Special Author Visit: Mike Curato

The author Mike Curato and his debut award-winning picture book Little Elliot, Big City
The author Mike Curato and his debut award-winning picture book Little Elliot, Big City

Saturday, May 9th at 11am

Come meet award-winning children’s book author/illustrator Mike Curato as he reads and draws from Little Elliot, Big City. Mr. Curato is the winner of the 2014 Founder’s Award from the Society of Illustrators.

Little Elliot, a charming new picture book character, lives among the hustle and bustle of the big city. Despite big crowds and bigger buildings, Little Elliot leads a quiet life. Though he faces challenges, Elliot finds many wonderful things to enjoy — like cupcakes! And when his problems seem insurmountable, Elliot discovers something even sweeter — a friend.

Children in Kindergarten and up are invited to join Mr. Curato as he shares his talents with us. Drop-in, no registration necessary, though space is limited. The first thirty attendees will receive complimentary posters and tote bags in celebration of Children’s Book Week. 

 

In Concert: Vered and the Babes

photo courtesy of Vered
photo courtesy of Vered

Wednesday, May 13th at 11am

Her voice is lush, her songs funny and poignant, and her upbeat melodies and playful harmonies are reminiscent of a doo-wop band. Her album, Good Morning My Love, was a Gold Award Winner from both the Parents' Choice Foundation and from National Parenting Publications and was named by Laurie Berkner a 2012 favorite (USA Today).

Parents often say that Vered’s music is like a soundtrack to life with their little ones, adding melody and bounce to the ups and downs, joyful interactions, and daily routines. Her band, Vered and the Babes, bring a variety of instruments including pots and pans, french-horn and trumpet, and always have the kids and parents jumping and singing along.

All Ages. Drop-in.

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room. 

Sleep Solutions Workshop

Photo courtesy of flickr user Peter Dahlgren
Photo courtesy of flickr user Peter Dahlgren

Wednesday, May 27th from 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Do you and your children suffer from sleepless, restless nights? Do you need sleep solutions?

Please join us as we welcome Ingrid Y. Prueher, certified sleep specialist as she leads a workshop with sleep solutions for your child, ages infant to 5 years old. Ingrid specializes in teaching sleepless moms and dads the fundamentals of sleep, so their children can become amazing sleepers. A seasoned parenting consultant, Ingrid combines her experience and knowledge of nutrition and sleep to help English and Spanish-speaking parents across the country who struggle to get their child on a consistent sleep schedule. 

 

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Registered: Gelatin Art Prints

Image courtesy of flickr user julieboothclasses
Image courtesy of flickr user julieboothclasses

Tuesday, April 28th at 4:15pm

Using sheets of gelatin, intrepid printmakers will get to experiment with this unique medium and design art prints.

Grades 5 to 6.

Registered.

Registered: Gelatin Art Prints

Image courtesy of flickr user julieboothclasses
Image courtesy of flickr user julieboothclasses

Tuesday, April 28th at 4:15 pm

Using sheets of gelatin, intrepid printmakers will get to experiment with this unique medium and design art prints and cards.

Grades 5 to 6.

Registered

One Direction Books

The One Direction we knew and loved
The One Direction we knew and loved

Let's all have a moment of silence as we prepare to enter a world with only FOUR One Directioners. Below is a selection of the Library's books, DVD's, and online performance films featuring our favorite British Boy Band.

Celebrate Día (Diversity in Action) de los Ninos!

Celebrate Día (Diversity in Action) de los ninos!
Celebrate Día (Diversity in Action) de los ninos!

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30th. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

April 30th at 4 p.m. Family Film: The Book of Life

The Book of Life (Rated PG, running time 95 minutes). Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Watch the trailer.

Jr. Book Club: Leroy Ninker Saddles Up by Kate DiCamillo

Leroy Ninker Saddles Up by Kate DiCamillo
Leroy Ninker Saddles Up by Kate DiCamillo

Wednesday, April 22nd at 4:15 p.m.

Jr. Book Club: Leroy Ninker Saddles Up by Kate DiCamillo

Early elementary readers are invited to discuss librarian-selected chapter books. The discussion will be followed by an activity, game or craft inspired by the story. Our book groups are designed to encourage Common Core-required skills such as critical thinking, information literacy, self-direction, and collaboration – all in a fun environment.

Grades 2-3. Drop-in.

Spring Crafts

Crafting in the library!
Crafting in the library!

Monday, April 20th at 4 p.m.

Join us for a spring craft and story. Ages 3+ with a parent/caregiver. Drop-in.

Sensory Saturdays

Sensory Saturdays in the Children's Library
Sensory Saturdays in the Children's Library

Saturdays, April 4th and 18th, and May 2nd from 1 to 2 p.m.

A creation and exploration hour for families of children with autism or sensory processing disorders. Ages 3+ with a parent/caregiver. Drop-in.

 

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