Cold-Blooded Creatures with Jim Nesci
Monday, November 11, 11:00am
Are you ready to see alligators, snakes, lizards and a tortoise? Jim Nesci expertly leads the audience in exploring the world of reptiles. There is so much to learn about where cold blooded creatures fit into the animal kingdom. The reptiles Jim brings are all user-friendly. This is a one of a kind, hands-on experience! All ages are welcome!
Youth Services Celebrates Read for the Record on 10/3/2013
Youth Services Staff Reads for the Record with Otis by Loren Long on October 3, 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013 was a day for the record books! Across the country and around the world, millions of adults and children read Otis by Loren Long. In celebration of Read for the Record, our very own Miss Heidi, Miss Laurel, and Miss Nancy read Otis to story time groups. Everyone had a marvelous time, and contributed to the world record for the largest shared reading experience!
Miss Heidi and Miss Laurel read with the Ready for Reading storytime. This program uses stories, musical games, and word play to engage and enrich children, focusing on a different letter friend each week. Please see our online calendar for more information.
Miss Nancy read in four different classrooms at North School, including grades K-4 and hearing impaired students.
Read for the Record is a campaign of Jumpstart, a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community Corps members to serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Read for the Record is presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation. The aim of the campaign, which began in 2006, is to celebrate literacy and bring vital attention to the importance of high-quality early childhood education.
Face Painting Workshop
Thursday, October 24 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of face painting with local artist Wendee Goles. Make
simple, memorable transformations to your face using quality face crayons. Choose from several options and have the most adventurous Halloween ever!
Space is limited.
Kids age 9-14 can register beginning October 1.
Face crayon kits available at registration for $12, if desired.
Let’s Cook – Puddings
Tuesday, October 22 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Chef Kate Bradley shares terrific recipes for chocolate pudding, bread pudding, and rice pudding.
Participants must be age 9 to 14. There is a $3 tasting fee due at time of registration.
The Wednesday Wars, by Gary Schmidt
You may have a slow start, but will fall in love with this story. It is about a middle school student struggling to find himself. The main character, Holling, is so appealing and has an endearing relationship with his teacher and mentor, Mrs. Baker. Holling’s parents aren’t super attentive, although maybe that was the norm for that time period: during the Vietnam War. Holling’s adventures will keep you on the edge of your seat and keep you coming back for more. Whether you are a boy or a girl, in middle school or high school, you will love this story. The audiobook of this story is nicely done, if you enjoy a good listen.