The John Newbery Medal for 2014 has been awarded to:
Flora & Ulysses: the illuminated adventures by Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by K.G. Campbell
Newbery Honor books for 2014 are:
Doll bones by Holly Black ; with illustrations by Eliza Wheeler
The year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
One came home by Amy Timberlake
Paperboy by Vince Vawter
Locomotive by Brian Floca
Flora and the flamingo by Molly Idle
Saving Italy: the race to rescue a nation's treasures from the Nazis by Robert M. Edsel
Rescuing da Vinci: Hitler and the Nazis stole Europe's great art: America and her allies recovered it by Robert M. Edsel ; forewords by Lynn H. Nicholas and Edmund P. Pillsbury
Hey Kids. It's that time of year again. Monday, January 27th is the big day...the day they announce the winners of the 2014 Caldecott Award. Which means its time for me to blog about what books I think are in the running. I tell you, it was a tough field this year. I do not envy those people on the Caldecott committee one bit. But I do wonder if they'd consider letting a bear on the committee one of these years. Any who, as follows, in no particular order (okay...maybe it's in alphabetical order) are my picks.
Hank finds an egg by Rebecca Dudley — This wordless picture book tells the story of a friendly monkey helping an egg get back to its nest. The picture are photos of a handmade world. Photography and Arts and Crafts are two under represented art categories in Caldecott winners. Perhaps this is the year this changes?
Today we honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights leader who would have turned 84 this year. A federal holiday to honor King, who was assassinated in April 1968, was first observed in 1986. Congress also designated it a national day of service in 1994.
April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr.'s death and transformation of America by Michael Eric Dyson
At Canaan's edge: America in the King years 1965-68 by Taylor Branch
This program will take place on Wednesday, February 19 from 7:00-8:30 PM.
In the first class, YouTube, participants will learn how to create a YouTube account, upload videos, and share videos with friends and family. They will also learn how to like and favorite a video and even create a playlist so you can view all your favorite videos with just the click of a button. So come in and learn about how to use YouTube as a social media and video storage tool. Program takes place on Saturday, February 22 from 10:00-11:30 AM. Space is limited and registration begins on January 20. This class is designed for Internet users aged 13 and up.
There will also be a drop in session the following week on Saturday, March 1 from 10:00-11:30 AM for additional one-on-one assistance.
The Closers: a novel by Michael Connelly — Harry Bosch, Homicide Detective Los Angeles Police Department has been called out of retirement to join LAPD's Open/Unsolved Unit and he will bring his usual tenaciousness to the job regardless of the cost.
Have you wondered why everyone is talking about being "gluten-free" ? Are you starting the journey of being gluten-free or have you been without gluten for a long time? This class/support group is for you. Dr Cynthia Shaft-Toll DC will share health benefits of the gluten-free lifestyle : how and where to shop for gluten-free items, how to and where are the best gluten-free restaurants, how to cook for holidays and special events. Guest speakers also will be presenting at different months. Some sample gluten-free food will be available and we hope for the group to share their best recipes as well.
Learn the art of letting go
Manage worry and anxiety
Discover your real self by rediscovering the true joy and peace within
Please wear comfortable clothing to practice breathing !!!!
[yoga by Natalie Lucier is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0]
Raja Yoga Meditation helps you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, your intrinsic positive qualities and your innate value. Join practitioners from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University every Sunday from 2:45-5:45 PM to explore these universal concepts and encourage your inner spiritual development toward a fresh perspective on values such as justice, freedom, respect and love.
*2:45-4:00 PM class is for registrants only. You may register with Brahma Kumaris in Michigan by calling 248.987.2687 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
*4:00-5:45 PM class is open to any and all participants. No registration is necessary.
PLEASE NOTE: The Feb 2 and 9 classes will be held in the Community Room. The February 16 class has been cancelled. The Feb 23 class will be back in the Purple Room.