Jennifer Finch's blog

Kid's Korner Storytime!

Can't come to all our morning storytimes? Don't worry! There's an afternoon storytime for you! Stop by on Wednesday's at 5 pm for Kid's Korner! All ages are welcome!

Summer Reading @ Katherine Tyra

Summer Reading is in full swing! Don't forget to sign up at our website, www.hcpl.net. We have lots of great programs going on to.  On Monday we have our Teen Program: Eats and Treats.  We are making a Lemon Bundt Cake.  All teens are welcome. Families are welcome to stop by on Tuesday at 2 pm to pick up your ticket to create slime at 3 pm.

Who Am I Contest!

Summer Reading has officially started and we have a fantastic contest for teens ages 12-18. It's the Who Am I? contest! There are 15 scientists who need identifying based on the clues given to you. Get all of them right and you will be entered into a drawing for $50 Fandango gift card. Just pick up the clues and answer sheet at the Information Desk and turn in your answers by August 9.

The Final Summer Reading Inspiration!

It's time for the FINAL Summer Reading Inspiration Post, because SUMMER READING STARTS MONDAY! Woo hoo! Okay so the final books I've chosen to discuss are the Leviathan Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld. This Trilogy is a wonderful mix of science and historical fiction. In this alternate history, 

Summer Reading Inspiration Part 10!

Summer is really just around the corner! Introduce you're little one to the phases of the moon with this wonderfully illustrated picture book by Kevin Henkes. In Kitten's First Full Moon, having never seen a full moon, little kitten is trying to get to the big bowl of milk in the sky.  This book is a great way to teach science to toddlers and preschoolers!

Summer Reading Inspiration Part 9!

The Summer Reading Program is getting closer all the time.  When talking about science related literature, one author cannot be ignored.

Summer Reading Inspiration Part 8!

In Cinder by Marissa Meyer we meet a girl who lives in New Beijing with her stepmother, who hates her, one stepsister who, while shallow and a little mean isn't quite as bad as her mother, and her other stepsister, Pearl, who is fabulous and she loves dearly.  Cinder works as a mechanic, and while not totally a secret she keeps the fact she is a cyborg as quiet as possible as technically she is her stepmother's property.  Then Pearl gets the plague, Cinder is shipped off as

Summer Reading Inspiration Part 7!

It's Summer Reading Inspiration Part 7! 3 time Caldecott winner David Wiesner created another fabulous fantasy world which discusses art, friendship, and weather in Sector 7.  

This wordless picture book tells the story of a little boy on a trip to the Empire State building who makes friends with a cloud and gets 

Summer Reading Inspiration Part 6!

"It was a dark and stormy night..." This cliched phrase is most often seen when Snoopy writes at his typewriter, but it is also the first line in a very influential, classic science fiction novel.  It is hard to categorize A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle as a children, teen, or adult novel.  It is one of those novels which transcends ages.  Our three main characters are literal geniuses.  Calvin O'Keefe is the relative normal one.  He plays basketball, and has figured out the secret to

Summer Reading Inspiration Part 5! Literary Elements

Summer Reading Inspiration Part 5! Summer Reading is only a little over a month away! We are planning and plotting a really great program this summer, and to help you get excited, here is this fantastic anthology of short stories. In The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination a whole bunch of best selling authors put together hilarious, though sometimes still thoughtful and touching, stories of science run amuck.

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