The March Children's Room book club meets Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 4 p.m. We will discuss the book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin. This is a beautiful book physically and in readability. ll the best stuff of fairy tales are found in the book: poor children, rich kings, dragons, jewels, silk, mountains, rivers and bridges. The story is interwoven with 15 little fairy tales which offer explanations. Intended for ages 8 - 12, but all are welcome.
Published on Saturday, March 3, 2012
Published on Thursday, March 1, 2012
Finally, spring is just around the corner, so it’s definitely time for some sort of celebration!!! Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:
March 1 – Plan A Solo Vacation Day
March 1 – Refired, Not Retired Day
March 1 – World Compliment Day
March 2 – NEA’s Read Across America Day
March 3 – Bonza Bottler Day
Connect With Coretta Scott King Award Winners
Published on Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Many parents, teachers and others who work with children (or simply love children's books) pay attention each January for the announcement of the Newbery Medal for the most distinguished writing for children and the Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished illustration. Kids across America recognize those shiny stickers and know what they mean -- some even participate in "Mock Newbery" and "Mock Caldecott" discussions or join Newbery and Caldecott book clubs.
However, many people (adults and children alike) do not realize that the American Library Association (ALA) gives out several other awards for distinction in different areas of children's literature. In this space, we'll be highlighting several of these award winners in our library collection.
First is the Coretta Scott King Award.
Published on Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Join us for a special Black History Month program for ages 6 and up.
We'll learn about African-American sculptors such as Tyree Guyton, the Detroit artist who turned his Heidelberg Street neighborhood into a gigantic art piece, using found materials that other people considered to be junk.
After our stories, such as Magic Trash, we'll work to create a found materials sculpture of our own in his honor.
Published on Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The groundhog might be predicting six more weeks of winter, but there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate while the snow is falling down around you. Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:
February 1-29 – Library Lovers Month
February 2 – Bonza Bottler Day
February 3 – Bubble Gum Day
February 3 – National Wear Red Day
Published on Monday, January 30, 2012
The Cruisers are four students at the Da Vinci Academy for the Gifted and Talented. The official school newspaper is called The Palette, and the masthead is a quote from the assistant principal, which reads "Education is a journey on the high seas of life."
African-Americans and Others in the Civil Rights Movement, 1950-60
Published on Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Photo Exhibit (January 3 - 31)
Published on Monday, January 2, 2012
Recently on NPR, I heard a report from Barbara Bradley Hagerty, who proclaimed 2011 a good year for heaven and hell. She talked about nonfiction books on heaven and hell. One of the books mentioned was Rob Bell's Love Wins: ABook About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived. You may want to listen to her report on NPR's website: "Hell on Fire in 2011, Thanks to Films and Books."
Published on Friday, December 16, 2011
With the holidays only a few days away, family gatherings and yearly traditions are probably on your mind. But there are times when family members can be a little…overbearing and you wish you could escape. Just ask Jay Li. He needed to get away from his grandmother so badly, he moved from Illinois to Arizona. Of course, he had his reasons. Want to find out what they are? Then read The Painted Boy by Charles De Lint.
Published on Tuesday, December 6, 2011
On Tuesday, December 13, the Northeast Library will be having an open house. We will have hot chocolate and cookies and some giveaways. The children's room will offer craft-making all afternoon and some holiday music.
Come one, come all. The festivities will begin at 1 p.m. and end at 5 p.m.