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Family Fun Night

SQUARE DANCE

Friday, October 7th 5:00- 7:30pm

Join professional caller, Pat Cannon for a fun filled evening of square dancing for the whole family!!

Light refreshments will be served at 5pm with dancing to start at 5:30.

**Please note that the library will be closed to the public at 6pm. 

Do not plan on browsing or checking out materials after 6pm.**

ALA Best Websites

GETTY GAMES

The American Library Association (ALA) provides a list of great and educational websites for kids.  Getty Games is one of them.  Go online to learn about the Getty Museum and its art collection.  You can also play games such as Find What's Different, Detail Finding, Memory, and Jigsaw Puzzles.  In addition, there are instructions on how to make art inspired craft projects at home.  After you have explored this site, come to the library to learn more.

Monet (JDVD 759.4 VEN)

Degas and the dancer (JDVD 759.4 DEG)

Henri Rousseau (J 759.4 VEN)

Henri Matisse (J 759.4 VEN)

A weekend with Rembrandt (JB Rembrandt)

Sing-A-Long with Jacob

The library offers Ready, Set, Storytime! each Tuesday at 1:30pm.  Once a month, we offer a special treat!  Local musician, Jacob visits this program with his guitar and performs a sing-a-long for the children.  Upcoming dates include:

February 23rd, March 29th, April 26th, May 31st, June 28th

 

 

History in November

  

King Tutankhamen

Family Fun Night! Friday October 9th

SQUARE DANCE TOMORROW!!

Tickets still available

All Ages Welcome

Join us at the library for a hoedown!  Pat Cannon of Foot and Fiddle will be the caller for this family event. 

Refreshments at 5:00pm

Dancing starts at 5:30pm

Please arrive by 6pm before the library closes to the general public for the day. 


 

 

Historic October

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

In 1675, explorers required more accurate maps to navigate the seas.  Cartographers began by setting longitude at Greenwich, England.  On October 13, 1884 this location was established as the "starting point" of time, since it is at the Prime Meridian.  You can calculate the time at any location on the globe by starting at Greenwich (0 longitude) with every 15 degrees longitude representing one hour.  Are confused you?  Then check out www.greenwichmeantime.com for clarification.  Learn more about GMT, time around the world, daylight savings time, and more.  Still confused?  Then you need to come to the library and discover our collection of books and dvds about time.  Here are some titles to look for:

Greenwich guide (J529 DOL)

Time zones (J389 NAG)

It's about time (J529 EST)

Boys Book Club

REGISTER NOW!!

Sign up for this unique book club for boys in 3rd-6th grade.  Each member will read independently whichever title they choose.  Then we meet once a month for discussion, peer reviews, extension activities, and delicious snacks. 

Next Meeting: Thursday, September 17th at 6:30pm

For more information, contact: Librarian, Amy Chesman 634-4997 ext.121 or [email protected]

September Birthday

Jim Henson

James Maury Henson was born on September 24, 1936 in Greenville, Mississippi.  Henson was drawn to the arts at a young age.  With the encouragement of his artist grandmother, he started puppeteering by performing for his Cub Scout troop.  While attending the University of Maryland, he starred in an NBC skit called Sam and Friends, from which Kermit the Frog was created.  As his puppets grew in popularity, they started to appear in television commericals.  In 1969, he began working with the Children's Television Workshop, where the Muppets "made learning fun" on Sesame Street.  Kermit, Miss Piggy and Fozzy joined megastars in 1976 on The Muppet Show.  Henson's later work included the tv show Fraggle Rock, several Muppet movies, and other films including, The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth.

Mythology Quest

PANDORA'S BOX

According to ancient Greek mythology, Pandora, the first woman, was given a box from Zeus as a wedding gift.  Pandora was instructed to never open it.  But she was very curious and one day, when no one was looking, she snuck a peek inside.  As she lifted the lid, all of the evil, we know today, was released into the world. 

During the Mythology Quest program (8/7), the participants were asked, "If you could put any evil back into Pandora's Box, what would it be?"  Here are their answers: 

thunder, fire, mean-ness!, all bad things, Hydra, hunger, cancer, breaking books, breaking stuff, greed (2xs), spiders, bugs, failure, pirates, murdering people, bacteria, Algebra, stealing, homework, war

August Birthday

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Annie Oakley

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