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Book Review: Hazy Bloom and the Tomorrow Power by Jennifer Hamburg

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What would you do if you found out you have visions of the future? Hazy Bloom does and at first she and her friend, Elizabeth, think it is a great super power. But as they try and interpret Hazy’s visions they find out that it’s not always easy to do and can cause a lot of trouble. This book was a really fun read for middle grade readers. I enjoyed it and it has great illustrations by Jenn Harney which always add so much to a story. Check it out to see how Hazy will handle her new found power. I would love it if the author would write some more Hazy Bloom books, for real live (as Hazy would say).

Jenn – Hervey Memorial, Utica

 

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Salt Art

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Come to the Main Library on Wednesday April 19 at 6:30 PM for salt art where we will take chalk to color salt to make the base for a beautiful creation! Registration is required.

Sofialyn at Main

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OK, no looking at your notes.  Can you define “ecology”?

If this pop quiz question is a challenging one for you, don’t worry.  It was a difficult one for me too.

Ecology is “a branch of science concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and their environments” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). 

If you have a curious school-age scientist at home (age 7-12) who is interested in biology, ecology might be of interest to them as well.  And, last week, I stumbled  on a grrrreat series of books called One Small Square  that examines the interactions of animals and plants in very manageable and thorough doses.

Each book examines all of the different forms of life present in small chunks of space and how they live and work together (habitats covered in the series include a ton of different habitats: caves, ponds, seashore, the backyard, arctic tundra, the African savannah and more…).  They all maintain that focus on habitats at the micro-level.  For example, the book about caves covers everything from the birds, mice, and mosses that live in the very front of a cave to the blind salamanders, cavefish and fungi that spend their whole lives deep inside the same cave.

This series dovetails nicely with examining moss and bugs in the backyard, but could also inspire readers to learn about habitats that are virtually impossible to visit and completely different from their own.  Great find, and very applicable science-focused series!

Kathy @ Main

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Save the BEEESSSS

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Buzz in and join us in the lower level story time room as we learn about honey bees, and how they help our environment!  A member of the ECOBA (East Central Ohio Beekeeping Association) will be on hand to talk about bees and their function.  An operational hive will be present for viewing, so you can see the hive in action, and plant some wild flower seeds to take home.

Bee there!

Linzie @ Main

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Lucile’s Book Club Grades 3-5

Lucile’s Book Club

Grades 3 – 5

6:30 – 7:15 p.m.

First Wednesday of every month

Main Library – Lower Level Story Time Room

Lucile’s Book Club focuses on the social and developmental needs of elementary school children, while providing a fun environment to expand their book horizons.  Finally, a book club just for us!

 

We will read one of two books presented that have a similar theme.  Chose one or both books depending on your level of interest.

A simple three star rating system will be used to determine how we liked the books we read.

 

 

 

 

One star = I read this book and that’s all I have to say OR I did not finish this book because it did not hold my interest.

Two stars = I liked this book.

Three stars = I really liked this book, and would read more just like it or more by this author.

Trivia activities will help us discuss the book as a group in an engaging way, and allow us to better understand key plot elements that make up the story.  After our trivia sessions, we will have a chance to change the amount of stars we awarded to the book or leave our original star rating as it stands.

After trivia, we will have a craft or activity that ties in with the books.  This will allow us to have a freeform discussion of the book we read, books we want to read, or other things going on in our daily lives.  We all know the best part of book club is hanging out with our friends.

After our craft or activity, we will discuss the next month’s book choices and leave with one or both books.

We hope to see you there!  New faces are always welcome.

Extra books are kept on the display by the gazebo on the Children’s Floor at Main.

 

-Melissa @ Main

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Click, Clack Surprise -By Doreen Cronin and Bestsy Lewin- Book Review

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If you enjoyed the silly antics of the farm animals in Click, Clack Moo, you will love Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin’s latest title, Click, Clack Surprise.  Farmer Brown is having a party to celebrate Little Duck’s birthday, and Little Duck and all the farm animals spend the day preparing for the party.  Both adults and children will have fun reading the rhymes, and laughing at the adventures of Little Duck and his friends.

 

Linzie @ Main

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Book Review: Goldie Vance by Hope Larson

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If you like detective books, you will most likely enjoy this newer graphic novel by Hope Larson. Goldie Vance is a young, amateur sleuth. She lives in a resort in Florida where her dad is the manager. She wants to be a detective and so she does her best to help the resort’s house detective to solve a particularly difficult case. But finding the missing necklace leads her into much more than she bargained for. This is definitely a great graphic novel for fans of Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, and other classic teen detectives. I am looking forward to reading more of Goldie Vance’s adventures in the future. 

Jenn – Hervey Memorial, Utica

 

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I Am Yoga

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I Am Yoga written by Susan Verde is the inspiration of this program. Join us here at the Main library for a special storytime where we will mix yoga poses and stories. Be ready to stretch your body and relax. No experience required. Comfortable clothes is suggested. For children in grades 1-5. Parents are free to join in. Registration required for all attending.

This program will be on Monday March 20 at 6: 30 PM to 7 PM

You can Register for the event by clicking on the following link below

http://lickingcountylibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=14378&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2017/03/06

Sofialyn from Main

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Why a Tarp is a Fabulous Thing*

Bravo, Toddler Artists and Caregivers!  Thank you so much for coming to the last two Toddler Art programs.  You guys are adventurous and talented and do a wonderful job embracing new challenges!  I hope everybody had a good time and am looking forward to seeing you again at the end of the month!  Here are a few pictures from the last two programs.

-Kathy @ Main

*One thing we have discovered in Toddler Art is that a $5 tarp is a beautiful thing.  If you’re working with large amounts of flour, sand, paint, you name it, a tarp will save you a lot of hassle when it is time to clean up.

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Celebrate Ireland!

 

ireland_grunge_flag_by_think0Did you know that only 9% of the Irish population are natural redheads? Come celebrate Ireland at Hebron Library and learn more quirky Irish facts, customs, and fun at the Irish Food and Dance Festival!

We will be kicking off the celebration on Tuesday, March 14 at 11 a.m. with a themed preschool Story Time. Deirdre will take preschoolers and their caregivers on a journey to the “Emerald Isle” with stories of fairies, castles, sheep, and swans. At 2 p.m., patrons will be entertained by Irish dancing featuring dancers from the Granville Dance and Music Academy. We will share authentic Irish food from 2-5 p.m. Bring the whole family for some fun at this free, one-of-a-kind program. No registration is required.

Visit the Hebron Library at 934 West Main Street in Hebron or call 740.928.3923 for more information. Check us out on Facebook and Instagram and see the latest LCL news and photos.

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Want to know more crazy facts about Ireland? 

    1. Due to its isolation from the European mainland, Ireland lacks several species common elsewhere in Europe, such as moles, weasels, polecats or roe deer.
    2. The population of Ireland still hasn’t recovered from the famine of 1845-1852. It was at 8 milllion before the famine and is at 6.5 million today.
    3. In 1801, the Kingdom of Ireland and the Kingdom of Great Britain merged to create a United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
    4. English was first introduced to Ireland in the Norman invasion in the 12th century.
    5. The Irish surname prefix “Mac” means “son of,” while “O” means “descendant of.”

    6. Less than 10% of the population of the Republic of Ireland today speak Irish (Gaelic) regularly outside of the education system. 

    7. All polar bears alive today can trace their ancestry back to one female brown bear who lived in Ireland 50,000 years ago.
    8. Three people died of alcohol poisoning in 1875 in Ireland when a brewery caught fire causing whiskey to flow through the streets.
    9. Before the Columbian Exchange, there were no potatoes in Ireland.

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