Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!  Today is Trick-or-Treat at the library!  Put on your costumes and stop by the Children's Desk for a free Halloween treat.  One per person while supplies last.

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

October Meeting Wrap-Up

The Book Buddies Book Club met yesterday afternoon to discuss our October book, Room One: A Mystery of Two by Andrew Clements.  Everyone enjoyed the book and felt that the characters and storyline were very realistic and well written.  We all liked the main character, Ted, and thought that he was very courageous in trying to help April and her family. 

We are all big fans of Andrew Clements work and have enjoyed reading many of his books including Frindle and A Week in the Woods.  I am currently working on his newest book, The Map Trap!

Following our lightning round trivia and discussion of the book, we put our sleuthing skills to the test with the board game Clue!  Everyone made great guesses and worked very hard to solve the mystery.  In the game we played it turned out to be Ms. Scarlet in the hall with the revolver!

See you all next month!  Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Meeting Reminder

A reminder that the Book Buddies Book Club will meet on Wednesday, October 29th at 3:30pm to discuss the October book, Room One: A Mystery or Two by Andrew Clements.  Come for book discussion, snacks and a related activity.

Registration is required - sign up today.  Visit the Children's Desk or call 401-847-8720 ext. 204.  Hope to see you Wednesday!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tween Advisory Group Meeting - Tuesday!

The next meeting of the Tween Advisory Group (TAG) will be Tuesday, October 28th at 3:30pm in the John Clarke Children's Program Room.  Get involved in the library!  Discuss books, plan programs and work on special projects.  Enjoy a light snack and a craft activity.

For ages 8 - 12.  No registration is required - just drop in.  Hope to see you Tuesday!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Room One: Extension Activties

Enjoying Room One: A Mystery or Two?  Here are a few aspects of the story you might want to investigate further...

MysteryNet's Kids Mysteries

A selection of mystery games and mystery stories written by kids.

4-H Virtual Farm

Learn about farms of many kinds, see videos and read interviews with farmers.

One-Room Schoolhouses

Information about one-room schools and early education in the United States.

FBI for Kids

Learn more about the FBI through games, tips, stories and interactives.

Detective Skills and Mysteries Kids' Blog

Learn all about being a detective and how to solve mysteries.

And here are a few other books you might like to read:

The View From the Cherry Tree by Willo Davis Roberts
Rob admits having seen a murder, but no one believes him--exceptthe murderer.

The 100-Year Old Secret by Traci Barrett
Xena and Xander Holmes, an American brother and sister living in London for a year, discover that Sherlock Holmes was their great-great-great grandfather when they are inducted into the Society for the Preservation of Famous Detectives and given his unsolved casebook, from which they attempt to solve the case of a famous missing painting.

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
When seemingly unrelated and strange events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.

The Secret School by Avi
In 1925, fourteen-year-old Ida Bidson secretly takes over as the teacher when the one-room schoolhouse in her remote Colorado area closes unexpectedly.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Haunted Halloween Craft Party

The Children's Department's annual Haunted Halloween Craft Party will take place on Saturday, October 25th from 2:30-4:30pm in the John Clarke Children's Program Room.  Registration is required - sign up now!  Register at the Children's Desk or call 401-847-8720 ext. 204.

Come in costume and make a variety of spooky craft projects while enjoying light Halloween refreshments.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Rhode Island Festival of Children's Books and Authors

The Rhode Island Festival of Children's Books and Authors will take place next Saturday, October 18th from 9:00am - 5:30pm at the Lincoln School in Providence.  Meet a variety of children's authors and illustrators, hear presentations and get your books signed!  A terrific annual event not to be missed.

This year's authors include Joseph Bruchac, Carmen Agra Deedy, Jeff Kinney and Jon Scieszka. 

The festival also includes crafts, food and storytelling.  Don't miss this amazing event!