The library will be closed on Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 28 at 9:00 AM. 

May 26, 2019 at CPL

Lego builders were encouraged to build what ever they wanted to this month. Here is what they created:

  • Dragon Cart and Octopus Tower built by Veer. It has a light, a bat, windows, and a gun.
  • Space Cart by Minori moves in space.
  • The Wacky Pirate Ship built by Aarar. There is an old wizard on top that is stuck, a ghost that haunts the crew, an engineer that is stuck fixing everything because everyone hates him, and a driver who mixes up the controls because he is pretending they are in space.
  • Spaceship by Taichi fights aliens.
  • The Bluekir created by Lyric and is a getaway vehicle for running away.
  • Action Figure Holder created by Savana and it holds your Lego action figures.
  • Car built by Aarush. This vehicle shoots fire, missles, and perfume that hypnotizes people. The airtank is for going underwater. 
  • Omi-Directional Flying Vehicle by Aarti. This vehicle can fly and drive in any direction.
  • Fort of Legos Royale built by Kavin. This is a battle scene with a fort for each person. The first fort has windows and a gate. The second fort is very tall and hard to knock down. The third fort has good defenses. The fourth fort is good for spying and has good aim. The fifth fort is sheltered and hidden from enemies.
  • The Dungeon by Ansh is a water dungeon with hammers.
  • Ultimate created by Vanesa. It draws on the ultimate power! It can fly, stop time, turn invisible, and blow stuff up.
  • The Knight Station created by Sakshya. This station has flags, shelter from the rain, computers, and a jail.
  • Ultimate Car by Aibraheem moves in the air and on the ground.
  • Sky Destroyer was built by Jval. It flies in the air and destroys planes.
  • Small Boat by Teja takes you underwater.
  • Complicated Things is the second creation from Kavin. On it is a Ruler that owns things. He stands on top with his horse for jumping. There is also a balance beam the ruler makes people walk on to fall off. 
  • Red Gripper created by Namish. This vehicle has an alert system for bad stuff. It also has a speed boost system. Additionally, if enemies come from behind there are weapons to shoot them. 

Grumpy Cat, whose grumpy look brought some much joy to the Internet, has died. Her family announced on Friday morning that despite all efforts to save her, she succumbed to complications from a recent urinary tract infection. She was 7 years old. Grumpy Cat's popularity reached millions of fans from all over the world. Her disgruntled look of contempt and disdain launched a million memes. We'll miss Grumpy Cat but her legacy and spirit will always live on!

Grumpy Cat is about to have the most unhappy birthday ever--and that's just the way she likes it! The world-famous feline stars in this hilarious leveled reader, with all-new full-color illustrations. It is sure to delight boys and girls ages 4 to 6, as well as Grumpy Cat fans of all ages! Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories, for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story.

Dynamite proudly presents the comic book misadventures of Grumpy Cat, featuring "The World's Grumpiest Cat" and her brother, Pokey! With her ever-present pout and sassy disposition, Grumpy Cat has won the hearts of people everywhere. Now, her unbearable cuteness and infectious sourpuss are featured in an all-new, all-sensational collection of comic stories, sure to make fans of all ages laugh! If you love the memes, the videos, and that irresistible scowl, then get ready for the wildly fun antics of Grumpy Cat and Pokey!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Below is a collection of graphic novels and illustrated works that paint our thoughts and emotions beyond words, offer art as therapy, and help inform us in new ways. 

butterfly

Citizen science projects help scientists with research about our environment. Labs provide instructional tools for the public and a way for people to submit their data and observations. Projects can be quick, like watching 10-second videos of birds and reporting what you saw in a survey. Other projects involve self-guided training to learn how to identify species or life stages of birds, butterflies or other wildlife. There are also great citizen science project for kids!

What do cozy mystery books and romance books have in common? An affinity for silly titles such as:

Mulch Ado About Murder

Chili Con Corpses

How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf

So I Married a Sorcerer

We've created a Battle of the Bad Books. Vote for your favorite "bad" mystery or romance title each week and watch how the bracket is narrowed to the ultimate winner. Check out the display and related books available for check-out at CPL.

Lit Lab Productions

 

Take literature and literacy to the next level at this Lit Lab Production!  Hear fascinating, creative stories and build literacy skills through talking, writing, singing and playing.  Literacy skills are essential to a child's development and understanding of all aspects of the world, and we want to provide an environment that helps children develop these skills while having FUN!  All families will receive take home tips for everyday literacy ideas.

For families with children aged 4-9.  Registration required.

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