Sunday, October 07, 2012

Day of Discovery

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DC Public Library
Columbus Day Holiday
We're certain you all remember the first line of this poem :
"In fourteen hundred ninety two
Columbus sailed the ocean blue."

We're also certain you'll all be out and about tomorrow and so we offer a few suggestions on how to spend a little of your Columbus Day quiet time.

Christopher Columbus : Walk the Plank Game
Answer 10 trivia questions from a bank of 20 though the motivational message is most certainly quirky and your choice. There are many other free versions of Walk the Plank history games available.

BBC Primary History : Famous People
Learn or refresh you knowledge about Columbus, then play a game to help Columbus prepare for his voyage.

Nova Online : Lost At Sea - The Search for Longitude
On the more challenging front, try your hand at being a virtual marine navigator. You'll need a Shockwave plug-in to play.

See you on Tuesday, October 9 at 10 a.m. The library is closed tomorrow, Columbus Day.