Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Around the Library with Dewey! The Six Hundreds..............

Explore the J600s.
(The J stands for Juvenile ~ which means it’s a book for kids)

If you’re looking to find out more about technology, the J600s are the place to look.  

This section of the nonfiction covers the way things work, inventions, the human body, firefighters, airplanes, cars and trucks, space ships, gardening, pets, farm animals, cookbooks and how things are made. 

You can find books ranging on topics from how to take care of your dog, to how to bake a cake, to what it is like to go to space. 

Some of the books you can find at the Avon Library in this section include Kids Cook 1-2-3 by Rozanne Gold, One Giant Leap by Robert Burleigh, First Encyclopedia of the Human Body by Usborne, and Dogs on Duty by Dorothy Patent.  Come to the children’s room to see what the 600s are all about.

Monday, July 28, 2014

This Week's Special Event! Hartford Symphony Orchestra Instrument Zoo!

Come to the Orchestra Zoo!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play the violin? How about the flute? Or the drums? Well, you don’t have to wonder any longer.  

Come to the orchestra zoo to try out all different types of instruments and see which one you might want to learn to play.  The Hartford Symphony Orchestra will be bringing a clarinet, flute, violin, cello, trombone, trumpet, saxophone, and drums?????  

You can figure out what instrument fits you best or which instrument you want to master next.  Join us on Wednesday July 30th at 2pm for this great musical event!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Tuesday July 29th is Children's Author Night!

Come to the library next Tuesday night, 7/29, at 7pm, to experience our Children’s Author night.  Local authors will visit to share their books.  

You will have a chance to talk with the authors, buy their books, and have them signed.  

You will also be able to enter a raffle for a prize bag full of fun children’s books.  

This event will feature:

Jerry Craft, The Offenders A freak accident gives a diverse group of middle school bullies super powers. But instead of transforming into cool super-beings, they are forced to take on the characteristics of the kids they pick on.

 Marilyn Davis, Maddie and Beanie’s Magical Journey
A girl's chance meeting with an abandoned pony is just the start of magical journeys in a fantasy fiction trilogy for ages 9-12.  Local author, Marilyn Davis will show a brief video of the rescued pony that was the inspiration for the story.

Gail Gauthier, Saving the planet and stuff
 A traditionally published writer will discuss her experience with self-publishing.

Stacey is the author of 5 books for kids. Hear the inside story of how a family vacation sparked the idea for The Brixen Witch and its sequel .

Come check out these authors and learn more about Children’s literature.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Around the Library with Dewey! The Five Hundreds.......

Dive into the J500s.
(The J stands for Juvenile ~ which means it’s a book for kids)

Having fun at Mr. Tim’s food science program?
Looking for a project for your next science fair? Just want to learn more about all the cool things in our world? J500, the science section is for you.  

In this section you can learn all about math, the solar system, electricity, rocks & minerals, volcanoes, weather, cool science experiments, and every animal you can imagine.

Some of our favorite J500 books are The Animal Book by Steve Jenkins, Z is for Zookeeper by Marie and Roland Smith, The Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane by Joanna Cole, A Drop of Water by Walter Wick, Heat Fundamentals Funtastic Science Experiments for Kids by Robert W. Wood, and Far-out Guide to Jupiter by Mary Kay Carson. Come to the library to learn more sweet stuff about science.

Monday, July 21, 2014

This Week's Special Event: BubbleMania!


These are bubbles like you’ve never seen before.  

Come watch Casey Carle make bubble balloons, fling bubbles through the air, make double bubbles, and so much more.  

Be prepared to see some of the coolest, biggest, and most amazing bubble creations of your life.  You don’t want to miss out on this exciting performance.  

To see it come to the community room on Wednesday July 23rd at 2pm.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Around the Library with Dewey! The Four Hundreds.................

Search through the J400s.
(The J stands for Juvenile ~ which means it's a book for kids)

Hola. Bonjour. Hallo. Zdravo. Guten Tag. 

Do you know what all of these words mean? 

They are all different ways to say hello.  

If you want to learn more ways to say hello or even want to start to pick up a new language, check out the 400s.  

In this section you will find books about all different languages.  

You can learn Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Italian, Russian, and even Sign Language. 

Here are some books we recommend you look at: Rhyming Dictionary by Sue Young, My Big Book of Spanish Words by Rebecca Emberley, The Kids’ Pocket Signing Guide by Mickey Flodin, My First Book of Russian Words by Katy Kudela, The Usborne First Thousand Words in Spanish by Heather Amery and Stephen Cartwright, and First Hundred Words in French by Heather Amery and Stephen Cartwright.

Monday, July 14, 2014

This week's Special Event: Annual Ice Cream Social!!

Ice Cream! Ice Cream!

Everyone is invited to this fun event! And who would pass up some free ice cream? Especially if it’s from J Foster.  

Come on Wednesday July 16th at 1:30 to the community room to grab a bowl of this tasty treat. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

You’ll have a chance to hang out with friends, meet new people from the community, and cool off from the hot summer sun.  

While you’re at the library, come to the children’s room to check out some books and don’t forget to grab your ticket for summer reading.