Thursday, May 17, 2018

Memorial Day

Monday, May 28th 2018

On Memorial Day, we remember the brave men and women who fought and died for our freedom.

Memorial Day Activities:

Print out and color a Memorial Day Picture

Make a patriotic star wreath

Make a patriotic

Read a book from our library!

posted by Miss Meghan

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Snow Again?!?

That was no April Fool's joke.  The New York area woke up on April 2nd to another blanket of snow.
What's happening? Where are our spring flowers? Is this the result of climate change?
We hear words like, carbon footprint, fossil fuel, and greenhouse effect.  What do they mean? And is there anything we can do to stop or reverse the damage done to the environment?
We have a great selection of books that could help answer many of these questions.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help or do your own search by typing "climatic changes" as a Keyword search.
Submitted by: Miss Rosemarie

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Books to Flix!

Happy spring to everyone! Well, technically it is spring -- but if you were to look outside you would feel like nature is pulling an early April Fools Day prank on us with all of this snow.

Fear not though. Flowers will be popping up soon enough -- and so will new adaptations of some of your favorite children's books!
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Count Olaf

Last year Netflix gave us a new series based on Lemony Snicket's A Serious of Unfortunate Events. With Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf, each episode was perfectly peculiar and should have left fans of the series pleased.

This year the The Baudelaire's and Olaf return to face off once again, and added to the cast are the Quagmire twins -- errr... triplets who share their misfortune in being menaced by Olaf and his evil acting troupe. 
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Llama Llama and friends
 Anna Dewdney's popular Llama Llama picture book series was animated and produced for Netflix. Although the episodes have slightly less Llama drama, they share the sweetness that should to Llama Llama's young fans.

Netflix will also be bringing us an animated version of Max Brallier's The Last Kids on Earth.

Image result for a wrinkle in timeJust a few weeks ago, a brand new movie version of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time brought us across the universe with Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin.

This September, another "oldie but goody" John Bellairs' creepy but fun The House with a Clock in its Walls will get a big screen treatment.

Don't forget, if you do not have Netflix, the library lends out Roku units which offer the app to our patrons. Of course, while we will be getting the DVD versions of these other books when they are available, we have on our shelves the originals for you to read and contrast to decide if the book is indeed better than the movie.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Fabulous February!

It's been a busy month here in the Children's Room.  We wrapped up most of our regular winter programming and then capped off the month with special programs for the school break.  In addition to our Lucky Fortune Chinese New Year and Math Buddies programs, two of our most fun programs were Minute-to-Win-It, where kids competed in various minute-long challenges to win prizes and Chopped were teams brainstormed to create a snack made of mystery ingredients.

Take a look at the fun:



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Posted by - Amy

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Do or do not. There is no try.

This past Saturday, we were honored to have the Jedi from Saber Guild – Endor Temple bring their Padawan Training Institute to our library.  Our younglings were trained in the ways of the lightsaber and they were able to put their training to use almost immediately when we were suddenly attacked by the Sith!  They successfully pushed back the intruders and saved their instructor.  The Force is strong with these younglings; they show much promise.  At the end of class, everyone received a well-deserved certificate.  Obi-Wan and Master Yoda (visiting telepathically) expressed praise and admiration for this class of future Jedi knights.  Another surprise visitor – R2D2 (courtesy of New England R2 Builders and – delighted everyone with his chatter and antics.


Posted by Miss Sue Ann.