Born James Smith, this person went on to star in nearly 40 films. He has also won two Grammy Awards out of seven nominations for narration. He has been awarded ten Audie Awards, a record, and holds the world record for most original recorded character voices at 146.
We had superheroes in our presence. Batman (Will Baker) and Superman (Owen Baker) both listened to Halloween books, watched a short Halloween video, and participated in a Halloween craft. While no one was looking, Batman carefully pieced together a puzzle. A little ladybug (Chloe McClintock) also flittered through the library for storytime. We host a preschool storytime on Wednesdays at 10am. Superheroes, princesses, and their sidekicks (moms) are always welcome!
Wolf used to love the Boxcar Children. Now he plays bass for the Chariot. The Chariot has a new CD coming out on November 22nd, and a new tour that begins November 12 at the Blue Nile in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Here is what Wolf had to say when I asked about the recent doings of the Chariot and his Halloween costume.
What does the new record sound like? What were you listening to when you were recording?
Happy Birthday Sesame Street! Sesame Street premiered on November 10, 1969. It is one of the longest running children's programs on television, as well as being the longest running series broadcasted on PBS. Children, for the last 40 years, have been learning with the Sesame Street Muppets. Which Sesame Street muppet is your favorite? Ernie, Bert, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Elmo, or Mr. Snuffleupagus? I myself have always been rather fond of Cookie Monster, and his catchy tune, "C is for Cookie."
Now, I know Halloween is over, but every year around this time I start thinking about how Halloween became Halloween. I feel like there is more to the date than costumes, candy, and trick-or-treating. I began my research on our MCPL list of history databases. Searching individual databases was not providing me with a ton of general information, so I decided to do a cross search on multiple databases (top of the page). This search brought plenty of results, including a rather interesting tale from Ireland.