Join us for a belated celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday as Reading Month comes to a close. This time-honored storyteller would have been 110 years old this year! Children in grades K-2, with a caregiver, are welcome to enjoy stories, crafts, and games. Come prepared to sing an enthusiastic rendition of Happy Birthday.
Dizzy [sound recording] by Lunch Money
Time out to rock! [sound recording] by The Not-Its!
Ladybug music blue collection [sound recording] by Ladybug Music
Lishy lou and lucky too! [sound recording] by Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band
Presidential physical fitness test [sound recording] by The Diggity Dudes
Invisible friends [sound recording] by Dog on Fleas
Middle of nowhere [sound recording] by Elska
On Tuesday, March 4 from 4:30-5:15 PM, Thirupu Siva will teach young people from 6-16 years of age the basic asanas, building up to various intermediate poses. Please wear dark, loose fitting clothing and bring a yoga mat to work on. If you have long hair, please tie it back. Registration for this program begins on February 18.
[Vrksasana – postura del árbol / Amineko Yoga by ((carola)) is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0]
Meryl Davis and Charlie White from Michigan are the first American pair to win an ice dancing medal in the winter Olympics. Davis and White won the gold medal in ice dance on Monday for their nearly flawless performance. Both skaters attend University of Michigan and have been skating together since they were young children. The couple practice at the Artic Edge Ice Arena in Canton! Congratulations Meryl and Charlie![Ice Dance Championships SD by nabechiko29 is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0]
Dance Your Fanny Off — Tuesday, February 18, 7:00 PM
Families with young children can join us for a freestyle dance party for our littlest patrons. Everyone gets movin' and groovin' to some great dance tunes. This program is for new walkers up to 5 years old with their caregivers.
Teen Animanga Club — Wednesday, February 19, 6:30 PM
Teens, join us for our monthly meeting of the Animanga Club! We've got all sorts of zaniness in store from a raffle to trivia to our always popular "mystery anime." What is it this month? Sorry, no hints. Drop by and let your inner otaku run free.
Superfun Unicorn Party — Thursday, February 20, 2:00 PM
Unicorns are so awesome! Come and celebrate their coolness at our Superfun Unicorn Party where we will read a magical Unicorn story, make some fun crafts, and have an awesome snack. This program is open to kids ages 4 years to 8 years old and their caregiver. Don't forget to register by clicking here. See you there, horn wearing optional!
The K Club — Saturday, February 22, 11: 00 AM
Dear zoo by Rod Campbell
Zoo ah-choooo by Peter Mandel ; illustrated by Elwood Smith
The Underpants Zoo by written and illustrated by Brian Sendelbach
Six little ducks [sound recording] by Al Dana... [et al.] — Dance to the track "Going To The Zoo."
Wiggleworms love you [sound recording] — Sing along with the track "Speckled Frogs."
- You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
- If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library
- You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials
Days and Times
- Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the Teen Desk
- Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the Teen Desk
- Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 PM at Plymouth District Library
- Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the Teen Desk
- Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM at Plymouth District Library
The last day for tutoring is May 22th.
Celebrate African American history month by reading about African American music and musicians.
We shall overcome: the story of a song by written by Debbie Levy ; illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Harlem's little blackbird by Renée Watson ; illustrated by Christian Robinson
Hey, Charleston!: the true story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band by Anne Rockwell ; illustrated by Colin Bootman
Charlie Parker played be bop [kit] by Chris Raschka
Bessie Smith and the night riders by Sue Stauffacher ; illustrated by John Holyfield
2014 Medal Winner and Honor Books:
Parrots over Puerto Rico by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore ; collages by Susan L. Roth
A splash of red: the life and art of Horace Pippin by written by Jen Bryant ; illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Look up!: bird-watching in your own backyard by Annette LeBlanc Cate
Locomotive by Brian Floca
The mad potter: George E. Ohr, eccentric genius by Jan Greenberg & Sandra Jordan
2014 Teen Winner
Rose under fire by Elizabeth Wein
2014 Middle Grade Winner
Handbook for dragon slayers by Merrie Haskell
This award recognizes an African American author of outstanding books for children and young adults.
This year's winner is:
P.S. be eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia
This year's honor books are:
March. Book one by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers
Words with wings by Nikki Grimes
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
2014 Award Recipients and Honor Books:
The watermelon seed by Greg Pizzoli
Ball by word and pictures by Mary Sullivan
A big guy took my ball! by Mo Willems
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?