Children's Book Week

November 14 through November 20 is Children's Book Week. Try some folktales from around the world and celebrate with us. In the "What a Doll" program the following stories were featured. The story "Grateful Statues" is from Japanese Children's Favorite Stories and Juan Bobo and the Pig.

Youthful Images and Imagination

Kids' films can leave parents with glassy eyes and heavy hearts, but not The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, just out on DVD and soon to be available at the library. Director Robert Rodriguez Spy Kids once again delivers non-stop action, dynamite effects, and a decent, if slightly twisty, story. Born in Max's imagination, Sharkboy and Lavagirl suddenly spring to life, with huge problems to solve if their imaginary world is to be saved. With the exception of a few scary stretches, this qualifies as good entertainment for elementary-age children and their parents.


As part of our on-going partnership with The Neutral Zone here's your chance to meet TEEN author and editor, David Levithan. David will be appearing for FREE at the Neutral Zone (637 S. Main) Tuesday, October 18 @ 7:00PM. He will be talking about his books ( Boy Meets Boy, Realm of Possibility and the NEW Are We There Yet? ), writing and his experiences as an editor at Scholastic Books and more! Hope we see you there...

Kids Bits - Add Salsa

Manana Iguana is a Latin birthday nod to the Little Red Hen story "Who will help Me?" Soy Una Pizza provides plenty of songs to party in Spanish. Putumayo's Latin Playground will put mood into the next reading of the book before the return to the Library.

Baby Bits - Shoes

"There once was a baby who hid in a shoe, and had learned how to say, 'How do you do?'" Shoe Baby builds with rhyme and fantasy. Follow your Read-Aloud with flavorful music and dance with your "Shoe Baby". There's Elvis Rock-n-roll in Blue Suede Shoes Elvis Songs for Kids, Children's Songs in Happy Feet, or Jazz era Swing with Fidgety Feet.

Ugh! I've gotta get this paper done by tomorrow!

Research projects and papers give you a headache? Come learn tips and tricks to help you get organized and stay on course. Call 327-8301 to register for this two-part workshop:

Oct. 25, 7-9 pm Tackling Assignments, Pt 1: Process and Print Sources Downtown
Nov. 1, 7-9 pm Tackling Assignments, Pt. 2: Process, Electronic Databases, Internet, Malletts Creek
Nov. 15, 7-9 pm Tackling Assignments, Pt. 2 [repeat of Nov. 1], Downtown

Kid Bits - Penguin March

March of the Penguins is a hit at the box office. Why not read more true stories of penguins with your children? Three new titles at the Library are And Tango Makes Three, A Mother’s Journey, and My Season With Penguins.

Kid Bits - Bottle Houses

Grandma Prisbrey raised 7 kids in a trailer home until she finally settled on a scrap of dirt in California. She built her own house out of colorful bottles from the dump, and hand-mixed cement. Enter a true fantasy through the book Bottle Houses and Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village.

History Bits - Confucius: The Golden Rule

Confucius: the Golden Rule is a biography of the ancient philosopher, Confucius. Although Confucius never wrote down his thoughts, followers recorded his teachings which are still relayed today. The French artist Clément’s elegant paintings of towns, temples and the bucktoothed Confucius himself have an ancient feel that perfectly sets the story.

History Bits - Brown Angels

Leap back 100 years with Brown Angels:an Album of Pictures and Verse. The book displays sepia-tone photos of African-American children from the turn-of-the-century, in companion with poetry by Walter Dean Myers. Bring the timeline forward to today and read So Much about an exciting birthday within an extended family and Yo! Yes?, the first conversation of a budding new friendship.

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