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Ferret Cam

Children and their families had a wonderful time learning about ferrets last Monday evening at the Atascocita Branch Library.

If you missed out on the fun, but are interested in ferrets, I would like to recommend checking out the ferret cam at the National Zoo's Conservation and Research Center.  At this site, you will be able to view a nesting box at the Zoo's Virginia campus.  Soon this mother ferret will have her babies, and you will be able to view them as well.

Unveil the Ocean's Deepest Secrets

Susan Casey is an author that you may not know, and that is why I want to tell you about her books. This author has a journalistic wrting style that pulls you into her travels, and the world that she has observed.  Her writting makes you feel like you are actually there with her,  seeing objects in vivid color. Thus far, Casey has two books published and I hope to see more of her work in the future.  

Tsunami

 

 

 

 

News images of the recent tsunami may leave children with more questions than answers. Some children will be courious, while others may be dealing with fear. Luckily, in both cases sharing information is the key that will support their needs. 

Saint Patrick's Day Craft for Children

Toddler Craft

Wednesday, March 16th @ 10 am and 1:30 pm

Pre-school Craft

Thursday, March 17th @ 10am

Please be aware that supplies are limited.

Fun with Play Dough

Do you have plans for this weekend? A wave of my magic wand and I have the solution for keeping the kids busy.  

 Mudworks: Creative Clay, Dough and Modeling Experiences  by MaryAnn F. Kohl. 
Simply put, the suggested activities are awesome. This book offers a delightfully messy range of creative activities for children, and the projects won't cost you a bundle of cash.   

Into the Wild West

Have you ever wondered what it was like living during the American Wild West?  If so, check out these books.  Bulls-Eye: a Photobiography of Annie Oakley by Sue Macy  is one of my personal favorites.

Spring Break Fun

Have you ever considered getting a ferret for a pet?  Members of the Houston Area Ferrets Association will be presenting a special program just for children, and will disscuss the care and special needs of ferrets.  Children will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with these fabulous creatures. This program will be in place of our Family Storytime Program.

When: Monday, March 14th @ 7:00 pm 

Recommended age: 4 years old & up.

Tickets are not required but space is limited.

You're Invited

 

 

Songwriter and musician, Mike Tauser, will be sharing the original songs he has created and books by Dr. Seuss. Children will then have an opportunity to visit with the Cat in the Hat, and make a creative top hat of their very own. Don't forget your cameras!

Tickets are not required.  Space is limited.

 

Is there a Golden Ticket?

It has long been a trend for film makers is to create films based on children’s literature.  I am sure you have heard the saying, “the book is better than the movie.” In my opinion, that is certainly true. In order to make a movie, they must cut or expand the content of the original story which causes it to become distorted. Consequently, movies rarely match the experience that you have created in your mind while reading.
 

Black History Month Display

Next time you visit the Atascocita Branch Library, make sure to stop at our display on African Americans and the Civil War.  Please let us know if you would like to check out any of the books, or if you would like additional assistance finding items. This display was created by Circulation Assistant,  Janet Gibbons.

Additional Information

Underground Railroad, American Civil War

Most African Americans resisted enslavement. Whenever possible, individuals attempted to liberate themselves by running away. This Web site explores the history of the Underground Railroad that existed in the early 19th century to help enslaved people flee the South. The site contains topic headings, a chronology of events, photographs, maps, and more!

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