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The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Library has nearly 2,000 movable and pop-up books, that are made with a variety of paper construction types and mechanisms that control the movement of the action on the pages. One type of movable book form is a carousel book. A carousel looks like an ordinary flat two dimensional book, but when opened, it unfolds into a 360 degree circle when stood upright. A carousel more »
For your picnic, barbecue, or just to drape about the house, here are some patriotic crepe paper decorations for the Fourth of July from Dennison Manufacturing Co.
The Libraries has a few ways to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Apparently the man we have come to call Santa was also, according to Wikipedia, “the patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, thieves, children, and students.”
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