Monday, April 22, 2013

Annual Blossoms and Brunch Coming in May

                                                          Blossoms and Brunch
                                                 Saturday, May 18th at 10:30 a.m.
                                                            for ages 6 and up
                                              Registration Required 362-2242  ext 115

Muffins with Mom Coming in May

                                                               Muffins with Mom
                                                            May 11, 2013 at 10:00
                                                     For age 3 and up and their mom
                                                            Registration Required

Saturday, April 20, 2013

More Books to Read!!

Care For A Pet Hedgehog- Teaches young readers how to choose and care for a pet hedgehog.

Astronauts- Introductory text and full-color images explore what astronauts do in space. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade.

I Have Chicken Pox- Learn how to handle the chicken pox and what causes them.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

New Exciting Books!!

Baby Bible: Christmas Storybook- Please, read me a story ... These specially written stories and brightly colored illustrations provide fun while teaching young children about the story of Jesus' birth. Each story comes alive with simple, child-sized actions and a short prayer.

Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel- A Valentine's Day dance at Greg's middle school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to find a date, he's worried he'll be left out in the cold on the big night. His best friend, Rowley, doesn't have any prospects either, but that's a small consolation. Then an unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves Rowley the odd man out. But a lot can happen in one night, and in the end you never know who's going to be lucky in love...

The Call of the Wild- An abridged version of the tale of an unusual dog, part St. Bernard, part Scotch shepherd, that is forcibly taken to the Klondike gold fields where he eventually becomes the leader of a wolf pack.

Reptiles- Simple text and full-color photography introduce beginning readers to reptiles. Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through third grade.

Atlas of the World- Text and maps provide information about the world and its people. Examines each continental region in depth, with information about its position on the globe, terrain, climate, plants and animals, religious beliefs, important historical events, and more. 

National Geographic Picture Atlas of Our Fifty States- Includes maps and other pertinent information about the geography, industries, and population of each of the fifty states.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

More New Books!!

Car Goes Far- After an adventure, a shiny, clean car is in desperate need of a wash.

Stars and Galaxies- Presents facts about stars and galaxies, and describes what it would be like to visit them.

Birds- Simple text and full-color photography introduce beginning readers to birds. Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through third grade. 

Manatee Calves- Examines the birth and care of manatees, including how long they nurse, what is the first thing they do, and where they live. 

Staying Bully-Free Online- Staying Bully-Free Online follows a group of young characters from Niceville Elementary School who bully each other over the Internet and cell phones. Young readers will learn about verbal and social bullying as well as cyberbullying.

Caring For Your Hedgehog- Facts about hedgehogs and tips for caring for them as pets.

Pluto's Secret- People, children especially, have been baffled, bewildered, and even outraged by the fact that Pluto is no longer called a planet. Through whimsical artwork and an entertaining dialog format, this book explains why this is so. Providing a history of the small, icy world from its discovery and naming to its recent reclassification, this book presents a fascinating look at how scientists organize and class our solar system as they gain new insights into how it works and what types of things exist within it.

Adventure Stories- Provides writing activities that instruct young authors how to pen an adventure story, including grammar tips, writing ideas, and sample stories.

A Splash Of Red- Presents an illustrated introduction to the life and work of artist Horace Pippin, describing his childhood love for drawing and the World War I injury that challenged his career.

The Price of Freedom- Documents the efforts of an Ohio community to secure the freedom of escaped slave John Price, examining various aspects of Price's escape from Kentucky, the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, and the heroic showdown.

Frog Song- Discusses frog vocalizations and behavior in locations all over the world.

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Fiction and Non-Fiction Books!!

 Non- Fiction
Becoming Babe Ruth- Before he is known as the Babe, George Herman Ruth is just a boy who lives in Baltimore and gets into a lot of trouble. But when he turns seven, his father brings him to the gates of Saint Mary's Industrial School for Boys, and his life is changed forever. At Saint Mary's, he's expected to study hard and follow a lot of rules. But there is one good thing about Saint Mary's: almost every day, George gets to play baseball. Here, under the watchful eye of Brother Matthias, George evolves as a player and as a man, and when he sets off into the wild world of big-league baseball, the school, the boys, and Brother Matthias are never far from his heart. With vivid illustrations and clear affection for his subject, Matt Tavares sheds light on an icon who learned early that life is what you make of it and sends home a message about honoring the place from which you came.

Clementine and the Spring Trip- Third-grader Clementine's school field trip to Plimoth Plantation leads to all kind of discoveries, from fourth grade eating rules to the source of the stink on the bus.

Big Nate Flips Out- In this latest misadventure, Nate, the all-time record-holder for detentions, gets to see how the other half lives as he follows his best friend Francis's example and becomes a total neat freak; has Nate totally flipped out?

The Water Castle- When Ephraim Appledore-Smith moves into Water Castle with his mother and stroke-afflicted father, he makes two new friends whose family history is tied to the castle. The three of them set out to discover the castle's magic in the hopes of helping Ephraim's father recover.

Rotten- When troubled sixteen-year-old Jimmer "JD" Dobbs returns from a mysterious summer "upstate" he finds that his mother has adopted an abused Rottweiler that JD names Johnny Rotten, but soon his tenuous relationship with the dog is threatened.

A Tangle of Knots- Destiny leads 11-year-old Cady to a peanut butter factory, a family of children searching for their own Talents, and a Talent Thief who will alter her life forever.

New Books!!

The Crippled Lamb- A lamb who has always felt different and sad because of his black spots and his limp, feels his true worth when he is called upon to help keep the baby Jesus warm.

Parts- A five-year-old boy thinks his body is falling apart until he learns new teeth grow and hair and skin replace themselves. 

Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping- Scaredy Squirrel takes a trip through the campground and finds out the wilderness is meant to be enjoyed up close.

The Three Hedgehogs- Three hedgehogs take apples from a farm. They are chased by a posse for their crime. Luckily the farmer and the apple trees defend the hedgehogs and the posse is taught that peace is the better pursuit.

The Kindhearted Crocodile- A crocodile that longs to be a pet sneaks into a house, hides in the pages of a picture book during the day, and comes out at night to do kind and useful things for the family while they sleep.

Knit Your Bit: A World War 1 Story- When his father leaves to fight in World War I, Mikey joins the Central Park Knitting Bee to help knit clothing for soldiers overseas.

Bunnies On Ice- A confident and determined young rabbit demonstrates how to be a champion ice-skater.

The Market Bowl- In this tale from Cameroon, Yoyo has to make amends when she offends Brother Coin, the Great Spirit of the Market, by asking too high a price for her bitterleaf stew. Includes a recipe for a version of bitterleaf stew.

Betty Bunny Didn't Do It- When a young rabbit breaks a table lamp and blames the Tooth Fairy, her family explains the importance of honesty. 

The Matchbox Diary- Follow a girl's perusal of her great-grandfather's collection of matchboxes and small curios that document his poignant immigration journey from Italy to a new country.

Monday, April 01, 2013

Beginner Art Class for April

Beginner Art Class, April 27, 2013 at 10:00