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January 29, 2013
Sign up, read ten books, and win prizes! A great way for grown-ups to beat the winter blues.
One Book, One City for Kids is an annual reading program that encourages all 4th graders in the city to read and discuss the same book. The program also strives to encourage a lifelong love of reading among students, to inspire readers to bring story ideas and themes to life through discussion, and to build collaborative ties between public libraries, school libraries, and area schools. This year the entire city will be reading Special Delivery! by Sue Stauffacher. In this book, ten-year-old Keisha and her family’s animal rescue center face more challenges involving a baby crow in a mailbox and a skunk found in the nearby community garden.
Parents and caregivers are invited to introduce their babies, birth through 18 months, to music, movement, and language in these 30-minute classes designed just for their specific developmental stages. Babies will enjoy hearing a story and learning songs and rhymes. Playtime after enhances the development of social skills.
This is a more advanced class designed for those who already have a working knowledge of computers and the Internet. Students will learn about the impact of blogs on the Internet and tips on creating, maintaining, and marketing their own blog.
At the age of 23, Carson McCullers became an overnight literary sensation upon the publication of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter in 1940. The popularity of the book has endured and is as timely today as when it was first published. Richard Wright praised Carson McCullers for her ability “to rise above the pressures of her environment and embrace white and black humanity in one sweep of apprehension and tenderness.”
Please join us for a book discussion. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.