Hang Out Revisited

Here are some images from the internet using our latest Idiom of the Week. Just click on any image for a larger view:

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Free Tenants’ Rights Clinic!




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Spelling Quiz

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Idiom of the Week: Hang Out

Meaning: To spend time with someone in your free time; to relax.


I spent all weekend hanging out with my kids.

They used to hang out a lot, but they had an argument and now they never speak to each other.

In her free time she usually hangs out with her friends.


Pop Quiz:

Where do people usually not hang out?

A.  At work.

B.  At school.

C.  At home.

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Typical Quotations

Here are some fun quotations using our newest Awesome Adjective:

“I can’t believe I’ve turned into a typical old man. I can’t believe it. I was young just minutes ago.”

– Maurice Sendak

“A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

“I’m a typical middle child. I’m the mediator. The one that makes everything OK, puts their own needs aside to make sure everybody’s happy. It’s hard to change your nature, even with years and years of therapy.”

– Jennifer Jason Leigh

“I’ve never had coffee. I’ve always hated the smell. It was always tea. I was a pretty typical kid, though. I grew up drinking Lipton. I didn’t know there was other tea to drink.”

– Billy Corgan

“There’s always been a lot of information about your activities. Every phone number you dial, every credit-card charge you make. It’s long since passed that a typical person doesn’t leave footprints.”

– Bill Gates

“In a typical history book, black Americans are mentioned in the context of slavery or civil rights. There’s so much more to the story.”

– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“I don’t even think of myself as particularly good looking, and not at all a typical kind of Hollywood leading man sort of actor.”

– Ryan Gosling

“I long for typical days, but rarely get them anymore.”

– Nora Roberts

“One of the big, most underlying messages for me is celebrating beauty that is not typical.”

– Tyra Banks

“I’m very much a typical Midwesterner, and I don’t think the condition is curable.”

– John Malkovich



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There’s a new exhibit at the Chatham Square Branch of the New York Public Library that you might want to check out.

From NYPL.org:

The Chatham Square Branch of the New York Public Library is pleased to present a rare look at Chinese-American women’s history, told through legal cases fought in supreme courts throughout the United States. Using the personal collection of Dr. Chang C. Chen (邱彰博士), Herstory features rare photographs and case descriptions of efforts by Chinese-American women to gain legal standing in the U.S.

Starting in 1852, the cases document women who fought for equal treatment in the eyes of the law and for citizenship and immigration rights. One 1874 case from San Francisco describes a group of recent immigrants who were defined as “lewd and immoral” due to their style of dress, and were set to be deported. The women fought back and the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in their favor, stating that the California laws were in conflict with federal immigration laws and the women were released. In Tape v. Hurley, 66 Cal. 473 (1885), a landmark case in the California Supreme Court in which the Court found the exclusion of a Chinese American student from public school based on her ancestry unlawful. The Court ruled that Chinese-American children had a right to public education and to attend public schools.

The exhibit is a fascinating look at the ordinary people who fought for their rights, and, in doing so, helped shape a new world for Chinese-Americans in the United States. The exhibition is provided to the library by Dr. Chang C Chen (邱彰博士), who has worked tirelessly to document the written legal history of Chinese-Americans.

For Chatham Square hours and location, click here.

Chatham Square Library on Google Maps:

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