Today is the day we celebrate the birth of prolific children's author, Dick King-Smith!
Book Review: I Spy series by Edward Gibbs
Having never read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, I really had no expectations when I sat down to watch Brian Percival’s movie version, and I must say that I was absolutely blown away. From the very beginning of the film, the beautiful scenery and detailed costumes helped set the stage for the heart-warming story of Liesel Meminger, a child adopted by Hans and Rose Hubermann in a small German town during World War II. As the film follows Liesel’s story, each character that emerges – from the neighbor boy (Rudy) to the Jew (Max) who comes to hide in the basement to the Burgermeister’s wife (Ilsa)who lets Liesel read her books – is well developed, and I harbored a small love for each and every one. Despite the movie’s serious setting, there were moments of humor sprinkled throughout and, though I had tears in my eyes during at least one portion of the film, I didn’t feel emotionally drained by the end. Overall, The Book Thief certainly ranks as one of the best films I have seen recently, and I may even have to go out and buy it, something I don’t say very often. Overall Rating: A
Spring is just around the corner. Here are story time ideas all about bunnies!
After turning 21, Tim (played by Domhnall Gleeson) is told by his Dad (played by the ever brilliant Bill Nighy) that the men of the family have always been able to travel back in time. Tim first decides to use this unlikely ability to find a girlfriend. Such a romantic science-fiction plot could go wrong so easily, spiraling into cheesy antics and worn-out clichés. Instead, the filmmakers take us on a thoughtful, touching odyssey where we find ourselves connecting with the characters and are rewarded not only with such themes as the magic of romance but also the connection between fathers and sons and even a few lessons on the art of happy living. This film was a delight and one that I will enjoy watching again. Overall Rating: B+
Today is Pie Day! Here are some fun activities you can do to celebrate.
Book Review: The Snatchabook. "In every house, in every bed, a bedtime book was being read...But then one night, all the animals' storybooks start disappearing."
National Kite Month begins at the end of March. Here are instructions to make your own kite!
During the month of March, we celebrate Women's History Month!
Book Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Story Time Starter -- Cats & Kittens
February is National Bird Feeding Month! You can make your own bird feeder using recycled plastic and odds and ends from around the house.
Book Review: Shadow Children series by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Happy Birthday, Mark Teague!
The Winter Olympics are in Sochi, Russia. From hockey and figure skating to skiing and snowboarding, we've got you covered!
Celebrate Black History Month at the Library all month long!
Are you looking for some handmade gifts or holiday projects for the kids? Well, look no further!
This month has flown by, and Christmas will be here very soon. This is a GREAT time to have a Christmas-themed story time.
Tap the Magic Tree From Miss Abby at Madison
Before you head out to scout the malls and department stores for gift ideas, check out our Give the Gift of Reading holiday book list!
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses From Miss Heather at Butler and Lucas