Pet rocks are loyal creatures. They never get hungry, bite, or pee on your rug. Plus, they're fun to make!This year, we're kicking off the Beneath the Surface Teen Summer Reading at Northwest One with free pet rocks! Sign up for summer reading and get cool prizes just for entering.
Come to the Northwest One Library on Wednesday, June 4, for the children's summer reading kick-off. Uncle Devin will delight us with drumming and storytelling at 11 a.m.Sign up for summer reading and receive a reading log and a bookmark with a shovel of seeds.It is time to dig into reading! Intended for ages 5-12.
In celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros, the Northwest One Neighborhood Library will be hosting Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés, Monday, April 29 at 10:30 a.m. This is an interactive children's show that teaches Spanish language and Latin American culture.
Creating poetry is incredibly difficult. The form is dependent on condensed story and exact language, rhythm and invention. I had some of our teens create poems out of book spines in celebration of National Poetry Month, and I was really impressed by some of the poems they created. Check them out for yourself!
Join daBook Club for a discussion of some of the great stories in this collection of shorts Walter Dean Myers. These stories all take place on the 145th block in Harlem and feature characters like Big Joe, who wants to attend his own funeral, fine Peaches and her girl, Squeezie, Monkeyman, and Benny, a fighter on the way to a knockout.
It's Carnival season! Mardi Gras is a celebration of excess; the last chance to have some fun before the somber observance of Lent. More importantly, it's a good excuse to throw a party. People wear masks, make elaborate costumes, and throw parades. Children and adults alike line the streets to watch celebrities roll by on floats, catch beads, doubloons and other trinkets.