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I've Got the Blues

Picture Books on Feeling Down

Children go through a wide range of emotions on a daily basis. Most of the time they seem genuinely happy and then other times they are not. Whenever they are feeling not so good grab one of these titles to help ease the pain. If they enjoy a good movie night be sure to browse our DVD selection for titles such as Inside Out.  

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Friends of the Southwest Library Spring Book Sale

Spring into reading! Please join the Friends of the Southwest Library for the annual Spring Book Sale. Located in the library's program room on the second floor, you'll find tons of books, DVDs, and more for all ages. All items are priced at just $1 or less, and all sale proceeds will support events and supplies for the Southwest Neighborhood Library. The sale will run for two days, so do not miss this great event! Saturday, April 16: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17: 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Journey

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Family Feature Movie

Join Professor Anderson and his nephew Sean as they go on a quest to a cave in Iceland where Shawn’s father never came back from. As they travel deeper inside the cave they realize that the only escape is routed deeper and deeper  below the Earth's surface. They will have to pass through strange places and encounter incredible creatures, including dinosaurs. But as volcanic activity around them increases, they realize they must find their way out - soon.

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Calling All Dr. Seuss Fans

Novel read-a-likes to engage even the most devoted enthusiasts!

Theodor Seuss Geisel, otherwise known as the beloved children’s book author Dr. Seuss, celebrated a birthday this March. Dr. Seuss’s books have long delighted audiences with their imagination and whimsy. But if your child has exhausted these classics, why not try some of these texts to discover some new read-a-likes?

If I Built a Car

Staff Pick: If I Built a Car

Take a ride in a car that’s equipped with a pool and an instant snack bar-- This car is way cool! This car has a fish tank and can be used as a plane. It’s also a boat-- This car is insane! This rhyming book, I recommend that you read, I’m sure that you’ll finish it with great speed. Get lost in Jack’s vivid imagination- Don't delay!

Drum Dream Girl

Staff Pick: Drum Dream Girl

Drumming is not gender specific.

Maisy Goes on a Plane

Staff Pick: Maisy Goes by Plane

Kids, if you want to get the inside scoop on taking a trip on a plane, this book is for you! Maisy highlights just how exciting it can to be to take a flight. Join Maisy and get a preview of her wonderful experiences before your next flight. Check Out Maisy Goes on a Plane by Lucy Cousins the next time you visit the library, or place a hold at the link!

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March's Tough Topics: Special Needs and the Differently-Abled

In 1987 President Reagan proclaimed March “Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month” to provide the encouragement, independence and opportunities Americans with developmental disabilities need to reach their potential. As interpreted by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, “Developmental disabilities are severe chronic disabilities that can be cognitive and/or physical, appear before the age of 22 and are likely to be lifelong. Some developmental disabilities are largely physical issues, such as cerebral palsy or epilepsy.

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Meet Ruthie!

A Mt Pleasant Library Volunteer

Ruthie is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt Pleasant Neighborhood Library when her schedule permits.   Here are ten fun facts about Ruthie:   Ruthie was born on December 2, 2014 in Maryland.

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Elevator Out

The elevator at Petworth is not currently functional. Please bear this in mind as you visit the library with young children and those who may have difficulty with stairs.

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