Amanda Pig, school girl by Jean Van Leeuwen ; pictures by Ann Schweninger
Angel Cat Sugar. Sweet school day by Ellie O'Ryan ; illustrated by Sachiho Hino ; Angel Cat Sugar characters created by Yuko Shimizu
Program Date: Thursday, August 19th at 10:00AM
Ages: for kids in grades K-2
Hope to see you all there!
- Mardi F
- Sarah N
- Emily D
- Abigail A
- Aylin L
Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to the winners!
Program Date: Tuesday, August 17 at 2:00-2:30PM
All are welcome!
Program Date: Saturday, August 14, Noon-3:00PM
Where: Purple room
When: Wednesday, September 1st
1st and 2nd Graders from 10:00 - 10:45 Register Now!
3rd and 4th Graders from 11:30 - 12:15 Register Now!
Program Date: August 26 at 2-2:45 PM
Book Title: Because of Winn Dixie
Program Date: Tuesday, August 24 from 2:00-2:30PM
Book Title: Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
Program Date: Wednesday, August 25 at 2:00-2:45PM
Book Title: Sly the Sleuth and the Pet Mysteries
[Photo courtesy of Scott Kinmartin on flickr]
Program Date: Saturday, August 21 at 2:00-2:45PM
Thorndyke here! Reporting again for LB. He's just returned from his latest adventure. Did you guess where he was headed? If you guessed Boston, you were right! But that's not the only place he ended up on this massive road trip. Stay tuned and find out!
LB started his journey in Boston. There's a lot to see there and in the surrounding area. In the City of Boston, LB toured the Mapparium, a big glass globe you can walk through, the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the New England Aquarium. Boston has some pretty crazy transportation though. Did you see LB's picture? He's in a truck that can drive on roads or be a boat in the water! How crazy is that? It's called an amphibious truck. It must belong to the same family as salamanders and frogs. LB also saw where Paul Revere rode to warn the colonists that the British were coming and where the colonists defeated the British at Concord.
Some of the other things LB saw around Concord where Henry David Thoreau's house. Did you know there's a bear named after him? And that there are books written about this bear? Thoreau must have been a pretty cool guy. And LB saw Orchard House too. Have you read Little Women? The lady who lived at Orchard House, Louisa May Alcott, wrote Little Women.
Then LB spent an afternoon in Rhode Island touring fancy houses. Lots of rich people used to go to Rhode Island for vacations and live in big houses. Now they just go to the Caribbean. What do you know about Rhode Island? Did you know it's the smallest state?
And then LB went to New York! There are lots of neat things to do there! And not just in the big city! LB saw the Art Museum, and Ellis Island and...the LIBRARY! New York City has a lot bigger library than CPL. LB met the Statue of Liberty too. If you've never read about how the Statue of Liberty was built, it's a pretty cool story!
LB finished his tour of New England with some more fancy houses and a mountain. One of the houses was a house made of glass. Better not play Baseball there! But LB did get to sit in a pretty special chair. Those fancy houses sure are BIG! And they have lots of fancy furniture. And lots of grass to run and play. The mountain is named Mt. Greylock. It's a pretty big one. It's the tallest one in Massachussetts. But I think at that time LB was getting a little homesick.
Which is why he's home for a while now. LB has loved going on adventures with all his library friends. But he's glad he made it home in time for the end of Summer Reading. He's got to turn in his reading log (he did a lot of reading on all those car trips!) so he can get his prizes. Have you finished YOUR reading log yet? You only have until Wednesday to get all your prizes! Don't forget to look at all the pictures of LB's latest adventure! Until next time,
August 4 is National Chocolate Chip Day. Obviously I've blogged many different Chocolate Chip Recipes from cookies to ice cream to truffles to pound cake to cheesecake to pancakes… and a lot more. I usually throw some chocolate chips in most of my recipes. It's almost always appropriate because you can never have enough chocolate!
[Photo courtesy of Andrew Feinberg on Flickr]