Kids

Winter Snow Spree Drive Around

The snow will go on! You're invited to join us for a special drive-through version of CPL's Winter Snow Spree. Slowly cruise through our outdoor winter wonderland! Roll down your windows to hear live music with Melissa Behring, peep the Detroit Zoo penguin cam on a huge screen, be amazed by the Detroit Circus fire performers, as well as pick up some take home activity kits! We will safely bring the goods right to your car. Goodies given while supplies last.

Please register for one of the time slots listed below (one registration per car).

To maximize traffic flow, please come at your assigned time and enter the library's west drive from Veteran's Parkway. 

​(Snowflake by Liz West is licensed under Creative Commons)

 

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, December 16 - 7:00 PM to 7:15 PM Outdoors Register
Wednesday, December 16 - 7:15 PM to 7:30 PM Outdoors Register
Wednesday, December 16 - 7:30 PM to 7:45 PM Outdoors Register
Wednesday, December 16 - 7:45 PM to 8:00 PM Outdoors Register

Outside, the wind whistles; the temperature drops. You look skyward, and see the first white flakes of snow drifting gently towards the ground. It's the perfect time to curl up indoors with one of these wintry, snowy picture books listed below.

Sheltering in a cavern, Chirri and Chirra enjoy sweet treats, a game of marbles, soaking in a hot spring, and a comfortable rest in an igloo that is just the right size.

First snow by Nancy Viau

Friends gather outside to celebrate the first snowfall of the season with snowball fights, sledding, building igloos, drinking hot chocolate, and making the most of a windy, wintry day.

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. 

Celebrate Veterans Day and read one of the books linked below to celebrate and honor our veterans. 

-Information on Veterans Day was gathered at History.com 
 

The Frank show by David Mackintosh

Looking for picture books for Thanksgiving but everything's checked out? Below is a list of books about family meals and being thankful that are perfect for getting you into the Thanksgiving spirit. 

Stories About Family Dinners

As a family sits down to enjoy a meal, thoughts of those who provide the food, from farmers who plant and tend seeds to store clerks who sell groceries, fill each one with gratitude.

To create a festive spirit during Halloween, check out the following spooky tunes. Albums below can be found either in our CD collection or on Hoopla, and some are in both formats where noted.

You can also enjoy our Monster Mash playlist, available to listen to with a free Spotify account.

Addams Family theme song -- Boo, boo, black cat -- Creepy, crawley creature -- Fugue in D minor -- Spooky "E" sounds --- Oh my monster, Frankenstein -- Did you ever see a ghoulie? -- A haunting we will go -- Do you know the Invisible Man? -- Jack-o'-lantern in the window -- Kitty cat costume -- The "L" song -- Monster mash -- Nive nervous nightcrawlers -- Spooky "O" sounds -- Purple people eater -- Quickly, quickly, children -- Rats go marching -- If you're scary and you know it -- Trick, trick, trick or treat -- Underneath the stairs -- One vampire -- We've been working with the witches -- See, see my x-ray -- Yakety yak (Halloween's back!) -- Five little zombies.

Listen on Hoopla.

Monster mash -- Theme from the Addams Family -- Addams groove (from The Addams Family) -- Ghostbusters -- The Munsters theme -- This is Halloween (from The nightmare before Christmas) -- Thriller -- The time warp (from The Rocky horror picture show) -- Ding dong the witch is dead (from The wizard of Oz) -- Casper, the friendly ghost -- Purple people eater -- Wooly bully

Indigenous Peoples' Day honors Native American and Indigenous people as well as their history and culture. It is celebrated on the second Monday in October across the United States. Today is a great day to read a book by and about Native American people!

Nonfiction

The people shall continue by 1941- Simon J. Ortiz
Kermit Versus Thorndyke Smackdown

 

Hey Kids,

Ever wondered whether a mosquito could take on a great white shark? Me neither. But now that you're thinking about it, how do a mosquito and a great white match up? If you're curious about this and other animal matchups, check out some of the books below. 

Bear Hugs,

Thorndyke

This title has lots of different matchups, if you just can't make a choice.

Every year, the American Geosciences Institute sponsors and promotes Earth Science Week. Time to get knee deep in our earth and all the nitty gritty things involved with it. We have a great selection of materials for you to check out. Be sure to also check out the American Geosciences Institute website for ways to celebrate Earth Science Week.

"An award-winning science journalist explains what Earth's frozen waters tell us about the past, present, and future of humanity. "The Kingdom of Frost," or what scientists call the cryosphere, refers to all of Earth's frozen waters. Glaciers, ice caps, and fields of Arctic snow—the cryosphere is vital to our survival. It supplies us with water and helps cool cities from Bangladesh to Bangkok, Los Angeles to Oslo. In this captivating, eye-opening account, esteemed Norwegian writer Bjørn Vassnes interweaves brilliant climate reporting with the fascinating story of Earth's frozen world. He draws on cultural history and anthropology to tell us how the cryosphere once helped to spark life on Earth—and how it continues to sustain us despite its shrinking size. And he answers pressing questions such as: What will happen if it all disappears?"-- Provided by publisher

Enjoy kids books about animals? Try one of these:

The mouse family Robinson by Dick King-Smith

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month. Have you been interested in including more veggies in your diet or slowly leaving meat behind? There are some great cookbooks for all ages that can provide fun and simple recipes to help you reach your ultimate veggie goal.

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