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Remember Pluto?

Once upon a time, long ago, way back in February of 1930, the Pluto formerly known as a planet was first sighted by astronomer Clyde Tombaugh.  It was the smallest planet out in the far reaches of our solar system, but it was recently reclassified as a dwarf planet. 

Find books about Pluto in our library catalog, or search for Pluto in one of the databases available on our Kids’ Homework Help page.

Super Adventure

Do you love superhero adventures but aren't so crazy about superhero books being checked out all the time?  Go on some great adventures with these heroes that you may not have heard of:

Picture Books
Traction Man is Here!
Traction Man Meets Turbodog
Superhero ABC
Superhero Max
Super Guinea Pig to the rescue

Biography

Gaiman's Graveyard Grabs the Newbery!

Noboby Owens, or Bod, is a 'normal' boy fated to be raised in a graveyard by ghosts and a guardian who is neither dead nor alive. Magical, terrifying, and filled with gripping adventures, The Graveyard Book is another supernatural masterpiece by Neil Gaiman and was justly awarded the 2009 Newbery Medal. Coraline, another creepy  Gaiman concoction, was made into a 3D step-motion animated film and is now showing at theaters. Check it out!

Further Reading

If you're enjoying February's Tween book club selection (The City of Ember), make sure to check out the movie and the rest of books in this

Narnia For Beginners

Did you love the Chronicles of Narnia movies, but aren't quite ready for the books? Not to worry! Pick up one of these new beginning reader books based on the original Narnia series. The Chronicles of Narnia: This Is Narnia and The Chronicles of Narnia: Lucy's Journey offer plenty of excitement and action perfect for younger readers. Check one out today and begin your own adventure into the magical world of Narnia!

Storytimes

This the last week of storytimes for the winter session.  Our next storytime session will begin on April 20, 2009.  Online registration begins on April 6 for Canton residents and April 8 for non-residents.  For more information about storytimes, view our March-April edition of Connections

Video Gaming Program

Valentine's Day Video Gaming Program
Saturday Feb. 14, 2009 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Join us this Saturday for a fun Fathers and kids program! We'll have video games and snacks set up in the community room for your enjoyment! See what all the gaming fuss is about and have a great time playing MarioKart, Guitar Hero, and other fun games.  See you there!

They Might Be Giants win a Grammy

They Might Be Giants took home the Grammy last weekend for their latest collection of children's music, Here Come the 123's. Check out one of our copies which includes a DVD of music videos for many of the songs.  It's kids' music that even a parent can appreciate!

Happy Birthday, Jane Yolen!

Celebrate Jane Yolen’s 70th birthday by checking out one of her books in our collection.  From picture books to poetry, teen fantasy to fairy tales and short stories to science fiction, it sure seems like she’s written something for everyone.  One of my favorites is Twelve Impossible Things Before Breakfast.

It's a Birthday!

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809.  He is considered one of our nation's greatest presidents.  Learn more about him in our Children's Biography collection, or read fictional stories about him in our Children's Fiction collection.

Fish News - Fish Jokes

Blubbbb. Blubbbb. 

Hi there Kids!
Do you know any fish jokes?

Here's one I know:
Why are fish so smart?

Blubbbb. Blubbbbb.

Because they live in schools!!

Blubbb. Blubbb.

Do you know any fish jokes? 
You can answer me by clicking comment on my blog!

Your friend, 
Nemo
P.S.  I hope they're funny! :)

 Blubbbb. Blubbbb. 

It's not too late for a Valentine's gift!

Hey kids, are you looking for a last minute snack to take to a Valentines day party or a fun craft to give  your parents and other special people?  Check out the Family Fun website for free printables, ideas, recipes and more to help you impress your favorite valentines this February 14. 

February Tween Book & Pizza Club

If you're interested in discussing a great book with other Tweens over a pizza lunch, look no further than our monthly Tween Book & Pizza Club! February's selection is The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau. This month's program is scheduled for 1pm on February 28, and registration begins at 9am this Saturday (February 14). Hope to see you there!

Winter Crafts

Children ages 5-8 can drop by to make something unique with Scrap Box materials. Registration not required.
Program Date: Wednesday, February 25 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fun Variety Show

Children ages 5-12 and their caregivers can join us for a fun filled variety show with Vikki Gasko's case of characters. You’ll enter into a hilarious, musical world of fun filled family entertainment. Online registration begins February 10.
Program Date: Tuesday, February 24 at 2:00 PM

Valentine's Day Sites

Valentine's Day will be here soon!  Here are some fun and helpful sites to use to celebrate Valentine's Day with your family.
  • Cards and Crafts for Valentine's Day
    Craft projects fro preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children.
  • Funschool Valentine’s Day Activity Center
    You'll find games, crafts, jokes and e-cards at this site from the Kaboose network.
  • Lil' Valentine

Fish News #1

Blubbbb. Blubbbb. 
Hi there!
I can see you outside my fish tank looking in and talking but the sound is all garbled. 
Can you write me what you are saying ---just click comment!
 
If you have any questions about what it is like to be a fish or anything else you can ask me by clicking comment on my blog.

Your friend,
Nemo
Blubbbb. Blubbbb.

New comics

We've added two new titles to our comics collection. Tiny Titans by Art Baltazar and Franco features tales of your favorite miniature superheroes, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch by Tania del Rio, chronicles the adventures of Sabrina and her friends. What sort of mischief will they conjure up this time? Stop in the Tween section of the library and find out.

Thorndyke Thoughts

In honor of Valentine’s Day (by the way, have you seen my nifty Cupid costume yet?) I thought I’d share this conversation I overheard in the Children’s DVD section.

Boy 1 (picks up Free Willy 3):  Let’s get this one.
Boy 2:  No! Not that one.  They kiss!
Boy 1 (shocked): They kiss the whale?
Boy 2: No!  The boy kisses the girl!
Boy 1: Ew! Gross!  Let’s get something else.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day is coming up!  Do you want to make some fun and festive food to celebrate the holiday?  We have many cookbooks that will show you ways to surprise your favorite people.