Technerella

 

 

2:30-3:15 PM on Monday, August 4, come see our children’s librarians put on TECHNERELLA!

If you like puppets, the story of Cinderella or robots… or all three, reserve your space today and come watch the fantastic new play, Technerella!  It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity your little one will definitely enjoy.

Don’t forget to check out the other great events our Children’s Department has going on not only in the summer but all year ’round!

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Come join us for the Family Film Cafe showing of The LEGO Movie on Tuesday, July 22 at 7-8:45 PM.

Bring your own picnic supper or just a dessert to snack on as you enjoy this film on our large screen.
Please register so that we can set up a table for your group.  A parent must be with child at all times during the film.
If you print your tickets, you may bring them directly to the program, which will be held in the Community Room.
We know that’s a bit far away and that you just can’t get enough LEGOs however, so enjoy these great dioramas of Libraries and Bookstores!   What can you come up with? Share your LEGO designs with us!

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Congratulations to our Children’s Department, which won the New Jersey State Library’s Best Practices in Early Literacy Program Award for our Scribble Time program!  We’re very proud of their accomplishment!

Our next Scribble Time! program is Monday June 16, 11-11:30 am.  If you’re interested in coming, you must register.  You can do so here.

Scribble Time! is a first introduction to crayons, paint, and glue, along with a story and a rhyme or two.  This program is more about the experience than the product: Children will enjoy using the materials provided even though it may not result in something to hang on the refrigerator at home.  As an added benefit, they will increase vocabulary as we talk about these creative experiences.  Parents and children should plan to wear comfortable clothing that can get messy.
This is a new program for children ages 1 to 3 years accompanied by a parent.
Please register CHILD ONLY so we can plan enough materials and space.
Registration begins two weeks before the program date.
The same project is offered on both dates each month.  Please plan to attend only one.
You can check out other dates for Scribble Time! and other programming at the Children’s Event Calendar at any time.
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Have you met our utterly wonderful Children’s Librarians yet?  Not only do they love their work, they love their crafts – as you can see from their program room decorations!  Come in any time when the Library is open or come to one of their many great programs, like tonight’s Magic Tree House Night at 7pm.   Check out their calendar and  check out their fantastic programs which run all year.

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Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko is this week’s staff pick, chosen by one of our superb Children’s Librarians!

In this appealing novel set in 1935, 12-year-old Moose Flanagan and his family move from Santa Monica to Alcatraz Island where his father gets a job as an electrician at the prison and his mother hopes to send his autistic older sister to a special school in San Francisco. When Natalie is rejected by the school, Moose is unable to play baseball because he must take care of her, and her unorthodox behavior sometimes lands him in hot water. He also comes to grief when he reluctantly goes along with a moneymaking scheme dreamed up by the warden’s pretty but troublesome daughter. Family dilemmas are at the center of the story, but history and setting–including plenty of references to the prison’s most infamous inmate, mob boss Al Capone–play an important part, too. The Flanagan family is believable in the way each member deals with Natalie and her difficulties, and Moose makes a sympathetic main character. The story, told with humor and skill, will fascinate readers with an interest in what it was like for the children of prison guards and other workers to actually grow up on Alcatraz Island.–Miranda Doyle, San Francisco Public Library”– School Library Journal.

This book is aimed at middle school students, and is a great, interesting read for boys and girls.  It’s also the beginning of a series, so if you or your kids love it, the story continues!

We have multiple copies in print and an audiobook edition.

 

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