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Caldecott and Newbery Award Winners

e          The Newbery and Caldecott Award winning books were announced last week.  West University Library has both titles available.  Dead End in Norvelt won the Newbery Award and A Ball for Daisy won the Caldecott Award for best illustrations.  We also have a display of former Caldecott Award winners to check out.

 

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Cookie Decorating Program

  40 children had a great time decorating round and square sugar cookies.  Different colors of frosting was offered in addition to a wide variety of colored sprinkles.  Some friends shared sprinkles to spread a variety on their cookies.  It was a nice activity on a chilly winter afternoon. 

 

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Princess Party

  31 little princesses joined Princess Susie for some royal magic, a craft, frog toss and sparkly cookies. Everyone wore a paper tiara and helped chant the magic words "Bippity boppity boo" to make magic happen.

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Craft program August 10

         If you missed doing some of the crafts we created this summer, you have another chance to decorate a hummingbird feeder or wand, plant a seed, practice origami, make a macaroni necklace and more.  We will have a "leftover" craft program Wednesday August 10  at 3 PM.  Supplies are limited to what is on hand. 

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Science Quest

    65 children and 44 adults were entertained by Jon Bartell of Science Quest at the final children's event of the summer reading program.  Mr. Jon amazed the audience with all kinds of fun science facts and experiments utilizing everyday household items.  He brought along several of his rescued animals, such as a ferret, hedgehog, parrotlet, tortoise, chichilla and several reptiles.  Children were able to pet the animals and ask questions.

Mr. Jon emphasized that science is all around us and can be fun if we use our imaginations.  He has all sorts of fact sheets, coloring pages and simple experiments on his website www.science-quest.com

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Pig out on books

  Daisy the Pig and Farmer Minor entertained 66 children and 42 adults at a program Wednesday.  Everyone helped read a story to Daisy and learned all about her busy life visiting libraries.  Children lined up to have their photos taken hugging Daisy and some even gave her a kiss !

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Farmer Minor and Daisy the Pig

     Daisy the Pig will entertain children at the Library Wednesday July 27  at 3 PM.  Daisy is a pot-bellied pig who travels all over the United States sharing her love of reading.

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Pizza Party

Tuesday July 26 there will be a pizza party upstairs at 3 PM.  Children - ages 5 to12 years - will have an opportunity to play with pizza dough and learn about pizza making from representatives of Domino's Pizza.  There will be refreshments afterward.

 

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Ferrets in the Library !

    Here come the ferrets !  Members of the Houston Area Ferret Association will bring an assortment of these entertaining creatures for you to meet and hold.  Learn some history of ferrets, the basics of taking care of them and see a demonstration of nail clippig and ear cleaning.  Cheer for ferrets as they compete in a paper bag escape race.  Meet the ferrets up close as you get to hold them and see how much wiggly fun they are.

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Honey Dew the Clown

       Honey Dew the Clown will be at the Library next Wednesday, July 6, at 3 PM.  She brings a great mix of magic, silliness and some furry friends to entertain us.  Join us for a fun program and check out books on magic, clowns or whatever tickles your fancy !

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