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President Washington

 I promised to share a few of my favorite books on George Washington so here they are. Most of the items listed are found in the non-fiction or biography section of the library. That being said, I hope that you will check a few out and give them a try. Almost all the book on this list uses a picture book format, which children typically enjoy. The illustrations make a factual subject like history fun and inviting. By presenting information in this manner, it becomes more like a story. In return, children can better relate to the person or subject that is being presented.

 

Trickster Tales

 

The stories of Anansi, the most famous spider in West Africa, have been passed down for generations.  B.O.L.T, the Atascocita Teen Advisory Board, is providing a puppet show this afternoon about this clever character.  Below are a few of my favorite trickster tales. 

Tooth Tales

According to Chase's Calendar of Events, National Tooth Fairy Day is celebrated on February 28th.

Who Doesn't Love Pancakes?

I don't know a single person who doesn't like pancakes, and February 14 - 20th is National Pancake week.  I realize that the celebrations are almost over, but this topic was too yummy to past up.  Not to mention the fact, that it's never too early to start planning for next year...Maybe I'll have pancakes for dinner tonight. 

More Jazz @ the Library

The Atascocita Branch Library had a Jazz Party last night. 

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To celebrate Black Hisory Month, B.O.L.T (Board of Library Teens) sponsored "The Jazz Cafe."  This program was a huge hit with 45 adults, teens and children attending. While sampling food from African American history cookbooks, families listened to jazz presented by the Thomas Band. Since everyone had such a lovely time last night, I have complied a list of materials that you can share with your family.

Learning Skills for School

In partnership with the Children’s Museum of Houston, we are proud to present Para Los Niños. Come join the fun as we share books and activities that encourage early literacy skills.

Wishes for the Future

We recently had a Wishing Tree in the Children's Department to celebrate Lunar New Year.  As promised, I am sharing the results.  Although, most of the wishes were made by children, adults also participated.

 

Family Storytime & Craft 2/15/2010

 Stringing "Beads"

Fine Motor Skills

Hand-Eye Coordination.  

Early Math Skills.

Stringing beads (or in this case fruite flavored cereal) is a fun craft activity that encourages early literacy skills.  

 

Below are a few books that will extend your storytime experience. 

Happy Presidents' Day

 

Visit the Atascocita branch Library to check out my current display on President Lincoln.  In the near future, I will be sharing some of my favorite books on President Washington. As you can imagine, this has been a hot topic.

 The Emancipation Proclamation: Would You Do What Lincoln Did? by Elaine Landua

Examines the events leading up to President Abraham Lincoln's decision to write the Emancipation Proclamation ending slavery, including the beginning of the Civil War"--Provided by publisher.

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