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Author Visit: Yuyi Morales

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Sat, Oct 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm
School Age (6-11) & Families
Central Library

Families and school-aged children are invited to meet award-winning author and illustrator Yuyi Morales, whose books include “Niño Wrestles the World” and “Viva Frida.” The first 100 children in attendance will receive a free book, while supplies last. Book sales and autographing will follow the program. Questions ? Please contact: Central Library 275-4100


HNational Hispanic Heritage Monthispanic Heritage Month Art Workshops: ¡Máscaras!  In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, children ages 6 and up and families are invited to celebrate with a festive new face! They will create a Mexican-themed mask, either a Calavera (Day of the Dead skull) or Luchador (wrestler). Cut-out mask templates, colors and other materials will be provided. This program is inspired by the Yuyi Morales books, “Niño Wrestles the World” and “Los Gatos Black on Halloween.” Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required by calling the participating branch. Schedule & Registration InformationYuyoWorkshops300

 

 

Hispanic Heritage Month Art Workshops: Self Portraits Inspired by Viva Frida!  In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, children ages 6 and up and families are invited to explore the self portraits of artist Frida Kahlo and create their own self portraits using simple materials. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required by calling the participating branch. Schedule & Registration Information


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Read, Listen & Play: the Saxophone

Saxophone Picture The saxophone (also referred to as the sax) is a family of woodwind instruments. Saxophones are usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece similar to that of the clarinet. More Wikipedia Logo

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Read Once Upon a Breath – In this retelling of the classic fairy tale, the Big Bad Wolf is the hero. He is a hip urban jazz musician, a saxophone player, who also happens to have asthma.The bongo & guitar playing Three Little Pigs are his constant nemesis. Susan Tebbutt’s vivid illustrations combined with Dov Mickelson’s funky narration and jazzy soundtrack makes this a classic tumblebook!
Read on the computer.

Books:

Cool Bopper's Choppers Is the Saxophone for You?

Read, Listen & Play: the Piano

Piano Picture The piano (an abbreviation of pianoforte) is a musical instrument played using a keyboard…Although the piano is not portable and often expensive, its versatility and ubiquity have made it one of the world’s most familiar musical instruments. More Wikipedia Logo

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Read Song of Middle C – Practice makes perfect. And for a little girl facing her first piano recital of “Dance of the Wood Elves,” so do artistry, imagination (those wood elves sure love to dance!), and lucky underwear for good measure. Is she nervous as she waits and waits for her turn on stage? Hoo boy, no! She’s as cool as a cucumber! Every child who has felt the pressure of the spotlight will smile at this comical tale of bravado that turns a onenote performance into an improvisation worthy of a standing ovation. Splendissimo!
Read on the computer.

Books:

The Cardboard Piano Marvin Makes Music Piano Piano The Little Piano Girl Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Practicing the Piano
The Piano How to Improve at Playing Piano Pianos and Keyboards The Piano What In the World Is a Piano?

Listen & Play: the Guiro

Guiro Pic The güiro (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɡwiɾo]) is a Latin-American percussion instrument consisting of an open-ended, hollow gourd with parallel notches cut in one side. It is played by rubbing a stick or tines along the notches to produce a ratchet-like sound. More from Wikipedia Wikipedia Logo

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DIY Book Character Birthday Parties & Printables

Book characters make great birthday party themes because they are FAVORITES. On these pages you will find everything you need to plan a fun book character Birthday Party on the cheap. All you need is a computer, printer, some time…and your library card! We have the books, movies & music to make your party a memorable hit.

4 indyPL Ready to Read Book Character Birthday Parties:

Everything you need from invitations to thank you notes!

DIY Arthur Birthday Party DIY Cat in the Hat Birthday Party
DIY Curious George Birthday Party DIY Clifford Birthday Party

More Book Character Printables for Making Your Own DIY Book Character Birthday Party:

Amelia Bedelia

Arnie the Doughnut

Arthur

Audrey Wood (The Napping House; King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub)

Axel the Truck

Babymouse 

Bad Kitty

The Berenstain Bears

Biscuit

Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See?

Charlie the Ranch Dog

Clark the Shark

Clifford the Big Red Dog

Corduroy

Curious George

Danny and the Dinosaur

The Day the Crayons Quit

Digger the Dinosaur

Doreen Cronin (Click Clack Moo)

Dr. Suess

Eric Carle

Fancy Nancy

Ferdinand

Flat Stanley

Frog and Toad

Froggy

Go Dog Go

Guess How Much I Love You

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harriet the Spy

Interrupting Chicken

Jack Prelutsky (A Pizze the Size of the Sun, New Kid on the Block, My Dog May Be a Genius)

Jon Klassen (I Want My Hat Back, This is Not My Hat)

Junie B. Jones

Kevin Henkes (Chrysanthemum, Owen, Lilly)

Ladybug Girl

Laura Numeroff (If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Cat a Cupcake, Pig a Party)

Leo Lionni (Swimmy, Frederick)

Library Lion

Little Bear

Little Golden Books

Little Critter

Little Pookie

Llama Llama

Lunch Lady

Madeline

Maisy

Make Way for Ducklings

Max & Ruby

Mercy Watson

Mia

Mo Willems (Pigeon, Elephant & Pig, Knuffle Bunny)

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

Nate the Great

Ninja!

Olivia the Pig

Pat the Bunny

Peg & Cat

Peppa Pig

Pete the Cat

Pinkalicious

Richard Scarry

Rocket the dog

Sesame Street

Shel Silverstein

The Snowy Day

Splat the Cat

Spot

Superman

Tacky the Penguin

Thomas the Tank Engine

The Very  Hungry Caterpillar

Where the Wild Things Are

Where’s Waldo?

You’re a Bear

Zita the Space Girl


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DIY Birthday Party: Clifford the Big Red Dog

Clifford Party HatEmily ElizabethBook characters make great birthday party themes because they are FAVORITES. Clifford the Big Red Dog is always a hit! Below you will find everything you need to plan a fun Clifford Birthday Party on the cheap. All you need is a computer, printer, some time…and your library card! We have the books, movies & music to make your party a memorable hit.

For our Clifford Party we looked at these sources of fun and picked our very favorites. You can follow our plan or mix and match activities that make sense to you and your birthday kid. Have fun!

Websites:


Invitations:

To get your party started, click and print this handy checklist and then the invitation of your choice, full color or fill in your own details!

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Decorations:

Clifford Ears, Party Hat & Balloon Tags to cut out and color.

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Party Activities:

1. Greeting Guests Music & Coloring Activity Pass out paper and crayons so that kids can color or learn to draw cliffordwhile they wait for other guests to arrive.15-20 min

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2. Game Pin the Dog Tag on Clifford; Printable: Large Clifford and Tags 10 min

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3. Read Aloud Read Clifford’s Birthday Party or the birthday boy/girl’s favorite Clifford book. List of Clifford Library Books 10 min

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Clifford Books to Read Online:

4. Music Craft – Make Crazy Instruments and Sing Along! 15 min

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5. Game Clifford Hot Dog Game (Like Hot Potato) 15 min

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6. Take a Group Photo or Individual Photo of Each Guest (Print copies while guests are eating cake. If you have time, attach the picture to the frame guests colored during the greeting time. If you don’t have time, add the frame and photo to their take home bags!) 5 min (Print for each guest.)

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7. Cake/Food Sing and eat cake 10-15 min

8. Games Clifford Paws Scavenger Hunt 15-20 min

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9. Video During Pickup Time Clifford the Big Red Dog Tummy Trouble

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10. Take Home Bags and Say Goodbye 10-15 min

You can make a printed Clifford Activity book for guests to take home. Follow these links to printable pages. Add your own small favors or treats.

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Thank You Notes:


Books:

Clifford the Big Red DogClifford at the CircusClifford Gets a JobClifford Takes a TripClifford’s Good DeedsClifford’s Good DeedsThe Clifford CollectionClifford the Small Red PuppyClifford’s Puppy DaysClifford, We Love You

DVDs:

Clifford the Big Red Dog Big, big CollectionDog Days of Summer

eBooks:

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DIY Birthday Party: Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the HatThing 1 Thing 2 150Book characters make great birthday party themes because they are FAVORITES. The Cat in the Hat is always a hit! Below you will find everything you need to plan a fun Cat in the Hat Birthday Party on the cheap. All you need is a computer, printer, some time…and your library card! We have the books, movies & music to make your party a memorable hit.

For our Cat in the Hat Party we looked at these sources of fun and picked our very favorites. You can follow our plan or mix and match activities that make sense to you and your birthday kid. Have fun!

Websites:


Invitations:

To get your party started, click and print this handy checklist and then the invitation of your choice, full color or fill in your own details!

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Decorations:

Horton Ears or Paper Plate Cat in the Hat Party Hats to print and color.

Horton EarsPaper Plate HatsCat in the Hat Mask

Party Activities:

1. Greeting Guests Music & Coloring Activity 15-20 min

2. Game 10 min

3. Read Aloud 10 min

4. Music Craft – Make Crazy Seussical Instruments and Sing Along! 15 min

5. Game 15 min

6. Take a Group Photo or Individual Photo of Each Guest (Print copies while guests are eating cake. If you have time, attach the picture to the frame guests colored during the greeting time. If you don’t have time, add the frame and photo to their take home bags!) 5 min (Print for each guest.)

7. Cake/Food Sing and eat cake 10-15 min

8. Games 15-2o min

9. Videos During Pickup Time

    Cat Video
  • Seussville Videos
  • PBS Kids The Cat in the Hat Knows Alot About That Videos

10. Take Home Bags and Say Goodbye 10-15 min

You can make a printed Cat in the Hat Activity book for guests to take home. Follow these links to printable pages. Add your own small favors or treats.

Birthday Cake MazeHorton Connect the DotsFinger PuppetsSpot the Difference

Thank You Notes:


Books:

List of Dr. Seuss Library Books to check out.


DIY Birthday Party: Curious George

Curious George CakeCurious George BooksBook characters make great birthday party themes because they are FAVORITES. Curious George is always a hit! Below you will find everything you need to plan a fun Curious George Birthday Party on the cheap. All you need is a computer, printer, some time…and your library card! We have the books, movies & music to make your party a memorable hit.

For our Curious George Party we looked at these sources of fun and picked our very favorites. You can follow our plan or mix and match activities that make sense to you and your birthday kid. Have fun!

Websites:


Invitations:

To get your party started, click and print a handy checklist and invitation of your choice – print in color or color yourself.

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Decorations:

Curious George Mask or Party Hats to print and color.

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Party Activities:

1. Greeting Guests Music & Coloring/Craft Activity 15-20 min Provide printable coloring pages & crayons/markers or paper for origami or learning to draw George step-by-step. Providing newspaper for the paper boats is even better – just like George! Print the picture frame on card stock for the kids to color. Make sure each child writes his/her name on it!

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2. Game 10 min Printable: Hundley’s Tummy Bingo

    Hundleys Tummy Bingo

3. Read Aloud 10 min Read Curious George’s Birthday Surprise or the birthday boy/girl’s favorite Curious George book. List of Curious George Library Books

    Curious George and the Birthday Surprise

4. Music Craft – Make a Curious George Tambourine and Sing Along! 15 min

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5. Game 15 min Act Like an Animal

    Act Like an Animal

6. Take a Group Photo or Individual Photo of Each Guest (Print copies while guests are eating cake. If you have time, attach the picture to the frame guests colored during the greeting time. If you don’t have time, add the frame and photo to their take home bags!) 5 min (Print for each guest.)

    Arthur Frame

7. Cake/Food Sing and eat cake 10-15 min

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8. Games 15-2o min Printable: Butterfly Hide-and-Seek

    Butterfly Hide and Seek

9. Videos During Pickup Time

Curious George Rides a Bike

10. Take Home Bags and Say Goodbye 10-15 min

You can make a printed Curious George Activity book for guests to take home. Follow these links to printable pages. Add your own small favors or treats.

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Thank You Notes:

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Books:

List of Curious George Library Books to check out.


DIY Birthday Party: Arthur

Athurs BirthdayBook characters make great birthday party themes because they are FAVORITES. Arthur is always a hit! Below you will find everything you need to plan a fun Arthur Birthday Party on the cheap. All you need is a computer, printer, some time…and your library card! We have the books, movies & music to make your party a memorable hit.

For our Arthur Party we looked at these sources of Arthur fun and picked our very favorites. You can follow our plan or mix and match activities that make sense to you and your birthday kid.

Websites: