Thursday, January 29, 2015

Program Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for some wonderful February programs!

Sign up for the Valentine Chocolate Party taking place on Tuesday, February 10th at 4:00pm.  Kids ages 6 - 12 are invited to come make a variety of Valentine crafts and enjoy hot chocolate and candy treats! 

Tweens, ages 8 - 12, are welcome to attend a Sweet Treats program on Saturday, February 14th at 11:00am.  Make candy apple creations and other fun sweet treats.
Kids ages 5-10 can sign up to celebrate the Chinese New Year with crafts on Thursday, February 19th at 2:30pm (school vacation week).  Make a variety of Chinese New Year crafts.

All library programs are free and all materials are provided.  To register for any or all of these programs, visit the Children's Desk or call 847-8720 ext. 204.

Monday, January 26, 2015

January Meeting Postponed

Due to the upcoming Blizzard, the Book Buddies Book Club will NOT meet this coming Wednesday, January 28th at 4:00pm.  We will meet to discuss the January book, Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things on Wednesday, February 4th at 4:00pmHope to see you there!

For those of you looking to get a jump-start on the February book, we will be reading The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook by Eleanor Davis.  We will meet to discuss the February book on February 25th at 4:00pm.

Stay safe in the snow!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Meeting Reminder

A reminder that the Book Buddies Book Club will meet on Wednesday, January 28th at 4:00pm to discuss Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look.  Come for book discussion, snacks and a related activity.  Sign up now at the Children's Desk or call 401-847-8720 ext. 204.

Alvin Ho is on the 2015 St. Michael's Battle of the Books list, so if you are participating it's a great idea to come to book club!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Tween Activities

Calling all Tweens, ages 8-12!  Join Tween Advisory Group (TAG) and let us know about the types of things you'd like to do at the library.  The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 20th at 4:00pm.  No registration is required - just drop in!  TAG will meet once per month to discuss books, plan programs and work on special projects.  In addition, kids will enjoy a light snack and a craft activity at every meeting.  The January craft will be cardboard tube owls.

Before the next TAG meeting we have a Tween Craft program taking place on Saturday, January 17th @ 11:00am!  Get creative and construct your own winter snow globe scene.  Registration IS required... sign up now at the Children's Desk or call 401-847-8720 ext. 204.

Both activities will take place in the John Clarke Children's Program Room.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Superhero Fiction

Alvin Ho is a big fan of superheroes including Plastic Man, Wonder Woman, the Green Lantern and Aquaman. He also has a superhero alterego called Firecracker Man! He's only Firecracker Man on weekends and holidays because he says, "there's just no time for it." Here's what it means to be Firecracker Man: "I ran around our house, full speed ahead, screaming at the top of my lungs while beating on a garbage can lid. I was as noisy as a firecracker on Chinese New Year!"

Here are a few other books with main characters who have secret superhero identities...

The Hero Revealed by William Boniface (Extraorindary Adventures of Ordinary Boy, bk 1)

Ordinary Boy, the only resident of Superopolis without a superpower, uncovers and foils a sinister plot to destroy the town.

Horace Splattly, The Cupcaked Crusader by Lawrence David (bk 1)

When his little sister's magic cookies transform him into a flying, fire-breathing superhero, ten-year-old Horace Splattly has adventures which include confronting the monster at the school playground.

Secret Identity by Wendelin Van Draanen (Shredderman, bk 1)

Fifth-grader Nolan Byrd, tired of being called names by the class bully, has a secret identity--Shredderman!

The Great Cape Rescue by Phyllis Shalant (The Society of Secret Heroes)

Upon entering fourth grade, Fin and his friends think they must stop playing superheroes, until they discover that their game might become real through a magical cape, and the Society of Secret Superheroes is born.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

LEGO Club Mondays in January!

LEGO Club returns every other Monday in January!  Drop-in on Monday, January 12th and on Monday, January 26th from 4:00pm - 6:00pm and build with LEGOs!  Bring your creativity and make exciting creations which will be displayed in the Children's Department for the 2 weeks between meetings. 

Please leave your own LEGOs at home so that no favorite pieces are lost.  All LEGOs must remain in the library so bring a camera to capture your creations!

No registration is required.  Held in the John Clarke Children's Program Room.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Bilingual Storytime

Bilingual Storytime will take place on Saturday, January 10th at 11:00am!  Come for stories in Spanish and English with related activities.  No registration is required - just drop in!  Held in the John Clarke Children's Program Room.  See you Saturday!