Laura McShane

Joined Jan 18, 2017

  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Organization: Cleveland Public Library
  • Grade: K , 1st , 2nd , 3rd , 4th , 5th , 6th , 7th , 8th , 9th , 10th , 11th , 12th
  • Environment: Public Library in close proximity to several schools, fire station, police station, hospital, zoo, and a national park. On a major bus route.
  • Biography: I have a background in zoology, park planning and design, landscape architecture and library science. I have morphed from working at a hospital, at a large metropolitan park district, a community development corporation, a metropolitan planning organization, to now, at an urban public library.
  • Website/Blog: www.linkedin.com/in/lmcshane

May 29, 2019

A More Perfect Union

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, but the true origin of the holiday has been obscured : The holiday was not always called Memorial ...

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May 20, 2019

Make the Most of Summer

A few years ago, I attended a conference for trail planning. Many state tourism bureaus presented, but Idaho's tagline for vacations especially ...

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Apr 26, 2019

Ride a Bike!

Do you remember learning to ride your first bike? How about that first bike accident! Did an adult help you fix your bike when the chain came off, ...

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Mar 9, 2019

OpenCon 2019

I am sharing my notes for the OpenCon2109 held on March 7-8, 2019 at Cleveland State University. I was not able to attend the entire conference this ...

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Feb 15, 2019

Picturing America

I first became aware of the National Center for Families Learning and Wonderopolis as part of a suite of FREE Open Educational Resources - searchable ...

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Jan 31, 2019

Frozen

"Look out! We're about to begin!" The story of Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen starts out with a warning. How do we look at our world? ...

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Jan 8, 2019

Soup is LOVE

Winter is always a tough time of year as hardship brings out the need for family and community support. It can also be a depressing time of year for ...

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Nov 21, 2018

Mother of Invention

The proverb goes: "Necessity is the mother of invention." Here's our plan to keep kids' little hands busy over the long holiday breaks: Our wreath ...

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Oct 11, 2018

Strong Girls Change the World

Now that I am older, I am less afraid to speak my mind, and I do. I have been threatened and told to shut up for stating my opinions, but I realize ...

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