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Kids

Spine-tingling reads for an October night

Posted on September 21, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs My favorite childhood books were often the scariest. If it had a ghost or a witch or a cover with a wind-tossed old tree on it, I was IN. I loved The Ghost Belonged to Me, by Richard Peck, (in which a 13-year-old boy not only learns he can see ghosts but […]

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Lego clubs

Posted on August 30, 2017 at 6:00 am

Build at LEGO Club at your library! Inspire your imagination and keep your engineering and problem-solving skills sharp with an abundance of LEGO bricks. All ages are welcome. Kids age 6 and under must bring an adult. September 2017–May 2018 AIRWAY HEIGHTS Wednesdays 3:15–4:15pm ARGONNE Saturdays 1–3pm CHENEY 2nd Tuesdays 4–5pm DEER PARK […]

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Mystery reads for tweens & investigative adventures at the library

Posted on July 11, 2017 at 6:00 am

  by Melanie Boerner Grab your spy glass and let’s dust for prints! Here are some great mystery reads for tweens to investigate this summer. The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman Nobody “Bod” Owens is the only living resident of a graveyard and has been reared by the ghostly inhabitants since infancy, after his parents […]

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Beyond dorks & wimps: Graphic novel hybrids after Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Dork Diaries

Posted on July 6, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs If there’s one thing I’ve learned from being responsible for stocking the sections for “Kids Books to Go” at the Library District, it’s the perennial popularity of comic book heroes and their antics. “Kids Books to Go” is a bookstore-style display of multiple copies of high interest titles. Since its launch, year […]

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Dance like You’ve Got Ants in Your Pants: Q&A with Eric Herman

Posted on June 29, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge We’re ready for comedy, creativity, audience participation, and outrageously amusing songs this summer. And we hope you are too! Eric Herman performs his cool tunes at our libraries, July 17–21. I reached out to Eric with a few questions and learned a bit about how Siri, poets, and kids influence his music. I […]

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For tweens and teens: Creative and adventurous summer programs

Posted on June 12, 2017 at 6:00 am

This summer tweens and teens can find adventure and feed their creativity at the library. Spark your creativity by making your own stamp designs, cooking up a culinary feast, and recording a mini stop-motion LEGO movie. For the adventurous, tackle the mystery room escape puzzle from 59:Escape Room Adventures. Can you find the clues to […]

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Touch-a-Bus Storytime

Posted on June 8, 2017 at 6:00 am

What happens when the bus driver says, “Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus!”? Will the driver ever let the pigeon drive the bus? Find out as an actual bus driver reads this humorous story by Mo Willems and other entertaining bus stories. We’ll shake it up with some fingerplays and movement activities. Then you […]

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Build a Better World: Summer programs for kids and families

Posted on June 7, 2017 at 6:00 am

Build a Better World this summer at the library. Our lineup for summer is sure to bring smiles to kids of all ages. How could it not with magic shows, wild creatures, science experiments, musical performances, and puppets! All library events and programs are free and open to the public. Explore the many ways you […]

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KERNEL at the Fairwood Farmers’ Market: making nutrition and exercise fun and delicious

Posted on June 6, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson My family loves to go to farmers’ markets. We love fresh, local produce, and we find it’s even more appealing when you are face to face with the people who grew it. Of course, farmers’ markets have a lot more than just produce—artisan foods, fresh meat, crafts, and brews—something for everyone. Last […]

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Online Summer Reading: tackle challenges, get badges, & earn your reading certificate

Posted on June 1, 2017 at 6:00 am

During summer break, the most important thing for kids is to keep reading, so they can start strong at school in the fall. Summer learning loss occurs when students take a prolonged break from school and lose the knowledge and skills they had at the start of summer, so that when they start back to […]

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