Tweens

Thorndyke Thoughts: History Mysteries

Hey Kids,

One of my librarian friends told me about an event where she heard Marc Aronson give a talk about history. That might sound boring, but he wasn’t just talking about names and dates. If you like mysteries, investigations, questions and answers, following clues, and challenging what other people think, then you might like to try some of his books. Usually he writes for upper elementary (4th and 5th grades) or for middle schoolers, but your parents might even like these.

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.

Masterful Mysteries

Kindergarten

Murilla Gorilla and the hammock problem by Jennifer Lloyd ; illustrated by Jacqui Lee

The case of the baffled bear by story by Cynthia Rylant ; pictures by G. Brian Karas

Minnie and Moo: the case of the missing jelly donut [kit] by Den[y]s Cazet

Who ate all the cookie dough? by Karen Beaumont ; illustrated by Eugene Yelchin

What really happened to Humpty?: (from the files of a hard-boiled detective) by Joe Humpty as told to Jeanie Franz Ransom ; illustrated by Stephen Axelsen

Research Rocks!

Not sure how to begin that Science Fair Project Report? What is the Scientific Method anyway? Fear not! Come to our Research Rocks program on Saturday, November 22 from 10:00-11:00 AM in the iLab. We will look at what makes good research and how to write up a basic report. This class is open to kids ages 9 to 12 years old. Registration begins October 27th.

November Tween Service Corps

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, November 22, 2014 from 2:00- 3:00 PM.  Please Be Prompt!

Slasher-free DVDs with Halloween Humor

If you're looking for some Halloween flair without all the gory stuff (maybe a little bit), check out these creepy but silly DVDs from the Canton collection. Less violence, more fun!

An American werewolf in London [videodisc] by Polygram Pictures presents a Lycanthrope Films Limited Production

Arachnophobia [videodisc] by Hollywood Pictures Company and Amblin Entertainment present a Frank Marshall film

The cabin in the woods [videodisc] by a Lionsgate release and presentation of a Mutant Enemy production ; produced by Joss Whedon ; directed by Drew Goddard ; screenplay, Joss Whedon, Goddard

Evolution [videodisc] by DreamWorks Pictures and Columbia Pictures present a Montecito Picture Company production

Special Needs Storytime: Folktale Fridays

Please join us on Friday, November 14 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Folktale Fridays. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

2015 LEGO® Dream Vehicle Contest

Young builders,
this is your chance to show us your most creative vehicle designs using LEGOs®!
It can be anything (car, plane, spaceship, etc.) as long as it can transport someone. This year there are two categories: Motorized and Unmotorized. In each category
we will choose winners for the following divisions: k-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, 9th-12th grades, plus a Team division. Entries must be
dropped off between January 5 - 8
. A public viewing will be held
January 10 - 11 where patrons will get a chance to cast their vote along
with our judges. Winners will be announced at a reception at the close
of the contest on Sunday, January 11 at 4:00 PM.

Contest Rules

Learning Disabilities & Dyslexia Awareness Month

Great Super-Hero Reads

Kindergarten

The amazing adventures of Bumblebee Boy by David Soman and Jacky Davis

Bad weather! by Frank Berrios and Ethen Beavers

The day I lost my superpowers by Michaël Escoffier, Kris Di Giacomo; translated from the French by Claudia Bedrick & Kris Di Giacomo

Superfab saves the day Bérengère Delaporte and Jean Leroy; translated by Sarah Quinn

Ten rules of being a superhero by Deb Pilutti

 

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