Monday, November 5, 2012

Hooray for Turkey Day!

This year Thanksgiving is on Thursday, November, 22nd, 2012.

President Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.

Thanksgiving is ALWAYS on the 4th Thursday of November.  

It's a time for people thankful for the good things in their lives.

Many people eat food traditional like turkey and pumpkin pie.

But, who started all this?

What were they thankful for?

Did they really eat pumpkin pie and turkey too?

Click on the DOTS in the picture to find out.

Mrs. Cupples does not control all the "turkeys" on the Internet. She works hard to make sure all the links in her blog work and lead to good safe places, but the Internet can be filled with all kinds of "gobbly"-gook.
Please always tell your parents when you go "hunting" on the Internet.  Never give anyone your name or any other personal info without your parent's permission!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

What is Veteran's Day?

Veteran's Day is an American holiday that is celebrated on November 11th. 

 On this day, we make a special effort to thank the men and women who keep us safe in the Armed Forces.  

We also take time to remember people who lost their lives trying to keep us safe and free.

Follow the dots on the picture to find out more about Veteran's Day.  
The dots will take you to information, activities, videos, and games!

Mrs. Cupples tries really hard to find good links for each topic.  
However, she is NOT the Commander in Chief of the Internet.  
She has no control over the scallywags who post stuff that might not be right or good for kids.
Be safe when looking around the Internet, and ALWAYS tell your parents before you set off on an Internet journey!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Get Out And Vote!

Every 4 years the people of the United States get to choose a new president.
People get to vote for the person they think will be the best at the job of leading our country.
Well, most people. 
Moms and dads and other grown ups can vote, but kids cannot.  You have to be 18 years old to vote.
This voting process is called an election.

Election Day is November 6th.
Follow the dots to learn more (and to hear a good story or two....)

Mrs. Cupples is providing all this information so that folks can learn more about elections.  She is the library lady, so giving people info is what she does best.  She is in NO WAY endorsing any candidate. 
Also, the Internet can be a strange place.  Links that work and go to the right place today can be all broken and weird tomorrow.  So please always be safe when you are on the Internet and let your parents know what you are up to. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

He had three ships and sailed from Spain....

He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain.
He sailed by night; he sailed by day;
He used the stars to find his way.
Cool poem, huh?  Read the whole thing!
Christopher Columbus was a world explorer.
He sailed off from Spain in 1492 to look for the new world.
What did he find?

Why is that important for us?

Click on the hotspots to find out lots more about Christopher Columbus and all his adventures.
Mrs. Cupples might be a great explorer of information, but she can't check everything single thing on the Internet.  So be careful while you are exploring the great wide web.  Always get your parent's permission before you start on a new web adventure. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Arrrrrrgghhh, Mateys!

September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day!
How fun is that? 
But wait, I don't know how to talk like a pirate....
Follow the hotspots to find out how and to learn more about pirates!
Be careful and always get permission from your parents before sailing the opne seas of the Internet. Cap'n Cupples cannot be swabbing up all the messes on the World Wide Web. Arrrggghh!  

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

We the People...

The US Constitution is a document that explains the basic, major laws of our country.
That makes it a pretty important document.
It's something all Americans should learn about.
September 17th is Constitution Day.

We use that day to learn about how our country runs.  

Follow the "dots" to learn everything you ever wanted to know and more about the US Constitution.

Mrs. Cupples is the President of the United Library of Roberta Tipps, but she is NOT the president of the Internet.  She can't control any of the crazy business that goes on in cyberspace.  Be careful when poking around on the Internet and ALWAYS get your parent's permission.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Patriot Day is September 11th

September 11, 2001, was a very sad day in American History.
The World Trade Center, also known as the Twin Towers, in New York City was attacked.
The buildings fell down and a lot of people died.
Today, we remember that day as a special holiday called Patriot Day.

Want to know more about this very special day?
Just click the dots!
Questions?  Email Mrs. Cupples.

Mrs. Cupples may be the most fabulous library lady to ever walk the earth, but she doesn't have any control over all the crazy business on the Internet.  So ALWAYS get permission from your parents before you go exploring, and let them know right away if you find anything weird.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Welcome Back

Welcome Back to School!
Oh, how we've missed you.
 The 2012-2013 school looks like it will be a great one.
Here are some cool games, apps,
and books to get you off on the right foot.

Remember, just click on the dots on the picture to find more cool stuff.

David Goes to School by David Shannon
Remember Mrs. Cupples is not Supreme Queen of the World.  She cannot control what is on the internet.  Be safe while browsing the web and always get parent permission FIRST.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Beat the Summer Boredom!

There are 81 days of summer vacation. 
That's a lot of days. 
The last thing your parents want to hear is...

Well, don't be bored! 
Here are tons of cheap and FREE things to do this summer around Arlington and Mansfield.
All you have to do is click on the dots!
Who knows, you might see Mrs. Cupples at one of these places...
And if you find a good cheap or free place to go email Mrs. Cupples
She'll be happy to add it to the list.
See you in August!

Mrs. Cupples is in charge of a lot, but she is not in charge of the Internet.  
 Please be careful when looking around and always get yor parent's permission before you go poking around.  And please don't sign up for ANYTHING without letting and adult know about it!

Monday, April 23, 2012

National Children's Book Week!

National Children's Book Week is May 7th-13th.
What better way to celebrate than to...READ!

The hotspots will take you to some great stuff to read.
Most of the stuff is FREE, but some stuff requires a library card...which is also FREE. 

The Arlington Public Library has teamed up with the Mansfield Public Library. 
You can check out stuff at either library or online with ONE CARD!

As always Mrs. Cupples is not in charge of the whole entire Internet.  She can't control what some sillybillys put out there.  So be careful, and always get your parent's permission before you go exploring.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


The RMS Titanic sunk to the bottom of the ocean 100 years ago.
Wasn't it supposed to be UNsinkable?

I wonder what happened...
Follow the hotspots to learn A LOT more.

Mrs. Cupples has no control of the whippersnappers who post things to the Internet.
Please be careful when you go poking around the world wide web, and always get your parent's permission.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Plant a New Truffula...

 Treat it with care.
Give it clean water. And feed it fresh air.
Grow a forest. Protect it from axes that hack.
Then the Lorax and all of his friends may come back.~ Dr. Seuss

National Enviromental Education Week is April 15th-April 21st.
Earth Day is April 22nd.

Wait a you think they did that on purpose?
So what is Environmental Education Week?
And what does the Lorax have to do with it?
Follow the hotspots to find out!

Mrs. Cupples cannot control the crazy knotheads on the Internet.
If they post something strange, it's not her fault.
So be careful on the web and always get your parents permission before you go wandering around. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012


Who Jane?  You Jane?
I'm confused.
Who is Jane?

Jane is Jane Goodall.  And she's a famous scientist.
Her birthday is April 3rd.
What cool things does she study?
Whatever it is she's been studying it since 1960!
Follow the hotspots to find out more!

 Mrs. Cupples cannot be responsible for crazy yahoos on the Internet and the things they post.
Always ask your parents before exploring the web.

Friday, February 24, 2012

I Can Read With My Eyes SHUT!

Ok, not really.

But did you know that is the name of a book written by Dr. Seuss?

Dr. Seuss wrote tons of books. 
But did you know he wasn't really a doctor and his last name was NOT Seuss?

Click on the HOTSPOTS to find out more!

As always, Mrs. Cupples is not responsible for what is on other websites.
Be careful on the Internet and always get your parent's permission.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Jackie Robinson was one of the most famous baseball players of all time.
Can you guess why?

But, he did a whole lot more than just play baseball.
Follow the hotspots to learn more about him.

Mrs. Cupples is not responsible for the kinds of things on other websites.
Surf the Internet with care and always get your parent's permission.

Monday, February 6, 2012

All Aboard!

Harriet Tubman was a conductor on the Underground Railroad.

That is a fact.

But, the Underground Railroad wasn't really a railroad at all and, Harriet Tubman wasn't really a conductor...hmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

So what was the Underground Railroad? 
And what does Harriet Tubman have to do with it?
Follow the hotspots to learn more!

Mrs. Cupples is not in control of what kinds of things are on other websites. 
Surf the Internet with care and be sure to get your parent's permission.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Let It Shine!

February is Black History Month!

There were and are so many interesting African American men and women who had a lot to do with the freedoms we all enjoy today.

Who are they and what did they do?

Follow the hotspots to learn more!

Mrs. Cupples is not in control of what kinds of things are on other websites. 

Surf the net with care and make sure to get your parent's permission.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hip Hip Hooray for MLK!!

January 16th is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

On this day we celebrate the life and accomplishments of this great man.

It's also a school holiday!  NO SCHOOL!!!

So, what exactly did he do? Was he really a doctor?

Click on the hotspots to find out!