T-shirts are still available by contacting teacher Dan Hoffman.

Planning continues for Morenci's Living Library 3.18.09

Written by David Green.

The Living Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Stair Public Library, but the library will not carry out regular business during that time. Computers will not be available and books and other materials will not be available for check out.

Instead, the community is invited to be a “Reader” and check out a different kind of Book, a Book titled with the name of a stereotype.

These Books are people, people who represent stereotypes, and they will be the only Books available for check out that day.

Readers will check out Books for half hour conversation sessions in areas set up around the library. Readers should be able to check out up to six Books during the three hours the Living Library is open. Readers can come in anytime after 10 a.m.; the last checkout is at 12:30 p.m.

Most Books are members of the community, including a few high school students, but a couple are from Adrian.

Reluctant or Shy Readers are encouraged to join with a friend or two and check out one Book together.

“Although the Living Library is a very cool concept, it’s also very bizarre,” said library director Colleen Leddy.

“I’m sure some people will be more comfortable checking out Books with a friend and that is perfectly fine.”

“It might even be more fun,” she added.


Books in the Living Library collection include:

Conservative

Liberal

Agnostic

Feminist

Alcoholic

Police Officer

Witch

Hillbilly

Ex-Religious Cult Member

Vegetarian

Old Lady

Black

Lawyer

Teen Mom

Grease Monkey

Teen (with Colored Hair)

Juvenile Delinquent

Jock

Environmentalist

Football Coach

Muslim

Pagan

Blind Man

Nun

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