Dear Santa, I know I'm supposed to write you and tell you all about how I've been a good little girl all year. Well, I'm going to skip that part. We both know I've been spending the year eating lots of chocolate pudding and being mean to my sister Cinderella. So I won't even pretend I've been good.
Please join us for a discussion about Honeybees and why they matter. The Speak Easy Salon group will be meeting Wednesday, December 15 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm. The readings are two short articles about the mystery of colony collapse and can be e-mailed to you. Please call Ms. Rosenblatt at 202-282-3139 to make your request. Also available is the book The Mysterious History of the Honeybee by Hattie Ellis. Copies of the book are at the circulation desk. Enjoy a stimulating discussion, cool teas, pastries, and fruits.
Express your Holiday Spirit on Thursday, December 16 at 3:30pm. Sing out your joy with seasonal tunes Karaoke and make your own Gingerbread House and craft a Yuletide Necklace. And, let's share real tales of the Holiday Spirit. Holiday Goodies Served.
Early Literacy Tip:Today we read holiday books that we could sing and play instruments to. Singing, rhyming and repetition are important in developing an awareness of different word sounds. This helps develop their phonological awareness which is important for later reading skills.Books We Read:
The play "Streetcar Named Desire", by Tennessee Williams, premiered in December, 1947, starring Jessica Tandy and Marlon Brando, and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama the next year. "Streetcar" was Williams' second critical success, following "The Glass Menagerie", which premiered in 1944-45. To learn more about Williams and read some of his other writings, come see the display at Palisades Library.
I have always been a foodie. The first dessert I made by myself was Bananas Foster; I was maybe 8. The crepes were gummy and the sauce runny, but I made it; it was delicious! Since that time I have become infinitely better and thoroughly enjoyed every minute I have spent in the kitchen. It is the place where I go to release my frustrations, to be romantic, to be creative, and to be really at peace.
Baking and toddlers. I know putting those two words together strikes fear into the hearts of many. But it doesn't have to be that way. With the holidays around the corner, baking cookies and other sweet delicacies can be a rewarding experience to have with your child. Plus, homemade treats make wonderful gifts for the holidays. I can still remember shaking a bucket of spiced peanuts with my sister to give to our teachers.
Please join the discussion for "Twisted" by Laura Halse Anderson on Monday, November 29 at 4pm. It is both a humorous and tragic read about a family who wants more than anything to conform. Refreshments will be served.