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Share a Story: Monster Storytime

Did you miss our monster storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions for your own spooky storytime.


From Storytime

Have fun singing "If You're a Monster and You Know It" to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It." Make up your own actions to go with the song.
And try a version of the Chocolate Chip Ghost.

Yeti and the bird by written and illustrated by Nadia Shireen

Unconventional Princess Picture Books

Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood ; illustrated by Meg Hunt

Princess-in-training by Tammi Sauer ; pictures by Joe Berger

The princess and the pony by Kate Beaton

Princess Smartypants by Babette Cole

The paper bag princess by story, Robert N. Munsch ; illus- trations, Michael Martchenko

Part-time princess by Deborah Underwood ; illustrated by Cambria Evans

Coping with the Death of a Pet

Death is no easy topic to address, and the death of a beloved pet is no different. While everyone's grief is different, and not all of the following books will be appropriate for all situations, here are some suggestions for books that deal with the death of a pet.

NONFICTION

Good-bye, Jeepers: what to expect when your pet dies by Nancy Loewen ; illustrated by Chris Lyles

Tear soup: a recipe for healing after loss by story by Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DeKlyen ; illustrated by Taylor Bills

Michigan Activity Pass

Michigan Activity Pass hot air balloon logoSaturday, September 26 is Family Health & Fitness Day USA Make the most of the day and the beautiful fall weather by visiting a state park. Library card holders can print a free or discounted pass through the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program to state parks, camp grounds, area museums and much more.

Family Music Fest '15

Music creates a soundtrack for our lives. It can enliven and enrich the lives of kids and the people who care for them from infancy and beyond. On Saturday, October 17 from 10:00 AM-5:30 PM we will host a day's worth of fantastic, energetic, diverse musical acts including the return of national act Gustafer Yellowgold! Come and celebrate the beat within all of us. This program is designed for families and patrons of all ages. The schedule is as follows...

Share a Story: Bug Storytime

Did you miss our bug storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions for your own buggy storytime.


From Storytime

Try a round or several of Itsy Bitsy Spider between stories.

I'm trying to love spiders: (it isn't easy.) by words & pictures by Bethany Barton

Bee dance by Rick Chrustowski

Step gently out by poem by Helen Frost ; photographs by Rick Lieder

Michigan Adventure Pass (MAP)

Michigan Activity Pass hot air balloon logoCheck out a park pass using the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program and enjoy Michigan Trails Week from September 19 – 26. This week-long celebration features a variety of events in honor of Michigan's extensive trail network. Grab your friends and family, find a trail and let the adventure begin!

Library card holders can use their card online to print a free or discounted admission pass to almost 400 area museums, cultural organizations, state recreation areas, camp grounds and more.

Share a Story: Camping Storytime

Did you miss our camping storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions for your own camping storytime.

From Storytime

Don't forget to sing a round of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star!

A stick is an excellent thing: poems celebrating outdoor play by Marilyn Singer ; illustrated by LeUyen Pham

Scare a bear by written by Kathy-jo Wargin ; illustrated by John Bendall-Brunello

Quiet night by Marilyn Singer ; illustrated by John Manders

Touch the brightest star by Christie Matheson

Books for Makers

Are you a tinkerer, maker, or hacker? Interested in learning? Or just want to find out what the "maker movement" is all about? Check out these books:

Zero to maker: learn (just enough) to make (just about) anything by David Lang

The art of tinkering: meet 150+ makers working at the intersection of art, science & technology by Karen Wilkinson & Mike Petrich

Makers: the new industrial revolution by Chris Anderson

The kids' guide to duct tape projects by Sheri Bell- Rehwoldt

Making things move: DIY mechanisms for inventors, hobbyists, and artists by Dustyn Roberts

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