For 1s and 2s, with a caregiver. Created especially for curious wanderers, we bring stories to life by sharing delightful books, friendly puppets, music, and movement games. OPPL card required at Main Library.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 10:30am to 11:00am
For children 3 to 5 years. Through longer picture books and concept games, children build important pre-reading skills in this fun and enriching session. This class builds skills and supports school success.
A. J. Fikry, the irritable owner of Island Books, has recently endured some tough years. He has given up on people, and even the books in his store are yet another reminder of a world that is changing too rapidly. That is until a most unexpected occurrence gives him the chance to make his life over and see things anew. Join us to discuss this bestseller.
Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.
For kids 4 to 8 years. Designed for early elementary kids who are ready for more challenging picture books. Games, crafts, and activities will be matched with the stories in this hands-on session that is a great way to discover both new books and new friends.
International award-winning astronomer and former consultant to NASA Kevin Manning wants us to "look up to the stars!" The world beyond our own is vast and he'll explain some of the most fascinating parts. We'll start inside with an educational and entertaining exploration of the universe, then head outside to view the amazing rings of Saturn, craters of the moon and other jewels of the night sky through a powerful telescope, weather permitting. Best for ages 5+ with an adult. *Please register all attendees, not just children.
Everyone has stories to share and many people have a desire to write about their life. Wanting to write and doing so are two different things. The immensity of such a project can overwhelm us. Michael Czarnecki, a poet and publisher from New York, will offer his Palm of the Hand Memoir Writing Workshop to help make that desire a reality.
These workshops have been very successful in helping people to write extensively about their life experiences - whether for family members or to someday be published in a book, according to Czarnecki.