Christine Turner's blog

150 Years Ago, President Abraham Lincoln, Issued The Emancipation Proclamation

On September 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, making all slaves in seceding states free as of January 1, 1863. If you are interested in learning more about this topic checkout some of the books that I have listed below.

The Emancipation Proclamation  Stephen Krensky.

Free Mariachi Concert on Monday, October 8th

Experience Mariachi @ Your Library

Children and adults are invited to attend a free concert presented by The High School for Performing and Visual Arts Mariachi Band, Directed by William Hoffman. This event is free and open to the public. No reservations required. 

When: Monday, October 8th @ 4:30 pm

IT'S A VERY BIG YEAR FOR CLIFFORD

Classrooms Nationwide have been invited to take part in a live webcast event, on Monday, September 24th, 2012, for the kick off  of the 50th anniversary celebration for Clifford. The celebration will continue throughout the 2012-2013 school year and will include a birthday card campaign leading up to Clifford's official birthday on February 14, 2013. 

Clifford’s BIG Ideas

Come Meet Mr. Bear @ Family Storytime

Family Storytime is held on Monday Nights at 7pm.

You are invited to join Mr. Bear and friends as we enjoy books, songs and much more. This is a free program and you do not need to register to attend.

Rin Tin Tin

There are many wonderful stories and some are actually true.

American Girl Is Coming To Houston

 

 

As some of you might know, American Girl is opening a store in Houston at the Memorial City Mall. Their grand opening weekend will be September 15-16. If you choose to attend I would recommend that you bring your camera for they have many activities planned including crafts and doll drawings.

Learn About The Presidential Campaigns and Election

Race to the Ballot: The Our White House Presidential Campaign and Election Kit for Kids!
The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance has created this Presidential Campaign and Election Kit to help parents and teachers encourage children to actively learn more about the political process in America. 

To get an easy-to-print PDF version of this Kit, click here.

 

 

Family Storytime Is Held On Monday Nights @ 7:00 pm

Families will enjoy books, songs, and puppets during this weekly storytime program. Frequent crafts are also provided, but may not be appropriate for children under 3 years old. Neither tickets nor registration are required for this program.

 

The Wild and Wacky Animals that Can Be Found In Australia

 

 

 

Some live in water. Some live in trees. All are mammals, and most do what they please. Can you guess what makes one of these animals from Australia distinctly different than the others?  I'll give you a hint; it has webbed feet and a bill. But that is not the only thing that makes this animal unique. If you want to guess you can leave a comment below. I’ll be posting the answer next week. Good luck! 

 

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