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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 Birthday Party Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the HatBook 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.


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.

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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.


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!

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DIY Birthday Party: Arthur

Arthur Logo 2 150Book 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.


Invitations:

To get your party organized from the start, click and print the printable guest list tracker and invitation of your choice, full color or color your own!

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Decorations:

Arthur & DW party hats and birthday banner to print and color.

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Party Activities:

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

    Arthur Frame
  • Play the Arthur Theme Song
  • Printable Crayola Picture Frame (Best to print on card stock if you have it.) Make sure each child puts their name on their own picture frame!
  • Or hand out paper and pens/pencils/crayons and have the guests learn to draw Arthur from this great video – the teacher is Marc Brown himself!

2. Game 10 min

3. Read Aloud 10 min

4. Music Craft 15 min

5. Game 15 min

6. Take a Group Picture 5 min (Print one for each guest.)

    Arthur Frame
  • Crayola Printable Picture Frame (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 frame and photo to their take home bags!)

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

8. Games 15-2o min

9. Videos During Pickup Time

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

You can make a printed Arthur 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:


Alternate Activity for a longer party or for older guests – Put on Play:


Library Books:

IndyPL Downloadable Audiobooks:

  • Marc Brown’s Arthur Chapter Books Vol 1 
  • Marc Brown’s Arthur Chapter Books Vol 2
  • Marc Brown’s Arthur Chapter Books Vol 3
  • Marc Brown’s Arthur Chapter Books Vol 4
  • Marc Brown’s Arthur Chapter Books Vol 5
  • Arthur Anniversary Collection

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:

Nuts About Books

There are over 250 different species of squirrels worldwide, which fall into three types – tree squirrels, ground squirrels, and flying squirrels.  Here are some squirrel reads to go nuts over!

New Books:

The Secret Life of Squirrels Aw, Nuts! Squirrel’s Busy Day The Winter Train The Squirrel and the Moon
Miss You Like Crazy Nutkin on the Run! Bob, Rob, Corn on the Cob Bruno and Lulu's Playground Adventure Bedtime at the Nut House

Other titles:

Scaredy Squirrel Ol’ Mama Squirrel Those Darn Squirrels fly south The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

Books Recommended By: Janet Spaulding – Selection Services

Clark the Shark Dares to Share

Clark the Shark Dares to Share

 

In Clark the Shark Dares to Share, Clark learns that sharing is caring–but sometimes the lesson is a little confusing. Clark shares his funky shark dance with the class, but Mrs. Inkydink tells him he has to wait his turn. Clark shares his reef-hockey skills, but his teammates would rather Clark share the puck. With help from his friends and with his trademark lively rhythms and rhymes, Clark learns how to share in this follow-up to Clark the Shark.