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Eid Al-Fitr 2013

Eid Al-Fitr is a holiday marking the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting which is one of the greatest religious observances in Islam. This festival is expected to be around August 8, 2013. Eid al-Fitr is celebrated for one, two or three days. Common greeting during this holiday is ‘Eid Mubārak' which means "blessed Eid" in Arabic.

Visited the Greenfield Village and rode a Model T

I read a book to earn this badge: 
Great Buildings - stories of the Past

made 8 quarts of applesauce and 3 apple pies with apples from my tree

How to Build a Birdhouse

On August 18 from 12:00-2:00 PM join Kyle Davison, local Eagle Scout-to-be, as he instructs on how to build birdhouses and creates a natural habitat around our library pond. Kyle will also share his knowledge of bat and butterfly houses as well as the local creatures that reside within them. The program will take place under the tents in the back of the library and many of the birdhouses will be hung around the library's pond to shelter our local flying critters. All construction materials will be provided. Children five-12 years old and their caretakers are welcome. One birdhouse kit per family. Registration by one family member only is required and begins July 25.
[Birdhouses in Hongdae by Adam_Inglis is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0]

Read Free ebooks During the Month of July

Star Walk Kids Media has made it's collection of ebooks, 160-plus, free of charge during the month of July. Anyone with internet access can visit their streaming collection and immediately read any book!

Thorndyke Thoughts

Hey Kids, It's time for a Connect Your Summer Recap. I am so impressed at all the hard work you are doing! In the first month of Connect Your Summer, We have 2 participants who have earned over 300 badges! And we have 250 badge earners over all. That's a lot of badges! Keep up the super good work. I'm thinking I'd better start doing some catch up. You can see from my badge page that so far I've read 5 books and earned one of the SECRET badges (have you earned one of those yet?). That's one book a week, which isn't bad. My favorite read so far has been Wash-a-Bye Bear by Thomas Dochery. But watch out! I just checked out a nice big stack of books. I'll be earning badges left and right before you know it. My goal is to collect all the badges. What's your goal for the summer?
Bear Hugs!
Thorndyke

cute

Saved a frog from certain parking lot death

tofee cake cookies

I read a book to earn this badge: 
cake
ngredients 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine , softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 1-1/3 cups (8 oz. pkg.) HEATH BITS 'O BRICKLE Toffee Bits Directions 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet or line with parchment paper. 2 Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in a large bowl until well blended. Add eggs; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in toffee bits. 3 Drop by rounded teaspoons onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes about 48 cookies.

Hold

Hi, I placed an available item on hold this morning, will it be ready for pick up today? I've never placed a hold on an available item before, so I'm not sure how long it takes. I'm picking up something else tonight and was hoping to get them at the same time. Thanks!

I went to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Recipe Exchange Kiosk

Calling all cooks! We're bringing back last summer's popular recipe exchange kiosk. It's a great way to share your favorite recipes, discover some new ones and earn your Chow Down badge. Use our recipe card or just print out your recipes and deliver them, paper clipped together, to the recipe exchange kiosk located by the Reception Desk. If you prefer to share your recipe online, simply add the recipe in a comment to this blog post.

For more great cooking (and eating) inspiration, visit our Chow Down Pinterest page.

Bon Appetit!
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World War II : A History Mystery Activity

By conducting research and using the fewest number of clues possible, solve a mystery related to World War II. Geared towards children in grades 3-8, this is a great way to earn your Sleuth It badge. Complete the mystery and then return to our website to claim your badge!

Where Do You Love to Read?

Do you love to read so much that you will read almost anywhere? Where are you reading this summer? On the golf course? In a tent? On a boat? On vacation in some exotic locale? Or in your own tree fort? When you claim your Love It badge, upload a picture of you (or your family) reading. Not only will you earn your Love It badge, you will be entered in a random drawing for a prize! 

Tutoring Will Return in September

A big giant Thank You to all the National Honor Society students who made our Homework Help tutoring program a big success again this year. We are also thankful for all who participated and used this service. We were so happy to be able to partner with NHS to provide the service! Look for Homework Help again next school year!

Animal Lover Scavenger Hunt

Animals have scattered throughout the library! Can you find them all? Follow these instructions:
  1. Obtain an activity log from one of the Help desks.
  2. Read each clue and search the library to find a picture of the animal described.
  3. Write down the name and location of each animal you find.
  4. Put your completed activity log in the box on the reception desk for a drawing. Don’t forget to claim your ANIMAL LOVER badge online, too!

Green Thumb Flower Matching June 23 to 29, 2013

Have you earned your Green Thumb Badge yet? No? Good! Come to the library anytime during the week of June 23 to 29, 2013 and earn your badge by entering our Name the State Flower contest. Entry forms and state flower pictures will be at the Children's Reference Desk and one lucky winner will be drawn from the correct answers. Good luck and see you soon!

Geek Out on Trivia

google logoEarn your Geek Out badge, have fun learning trivia, earning points, and playing A Google A Day online. Share your accomplishments with your friends online or check out how they're doing as they play the game. Library staff is playing this game as well, so see how we do and try it yourself!

return

I borrowed an Ebook, do I need to "return" it or does it automatically return?