February 24, 2017 | durbinm
Attention all storytime fans! While our regular storytime sessions are not available in March, our storytime kits are! Even better, you can have a storytime at home. Storytime kits have a picture book, songs on cd, a puppet or stuffed animal, and fingerplays and rhymes that all center around the story. You can design your own storytime just the way you want with friends and family at home. Have fun, and tell us all about it when our library storytimes return in April.
February 21, 2017 | Shanemoneal
On February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was shot and killed before a crowd of people at the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan, New York. Fifty-two years after his death, Malcolm X remains a highly controversial figure who was both loved and feared by many for his views. Check out some of the biographies below to learn more about him.
A biography of the powerful leader in the struggle for blacks to acieve equality.
A biography of one of the Civil Rights' most prominent and controversial leaders.
A biography of Malcolm X, focusing on the incidents that led to his belief that blacks should be willing to use any tactics necessary to secure their freedom and equality.
February 19, 2017 | agudenburr
"A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees."
Through sweet, simple prose and vivid illustrations, this book encourages positive behavior as children see how very easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation, and love on a daily basis.
While planting seeds in their garden, two animals learn the value of kindness.
When Ms. Albert teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong in making fun of new student Maya's shabby clothes and refusing to play with her.
February 8, 2017 | jonesw
Eight-year-old Garang, orphaned by a civil war in Sudan, finds the inner strength to help lead other boys as they trek hundreds of miles seeking safety in Ethiopia, then Kenya, and finally in the United States.
Newly-arrived in the United States from Mexico, Carmen is apprehensive about going to school and learning English.
Hassan, newly-arrived in the United States and feeling homesick, paints a picture at school that shows his old home in Somalia as well as the reason his family had to leave.
February 3, 2017 | jonesw
The month of February is Black History Month in the United States. Check out a biography about a black historical figure or civil rights hero to learn more about their lives.
Biographical sketches chronicle the contributions of enslaved and free blacks during the Revolutionary War, including Prince Hall, who organized the first branch of black Freemasons, and Richard Allen, who founded the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
"Describes the life and contributions of Crispus Attucks during the American Revolution"--.
February 3, 2017 | jonesw
The month of February is Black History Month in the United States. Check out a biography about a famous black inventor or scientist and learn how their contributions have changed the way we live.
Simple text and illustrations explore the life of African Canadian inventor Elijah McCoy.
Presents the life of the astrophysicist, including his childhood in the Bronx, his academic career, and his status as a scientific expert.