Archive for November, 2009

Encore! Encore!

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Back by popular demand, the Children’s Department of the Wheaton Public Library will be having an encore showing of our holiday movie!  Here’s some information about the new day:

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Tuesday, December 22 at 1:00 p.m.


Take a fantastic journey with these beloved talking puppies all the way to the magical world of the north pole in a wonderfully wacky twist of a classic Christmas favorite. (88 minutes; rated G)

Free tickets available at the Children’s Department desk 

(orginally posted on www.wheatonlibrary.org)

Famous First Lines

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Can you guess what children’s book this first line comes from?  Give it a try!

“Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.”

Did you guess?  Check here for the answer.

Thanksgiving Day Crafts

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

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Just as with Halloween, there is an abundance of Thanksgiving Day crafts on The Crafty Crow.   Try some of these cute projects as part of your celebration this year! 

If you are looking for books and movies that provide ideas for how to decorate and celebrate this Thanksgiving, look no further than the Wheaton Public Library and check out our collection.

Happy Turkey Day!

Staff Favorites

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Here’s the second installment of staff favorites for the Children’s Department.  Enjoy!

Click on the title to find these books in the Wheaton Public Library collection.

  Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon

   Toot & Puddle

   Samsara Dog

  The Robot and the Bluebird

  Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

  Varmints

Famous First Lines

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Can you guess what children’s book this first line comes from?  Give it a try!

“Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy.”

Did you guess?  Check here for the answer.

Guide to Gift Books

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Book has come out with a guide book to gift books.  Perfect for the upcoming holiday season, the BCCB highlights over 300 picture books and titles for young, middle, and older children that make wonderful gifts.  For each book entry the following information is provided: the title, author, illustrator, age, current list price, and a brief summary of the book.  This is a wonderful collection of titles to browse through and consider for purchase.  You can download the entire list here.

Drop-in Storytime

Friday, November 6th, 2009

In December, between registered storytime sessions, we will be having drop-in classes.  These classes are for 3-5 year olds and will last 30 minutes.  Registration is not necessary.

Here’s the book break schedule:

Tuesdays @ 10am on December 1, 8, and 15

Thursdays@ 2pm on December 3, 10, and 17

King Tut

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Today is the anniversary of the King Tut tomb discovery. Read up on this young pharaoh, Tutankhamun(Tutankhamen), and the mystery surrounding his death.  Find out what Howard Carter discovered in his tomb on November 4, 1922 and what made it one of the most remarkable ancient Egyptian finds.

Would you like to find out more about ancient Egypt?  Check out The Cleveland Museum of Art’s website www.clemusart.com/kids/egypt

 

Famous First Lines

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Can you guess what children’s book this first line comes from?  Give it a try!

“When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle, everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen.”

Did you guess?  Check here for the answer.

Movies at the Library

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

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Come join us for a movie at the library!

Tuesday, November 24 at 1:00 p.m.
Take a fantastic journey with these beloved talking puppies all the way to the magical world of the north pole in a wonderfully wacky twist of a classic Christmas favorite. (88 minutes; rated G)

Lower Level Meeting Room
Suitable for grades 1 and up

Free tickets are now available at the Children’s Department desk.

(originally posted on www.wheatonlibrary.org)