Ages 5-11

FIGURE IT OUT soon !

400,000 people figured out how to put men on the moon with Apollo 11. Team Moon tells that story.

Library Staff figured out what to do for this summer, when school gets out. We are visiting schools now to let kids know they need to get ready.
Summer Reading Game is coming June 11 and the theme is FIGURE IT OUT: READ!
Watch blogs for titles being talked about.
Watch the web site for Summer Program Events.
We're gonna FIGURE OUT lots of things together.
Remember... Summer Reading is for ALL AGES. "Listeners", "Learning Readers", "Bibliomaniacs", "Student Researchers", and "Retirement Readers" are included.
Nobody ever gets turned away.

New Children's books in German!

We have several new children's books in German which will be available soon. They will be distributed between the branches and you can find them on the foreign language shelves. You can also put a hold on the books through the on-line catalog and have them delivered to the branch of your choice. Remember that new foreign language books now have "NEW" stickers on them to distinguish them from other books in the collection. If you have any questions or comments about the foreign language collections, please e-mail stantont@aadl.org

Follow the links to see the record for these new German books:

Piro auf Schatzsuche: eine abenteuerliche Geschichte / von Kurt Baumann
Der kleine Bär / von Else Holmelund Minarik. Bilder von Maurice Sendak
Regenbogenfisch komm hilf mir! / von Marcus Pfister
Der regenbogenfisch / von Marcus Pfister
Kleiner Eisbär wohin fährst du? / von Hans de Beer

American Slave, American Hero: York of the Lewis and Clark Expedition by Laurcence Pringle

Little is known about York, the slave of William Clark of the Lewis and Clark expedition. In Amerian Slave American Hero: York of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Laurence Pringle navigates the life of York through the writings of William Clark and shows that he was an integral part of the famous team.

En Espanol/In Spanish: Chronicles of Narnia Books!

The library recently purchased Spanish translations of the popular "Chronicles of Narnia" series by C.S. Lewis. There will be copies of "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe/El Leon, la Bruja y el Ropero" at all branches and copies of all other titles at the Downtown Branch on both the Adult and Youth Foreign Language Collection shelves. Ask a staff member if you have trouble locating these areas. You can also put a HOLD on any of these books via your account in the online catalog. Follow the links below to see the records and call numbers for each book.

El Sobrino del Mago por C.S. Lewis
El Leon, la Bruja y el Ropero por C.S. Lewis
El Caballo y el Muchacho por C.S. Lewis
El Principe Caspian por C.S. Lewis
La Traversia del Viajero del Alba por C.S. Lewis
La Silla de Plata por C.S. Lewis
La Ultima Batalla por C.S. Lewis

Sophisticated Ladies:The Great Women of Jazz by Leslie Gourse

What do Bessie Smith, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald have in common? They are the great women of Jazz. Historian Leslie Gourse brings all these talented women together with a short biography of each in Sophisticated Ladies: The Great Women of Jazz.

Storytime Scoop

Go wild at the last preschool storytime of the session at Downtown and Pittsfield
with stories filled with jungle animals and jungle noises!

Kid Bits - Pirates Ahoy!

AAaaargh !!! READ to ME! Melinda Long has made another picture book for land-lubber kids following How I Became a Pirate. Set your telescope for Pirates Don't Change Diapers and begin to make a new treasure map. You might explore pirate facts in books like Daring Pirate Women and Imagine You're a Pirate while you're at it.

Tween Scence—Mark Crilley

Are you a huge Akiko or Billy Clikk fan? See Mark Crilley in action on Wednesday, April 18 at the Downtown Library, 7-7:45 PM. He draws while taking about his cartooning and his books. Check out his website to learn more about him, and bring your Akiko books for Mark to sign!

Tween Scene—Cave Paintings

After School is Cool! Wednesday, April 18, 4-5 PM in the Downtown Library Story Room Corner. Come after school and make cave paintings. We have tons of colored sand and lots of neat designs to fill in. Or make your own! Get back to your prehistoric roots and paint like the cavemen and cavewomen!

FairyTale Bits - NEW !

Jan Pienkowski's The Fairy Tales is a stunning and dramatic visual treat! "Exquisitely beautiful silhouettes ... complete the atmosphere of magic and enchantment". There are Four traditional tales that have been faithfully translated from the German Brothers Grimm and the French Charles Perrault. Danger and Romance exist in the words and the pictures on every page. Very sumptuous indeed !

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