Good evening everyone,

Today I made some cookies with my kids as you can see in the pictures below and I related some books and fun things to see and do:

We read books related to eating and being hungry, that I highly recommend: Fingers for Lunch by Brandt Lewis and Cori Derrfeld, The First Strawberries retold by Joseph Bruchac and the one and only Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle:

If you don’t have any of these books, you can relate any books for kids you have on food, or being hungry, even watch the Very Hungry Caterpillar animated Film:

However, if your kiddo is not interested by the previous activities, how about allowing her/him to walk to Sesame Street Central and have some fun with Cookie Monster, Elmo and Prairie Dawn while working on activities pages.

Wishing you a wonderful evening 🙂

Flyers: How to spot Fake News

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you had all a wonderful night despite all the bad news that surround us! I am posting flyers on how to Spot Fake News in English, French and Arabic from the International Federation of Library Association (IFLA). The eight steps of the flyer will allow you to find the trustworthy of any piece of information that you are holding:

Please feel free to download, print them and inform your community, family, friends:

Information from a Librarian at your service 🙂

Fighting Fake News:

Hello everyone,

To be able to fight fake news here are three simple questions you will need to ask yourself:

  • Whos behind the information?
    • who is the author of the piece of information that you are holding in your hands, tablet, etc.?
    • who is funding for the website, the newspaper, etc.?
    • what is the mission or objectives of the author(s)?
    • what might be the motivation behind the information?
  • What‘s the evidence?
    • is there enough proof?
    • is that source trustworthy?
    • do we have enough facts to support the evidence?
    • what piece of information is missing?
  • what do other sources claim?
    • do we have same or different information? what tendency emerge?
    • do we have an agreement or disagreement between the sources of information? if so why?
    • what is the viewpoint of the other sources

For further information, check out the International Federation of Library Associations and institutions (IFLA) infography on “How to spot Fake News

Wishing you a wonderful evening,

Information From a Librarian 🙂

Livres sur le Liban pour tout petits:

Bonjour tout le monde,

A la demande d´une cousine de lui trouver des livres jeunesse sur le Liban , et ayant paufiné mes recherches á travers les grandes maisons d’édition libanaises (Samir, et Antoine) ainsi que sur les moteurs de recherche suivant (la fnac, Amazon, google). Voici, les résultats que j´ai obtenu et que je partage avec vous, des livres qui font découvrir la culture et la géographie ainsi que l´histoire du Liban. Je vous lance le défi de présenter d´autres livres pour tout petits sur le Liban:

How to spot Fake news?

Hello everyone, and welcome to my website, I am sure a lot of you received fake images, fake news , so my job as a Librarian is to help you fight misinformation or fake news. In this post I listed three websites that are fact-checking and who will help you debunk or approve the piece of information that you hold in your hand:

Please stay tuned for more information…

Information from a Librarian 🙂