Archive for January, 2012

Bubble Wonders with Geoff Akins

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Bubble Wonders with Geoff Akins

Monday, February 20th (President’s Day)

1pm and 3pm

All Ages, 45 minutes

Lower Level Large Meeting Room

In this captivating performance, audience members are held spellbound as Geoff presents amazing symphonic harmony in soap bubbles.  Watch closely as he produces electric dancing bubbles, ice cream bubbles, and the impossible square bubble!  Pick up free tickets at the Children’s Desk!

ALA Youth Media Awards

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

The American Library Association announced the winners of the Youth Media Awards 2012 this morning.  It was so exciting to see who won!  For a complete list of winners, click here.

National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012


It was revealed a little while ago that Walter Dean Myers would become the next National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature 2012-2013!  Myers is an incredible author and advocate for reading.  Learn more about him and the honor here.  Find out what the Wheaton Public Library carries by Walter Dean Myers here.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Learn all about Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and work using the Biography Resource Center through the Kids’ Room Homework Help page.  Find print material using the library catalog.  Here are some results.

Battle of the Books Cancellation

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Due to the weather, we have decided to cancel today’s meet.  Please contact me with any questions at (630) 868-7540.

Thanks, Rachel

Battle of the Books

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Battle of the Books has begun!  Keep track of your favorite team online:

Dancing to the World Beat

Friday, January 6th, 2012

We have a great musical performance tomorrow and there are still free tickets available!

Dancing to the World Beat

 Saturday, January 7 at 10am and 11am

All ages, 45 minutes

Lower Level Meeting Room

Singer-songwriter Linda Robertson and percussionist James Warner use, along with vocals and guitar, the African djembe drum, cajon, bodhran, rainstick, and shekere.  Pick up free tickets at the Children’s Desk.

Winter 2012 Newsletter

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Happy New Year!  Check out the new events going on in the Children’s Department in our Winter 2012 Children’s Chatter Newsletter!