Kids Blog

  • Children and how they can learn about composers

    by FiddleChick@evpl 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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  • Programs are back!

    by LibraryLady@evpl 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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  • Teddy Bears

    by TeachersPet@evpl 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

    by E-Ville Librarian@evpl 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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  • Grandparents Day and the Book Bus

    by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on Tuesday, September 2 2008, 5:37pm
    Grandparents Day is coming up soon. The Evansville Museum is celebrating Kids and Grandparents Day on Sunday, September 7 from 1:00 to 4:00pm. Lots of things will be going on there that day. For one, you will have a chance to visit EVPL's Book Bus...
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  • New Books in the Educational Materials area

    by TeachersPet@evpl on Tuesday, September 2 2008, 4:58pm
    Come see the wonderful resources we have available for parents and teachers in the Educational Materials area in the READ Center at Central Library. We have a special resources area, magazines, seasonal displays, new books, and a quiet place to work....
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  • People and Places

    by TeachersPet@evpl on Tuesday, September 2 2008, 4:55pm
    On Mondays at 3:30 I have a program for school-age children called "People and Places". Each child will receive a folder of information and activities about that day's topic. September 8th the theme is "INTERNATIONAL HOLIDAYS - SEPTEMBER"...
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  • A World without Superman?

    by mrsweasley@evpl on Saturday, August 30 2008, 10:16am
    If you have ever worn a cape or attempted to fly, as I have, you will want to check out Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman . Superman seems to have always existed, but he was created in 1934 by writer Jerry Siegel and illustrator Joe Shuster, who...
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  • Lost and Found

    by mrsweasley@evpl on Friday, August 29 2008, 1:54pm
    Andrew Clements has another winner in his signature series of school stories with Lost and Found . Jay Grayson had only average expectations for his new school when he arrived on the first day. But when Jay's name-and only Jay's name-was called...
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  • There's No Such Thing as a DRAGON!

    by kiya@evpl on Thursday, August 28 2008, 6:19pm
    You will certainly giggle at least once while reading this delightful story by Jack Kent. Billy Bixbee wakes up one morning to find a tiny dragon on his bed! He tries to tell his mom, but she keeps insisting that dragons don't exist. And the dragon...
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  • Who is Pura Belpre and why is she important?

    by EZReader@evpl on Thursday, August 28 2008, 2:03pm
    I've just finished reading The Storyteller's Candle/La velita de los cuentos by Lucia Gonzalez (with illustrations by Lulu Delacre). Most likely few people outside the library world know about Pura Belpre, the first Puerto Rican librarian hired...
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  • dr. jean

    by bookmarkbeck@evpl on Thursday, August 28 2008, 10:56am
    Dr. Jean songs and books will be featured at the NBL storytimes next week. Dr. Jean has 35 years experience in education and as a consultant. She holds a PH.D. from Georgia State University. Twelve of her popular songs have been"hand selected and...
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  • I Stink

    by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on Wednesday, August 27 2008, 3:11pm
    This is the some garbage truck! Kate and Jim McMullan have written three great picture books about various vehicles. I Stink ! is the first one I read. They're all great! Look also for I'm Dirty! and I'm Mighty!
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  • Breathing new life into the music world

    by FiddleChick@evpl on Tuesday, August 26 2008, 9:17am
    You may notice after a period of time that your own child may become bored with their studies within classical music. Don't be discouraged or worried! As a classically trained musician I also went through a period of time where I became bored. Sometimes...
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  • The Bus for Us

    by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on Monday, August 25 2008, 4:31pm
    "Is this the bus for us, Gus?" That's the question Tess asks on every other page of this book, while they wait to go to school. Big brother Gus answers with varying degrees of patience. Meanwhile more kids keep lining up to ride too, and...
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