This year at CPL, the University of Michigan's Museum of Natural History presents a series of three, fun Family Reading and Science workshops titled Just Like me: exploring culture, biology and the human experience. To tie in with their temporary exhibition at the museum called RACE: Are we so different? (February 2013-June 2013), they are focusing on and exploring how biology, anthropology, physics, geography and chemistry all play a part in race and culture.
We invite you to register for the second of three monthly workshops in the series titled Everybody Cooks! Exploring how geology, geography and human migration influenced food. The workshop takes place in the Community Room on Saturday, February 9, 2013, from 1:00-2:00 PM. You will learn that every culture has a cuisine, but why do the same ingredients, cooking techniques or types of food pop up all over the world? Families will learn how geology and geography relate to food, what "cultural transmission" is, and will also get to make their very own bread starter. Workshops are designed for children ages 6-11, accompanied by an adult. Online registration begins January 25.
Starting on January 14, there will be a number of exciting changes to our Storytime roster! We will continue to offer Family Storytimes, add a second Baby Storytime, and unveil our Preschool Storytime sessions. Please read the information below to determine where your child will have the most fun, then follow the links to additional information about objectives and guidelines to create the best experience for your child.
Baby StorytimeBaby Storytime is intended for children who are 18 months and younger. An adult must accompany the baby to storytime which lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Family StorytimeFamily Storytime is intended for children who are 5 and younger. An adult must accompany the child to storytime which lasts approximately 30 minutes.
- Mondays 10:00-10:30 AM in the Community Room
- Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 AM in the Community Room
- Thursdays 10:00-10:30 AM in the Community Room
- Saturdays 10:00-10:30 AM in the Purple Room
Preschool StorytimePreschool Storytime is intended for children who are 3 to 5 years old. We encourage independence in the preschool storytime; children are welcome to attend this session without their caregiver. Caregivers must stay in the Children’s Library while the storytime takes place. If their caregiver decides to attend the session they are expected to take part in the storytime activities. Each Preschool Storytime session lasts approximately 30 minutes.
All structured storytime sessions will be followed by a 30 minute open ABC Activity Time.
Chapter 1: The Assembly
“They have failed when we needed them the most,” The old man said in a loud voice. “We must get another group to fulfill this mission and save the universe. We must do this! Are you all with me? This mission must be done. We alone can't stop this, but the right group - only the bravest, smartest, strongest, and most skillful - can stop the sun from exploding.”
In a raspy voice a white clocked man said “yessss, this group mussst be able to get to Sssaturn and get the plassmetic ray ssstaff and sssave the universsse.”
“Do you allow this, high council,” asked a black cloaked man.
“We do,” said the high council at the same time.
“Then, commence operation!”
Location: High Head Quarters, also known as HHQ -
“Sir, we must talk,” said Commander Bob.
“Yes, Commander Bob,” Said Leader Kern.
“We have been approved about the operation. The high council agreed.”
“WHAT? Why would they?
As we moved on to the next trial, I found myself checking everywhere around me in anticipation. Then, after what seemed like an eternity, we came to a gigantic gold door encrusted in jewels. Cautiously I pushed on it, it swung open, and it was surprisingly light. Raising my sword I walked in and saw… a sea of teddy bears blocking the exit.
Seriously, I’m not kidding. It was a circular room probably about 20 paces across and it was split into two sections, one was where Jonah and I were standing and the other side was a pit filled with an assortment of stuffed Kittens, Puppies, and teddy bears. They were all smiling so wide it made me want to throw up because of the happiness. I turned around expecting to see Jonah’s face puffing up as he tried not to laugh, but instead I saw a face full of fear. I tried so hard not to laugh that I must have looked like I poked my head in a beehive and got a face full of hurt.
[Halasana - Postura del Arado/Amineko Yoga by ((carola)) is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]
Yeah kids, we know you are out of school and we know you are getting bored! Bring your friends to the library and game, game, game. On Friday, January 4 from 2:00-4:00 PM, we will have the Community Room hooked up to Wii, PS3, Xbox 360 with Just Dance 4 on the big screen! Bring games from home or play those we have here. See you then!
- 10:00 AM — Ruby and Max: Every Bunny Loves Winter and Little Bear's Winter Games (G)
- 12:00 PM — Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (PG)
- 3:00 PM — Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13)