Monthly Archives: October 2011

Homeschooling Group Changes Meeting Time

science outsideOur Homeschooling Group has changed our meeting time to better accommodate everyone’s schedules.  Beginning Nov. 7, we’ll meet the first Monday of every month from 2-4:00 pm.  Join together with other homeschooling parents, ask questions and get ideas.  Activities for children will be provided.  Join us!

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Invention of Hugo Cabret

Invention of Hugo Cabret book coverGet ready for the movie “Hugo” by reading the Invention of Hugo Cabret first!  This inventive story recreates the effects of a silent film with pencil illustrations that draw the eye to minute details and changes in perspective.  Nearly 300 pages of pencil drawings alternate with text to tell the story of Hugo, an orphan living in the walls of a 1931 Paris train station, and maintaining all of the clocks with perfect precision.  His survival depends upon being invisible…  but he is caught stealing parts for a mechanical man, a project left over from his deceased father…

View the opening sequences of the book here.

Kids in grades 4 and up are invited to a special event based upon this award winning title on Tues., Nov. 8 at 4:00 pm.  We’ll get to see the the automaton in action that was the inspiration for the book, and create a scaled-down version of our own.  Tinkerers and artists are going to love this one! We’ve got extra copies of the book for participants to borrow.  Pre-register with the Children’s Room at 985-2173 x-5 or email us.

Today! Not-So-Scary Stories!

spiderKids in grades K-3 are invited to get ready for Halloween today at 4:00 pm.  There will be singing, dancing and crafts!  Come in costume!  Stories will be more funny than scary.  Call the Children’s Room at 985-2173 x-5 or email us for space availability.

National Book Award Finalists Announced!

National Book Award logoSee who’s been nominated!  How many have you already read?

www.nationalbook.org

Anime Club

Anime Club includes practice drawing in the anime style, Asian inspired crafts, and manga and anime film discussion.  Anime Club meets every other Thursday at 3:30 p.m. and is for grades 6-12.

Not-So-Scary Stories!

spiderKids in grades K-3 are invited to get ready for Halloween on Thurs., Oct. 20 at 4:00 pm.  There will be singing, dancing and crafts!  Come in costume!  Stories will be more funny than scary.  Pre-register with the Children’s Room at 985-2173 x-5 or email us.

Today! Garfield Party!

Garfield charactersLove Garfield?  Want to learn how to draw him?  Think you know all about him?  Kids in grades 2-4 are invited to a party celebrating Garfield today at 4:00 pm.  Call the Children’s Room 985-2173 x-5 or email us for space availability.