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Children's Author Lulu Delacre

The Children's Room is having a special guest Thursday, April 28.  At 3:30 p.m., Lulu Delacre will be sharing some of her books with us and teaching us how to dance to the arroz con leche game song.  Lulu Delacre is the author of Arrorro Mi Nino: Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games, Arroz con Leche: Popular Songs and Rhymes from Latin America and Salsa Stories.  Many of you might recognize her from the Rafi and Rosi easy reader books.

Holidays off the Beaten Path

April showers bring May flowers…April showers bring May flowers… Repeat this 100 times a day, and you may get through this damp excuse for a month. But in the meantime, check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:

Teen Book Review

Vampires. Werewolves. Fairies. As much as some of us would like to deny it, the paranormal creatures have taken control of teen literature. But these three groups of supernatural creatures aren’t the only ones getting a piece of the action. In this delightful anthology that just came out,  Zombie vs. Unicorn, two popular teen authors bring some other creatures to our attention.

Holidays Off The Beaten Path

Finally, spring is just around the corner, so it’s definitely time for some sort of celebration! Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:March 1 – National March Into Literacy Month March 2 – NEA’s Read Across America Day

Children's Room March Book Club Selection

Who needs just one shoe?  Maybe someone magical. The Blue Shoe is a fast read full of various characters good and evil (the subtitle says it all). 

New Arrivals in the Children's Room

If you've been upstairs recently, you're probably noticed that we've recently received a bunch of new chapter books, picture books, nonfiction titles and biographies. Here are just a few of our great titles that you might want to check out!

Northeast Book Club

Join the discussion of The Runaway Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini.  This is the story of Sylvia Compson, who finds a 150-year-old diary of her ancestor and three antique quilts mentioned in the diary.  The diary reveals that Sylvia's family may have been involved with slavery and the Underground Railroad.  Follow Sylvia's story as she unravels a family mystery and her heritage and history.

Photo Exhibit: African-American Recreation and Amusement in D.C., 1900-1970

A black and white photo exhibit depicting a vibrant African American community in Washington, D. C.  In the 1930's, before Ben's Chili Bowl, there was the National Grill,

Celebrate Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month, there is a wonderful exhibit at the National Geographic Museum called America I Am: the African American Imprint.  Free tickets for children can be obtained by visiting the library to pick up oversized postcard advertisements.  The free ticket is tied to reading a book.  One adult per child with a postcard can attend at half price ($6.00).  Normally, I do not like to plug events that are not totally free, but this exhibit is exceptional with artifacts covering 500 years of history and gathered from various contributors.

Teen Book Reviews

With Valentine’s Day only a few days away, you can smell the romance is in the air. Or is that the scent of magic?  A good place to find the answer will be in the supernatural stories of Lips Touch Three Times by Laini Taylor.  If you would like to learn more about the short stories in this book, please read the review below.

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