Have you ever wanted to learn to crochet? Would you like to have one-on-one instruction right in your home? The library has some great DVD's that can show you step by step how to crochet. A good way to learn at your own pace in your own home is to use a video. The video, I Can't Believe I'm Crocheting, is an excellent one to start with. Learning something new can help stimulate the mind.
If you have a child who is learning to read or a child who struggles with reading, then you will be interested to know about our new Red Rocket Readers. These small, easy-to-read booklets are organized into levels, from pre-literacy skills to a fluent reading level 4.
Do Your Love Birds Mango? The Thrilling Conclusion
If you have been following this love story of two amazing Cockatoos separated by not only continents, ocean waters, and cultural barriers--but the greatest barrier of all, THE LANGUAGE BARRIER--well then, you have come to the right blog.
See for yourself how sad the family Bird had become. Rejected and despondent, Bird retired to her favorite shredding box (shredding being a thing Cockatoos love to do) and pined, but did not shred.
The family had to find a cure for what ailed Bird. The finest Bird specialists in the entire World Wide Web were contacted.
Nicholas Carr wrote a cover story for the Atlantic Monthly magazine in the summer of 2008 that raised the provocative question, "Is Google Making Us Stupid". The complete article can be accessed online, and it makes for fascinating reading. Carr cites anecdotal material that indicates our mental habits have altered to the point that we have almost totally lost the ability to read and absorb a longish article on the web or in print.
Are you already an audiobook lover or perhaps thinking of trying one? The reader can make all the difference. A poor narrator can ruin an otherwise good book, and a great reader can make anything a listening pleasure.
March 27th is National Joe Day. Now you may think this means we are celebrating all the Joes out there. Well, you are wrong. National Joe day is a day you can be called Joe if you don’t like your own name. It’s a vacation for your name. Now this may seem silly, but days like this just make you smile. I also like the Crush a Can Day on February 19th. It makes me want to crush a can. There's a great science experiment you can look up on the internet. Hug an Australian Day is April 26th. So all you Australians, stop by on that day and get a hug.
Get Up-Close and Snuggly With Your Little One At the Library
Opportunities abound at the Grandview Branch for you and your child to have fun together with books.
Toddlertime is especially designed for the very young child (0 to 3 yrs) and their parents, and is packed with fun games, tickles, bubbles, songs, books, and activities to develop early literacy skills and positive interactions with books. We have so much fun! There are always lots of giggles when we play our favorite game: "popcorn".
Have you ever had the desire to join a book club but didn’t know if you would fit in? Why not give the Claycomo Branch Book Club a try? We read and discuss all kinds of books, from fiction to biographies. We have discussed historical fiction, mysteries, memoirs, and inspirational books. We have read some classics, as well as newer novels.
Do you feel it? Autumn is just around the corner! Soon, there will be a refreshing crispness in the air; pumpkins will start showing up in markets; the leaves will start to turn glorious shades of yellows, oranges and reds. These are some of the things we all associate with the changing season. In a short time, summer’s heat will be a fuzzy memory. Change is in the air.
Frindle: frin-dəl – noun. It is a new word created by Nicholas “Nick” Allen to replace the word “pen.”
Why don't all the words in the dictionary mean what they say? Mrs. Granger doesn’t understand. She has to be the worst English teacher EVER! Nick decides to start using the word “frindle” instead of pen, and it catches on quickly. All the kids in school are using it, and pretty soon it is the coolest word in school. The teachers do not like it though. They try all sorts of wild stunts to stop the kids from using THAT word!