Celebrate: Inspire Your Heart With Art Day

Today, January 31st is Inspire Your Heart with Art Day. The arts cover a broad range of subjects including music, painting, sculpture, literature, theater, cinema, and other genres.  Do you have a favorite type of art? Or are you looking to introduce more art into your personal or family life?

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Ways to Observe Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

Use today’s unofficial holiday to explore the many different forms of art. If you are looking for inspiration, check out the following list of ways to celebrate Inspire Your Heart with Art Day.

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Set Up an Art Space

If you are trying to introduce art into your personal or family life, consider setting up a designated art space in your home. A small corner works perfectly. Set up a table or art easel. Provide different materials to create art.

  • Markers, Drawing Pencils, Crayons, Colored Pencils
  • Paint and Brushes
  • Sketch Pads
  • Poster Boards
  • Canvas
  • Drawing Paper
  • Art Books
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Go to a Live Performance

Attend a live performance of your favorite musician, theater production, ballet, or other performance. Due to the ongoing health issue, many venues are canceling or delaying live performances. Others may require specific guidelines for entering the establishment, always check in advance for the latest updates.

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Visit an Art Gallery

Spend a day just marveling at all the art in your local gallery. If you do not have an art gallery in your area or want to attend a new one, go virtual. Many art galleries offer virtual tours.

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Attend a Lecture, Class, or Workshop

Check with your local art gallery or music studio for upcoming classes. Learn a new art technique. Or learn how to play an instrument. If you do not have the time for in-person learning, check out online options.

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Watch Inspirational Films

Search for inspirational films to watch on your favorite streaming platform. If you find a family-friendly movie, use the film as part of family night. Or you can always use your creative outlets to make your own film.

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Listen to Music

Some days turning on your favorite musical artist makes everything better. Go ahead spend the afternoon listening to music.

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Read a Book

Go to the library or your local bookstore to find a book to read. Or reread your favorite classic. Go ahead and make yourself a hot cup of tea or cocoa. Curl up under your favorite fuzzy blanket and read for the rest of the day.

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Enjoy art. Spend the day exploring different art genres. Art has a way of expanding your creativity to higher levels. There are no limits on your imagination. Go ahead and find ways to Inspire Your Heart with Art.  

25 Halloween Books for Kids

The weather is cooler, the days are growing short, and Halloween is just around the corner. Do you want to surprise your kids with Halloween books? Or do you need a list for your next trip to the library?  Check out the following list of fun Halloween books for kids.

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  1. “Creepy Carrots!” – Aaron Reynolds
  2. “Big Pumpkin” – Erica Silverman
  3. “Too Many Pumpkins” – Lina White
  4. “Ten Timid Ghosts” – Jennifer O’Connell
  5. “Pumpkin Countdown” – Joan Holub and Jan Smith
  6. “Little Witch” – Anna Elizabeth Bennett
  7. “The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt” – Riel Nason
  8. Room on the Broom” – Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
  9. “Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin-Picking Plan” – Catherine Hapka and Loryn Brantz
  10. “Stumpkin” – Lucy Ruth Cummins
  11. “The Halloween Moon” – Joseph Fink
  12. “Rosco the Rascal Visits the Pumpkin Patch” – Shana Gorian, Ros Webb, and Josh Addessi
  13. “The Little Kitten” – Nicola Killen
  14. “The Scariest Book Ever” – Bob Shea
  15. “The Little Blue Truck’s Halloween” – Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry
  16. “The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything” – Linda D. Williams and Megan Lloyd
  17. “Gilbert the Ghost” – Guido Van Genechten
  18. “Goodnight Goon” – Michael Rex
  19. “Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete” – James Dean
  20. “A Halloween Carol”- Sean M. Hogan
  21.  “How to Make Friends with a Ghost” – Rebecca Green
  22. “The Halloween Moon” – Joseph Find
  23. “The Witches” – Ronald Dahl
  24. “The Halloween Tree” – Susan Montanari
  25. “Snowmen at Halloween” – Caralyn M. Buehner

With all the books available, you’re certain to get into the Halloween spirit. Older children may like the Harry Potter series too. Have fun! Keep reading! And Happy Halloween!

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Celebrate National Book Lovers Day

Today, August 9th is National Book Lovers Day. The printed word has fascinated people for centuries. Dedicating a day to those who love to read is a great way to honor the written word. Are you wondering how to celebrate National Book Lovers Day? Try any or all of the following ideas.

Ways to Celebrate National Book Lovers Day

According to the dictionary, a bibliophile is a person who collects or has a great love for books. Does this sound true for you? For avid readers, an entire day celebrating the love for books is ideal.

Read A Book

Sit, relax, and read. If you do not have time to read numerous chapters, read a small portion of the book on your lunch hour or before cooking dinner.

Reread Your Favorite Book

Is there a past book calling to you to read again? Find the old favorite on your bookshelf. Many book lovers find rereading a book is comparable to visiting an old friend.

Go to the Library

Do you need a book to read? Head to your local library.

  • Browse the different books available.
  • Search for books on the library computer.
  • Most libraries display new arrivals.
  • Ask the librarian about any new books within your favorite genre.
  • Join the library’s reading group for an opportunity to discuss new reading material.

Go to Your Favorite Book Store

If you lucky enough to have an independent book store in your town, go and browse the aisles for something new to read.

  • Spend your lunch hour or an afternoon amongst the stacks of books.
  • Learn about local authors.
  • Grab a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy the atmosphere.

Listen to an Audiobook

Listen to an audiobook during the morning commute, gym workout, or working around the house. Audiobook narrators use different voices and sound to bring the story alive.

Support a Book Lover

Do you know someone who loves books more than you? Or do you want to encourage younger minds to enjoy the endless possibilities of storylines? Support a book lover by purchasing a book as an impromptu gift. Or buy a gift card or certificate for the local bookstore.

How do you want to spend National Book Lovers Day? Go outdoors, relax in a hammock, and enjoy your favorite book.

 

 

 

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