Kid Craft - Mini Pinatas

It's May !!!
It's time to celebrate May Day and Cinco de Mayo and Springtime !
Come to Malletts Creek Branch on Saturday, May 2, between 1:00-2:30pm.
We will make "Dulce Senoritas".
A "Dulce Senorita" is a Guatamalan party decoration that hides sweet treats inside.

This Craft is for kids in grades k-5. Kids in grades k-2 may require individual attention. Kids will decorate a paper cone with colored paper, and hide the sweets inside to take home.

Stichin' and Pullin' - a Gee's Bend Quilt by Patricia McKissack

Woven together like patches in a quilt, history is told and remembered and shared in this remarkable book by award winning author Patricia McKissack..

PreKBits - BarnYard Banter

Ms.Rachel is doing FARM theme this week. You can read her stories or try some others.
Golly Gump Swallowed A Fly is out of print, but you can find I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly at the Library.
The Three Little Pigs classic by Paul Galdone; Another version by James Marshall; and a DVD version by Rabbit Ears Storybook Classics Three Little Pigs.
There's A Cow In The Cabbage Patch where all the animals are in the wrong homes on the farm until ... dinner time!
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! wants to get the rabbits out of the garden.
or pick your own farm story from the Catalog list.

PreK Bits - Dirt

Ms. Rachel is doing Dirt Stories this week. You can do them too, if you find these books.
Dirt Boy by Erik Slangerup.
Piggy In The Puddle by Charlotte Pomerantz.... And the same story on DVD in "Books And Stories" section under "R" for Reading Rainbow.
I'm Dirty by Kate McMullan.
Bubba And Beau Best Friends by Kathi Appelt.
This Is The Van That Dad Cleaned.
Big Smelly Bear by Britta Tekentrup.
Mouse Soup includes "The Bees And The Mud" by Arnold Lobel.

Kid Bits - Retro TV

Here's a television series Today's Kids did not grow-up on. If your kids like the Sesame Street puppets, and are beginning to understand jokes ... take home one of the Muppet Show DVDs and laugh together. Get re-acquainted with Rowlf the Dog, Swedie Chef, Vet's Hospital, Dr. Teeth, Statler and Waldorf, and more.

PreK Bits - Gardens

Ms. Rachel's doing garden stories this week. Follow the theme with these books for little gardeners.
The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Pinkwater
Tops And Bottoms a rascally rabbit tale by Janet Stevens
Frog And Toad Together by Arnold Lobel
City Green by Dyanne DiSalvo-Ryan
Muncha Muncha Muncha by Candace Fleming
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
or find your own treasures in the catalog using subject + gardens fiction.
Let it rain and shine.

Kid Bits - Earth Days

Earth Day comes with Spring Days and we can use them all year 'round.
READ about recycling:
Old Blue Buggy
Joseph Had A Little Overcoat
Dumpster Diver
Recycle Everyday
Read about Conservation:
Green Buildings
One Well: The Story Of Water On Earth
Julia Butterfly Hill: Saving The Giant Redwoods

Bring Me Some Apples and I’ll Make You a Pie by Robbin Gourley

Edna Lewis grew up in Freetown, Virginia on fresh fruits and vegetables harvested from her family’s crops. Experience the taste and smells of harvest time in a story inspired by this famous chef in Bring Me Some Apples and I’ll Make You a Pie by Robbin Gourley.

Earth Hour

Earth HourEarth Hour

What are you doing Saturday between 8:30 and 9:30 pm? You could be participating in Earth Hour March 28 2009.
This international event is organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature/World Wildlife Fund and was started in Australia. It is asked that non-essential lights, appliances and electronics be turned off from 8:30pm-9:30pm.
Last year over 400 cities and 35 countries patricipated. Find out how different countries celebrate Earth Hour!
Earth Hour was started to raise awareness of climate change.
If you are interested in ways you can save energy or be more sustainable, check out these books from the catalog: How to Reduce Your Carbon Footpritnt, Easy green living: the ultimate guide to simple, eco-friendly choices for you and your home, Green by design : creating a home for sustainable living

When Louis Armstrong Taught Me Scat by Muriel Harris Weinstein

Learn how to scat like Louis Armstrong in When Louis Armstrong Taught Me Scat.
Dooblee-Dee-Doo, Oh Yeaah!

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