Archive for November, 2010

Reading with Rover YouTube Video

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Check out Eileen’s blog entry, Reading with Rover.  On it, you’ll find a YouTube video, taken here at the Wheaton Public Library, all about our Reading with Rover program!

Family Holiday Bingo

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Family Holiday Bingo

Tuesday, December 21 at 6:30pm

Large Meeting Room, Lower Level

Children under 7 must be assisted by an adult

Pick up a BINGO card and get ready for your lucky numbers!  Fun prizes will be rewarded and refreshments will be served. (60 minutes)

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

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Macaroni Soup!

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
Macaroni Soup!
Active Music for Kids

Friday, December 17 at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Large Meeting Room, Lower Level

For preschool children with adult.

Nationally renowned music specialist Carole Peterson performs music and movement activities for kids to sing, dance, and do!

Tickets are available at the Children’s Department desk.

Winter Reading Club

Monday, November 29th, 2010

This year, the Children’s Department is hosting a Winter Reading Club: Chill Out and Read!

The reading club will run December 4th-January 30th.

For more information, check out the Kids’ Room Programs and Events page.


Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Thanksgiving is coming up in just a couple of days!  If you are looking for some fun crafts to do to help celebrate, check out The Crafty Crow!

And, just as a heads up, the library will be closing at 5:45on Wednesday, November 24th and will be closed all day on Thanksgiving.  We’ll re-open Friday, November 26th.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Book Break: Drop-in Storytime

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Book Break 

Drop-in storytime for ages 3-5 

30 minutes

Registration is not necessary


Tuesday @ 10:00am 

December 7, 14, and 21 


Thursday@ 2:00pm 

December 9, 16, and 23 



Movies at the Library

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

We have opened a second showing of our November movie.  Here’s the information:

  Monday, November 22 at 1:00 p.m. 
The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it’s up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren’t abandoned and to return home.
(86 minutes; Rated G)

Tickets are available at the Children’s Department desk.


Monday, November 15th, 2010

Saturday, December 4 at 11:00 a.m.
Large Meeting Room

Suitable for preschool through adult
Celebrate the season with stories for the entire family presented by Storyteller Joy Wilcox. (30 minutes) Free tickets available at the Children’s Desk.

Walt Disney World 101

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Walt Disney World 101

Tuesday, November 30


Audience: Adult

Large Meeting Room, Lower Level

Amateur travel planner and Walt Disney World veteran, Karen Luster, will share travel tips and ideas for those traveling to the Wald Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida.  Attendees will learn the pros and cons of staying on Disney property, when to go, how to get the best deal, and, most importantly, how to make the most of your  time while in the parks.

Pick up free tickets at the Children’s and Adult Circulation Desks starting November 9.

Henry in Love

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Oh. My. Goodness.  I think I have a new favorite book.  Henry in Love by Peter McCarty is an absolute delight.  Here’s what the reviewers had to say:

Horn Book Guide Reviews
Shy cat Henry has a crush on rabbit classmate Chloe and doesn’t know what to do about it; a blueberry muffin ultimately helps. McCarty shows genuine respect for children’s interpersonal relationships. Not a stroke of his pen is superfluous: delicate ink with modest watercolor shading sits on warm cream-colored pages. Copyright 2010 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Kirkus Reviews
With precise figures placed in vignettes on a gorgeous creamy stock, McCarty tells a sweetly simple, utterly sincere schoolyard love story. Each with one of Mrs. Calico’s blueberry muffins in his backpack, cat Henry, his older brother Tim and Henry’s dog friend Sancho head off to school—where rabbit Chloe, “the loveliest girl in his class,” sits in the back row, surrounded by a field of love-induced poppies. When, despite Sancho’s advice (“You’re not going to talk to a girl, are you?”). Henry approaches her at recess, a combination of acrobatics and a game of tag makes them friends. And when their teacher rearranges the class seating so they are next to one another, a snacktime carrot-and-muffin swap (with poppies festooned around them) cements the relationship. There’s nothing sly or cynical here—just a celebration of the moment. (Picture book. 3-6) Copyright Kirkus 2009 Kirkus/BPI Communications.All rights reserved.
Publishers Weekly Reviews
McCarty (Jeremy Draws a Monster) keenly observes a schoolyard crush in this charmer. The cover pictures Henry, an openhearted boy cat, sitting at his desk alongside Chloe, a coquettish bunny. Chloe wears a mysterious grin and a flowered dress of palest pink, and her long ears flop carelessly to one side (“He thought she was the loveliest girl in his class”). McCarty nails several aspects of grade-school life (Henry demonstrates his “best forward roll” to impress Chloe) and loads his compact sentences with meaning and longing. At one point, Chloe, who sits in the back row, coyly asks, “Are you looking at me?” as delicate wildflowers roar across the page, blithely encapsulating Henry’s adulation. And in a playground game of tag, she taunts him from atop the jungle gym, “You will never catch me!” McCarty crafts Chloe as a perfect flirt, who claims the blueberry muffin Henry has saved for snack time, and Henry as smitten and quietly hopeful. This gentle, pitch-perfect romance will have readers’ hearts thumping with the thrill of first love. Ages 3–6. (Jan.)[Page 51]. Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal Reviews
PreS-Gr 1—Henry the cat is in love with Chloe, the cute little bunny in the back row. On this particular day, his mother makes blueberry muffins for her sons to take for lunch, but Henry saves his for afternoon snack as a special treat. He is the typical little boy who is short on words but big on action. He does a forward roll to impress Chloe, but she bests him with an impressive cartwheel. Later, the teacher reassigns seats and Chloe moves up next to Henry. At snack time, she asks him what he has, and he shows her his big, beautiful blueberry muffin. Henry, who has yet to say a word to his favorite little girl, is surprised but pleased when Chloe thanks him and takes it. It seems that all is fair in love and kindergarten. McCarty’s meticulous ink and watercolor art greatly extends the spare, understated text. The exquisite cream-colored pages bring richness to the presentation that makes readers want to turn each page. This beautiful book should appeal to the little ones who have a special someone in their lives but dare not say a word about it.—Joan Kindig, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA[Page 77]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.