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I Stayed Up Late Reading Cruel Beauty and Why You Should Too

If you want a YA book with demon lovers, fairy tale-Greek mythology mashups, wicked heroines, a castle full of shadowy secrets, and a passionate romance that begins with a murder attempt, look no further.Read More ›

The Life of Leonardo da Vinci

The performers began the show by asking the audience if anyone knew who da Vinci was. Many audience members had heard of him but did not know exactly what his various accomplishments were. With music, colorful costumes, and eye-catching props, the performers took the audience on a journey exploring the artist's life.

The children were amused by the precocious, thumb-sucking baby da Vinci and admired his creative ingenuity as a young artist. Several audience members delighted in learning about da Vinci's more mischievous endeavors, such as perfecting the stinkball; or his clever 

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