Week of June 16, 2002

Hearst Castle

Nestled deep in a luxurious corner of the Web, the Hearst Castle at www.hearstcastle.org stands proud. In 1957, William Randolph Hearst's castle was turned into a museum. Now you can enjoy its art and beauty online. The Hearst Art Collection achieved its own fame with sculptures dating back to the 16th century. If you explore the grounds around the castle, you'll find huge pools, an airport and the largest private zoo in the world. Go Behind the Scenes to learn about restoring the castle. Enjoy a site that's fit for a king.

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Take Note, Y'all

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Kids site at www.dsokids.com is an instrumental site for all music lovers. Head to the interactive Music Room where plenty of activities, games and surprises await. You can Listen to Music or learn about Music Theory. The Instrument Encyclopedia lets you listen to each instrument and tells you the instruments' roles in the orchestra. If you're interested in playing an instrument, take a seat in the Practice Chair and learn what it takes to be a musician. Experience the magic and joy of classical music.

A Front-Row Seat to Change

Watch the past unfold on Changing Stages at www.pbs.org/wnet/
. This site provides a view of the theater in the 20th century, from the theater's roots in Shakespeare to the emergence of Ireland's national theater. Then America stands in the spotlight as a leader in the dramatic arts. The site includes pop-up biographies of many of the greatest playwrights of all time, including Tennessee Williams, Lorraine Hansberry and Arthur Miller. All the world's a stage, and Changing Stages has front-row seats.

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Summer Opens, Books Open

As the summer approaches, school comes to an end and your free time increases, you may find yourself struggling to find something to do. This summer during your free time, find a nice spot outside and sprawl out in the grass with a great book. If you aren't sure what to read, check out the books recommended at the following sites. Some even have reviews. Grab a blanket and chill in the shade for a while with a good book.

Reading Rants!

St. Charles Public Library-Best Books for Young Adults 2000

Zinger's Top 20



(The first, third and fourth sites are no longer available.)

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