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September 2008 - Kids Blog
Why I Love Being a Children's Librarian, part 1
on Monday, September 15 2008, 4:36pm
I was going through some old papers the other day and found the following gem. I had collected it in 2002 after a child typing on one of the library computers left it on screen. I printed it, and here it is, exactly as I found it: To day is my brthday...
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Kids Create at North Park Branch!
on Monday, September 15 2008, 5:01pm
North Park Branch Library has a terrific after school program for kids in grades K-5. Drop in anytime between 2:30 and 4:00 on Tuesday, Sept. 16th to make a quick craft/project. Can't make it to this one? Stop in next month on October 7th and 21st...
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north park branch
on Wednesday, September 3 2008, 10:05am
Come to the READ Center at Central Library on Tuesday, September 9th for a fun evening of races, coloring sheets, and other activities. All ages welcome. Prizes for everyone! The theme this week is "Teddy Bears"
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This ember didn't start a fire with me
on Wednesday, September 3 2008, 9:31am
The First thing that struck me about The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau was that the people were very naive. I realize that this is a childrens book so it tries to keep it simple, but kids are much more savvy than these kids seem to be. Add to that the...
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Programs are back!
on Thursday, September 4 2008, 11:46am
EVPL kids' programs are back in swing! After a much needed break, storytimes and school age programs started up again on September 2nd. Check out our program for events at your library. We hope to see you there!
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Children and how they can learn about composers
on Thursday, September 4 2008, 1:43pm
This week's theme for Music Mania is Composers! As I imagine, like many teachers, I wondered for a moment how I was going to get kids into learning about composers. I was able to come across a great C.D. called " Peter Ustinov reads The Orchestra...
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on Thursday, September 4 2008, 2:41pm
Woodrat Jill by Nicky Laak Keep an eye open for this one. The author, (a Keys resident of 16 years originally from Sussex England) feels it's very important to protect endangered species - especially the Key Largo woodrat which has been maligned in...
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Everything Is Connected, Even Wolves
on Monday, September 8 2008, 1:08pm
Who knew wolves were so important to a place? For nearly 70 years there had been no wolves in Yellowstone National Park. Then in 1995, ten adult wolves were brought to the park from Canada. The Wolves Are Back by Jean Craighead George tells how their...
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Mother-Daughter Book Discussion
on Tuesday, September 9 2008, 12:25pm
Next Tuesday Oaklyn Branch is holding its first mother-daughter book discussion. It's aimed at daughters grades 4-8 and their mothers. Our first topic of discussion will be the Caldecott Award book The Invention of Hugo Cabret . Come to the children's...
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"Is Will the next Harry Potter?"
on Tuesday, September 9 2008, 3:24pm
Do you ever wonder what goes on underneath your feet? Will does. His Dad does. They love to discover what the past has left behind. It is one of the only things they have in common. In fact, Will feels like an outsider to everyone in his family. Then...
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Nobody Likes Rules, Right?
on Friday, September 26 2008, 4:41pm
Catherine does. She writes them down for her little brother, David. She keeps trying to help him understand how to act in the world, and it's a hard job, because he is autistic. Chew with your mouth closed. If someone says "hi" you say "hi"...
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Way Before Hurricane Kyle, Maine worried about...
on Tuesday, September 30 2008, 4:13pm
Okay, Kyle veered away from Maine, but the news about it a few days ago reminded me of an old favorite picture book, Time of Wonder by Robert Mccloskey, the 1958 Caldecott award winner for the best picture book of the year. It has beautiful pictures,...
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New Books of Interest in the Educational Materials Area
on Tuesday, September 30 2008, 5:03pm
Hi! Teaching kids how to use the library and the Dewey Decimal System? Try these: INDEPENDENT-RESEARCH LIBRARY ACTIVITIES (using the Dewey Decimal System) by Harriet Kinghorn. Gr. 3-6 DEVELOPING LIBRARY SKILLS: guide to discovering and using library references...
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All the Gossip on the American Revolution!
on Thursday, September 25 2008, 2:27pm
Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the American Revolution is the subtitle of this book. It recently arrived at Oakalyn Branch, and it has all sorts of stories about things in the American Revolution that I hadn't heard before....
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There's more in paradise than cheeseburgers.
on Thursday, September 25 2008, 4:06pm
I'm talking about children's books written by the "man from Margaritaville"-Jimmy Buffett and his daughter Savannah Jane Buffett. One is JOLLY MON, an original tale about a magic quitar and the man who finds it. Parrotheads can also...
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