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Tribute to Percy Jackson: Greek Mythology 101

Tribute to Percy Jackson: Greek Mythology 101

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Children ages 8 and older are invited to explore the world of Greek mythology mixed in with a little magic during this program presented by FamilyTime Entertainment. Fans of the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan can pick up a
free copy of one of the books in the series, while supplies last, at the program
. Program Schedule

Did you catch that? A FREE COPY OF A PERCY JACKSON BOOK!

 

 Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series:

#1: The Lightning Thief on CD, Downloadable Audiobook and Graphic Novel
#2: The Sea of Monsters on CD, Downloadable Audiobook and Graphic Novel
#3: The Titan’s Curse on CD and Downloadable Audiobook
#4: The Battle of the Labyrinth on CD and Downloadable Audiobook
#5: The Last Olympian on CD and Downloadable Audiobook

Greek Mythology books:

The Demigod Files The Unofficial Heroes of Olympus Companion Heroes of Olympus Gods and Goddesses in Greek Mythology Rock!
Treasury of Greek Mythology Gifts from the Gods Greek and Roman Mythology A to Z Tales of the Greek Heroes

Book Suggestions by Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy, she’s all over the news. As if the word “hurricane” isn’t scary enough, they’re not just calling her “Sandy”. They’re calling her a “Superstorm” and even “Frankenstorm”. Even though we don’t live in the path of Sandy here in Indiana, she’s still kind of scary.  Being from Indiana, we know what it feels like to be afraid of storms because we have tornadoes here. Just like the tornadoes here, hurricanes can be less scary if we learn about them. Knowledge is power – when you understand what is going on you feel safer; confident that you know what to do.

Wherever you live, Indiana or New Jersey, it’s important to remember that there are grownups out there that know a lot about storms and how to keep people safe. Meteorologists and scientists and policemen and firemen…plus all kinds of other people who are trained to know what to do during weather emergencies. On this page are books and websites that can help you understand Sandy and hurricanes in general, as well as what can be done to keep you and the people you care about safe.

Why is Hurricane Sandy such a big deal? After reading this article Time Science & Space: Why Hurricane Sandy Will Be Historic I think Sandy is getting so much attention because:

  • Sandy is a LARGE storm.
  • Usually, air pressure pulls hurricanes out to sea…but at this time of year, there happens to be a winter storm coming from the West and cold air coming from the North. These air pressures make Sandy come ashore instead of blowing out to sea.
  • The moon affects tides…today is a full moon.
  • Sandy is hitting in a VERY populated area – 50-60 million people could be affected
  • National Hurricane Center: Hurricane Sandy 
  • NASA Hurricane Sandy Video Gallery

Here are some websites, books and a video to help you understand Hurricanes and how to stay (and feel) safe during one:

Hurricane Books:

Surviving Hurricanes Saving Animals from Hurricanes Hurricanes The Worst Hurricanes of All Time The Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane

 

 

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RIP Neil Armstrong

RIP Neil Armstrong

American astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, died on August 25, 2012. He was 82. Neil is perhaps best known for what he said as he stepped onto the lunar surface, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

A message to you from Neil’s family:

“While we mourn the loss of a very good man, we also celebrate his remarkable life and hope that it serves as an example to young people around the world to work hard to make their dreams come true, to be willing to explore and push the limits, and to selflessly serve a cause greater than themselves.”

President Obama has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff today (Friday, August 31, 2012) for Neil Armstrong’s Funeral. The half-staff flag is a mark of respect for his memory.

Here are some books you can read about Neil and the Apollo missions:
Neil Armstrong the First Man on the Moon Armstrong's Moon Rock To the Moon Neil Armstrong Meet the Famous Astronaut
Man on the Moon The First Lunar Landing First on the Moon The First Moon Landing
Eight Days Gone I Want to Be an Astronaut Footprints on the Moon Team Moon
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Call-a-Pacer

Call-a-Pacer

Children and families are invited to listen to their favorite stories in children’s literature recorded by players from the Indiana Pacers or representatives of the Pacers organization.

Call  The Indianapolis Public Library’s free 24-hour Call-a-Story telephone line at 275-4444. Pacers players can be heard reading stories from such authors as Dr. Seuss, Laura Numeroff and Eric Carle. The Pacers will read from April 2 – June 18.

Pirates go to school
Beginning April 2
Pirates Go to School
by: Demas, Corinne
jP DEM Read by: A.J. Price
Click Clack Moo Cows That Type
Beginning April 9
Click clack moo cows that type
by: Demas, Corinne
jP DEM Read by: Mark Boyle
How do dinosaurs say good night
Beginning April 16
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night
by: Yolen, Jane
jP YOL Read by: Darren Collison
Cars galore
Beginning April 23
Cars Galore
by: Stein, Peter
jP STE Read by: Quinn Buckner
Pirates dont take baths
Beginning April 30
Pirates Don’t Take Baths
by: Segal, John
jP SEG Read by: Paul George
If you give a pig a pancake
Beginning May 7
If You Give a Pig a Pancake
by: Numeroff, Laura Joffe
jP NUM Read by: Brooke Olzendam
One fish two fish red fish blue fish
Beginning May 14
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
by: Seuss, Dr.
jZ SEU Read by: George Hill
Chicken Little
Beginning May 21
Chicken Little
by: Emberley, Rebecca
jP EMB Read by: Clark Kellogg
Bears loose tooth
Beginning May 28
Bears Loose Tooth
by: Wilson, Karma
jP WIL Read by: Jeff Pendergraph
Berenstain bears and the spooky old tree
Beginning June 4
Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree
by: Berenstain, Stan, 1923-2005
jZ BER Read by: Coach Frank Vogel
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Beginning June 11
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by: Carle, Eric
jP CAR Read by: Danny Granger
I am not going to get up today
Beginning June 18
I Am Not Going to Get Up Today
by: Seuss, Dr.
jZ SEU Read by: Chris Denari
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