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Volunteers Needed!!

Student and adult volunteers are needed to help with the children's Chess Club.  Experienced chess players can volunteer to assist with children ages 7-12 years by providing basic instruction or serving as an opponent.  Meetings are on Fridays 4-5:00pm twice a month.  Students will be compensated with service hours and adults will be showered with gratitude!  Check the library's calendar for upcoming meeting dates.

 

For more information, contact:

Amy Chesman, Children's Librarian

634-4997 ext. 122

achesman@rcls.org

LASSIE

 

LASSIE

September 12th marks the 60th anniversary of Lassie's television debut.  This program was based on the classic chldren's novel Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight.  Who wouldn't love a good story about a beloved Collie described as:  "A champion of selflessness, courage and loyalty, Lassie has been a hero to generations young and old, human and canine alike."  In honor of this day in doggie history, read the original Lassie story or one of these other favorite dog titles:

Louvre Museum

On August 10, 1793, the Louvre Museum opened in Paris, France.  In recognition of this historic day, we invite you to discover the library's art related materials, which include mystery, biography, non-fiction, DVD, and picture book titles.  Some of our children's favorites include:

Chasing Vermeer (J MYSTERY BALLIETT)

Mary Cassatt (JB CASSATT)

A weekend with Degas (JB DEGAS)

The life and work of Jackson Pollock (JB POLLOCK)

Diego Rivera: his world and ours (JB RIVERA)

Masterpieces up close (J 752 COL)

13 painters children should know (J 759 HEI)

Gustav Klimt: a painted fairy tale (J 759.36 KOJ)

Frida (J 759.972 WIN)

Artobet: a magical adventure of artists from A-Z (JDVD 759 ART)

AMELIA EARHART

Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas.  Amelia was an adventurous and curious child, who enjoyed exploring with her sister.  In 1920, she took an airplane ride at the Long Beach air show and immediately wanted to learn how to fly.  She was the 16th woman to get a pilot's license.  In 1928, she became the first female to fly across the Atlantic.  Amelia soon became a celebrity but didn't stop there.  At the age of 40, "she mysteriously disappeared while trying to circumnavigate the globe from the equator." 

Learn more about this American icon by visiting these websites:

www.ameliaearhart.com

www.ameliaearhartmuseum.org

We Recommend....

The Boys Free Choice Book Club is a one-of-a-kind book group for boys in 3rd- 6th grade.  We read whatever we want and then once a month get together for discussions, reviews, extension activities and snacks.  Watch this video to see what we have been reading (click on the box in the bottom, right corner to view in full screen).  New members can sign-up this fall.

 

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Happy Birthday, Robert Munsch!!

Robert Munsch was born on June 11, 1945 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and grew up in a family with nine kids.  Although he struggled in school, he enjoyed writing poetry since elementary school.  While studying to become a Jesuit priest, he  worked in an orphange, where he discovered his love for working with children.  Munsch later decided not to become a priest but continued to work with children in a day care.  It was there that he developed his talents for storytelling.  Munsch now lives in Canada with his wife and has published over 50 books, including the best selling title, LOVE YOU FOREVER.  Learn more about Robert Munsch and his books at robertmunsch.com.  Then check out one of the his titles at the library.    Our favorites include:

We share everything!

Stephanie's ponytail

Happy Birthday, Leo Lionni!!

 

LEO LIONNI

Dutch author, Leo Lionni was born in 1910.  Inspired by his  frequent visits to the art museums of Amsterdam, Lionni  taught himself to draw at a young age.  Although he earned a doctoral degree in economics, he spent his early career working in advertising and writing for magazines, such as Fortune.   It wasn't until Lionni was almost 50 years old that he started writing for children.  He wrote over forty children's books and received four Caldecott Honors.  In celebration of this  beloved author's May birthday, please check out any of his titles during your next visit to the library.  Some of our favorites include:

Swimmy

Frederick

Little Blue and Little Yellow

 

 

 

 

Boys Book Club

BOYS FREE CHOICE BOOK CLUB

REGISTER NOW!!!

Space is still available in this brand new book club for boys in 3rd grade and up.  Each participant will read whatever they choose---fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, magazine, etc.  Monthly meetings will include discussion,                      extension activities and snacks. 

Thursdays at 6:30pm

 April 10th, May 8th, June 12th

Contact Librarian, Amy Chesman for more information:

634-4997 ext. 121 or achesman@rcls.org

A.A. Milne

 

                                                            Happy Birthday A.A. Milne

Alan Alexander Milne was the author of Winnie-the-Pooh, one of the most charming characters in children's literature.  His adventures were inspired by the author's real life son, Christopher Robin and his stuffed dolls; Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tiger, Kanga and little Roo.  Celebrate A.A. Milne's birthday on January 18th, by revisiting the Hundred Acre Wood as you share these enchanting tales with your family.  The library has many titles in fiction, picture book, and easy reader.  Our favorites include:

The complete tales of Winnie-the-Pooh

When we were very young

Now we are six

The house at Pooh Corner

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