Ages 5-11

PreK Bits - Robots


Ms. Rachel featured Robots this week in Preschool Storytime.
If you want more ROBOTS stuff try Public Lists at Robots for PreK and Robots for 1st to 5th grade.
Did you know about making robot music with some of our cool music tools?
Checkout a Thingamagoop, or a Ningen Gakki 2 and 3 from the AADL Music Tool Collection.
BoOP-beEP-boOP ....

HomeWork Help - MAPS grades 1-3


When Teachers are leading units on maps and mapping in school, here is a list for Parents and Kids, especially kids in 1st - 3rd grades.
It is one of our Public Lists and is named HomeWork - MAPS grades 1-3.

Julie's Back in Town!

We are always ready to sing and dance when the talented Julie Austin, who now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, returns to Ann Arbor to join up with her good friend David Mosher for stomp-along, sing-along family fun! Julie and ChickenJulie and ChickenJulie and David will join us at the Downtown Library on Saturday, October 6th at 11 am. This is a storytime crowd favorite!

Children's Literacy Network Bookfair

Join me at the Children's Literacy Network Bookfair this Saturday! This festive celebration was created by the awesome Family Book Club, now called Children’s Literacy Network. I’ll be representing AADL and sharing stories at 11:30 am.

Keys to the Kingdom

If you’re in a royal mood, join us this Saturday for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee crafts extravaganza at 10 am at the Downtown library. We’ve got pom poms, pipe cleaners, sparkles, and other colorful decorations. You will return to your castle with a crown, keys to the kingdom and a jester stick puppet. Make the Queen proud!

C-SPAN Challenges Students to Compete in National Documentary Contest

Are you a policy wonk? Then you should enter this contest!!

This Year's Theme: Message to the President

C-SPAN is asking students to consider what issue the president should address in 2013, and create a video documentary explaining why it's important.

This Year's Theme is : Message to the President

What do you think is important and should be addressed by the president? Make a short film and enter it in this contest for a chance to win some cash!!. It will be fun to do and a great item to put on your resume (some day!).

Now in its ninth year, C-SPAN's national competition invites all middle school students (grades 6-8) and high school students (grade 9-12) to produce a five- to eight-minute video documentary using C-SPAN programming.

This year, students will have the opportunity to produce a documentary focusing on "A Message to the President: What's the most important issue the president should consider in 2013?"

The C-SPAN Education Foundation supports the contest by awarding 75 student and 11 teacher prizes, totaling $50,000 in cash.

Entries must represent varying points of view, and incluide C-SPAN video that supports the documentary's topic. Students, working alone or in groups up to three, must upload their videos by January 18, 2013, and winners will be announced in March. A full list of guidelines, FAQ's and past winning videos can be found at studentcam.org.

If enough students enter from Ann Arbor we can reserve a night to run the documentaries and you can invite all your friends!!

Sound Science!

Thursday, August 30 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Malletts Creek Branch Program Room

Make a joyful noise! For thousands of years, folks in Australia have been using a musical instrument called the Didgeridoo to create music. In this Summer Science program, we'll be turning an ordinary object into a maker of this big cool sound and learning about the science that explains the noise, too!

Here is a list of cool books about sound and music science.

This event is for grades K - 5.

Racing Machines

Come make your own balloon-powered cars at the Racing Machines program! We’ll build the cars and see how fast they go.

Want to learn about the science behind cars and speed?

Toy and Game Science, by Peter Pentland and Pennie Stoyles
Inside and Out Guide To Speed Machines, by Steve Parker
How Does a High-Speed Train Work?, by Sarah Eason

Or learn about how to build other kinds of cars and machines!
Pinewood Derby Designs and Patterns by Troy Thorne
Pinewood Derby Speed Secrets, by David Meade
Build Your Own Car, Rocket, and Other Things That Go, by Tammy Enz

This program is for grades K-5 and will be held at the Pittsfield Branch at 2pm on Tuesday, August 28.

9th Captain Underpants Released Today!

Get in line. The 9th Captain Underpants adventure, Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers, was released today. Get it while it's hot off the press. In this one George and Harold go back to their kindergarten days where they have to face a 6th grade bully, the principal's nephew!!!!

Fans won't have to wait very long for the 10th Captain Underpants title. Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers, will appear in
January 2013.

For all of the books, look here.

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