The extraordinary education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart; illustrated by Diana Sudyka — is a must-read for anyone who has read books from Stewart's series, The Mysterious Benedict Society. Nine-year-old Nicholas has been shifted from orphanage to orphanage because no one quite knows how to deal with this brilliant, bizarre child plagued with narcolepsy. At Rothchild's End Nicholas encounters unchallenged bullies, self-absorbed adults, and ridiculous rules and procedures. He also presented with an intriguing mystery that if solved could make him a millionaire and buy his freedom from insufferable orphanages forever. On his quest to find the enigmatic treasure before the orphanage's director, Nicholas faces unexpected obstacles, but also forms rich frienships.
Memorial Day kicked off summer celebrations all over Michigan. As the days get warmer, enjoy some of these picture books filled with great ways to spend those summer days.
Summer days and nights by Wong Herbert Yee
Now it is summer by written by Eileen Spinelli; illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma
Kitten's summer by Eugenie Fernandes
Program Date: Tuesday, July 31, 10:00-10:45 AM in the Community Room
Picture books about the moon are a perfect choice for bedtime reading. If you're a fan of the classic story Goodnight Moon, give these other great books a try.
And if the moon could talk by Kate Banks; pictures by Georg Hallensleben
Papa, please get the moon for me by Eric Carle
Kitten's first full moon by Kevin Henkes
Leo and Diane Dillon were also famous for their cover artwork for adult science fiction novels, winning the Hugo Award in 1971 for Best Professional Artist.
Have you seen the baby ducks yet? If duck watching has made you interested in finding out more about how our feathered friends grow up, here are some books to check out:
Little ducks by Anne Royer
Duck by Barrie Watts
Watch me grow duckling by written and edited by Lisa Magloff
San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge turns 75 on May 27. On that day in 1937 over 200,000 people crossed the bridge on foot and roller skates. The bridge links the City of San Francisco with Marin County. Singer Tony Bennett immortalized the Golden Gate Bridge in the song "(I Left My Heart) In San Francisco". Construction on the bridge began on January 5, 1933 and ultimately cost $35million. Take a virtual walk across the bridge, read about the history of this world famous bridge, or watch the Golden Gate Bridge being constructed.
Golden Gate Bridge [videodisc] by a Ben Loeterman Productions, Inc. film
Program Date: June 25, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
April 30-June 9
- Mondays 10:00-10:30 AM and 1:00-1:30 PM
- Tuesdays 7:00-7:30 PM
- Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 AM and 7:00-7:30 AM
- Thursdays 10:00-10:30 AM
- Fridays 10:00-10:30 AM
- On June 7th the Family Storytime/ABC Activity Time session will be in collaboration with Starfish Family Services Program for parents and caregivers titled Word Play: Rhymes and Other Pre-Reading Activities.
[Vrksasana – postura del árbol / Amineko Yoga by ((carol)) is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]
[Star-forming region NGC 3603 is by NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI) as licensed under this notice.]
[fingerprints by mollykiely is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]
The case of the deadly desperados by Caroline Lawrence — The setting of this new historical fiction mystery is the Wild West, where desperados, gamblers and gunmen abound. In this western, P.K. Pinkerton is on the run from a ruthless gang, determined to hold on to his families last priceless possession. Relying on disguises, P.K. must outwit the outlaws in this fast-paced, fun adventure.