Many parents, teachers and others who work with children (or simply love children's books) pay attention each January for the announcement of the Newbery Medal for the most distinguished writing for children and the Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished illustration. Kids across America recognize those shiny stickers and know what they mean -- some even participate in "Mock Newbery" and "Mock Caldecott" discussions or join Newbery and Caldecott book clubs.
Join us for a special Black History Month program for ages 6 and up. We'll learn about African-American sculptors such as Tyree Guyton, the Detroit artist who turned his Heidelberg Street neighborhood into a gigantic art piece, using found materials that other people considered to be junk.
The groundhog might be predicting six more weeks of winter, but there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate while the snow is falling down around you. Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:February 1-29 – Library Lovers Month February 2 – Bonza Bottler DayFebruary 3 – Bubble Gum Day
The Cruisers are four students at the Da Vinci Academy for the Gifted and Talented. The official school newspaper is called The Palette, and the masthead is a quote from the assistant principal, which reads "Education is a journey on the high seas of life."
With the holidays only a few days away, family gatherings and yearly traditions are probably on your mind. But there are times when family members can be a little…overbearing and you wish you could escape. Just ask Jay Li. He needed to get away from his grandmother so badly, he moved from Illinois to Arizona. Of course, he had his reasons.
On Tuesday, December 13, the Northeast Library will be having an open house. We will have hot chocolate and cookies and some giveaways. The children's room will offer craft-making all afternoon and some holiday music. Come one, come all. The festivities will begin at 1 p.m. and end at 5 p.m.
Holiday shopping giving you the blues? Then celebrate some of these irreverent holidays to give yourself the gift of laughter. Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:December 1 – Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation DayDecember 2 – Special Education Day