Kids

Spring Break FUN!

Biodiversity LIVE!

On Sunday, April 14 from 2:00-3:00 PM, The Organization for Bat Conservation will present Biodiversity LIVE!  Explore the amazing variety of wildlife on planet Earth. Discover the interconnectedness between plants and animals. Topics include the balance of natural ecosystems, how humans are impacting biodiversity (habitat destruction, invasive species, climate change), and simple actions that can be taken to protect wildlife from extinction. Live animals include a bearded dragon, sugar glider and a large fruit bat.

Children's Foreign Language CDs

Looking for songs in other languages?  We have many scattered through out the children's CD collection

Beth Manners' playtime Spanish for kids [sound recording] by Manners, Beth

Universe of song [sound recording] Spanish by featuring Maria Del Rey

La vida es un carnaval [sound recording] by Las Ardillitas

Canciones de nuestra tierra by songs of earth (CD) [sound recording] / Pam Schiller

Vamos, let's go! (CD) [sound recording] by Moona Luna

Happy Birthday to you [sound recording] by music, Kirti- Girish

Celebrate Seuss!

Theodor Seuss Geisel (otherwise known as Dr. Seuss) was born on March 2nd, 1904 in Springfield, MA.  He began his career with articles and cartoons aimed at adults, but in 1937 he published his first book for children, And To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. He went on to write more than 60 books, many of which are considered core reading for early readers. 

One great way to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday is to participate in Read Across America by reading to your child this evening. You can also watch Seuss videos or play games on the Seuss-themed website Seussville.

Adults interested in learning more about Dr. Seuss should check out these books:

The secret art of Dr. Seuss by [author, Theodor Geisel] ; with an introduction by Maurice Sendak

Native American Dancers for Mother Earth

Celebrate Mother Earth with authentic Native American Dancers led by Reg Pettibone. To wrap up our week-long Earth Week activities, we welcome the Native American Dancers who will entertain us in a very special way on Saturday, April 27 at 2:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to see the beautiful, colorful costumes and the outstanding dance moves that praise our planet.

University of Michigan FSR Workshops: Can you Feel the Beat?

This year at CPL, the University of Michigan's Museum of Natural History presents a series of three, fun Family Reading and Science workshops titled Just Like me: exploring culture, biology and the human experience. To tie in with their temporary exhibition at the museum called RACE: Are we so different? (February 2013-June 2013), they are focusing on and exploring how biology, anthropology, physics, geography and chemistry all play a part in race and culture.

Awesome Mid-Winter Break Activities

Join us during Mid-Winter Break for the following awesome activities...

Monday - Mid-Winter Break Movie Madness, 12:00 - 8:45 PM
Tuesday - Make a T-shirt Tote, 2:00-3:00 PM
          STEM Series: Supermarket Science,  7:00-7:45 PM
Wednesday - Creatapillars, 2:00-3:00 PM
Thursday - Tooth Fairy Party, 7:00-8:00 PM
Friday - LEGO Fun, 2:00-3:00 PM
Saturday - Sylvan ACT Prep Test, 9:30-1:30 PM (Sophomores and Juniors only please)

Some programs are drop in, others require registration so follow the links to the program calendar and plan out your week! 

This will also be our last week of Preschool, Family and Baby Storytimes until the Spring. 

Women Who Changed America

In celebration of Women's History Month, we are pleased to host two luminaries from our past:  former first lady Mary Todd Lincoln and famous author Beatrix Potter.  Re-enactor Marie Papciak will bring these two famous women to life in her presentation.  With over 30 years of experience, Ms. Papciak will bring the characters to life to the delight of children and adults alike on Saturday, March 16 at 2:00 PM.  No registration is required.  

Preschool Picture Books

Where's my teddy? by Jez Alborough

Animals should definitely not wear clothing by written by Judi Barrett and drawn by Ron Barrett

Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel; story and pictures by Virginia Lee Burton by Burton, Virginia Lee, 1909-1968

The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle

Freight train by Donald Crews

Olivia by written and illustrated by Ian Falconer

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