Trick-or-treat. Smell my feet. Give me something good to read!
Oh, my! Do we have a great week planned for you!
Come to Story Time on Tuesday and Wednesday dressed in costume for a special Halloween party! Story Time will be held as usual at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30, then plan to make a bag in the craft room and trick-or-treat your way through stations in the children’s department until 12:30! We’ll have tons of non-candy treats for all the little ghouls and goblins.
Ride your sugar high straight through Friday, when we welcome back magician Bruce Amato for shows at 10:30 and 11:30!
See you there!!
Oh, my! The only thing that would make this library more fun is an automatic MilkBone dispenser. There is always so much to do!
Thanks so much to my friend Ginger Sands for visiting with us on last Wednesday’s story time! You can catch her again on Friday, October 25 at 10:30 and 11:30 in the Children’s Theater.
And that’s not all that’s happening in October. Pick up a calendar at the desk for all the details on a jam- packed month!
Wishing Chair Productions debuts their new puppet show “The Amazing Twins: Ancient Maya Tales from the Popol Wuj” this Saturday at 10:30 and 11:30. Kids 8 and older can catch this show running Saturdays through October. We’ll have a sing-along and craft happening at the same time for the little ones, too!
Be sure to check out the Main Events calendar for all the details. Also happening: the downtown library will be open on Mondays starting October 14. We’ll commemorate the day with a Kid Kraft and a Scavenger Hunt!
Of course, all the library programs are free and super-terrific!
Hi Friend. I just got some news I want to pass on – if you were headed out to the Goodletsville Arts and Antiques Festival to see my friends in the Puppet Truck, their 10:30 and 12:30 performances have been cancelled.
There’s still lots of great things going on at the festival, just no puppet truck. If you’re out and about, though, Tall Tale Circus runs at 10:30 and 11:30 at the Main Library, downtown.
Oh, my! What a great September so far. It sure has been busy at the library!
Were you able to join us for Story Time this week? I hope you were! My friend The Professor read Goodnight, Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. It’s always nice to hear a familiar favorite, and no one nodded off!
My friend Mary Mary read Again! by Emily Gravett. It is a great story about a favorite book that you just want to hear again and again and again and again. But only at bedtime. The main character’s name is Cedric the Dragon, too! Who knew he was so famous?!
If you can’t get enough bedtime stories at any time of the day or night, we have plenty available for check out! Here are just a few:
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague gives a glimpse into a colossal size bedtime routine.
Bedtime for Mommy, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal flips the switch on bedtime in a relatable tale of a grown-up snooze-fest.
And if you’re in the mood for more than one story, why not check out a bedtime collection? One that has a little bit of everything is Classic Children’s Stories : Nursery Rhymes, Bedtime Stories, Nonsense Poems, and Much More, edited by Alice Mills.
There is so much going on at the Main Library this month! Check out the calendar for all the information on our Babies & Books Story Time, the new Homeschool Group, Tall Tale Circus, and more! All our programs are free and super-terrific!
Oh, my! Can you believe it’s nearly September? I love fall! If you need a very good looking dog to run through any piles of raked leaves, please contact my people. I’d love to help!
Speaking of September, do you have any idea what’s going on at the library this month? So many things! Allow me to tell you a few:
Babies & Books with my friend Ms. Pat returns on Wednesdays! Bring your 0-3 year-olds for a story time tailored to the little ones. Tickle rhymes, wiggle songs, and books, books, books! Space is limited to the first 15 families. Times are 9:30 and 10:30.
Tall Tale Circus runs through Saturday, September 21. Come see the Tall Tale gang Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 and 11:30!
If you’re a homeschooling family, we have a new program for you! The Third Thursdays homeschooling group will meet on (you guessed it) the third Thursday of each month from 1:30-2:30. Come September 19 for games, snacks, and a casual first meeting. Kids will help plan the program by writing down what they would like to do/learn/explore/hear/whatever in this group. Parents will have the chance to learn more about this program, and mingle with other homeschooling families! Please email email@example.com for details and registration.
Finally, before September starts, bring your family to see the hit movie Monsters, Inc. on Saturday, August 31, in the first floor conference center. Feel free to bring your lunch or snacks for the 1:00 show time!
Would you believe there’s even more than these events happening soon? There is! Pick up a Children’s Events calendar for all the details! As always, all these programs are free and super terrific!
Oh, my! I hope your week was so very great. It sure has been great around here, even if it’s a little crowded in the Children’s Theater. John Henry, Johnny Appleseed, Calamity Jane, Pecos Bill, and even Babe the Ox have moved back in! That’s right – Tall Tale Circus is back!
For a refresher on the stories that bring us these crazy kids, check out some Tall Tale Collection books from the library. Here are some of my favorites:
American Tall Tales, by Mary Pope Osborne (yes, the Magic Tree House MPO)
American Folk Classic Tales Retold, by Charles Sullivan
Animal Folk Tales of America, adapted by Tony Palazzo
Come see Tall Tale Circus Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 and 11:30, through September 21.
As always Storytime happens Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30.
Babies & Books, Ms. Pat’s Storytime for pups up to three years old, returns Wednesdays in September at 9:30 and 10:30.
Make sure you never miss any of the free and super-terrific programs at the library by checking out our events calendar here.
Oh, my! I hope you had a great week! This is tennis ball chasing weather. If you took a break to visit Story Time, it sure was nice to see you!
My friend Mary Mary read the fun book Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh, and my friend Library Pete read Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn’t Fit by Catherine Rayner. What super-terrific books. Check them out for yourself!
I hope you’re getting into the back-to-school swing. Did you know we have a section of back-to-school picture books? Whether the student is excited or reluctant, they’ll love to read these stories! Books like:
First Day, by Dandi Daley Mackall
I’m Telling You Dex, Kindergarten Rocks!, by Katie Davis
The Exceptionally, Extraordinarily Ordinary First Day of School, by Albert Lorenz
And many, many more!
Don’t miss Tall Tale Circus, returning August 23rd. Also, the Courtyard Concert Series is back. Sara Sant’Ambrogio (she won a Grammy!) performs Tuesday, August 20th at 11:45. Get the full line-up here! All shows are free and super-terrific!
Oh, my! I sure hope you were able to join us for our special Jazzy Storytime earlier this week, but if not—no worries! You can see the Storytime gang every Tuesday and Wednesday at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 at the Main Library.
Speaking of the Jazzy Storytime, I simply cannot stop singing! In fact, I think my howling is making Cedric ill–he’s been looking a little green. If you’re still howling too, check out some of these musical books:
Same goes for Forever Young, by Bob Dylan; illustrated by Paul Rogers.
Don’t forget Tall Tale Circus makes its much-anticipated return August 23. Catch this super-terrific show Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 and 11:30!
Oh, my! Why talk when you can siiiing? That’s what I say always say. Well, I say it now anyway, after today’s Storytime!
My new friends Jazzy M. and Magic Mellon joined my old friend Library Pete, and there was music, a book, more music, more books, and more musicmusicMUSIC!
Did you stick around to play an instrument? I hope you did, but if you didn’t, there’s always tomorrow!
Join us Wednesday, August 7 for another special Musical Storytime, cool cats (and dogs, preferably)! Showtimes, as always, are 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30!
Oh, my! What a busy summer it’s been! Between the Puppet Festival, Summer Reading, and a family trip to Barkingham Palace, it sure flew by! I hope your summer was just as fun!
Did you see what my friend Library Pete had up his Gi sleeve at Story Time last week? He spin-kicked and karate chopped his way through the book Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz. It was really fun! If you liked that book, you might really like these too:
Nighttime Ninja, by Barbara DaCosta tells the story of a pajama-clad ninja who is taken down by the arch nemesis of every bedtime-evader: Mom.
The Boy Who Cried Ninja by Alex Latimer is a fun book about a boy who had to take the fall for all sorts of household calamities until he proved to his parents the blame fell on the time-traveling monkey, sun-burned crocodile, and of course—the ninja.
Finally, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf, as told to Jon Scieszka reminds us there are always two sides to every story, and this is the side of the oft-mislabeled Big Bad Wolf. Once he explains that this whole thing was just one big misunderstanding, he doesn’t seem like such a bad guy – maybe those ninja pigs should have taken it easy on him after all!
It is always so great to see you at Story Time! Don’t forget they are every Tuesday and Wednesday at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30. Also, Tall Tale Circus returns August 23!
All our shows are free and super-terrific!