Abby Cadabra, super speller by Joan Holub
Buzz Boy and Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold
Eliot Jones, midnight superhero by Anne Cottringer ; illustrated by Alex T. Smith
General STEAM sitesCareer Aisle Elementary and Middle School: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
(Elementary & Junior High) Want to get a job some day in a STEM field? Explore career opportunities here.
(Elementary) Explore a virtual museum with games, shows, and live interactions.
Girls in STEM
(Upper Elementary - Junior High) Explore this guide (primarily for middle school girls but useful to others) that includes STEM sites, books, and organizations.
(Elementary - High School) Engage your curiosity and imagination about STEM and other subjects through a variety of media.
SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY sitesCode.org
(Elementary - High School) Gain coding skills through guided activities.
Brian's winter by Gary Paulsen
He would have to find some way to protect himself, some weapon. The fire worked well when it was burning, but it had burned down. His hatchet and knife would have done nothing more than make the bear really angry -- something he did not like to think about -- and his bow was good only for smaller game. He had never tried to shoot anything bigger than a foolbird or rabbit with it and doubted that the bow would push the arrow deep enough to do anything but -- again -- make the bear really made.
He bundled in his bag that night, the end of the two weeks of warm weather. He kept putting wood on the fire, half afraid the bear would come back. All the while he tried to think of a solution.
But in reality, the bear was not his primary adversary. Nor was the wolf, nor any animal. Brian had become his own worst enemy because in all the business of hunting, fishing and surviving he had forgotten the primary rule: Always, "always" pay attention to what was happening. Everything in nature means something and he had missed the warnings that summer was ending, had in many ways already ended, and what was coming would be the most dangerous thing he had faced since the plane crashed.
Julie of the wolves by Jean Craighead George ; pictures by John Schoenherr
John Adams, the writer: a treasury of letters, diaries, and public documents by compiled and edited by Carolyn P. Yoder
John & Abigail Adams: an American love story by Judith St. George
Ansel Adams: America's photographer ; a biography for young people by Beverly Gherman
Failure is impossible: the story of Susan B. Anthony by Lisa Frederiksen Bohannon
Angry birds is also an option for older kids or adults.
There is an initiative to complete one hour of free coding lessons in order to raise the level of somputer science fluency for kids. There is a push to teach computer science in the classroom to ensure that children are getting the best chance possible to succeed. Please visit CODE.org to sign up and try a lesson today!
This program is wheelchair accessible.
It's time again for Winter Break Movie Madness! Join us on December 29 at 2:00PM as we show Guardians of the Galaxy! This action-packed, epic space adventure expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits-Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand-with the galaxy's fate in the balance.
You may bring pillows, snacks, even your own comfy chairs. This film is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language .
Are you in the 5th, 6th, or 7th grade and looking for ways to fulfill one hour of your community service requirement for school? Join us and work as our Tween Service Corps. You can earn one hour of your community service time and also have fun helping out in the Children's Department. Our next date will be Saturday, February 28, 2015, 2-3 PM.
Are you in the 5th, 6th, or 7th grade and looking for ways to fulfill one hour of your community service requirement for school? Join us and work as our Tween Service Corps. You can earn one hour of your community service time and also have fun helping out in the Children's Department. Our next date will be Saturday, January 17, 2015, 2-3 PM.
The earth, my butt, and other big, round things by Carolyn Mackler
Far far away by Tom McNeal, a sinister take on Hansel and Gretel
Akata witch by Nnedi Okorafor, essentially Harry Potter set in Nigeria
Eat, brains, love by Jeff Hart
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
How I became a ghost: a Choctaw trail of tears story by Tim Tingle
Photo Dungeons & Dragons by River Siren (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Ain't nothing but a man: my quest to find the real John Henry by Scott Reynolds Nelson with Marc Aronson — If you’ve heard of Paul Bunyan, maybe you’ve also heard of John Henry, the legendary man who beat a steam drill. Did you know he was a real person? In this story Scott Nelson tells about his discoveries of John Henry, the real man.
The griffin and the dinosaur: how Adrienne Mayor discovered a fascinating link between myth and science by Marc Aronson with Adrienne Mayor ; illustrated by Chris Muller — Dinosaurs have fascinated people for a long time, but even before people knew there were dinosaurs, they had found their bones and made up stories of what they must have been like.
Where is dear dragon? by Margaret Hillert ; illustrated by David Schimmell
Daniel's mystery egg by Alma Flor Ada ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas
Where is the green sheep? by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek
Knuffle Bunny: a cautionary tale by Mo Willems
The doghouse by Jan Thomas
Young Cam Jansen and the circus mystery by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Susanna Natti
Detective Dinosaur: lost and found by James Skofield ; pictures by R.W. Alley
Baxter the Tweeting dog by [Doreen Marts]
Bean Dog and Nugget: the ball by Charise Mericle Harper
Owly. Vol. 3. Flying lessons by Andy Runton
Silly Lilly in What will I be today?: a toon book by Agnès Rosenstiehl by Rosenstiehl, Agnès
Arf and the greedy grabber by Philip Wooderson ; illustrated by Bridget MacKeith ; colors by Jessica Fuchs