Otaku Files: Another Character Playing Characters

 

 
As a relatively "new" edition to the Baldwin Boettcher family, I take pride in my work with the teenage and pre-teen patrons. I found out as soon as I started, that Game Day was rather sparse and only involved teenagers. There was only one Nintendo Wii for the projector screen and a few games. Notable games mind you, but they didn't pull a crowd like I am used to with gaming. Something had to change.

Ginger, Nutmeg, Cinnamon...

Dance of SpicesThese are some of the well-known spices used in Indian cooking, but there are many more that may not easily bring to mind a familiar scent or flavor. India has a long and rich tradition of delicious food, well-known for its variation and complexity. We invite you to sample some recipes selected from the Indian cookbooks in the HCPL collection at A Taste of India, on Tuesday, May 25, at 5 PM.

Summer Reading Program, Sid the Science Kid

The Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library is bringing "Sid the Science Kid" to our summer reading program.  Look for our summer reading program for details of what day, time and how to sign up for this program.  Class space is limited.  We will conduct a pilot 3 day Sid Camp (Science Investigate Discover).  It will be held in June for three days and will only allow 4 and 5 year olds into the program.  No moms.

Preschool Story Time

Pre-school Story time at Baldwin Boettcher is one of our newer story times.  We had our Family story time but due to staffing and time; four, five and six year olds have never had their own story time.  However, they now are able to come to the library on Tuesdays at 11 am.   This is the time to bring the children who need to develop skills for school.  They will experience cutting, coloring, pasting, glueing and reading in a group.  Sometimes, the children even get to paint.  So, yes, we get messy and experience new things.  Come join Ms Nancy and her regulars at story time to get ready for school or just to have some good old fashion fun.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Club de Literatura Hispana

Tan veloz como el deseo / Swift as Desire

Title to be discussed: Tan veloz como el deseo by Laura Esquivel. Date of meeting: Tuesday, May 18, at 6 PM. Summary: Laura Esquivel regresa con una novela de gran belleza y compasion. Mientras Como agua para chocolate se baso en la vida de su madre, en Tan veloz como el deseo Esquivel hace un trabajo de ficcion acerca de la vida de su padre en Mexico. Nacido con la curiosa habilidad de entender los mensajes ocultos en los sentimientos humanos, Don Jubilo se convierte en un traductor que ayuda a otros a solucionar problemas de comunicacion en sus relaciones.