Friday, May 27, 2011

Paint-In with Mike Bowman

For everyone! Paint-In with Mike Bowman

2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month, 6-8pm.

You are invited to come to a very informal "paint-in" with Michael Bowman. You can come to just watch artists paint, you can bring your own materials (any genre) and paint, or you can come to just ask questions. Mike will be here to help you get started or help in any other way he can.

For: Ages 10 to 100 (younger or older if interested)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Lego Block Party!

The Youth Services Department at the Crawfordsville District Public Library will have a monthly "BLOCK PARTY" on the first Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m.! Come use your imagination to build with Legos.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New Book/CD Sets!

Horrible Harry and the Secret Treasure by Susan Kline
Third-grader Harry thinks of a way to patch up a conflict with his schoolmate Mary and include his friends in a fun detective case with rewards for everyone, including Grandpa.     

A Beach Tail by Karen Lynn Williams
When his father tells him not to leave the lion he is drawing on the beach, a little boy starts making a very, very long tail--and a trail to follow back.

Tallulah's Tutu by Marilyn Singer
Tallulah takes ballet lessons and eagerly awaits her coveted tutu, which, she learns, she must work hard to earn.

Queen Of The Falls by Chris Van Allsburg
Van Allsburg highlights the death-defying attempt of 62-year-old former charm school teacher Annie Edson Taylor to be the first woman to survive the perilous plunge over Niagara Falls.

Froggy Goes To Hawaii by Jonathan London
When Froggy goes on vacation to Hawaii, he is too excited to pay much attention to his parents.

Mr. Klutz Is Nuts! by Dan Gutman
A skateboarding principal offers unusual incentives to his students to motivate them to learn more.

Labracadabra by Jessie Nelson
Zach always wanted a dog but Larry, the full-grown mongrel his parents choose, is not it, however, he soon discovers that there is something very special--even magical--about Larry's tail.

Tony Baloney by Pam Munoz Ryan
Tony, a macaroni penguin, is a middle child with very exasperating siblings, and although he never looks for trouble, it often finds him.

Upstairs Mouse, Downstairs Mole by Wong Herbert Yee
Mouse and his downstairs neighbor, Mole, discover that when they help each other, housecleaning and other daily tasks are much easier.

Wolf Pie by Brenda Seabrooke
When Wilfong the wolf fails to blow down the house of the Pygg brothers, he stays outside their door all winter learning their games and listening to their jokes and stories, but although he claims to be reformed, the pigs are reluctant to offer friendship.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Wiggle & Giggle!

America: Reading Coast to Coast

Summer Reading Program at the
Crawfordsville District Public Library!
                                 Sign-up going on now!! ~  runs through Tuesday, July 12

Anything you like as long as it's your reading level!

Drop-In Story Times:
Every Thursday for all ages at 10am  ~ Stories and Movement!

Drop-In Crafts:
A new one every week: Bald eagle, Patriotic bug magnet, Patriotic wand, Uncle Sam hat, Patriotic streamer, Patriotic foil frame

Patriotic glider, Beach ball, Chinese yo-yo, Food coupons, Slap bracelet, and many, many more!

     Special Programs: No Registration Required, join us!
                                           Dr. Insecta's Bug Lab -- June 16 (6:45 pm)
See a Juggler! Be a Juggler! -- July 12 (6:45 pm)

Saturday, May 07, 2011

More New Picture Books Ready to Check Out

Little Mouse's BIG Secret by Eric Battut
Little Mouse finds an apple and buries it so it will be a secret. Different animal friends ask what Mouse buried and he won't tell. But, the apple starts growing and everybody figures out the secret.

Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett
A little girl and her monkey love imitating different animals, from jumping like kangaroos to waddling like penguins. Open the book and play along with them.

The Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort
What will the people on the bus do when more and more animals hop on board?

Three Hens and a Peacock by Lester L. Laminack
When a beautiful peacock comes to the farm, the hens get a little jealous. How will things turn out?

A Pet for Petunia by Paul Schmid
Poor Petunia! Her parents will not allow her to have a pet she wants. I wonder why not? What pet does she want?

Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique by Jane O'Connor
Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy
Fancy Nancy Bonjour, Butterfly
Fancy Nancy Explorer Extraordinaire
Fancy Nancy Poet Extraordinaire
Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas
Fancy Nancy Tea Parties

New Chapter Books
We the Children by Andrew Clements
This is book 1 in the series called Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School. Benjamin's school is going to be torn down to make way for an amusement part. He will try to stop the demolition. Will he succeed?

The Emperor of Nihon-Ja by John Flanagan
This is book 10 in the Ranger's Apprentice series.

Beyonders A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull
Jason is mysteriously transported to another world where he meets Rachel (who was also mysteriously transported there). This new land is ruled by the malicious wizard emperor, Maldor. Can Jason and Rachel find a way home? Will they be able to overthrow the emperor?

Thursday, May 05, 2011

New Chapter Books

Baby Island by Carol Ryrie Brink
This is an older book, but new to us. Two small children must take care of babies when they are shipwrecked on an island.

The 39 Clues Series
We now have books 5 - 10.

New Non-fiction Books

The Taxing Case of the Cows by Iris Van Rynbach and Pegi Deitz Shea
This is a true story of the Smith sisters and their cows in a fresh and funny chapter in history of women's suffrage.

Space, Stars, and the Beginning of Time by Elaine Scott
This tells about what the Hubble Telescope saw.

Meadowlands by Thomas F. Yezerski
This book explores the complicated relationship between human enterprises and the natural world there, and shows that we can take action to give the most severely damaged places a second chance.

Journey into the Deep by Rebecca L. Johnson
This book will show you how ocean scientists do their work. There are stunning photographs in this book.

The Bat Scientists by Mary Kay Carson
Did you know that some bat species are near extinction? This book will show you all about the world of bats.

The Chiru of High Tibet by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
A chiru looks like an antelope and is related to wild goats and sheep. Its wool is the warmest and finest in all the world. It lives in the high mountains. People hunt them for the wool and George B. Schaller is trying to get their land protected so they don't become extinct.

Soar, Elinor! by Tami Lewis Brown
This is a story about the youngest licensed pilot in the United States.

Before They Were Famous by Bob Raczka
This story tells how seven artists got their start.

Mathemagic! by Lynda Colgan
This book is about number tricks.

Doggy Slippers by Jorge Lujan
This is a collection of poems about animals.

You Read to Me, I'll Read to You by Mary Ann Hoberman
This book has very short fables to read together.

Kennedy Through the Lens by Martin W. Sandler
This book tells about how photography and television revealed and shaped an extraordinary leader.

She Loved Baseball by Audrey Vernick
This book is all about Effa Manley who loved baseball.

Queen of the Falls by Chris Vans Allsburg
This is a true story about Annie Edson Taylor who went over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel.

The Crossing by Jim Murphy
This book shows us how George Washington transformed from an indecisive leader into a brilliant and confident commander as he delivers the country from the blackest of times - into the brighest of futures.

Nurse, Soldier, Spy by John Hendrix
This story tells how Sarah Emma Edmonds joined the Army during the Civil War. In order to enlist, she had to disguise herself as a man.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

One New Beginner Book:
Dodsworth in Rome by Tim Egan
Dodsworth and his duck companion have a lovely time in Rome even though there are a couple of mishaps with the duck!

One New Chapter Book:
Joey Fly 2 Private Eye in Big Hairy Drama by Aaron Reynolds
In this graphic novel, Joey Fly investigates the disappearance of Greta Divawing.

Many New Picture Books:
Flora's Very Windy Day by Jeanne Birdsall
When a big wind blows her annoying little brother away, Flora decides to save him despite the many tempting offers she gets for him.

The Desperate Dog Writes Again by Eileen Christelow
When a girlfriend comes between Emma the dog and her owner George, Emma e-mails "Ask Queenie" an advice column for dogs.

Hooray for Fish! by Lucy Cousins
Little Fish has all sorts of fishy friends in his underwater home.

Tinkerbell Talented Tink and Terrific Terence by Andrea Posner-Sanchez
Two books in one all about Tinkerbell.

A String of Hearts by Laura Malone Elliott
Sam the bear wants to give Tiffany just the right Valentine. But in the end he finds out that best friends are often the ones you may not know you have.

The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark by Ken Geist
What a cute story. It is a take-off of The Three Little Pigs but with fish and a shark. You will really enjoy this story.

April and Esme Tooth Fairies by Bob Graham
April and Esme are very young but they go after a tooth by themselves for the first time. Will they be successful?

Welcome Home, Mouse by Elisa Kleven
Stanley the elephant wrecks the mouse's house. But, being a clever little creature, he comes up with a wonderful new house for the mouse. It's cool!

Who Stole Mona Lisa? by Ruthie Knapp
This is the story of the painting that was stolen from a museum years ago. The story is told from the painting's point of view. Clever.

The Secret Box by Barbara Lehman
In this wordless book, the author takes the readers on a timelss trip to a world of secret messages left in secret boxes hidden in secret places.

Owly and Wormy Friends All Aflutter! by Andy Runton
In this wordless book Owly and Wormy expect to get butterflies, but all they see are fat green buglike things. What will happen next? Butterflies? Maybe!!

Madlenka Soccer Star by Peter Sis
Madlenka has a new soccer ball. Who will she play with? A mailbox? A dog? A parking meter? Cats?

What Will Fat Cat Sit On? by Jan Thomas
A group of animals is terrified at the prospect of being sat upon by the imposing Fat Cat.

Can You Make A Scary Face? by Jan Thomas
The ladybug invites the reader to play a game of "let's pretend".

Migrant by Maxine Trottier
This book describes what it is like to be a child in a migrant family.

The Loud Book! by Deborah Underwood
There are good louds and bad louds. This book is full of them!

Balancing Act by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Two mice have fun playing on a teeter-totter, but as more and larger friends join them, it becomes increasingly difficult to stay balanced.

Dino-Basketball by Lisa Wheeler
Plant-eating dinosaurs face meat-eating dinosaurs in a basketball game.

A Not Scary Story About Big Scary Things by C.K. Williams
A little boy walking through an ordinary forest encounters an extraordinary monster.

When I Grow Up by Al Yankovic
This book invites readers of all ages to consider what they want to be when they grow up.

Elsie's Bird by Jane Yolen and David Small
Young Elsie must find a way to adapt to her new home on the Nebraska prairie after she and her father leave their comfortable city life in Boston.