Christine Turner's blog

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!

For the Love of Books

 Storytimes this week will include a fun holiday craft. 

Toddler Tales (2 to 3 year olds)

Wednesday @ 10 am & 1:30 pm

 Storytime Pals (3 to 6 year olds)

Thursday @ 10 am

Please arrive on time for space is limited.

Spring will come early this year.

According to Punxsutawney Phil, America's most famous groundhog, spring will come early this year.   Since, most of America is covered with ice and snow, this is welcomed news that brings  a pinch of hope for warmer weather and sun filled skies. 

 

Booklist

Texas Bluebonnet List 2011-2012

The Bluebonnet Award is a project of the Texas Library Association and is co-sponsored by the Children's Roundtable and the Texas Association of School Librarians, both of the Texas Library Association from suggestions from librarians, teachers, parents, students, and others. Students in grades 3-6 vote in January for the winner.

Come Meet Our Favorite Rabbit

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

Space is limited.

 

Library Cards are for Everyone

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

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/

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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