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Come Meet Our Favorite Rabbit

This program will be in place of Ms Susan's Pre-School Storytime program.

Space is limited.

 

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Library Cards are for Everyone

Do you know that children of any age can get a HCPL library card

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Live Jazz Performance @ the Library!

Come join in our celebration of Black History Month on Monday, Feb. 28th @ 4:00 pm.

The Hargrave High School Jazz Band, Directed by Brian Best, will be performing smooth and soulful sounds in the main area of the library.  This program is free and is open to all ages. 

Blues music, the foundation of Jazz, is an African-American derived music coming from spirituals, hymns and work songs.
 For additional information on the Roots of Jazz, see the information below.

www.jass.com/

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Celebrate Lunar New Year @ the Library

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Families are invited to join the Lunar New Year activities that will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 1st @ 4:00 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to broaden the cultural learning. 

During the program Ms Susan and I will share a few of our favorite books, and children may create a Chinese zodiac craft. 

I have inculed a booklist and craft ideas below for those of you who are not able to attend.

 

   

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The Texas Girl Who Would Change History: Bessie Coleman

 

 

Celebrate Black History Month

Tuesday, Feb. 8th at 4:00 pm 

@ the Atascocita Branch Library. 

 

 

Come soar with us as we explore the life of American aviatorBessie Coleman.  Following the presentation, children will have an opportunity to make a craft. 

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Great Day for Children's Books

 

Randolph Caldecott Medal for most distinguished American picture book for children.

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An Exciting Day for Children's Books

The American Library Association (ALA) has announced the 2011 Caldecott and Newbery awards.

2011 Caldecott Medal Winner

A sick day for Amos McGee illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead

Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, always made time to visit his good friends: the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the rhinoceros, and the owl. But one day--'Ah-choo!'--he woke with the sniffles and the sneezes. Though he didn't make it into the zoo that day, he did receive some unexpected guests."--Dust jacket.

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Happy New Year 2011

I hope that everyone is enjoying your New Year's celebrations.  My black-eyed peas are already cooking and I am looking forward to spending time with my family and friends. If you would like to learn more about this holiday checkout the books listed below. 

Each year, at the Atascocita Branch Library, we celebrate the Lunar New Year with children and their families.  Therefore, I will be highlighting some of my favorite Asian New Year books in future blogs. 

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Happy Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is a is a weeklong celebration that begins on December 26th, which honors the importance of family, community and heritage to African-Americans. 

Seven Spools of Thead: A Kwanzaa Story, by Angela Shelf Medearis  

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Christmas is Almost Here

Christmas is a special time of year for many. It is a time to honor family traditions and also create new ones.  My booklist is reflective of this; for I have included several books that I read every year, and also some new additions that are sure to become favorites among my nieces and nephews.

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