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  • Spanish for Kids!

    North Park Branch Library will be offering a Beginner's Spanish Class and a Spanish story time starting in March. The Beginners class will start on Wednesday, March 3 at 4:30pm and will run through May 5th. The class will introduce Spanish basics through games and songs in an immersive style. This...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by evillebibliophile@evpl on 02-12-2010
  • Thanksgiving Tunes are Slim Pickn's

    As I was getting ready for my program, Music Mania, I did what I always do; I research tunes that I can play on violin or guitar. However, I didn't expect Thanksgiving to be an underappreciated musical holiday. Of course, many may already know that "Over the River and Through the Woods"...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by FiddleChick@evpl on 11-21-2008
  • Spooky tales from the mountains

    West Branch Library will host Susan Bolton, storyteller, librarian, and musician, on Tuesday night, October 28th at 6:30 P.M. Susan will entertain us with spooky Appalachian Folktales just in time for Halloween. Enjoy some mountain music, refreshments, and door prizes. Kids can dress in costume. Please...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by bookmarkbeck@evpl on 10-21-2008
  • There's more in paradise than cheeseburgers.

    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 enjoy a musical version on Buffett's CDs. The...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by bookmarkbeck@evpl on 09-25-2008
  • Music Mania's Special Guests: Tales & Scales

    As a former Teaching Artist of Tales & Scales, I am SO happy to present the Tales & Scales Musictelling Company as our special guests at Music Mania this Friday, September 26th at 4:00 pm in the Central Library Lobby. This open reahearsal will last one hour and give patrons an opportunity to...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by FiddleChick@evpl on 09-24-2008
  • A "heifer" is not always a cow...

    Homeschool moms, teachers, and librarians interested in teaching children a lesson in compassion will appreciate these gems. The fact that these books are based on TRUE happenings will impact children's thoughts and feelings. Beatrice's Goat by Page Mc Brier- A little girl in Uganda receives...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by bookmarkbeck@evpl on 09-23-2008
  • Teaching Music Appreciation for Children

    Sometimes individuals see music as something only a trained professional can do or teach. In learning a specific instrument and to one day perform or teach it for a living you may be right. However, there are some things you can do as a parent, relative or teacher to help young children learn about the...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by FiddleChick@evpl on 09-18-2008
  • Osborne, Usborn, Usborne, Us Born Books, whatever?

    Is anyone familiar with this publisher and the Usborne Books? I don't mean Mary Pope Osborne, but that's what came to mind when my next door neighbor started raving about the beautiful educational books she buys for her daughter. Then I remembered, I have one on my bookshelf- On the Beach a lift...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by bookmarkbeck@evpl on 09-11-2008
  • "Banjo Granny"

    As I was looking for books patrons could check out that tied into my theme of the week (Folk Music) for Music Mania, I found a great book called " Banjo Granny " by Sarah Martin Busse & Jacqueline Briggs Martin. At the very beginning of the book there is a song written for the author's...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by FiddleChick@evpl on 09-10-2008
  • Woody Guthrie ALWAYS makes folk music fun

    This weeks theme for Music Mania is "Folk Music." By folk I of course mean "American Folk" or "Mountain Music." Of course, I already believe no matter what age you are, you are going to love folk music because of its peppy energy and silly lyrics. But, it never hurts to...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by FiddleChick@evpl on 09-08-2008
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