Poetry of America

Last month was National Poetry Month, so why am I writing this blog in May?  If you had a chance to visit the Atascocita Branch you may have noticed my display of poetry books in the children's area. I am happy to report that many children and adults checked these items out. Even though April is over and gone, I am hopeful that you will continue to explore books in this area of the library.

Monday, May 31st, our country will celebrate Memorial Day. This national holiday commemorates the U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who died while in military service.  I have chosen books about America in honor of these brave men and women.   

Music Playlist for Kids

Springtime marks the beginning of weekend road trips for many of us. Here are a few Cd’s that you might want to take along for the ride.

I would love to hear about any artists that you enjoy listening to. Please post comments or suggestions at the end of this blog. 


Laurie Berkner

Buzz Buzz

Rocketship Run

Under a Shady Tree 

Victor Vito and Freddie Vasco: two polar bears on a mission to save the Klondike Café! 

Whaddaya think of that?


Booklist's Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth

Last week's post featured Booklist's Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2010. Here is their Top 10 graphic novels for teens and children! If you have a reluctant reader at home, want to mix up your reads, or just love graphic novels, check out the suggestions! 

Let's Go Fly a Kite!

Boy Flying KiteThe weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and the sun is shining! It’s a great time to head outside and soak it in! One of my favorite things to do while enjoying the sunshine is to fly a kite. The best days to fly kites are when the wind is blowing, but usually even just a little wind can send your kite flying high. What if you don’t have a kite? Well, below are instructions to make your own paper kite. It’s quick and easy… so give it a try and go fly a kite!

dewberry season

San Jacinto Day was April 21 and than means... (no, we don't get that day off anymore)-- dewberry season is here!


What would it be like?

Happy Birthday Will

We know a lot about William Shakespeare. We have the text of most all of his plays, we have baptismal records, a will, and other legal documents, and we also have attacks, criticism and praise of his works by his contemporary playwrights. We can infer from these much of what he thought about the world. But because what he wrote is spoken by characters in his plays and poems, we have very scant evidence about his own personality. Much scholarly ink is used to interpret his works, especially his sonnets, to find out what sort of person he really was. In addition to the scholarship applied to this task there is also the imaginative works of other authors, who have used him as a character in their own books.

Books Have Character @ Your Library!


or, Toads, Beetles, Bats, Light on You! 



Happy Birthday Will


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