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Celebrate Lunar New Year @ the Library

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Families are invited to join the Lunar New Year activities that will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 1st @ 4:00 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to broaden the cultural learning. 

During the program Ms Susan and I will share a few of our favorite books, and children may create a Chinese zodiac craft. 

I have inculed a booklist and craft ideas below for those of you who are not able to attend.

 

   

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The Texas Girl Who Would Change History: Bessie Coleman

 

 

Celebrate Black History Month

Tuesday, Feb. 8th at 4:00 pm 

@ the Atascocita Branch Library. 

 

 

Come soar with us as we explore the life of American aviatorBessie Coleman.  Following the presentation, children will have an opportunity to make a craft. 

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Great Day for Children's Books

 

Randolph Caldecott Medal for most distinguished American picture book for children.

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An Exciting Day for Children's Books

The American Library Association (ALA) has announced the 2011 Caldecott and Newbery awards.

2011 Caldecott Medal Winner

A sick day for Amos McGee illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead

Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, always made time to visit his good friends: the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the rhinoceros, and the owl. But one day--'Ah-choo!'--he woke with the sniffles and the sneezes. Though he didn't make it into the zoo that day, he did receive some unexpected guests."--Dust jacket.

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Happy New Year 2011

I hope that everyone is enjoying your New Year's celebrations.  My black-eyed peas are already cooking and I am looking forward to spending time with my family and friends. If you would like to learn more about this holiday checkout the books listed below. 

Each year, at the Atascocita Branch Library, we celebrate the Lunar New Year with children and their families.  Therefore, I will be highlighting some of my favorite Asian New Year books in future blogs. 

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