November 26, 2012 | goulds
The dogs of winter by Bobbie Pyron is an incredible, heart-pounding survival story based on fact. Ivan is but one of 80,000 to 2 million homeless children forced to fend for himself in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union. Most of these abandoned children form packs and live in vacant buildings and/or underground train stations. What distinguishes four year old Ivan Mishukov is his decision to depend on a pack of feral street dogs instead of other children for his survival. For two years they eek out an existence together, helping one another just as a family would. Enduring the brutal Russian winters with temperatures often twenty below zero is almost beyond belief. As Ivan is later quoted as saying, "I was better off with the dogs. They loved and protected me." For years his dreams are of dogs - warm, soft, loving dogs who are always there watching out for him.
This powerful, illuminating story is one that you will never forget.
November 26, 2012 | Michelle
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November 12, 2012 | barkerm
Christmas spirit abounds as we gather on Sunday, December 9 at 4:00 PM to listen to the holiday sounds of the Detroit Handbell Ensemble. Members share their musical talents by playing familiar holiday music on the amazing bells. You will also learn a bit of history and how-to about bells. Bring the family and ‘hark to the bells.’
October 25, 2012 | durbinm
Favorite children's author Steven Kellogg celebrated his birthday on October 26. He has written many fun and silly books for kids. Check some of them out:
A-hunting we will go! by Steven Kellogg
Pecos Bill: a tall tale by retold and illustrated by Steven Kellogg
October 25, 2012 | Michelle
Are you in 5th, 6th, or 7th grade and looking for ways to fulfill 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 10, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you!