Scenes from a field trip to the public library:
**Students in small groups, crowded in shelves, whispering over open books, shhing each other when they get too loud.
**Wide eyes after students leave a session about the revolution in Egypt: synapses firing, connections being made.
**A grandmother convincing her two-year old to "share" the vacuum toy with one of our students as a ploy to get him to leave without crying, and as a result, showering our kids with praises.
**A community member glaring and glaring at our students doing research, which were apparently interrupting her games of computer solitaire.
**Open faces, real dialogue, our kids acting like adults because they are being treated like them.