Staff Picks

Guardian cat

Published on Friday, March 14, 2014

Image of bookcover for A Streetcat Named BobBeing a cat fan, I had to read James Bowen's Book, A Street Cat Named Bob and How He Saved My Life. Dog fans might like it too because it shows what a difference having an animal in our lives can make.

Bob helps James to quit his drug habit and quit living on the streets of London. James found Bob hungry, dirty and generally in bad shape while he was performing as a busker (street musician).

A Family Fun Time Event

Published on Thursday, March 13, 2014

Shamrock CraftLong ago, St. Patrick's day began as a religious holiday that celebrated the arrival of Saint Patrick, who brought Christianity to Ireland. Today, it is celebrated in many parts of the world in the spirit of Irish heritage, culture and good luck! St. Patrick's Day celebrations of today include parades, feasts, Irish folklore and wearing the color green!

We will celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the Children's Room on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on March 15 at 11 a.m. during our weekly Family Fun Time.

"How to Train Your Dragon"

Published on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

DVD cover of "How to train your dragon" movieDear LBPH Kids,

How to Train Your Dragon is our Adaptive Services Division children’s movie recommendation for March 2014.

In this movie, “Hiccup is a Viking teenager who aspires to hunt dragons, but doesn't exactly fit in with his tribe's longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. His world gets turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges him and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.”

Published on Monday, March 10, 2014

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is now offering a story time in Spanish. If you are interested in a bilingual story time, check out our Around The World Story Time.

¡La biblioteca Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library ofrece una hora del cuentos en Español para toda la familia! Venga para escuchar libros en Español, cantar, y jugar.

Estos son unos de los libros en Español que puedan encontrar en Cuentos Para La Familia:

Dear You, the body you wear used to be mine.

Published on Friday, March 7, 2014

book coverSay this name with me: Myfanwy Thomas. The first name is mostly pronounced like Tiffany but with an M.

Know who she is? No?

Neither does she.

Upon waking up in a park, surrounded by dead people all adorned in rubber gloves, notes from her pre-amnesia self give her the option of either taking the wealth she has stockpiled and disappearing from the UK to some Caribbean island to live an idyllic life or she can choose to tackle the mystery of who obliterated her prior consciousness and seemingly wants her dead. 

Family Fun Time Salutes Pets

Published on Friday, March 7, 2014

Cat and FishFrom hegdehogs to potbelly pigs to parakeets to St. Bernards, family pets come in all shapes and sizes. In fact, President Calvin Coolidge had a pet raccoon named Rebecca who lived in the White House.

We love our pets. During a recent Family Fun Time at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library we celebrated pets by reading books, dancing, singing songs, and making crafts. Check these pet books out!
 

Published on Tuesday, March 4, 2014

bark Fans of Lorrie Moore will have already scooped up Bark, her new collection of short stories -- after all, it is the first collection that she has released in 15 years! But if are not familiar with this writer or you've heard her name and wonder what she is all about, now is the perfect time to check her out.

How do you know if Lorrie Moore is right for you?

Featuring "Elephant & Piggie"

Published on Monday, March 3, 2014
"I Broke My Trunk!" book cover"Pigs Make Me Sneeze!" book coverCalling all readers!


Please join us in the children's room on Monday, March 24* at 4 p.m. for our Reader's Theatre program.

Featuring Clifford

Published on Friday, February 28, 2014

Clifford ClipartOur upcoming Funday Sunday at 2 p.m. is all about our favorite big red dog; Clifford.

Here are some Clifford stories to get your tails wagging.

Curl up, get cozy, and read!


A Book You Should Read!

Published on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

UnboredHave you ever been bored out of your mind while looking for something fun and interesting to do?

Authors Joshua Glenn & Elizabeth Foy Larsen have just the cure in mind with their book entitled Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun. Inside this big red book, you'll find cool activities with the following themes.

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