The Storytime with No Pictures

Nov 15, 2014 by     No Comments    Posted under: Uncategorized

Hello there!

If you joined us for storytime at the Main Library this week, you heard a couple books about books – what a NOVEL idea! Click on the cover to put them on hold!

The Book With No PicturesThe Book With No Pictures, by B.J. Novak

It's a Book, by Lane Smith It’s a Book, by Lane Smith

We hope to see you at the library soon! Wishing Chair Productions is currently performing the puppet show Cinderella on Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30. There’s lots more going on around town, too! For the on-line calendar of all library events, click here.

Hope your fur is keeping you warm!

-T. Dog

 

Just One More Storytime

Nov 6, 2014 by     No Comments    Posted under: Uncategorized

Well, hello there!

I hope your week has been super-terrific! If you joined Mary Mary and the Professor in storytime this week, you heard this great book:

Just One More, by Jennifer Hansen Rolliby Jennifer Hansen Rolli

We also sang songs, passed notes with JJ, and did a craft!

Coming up next week, the Cinderella Puppet Show returns! The show starts Friday, November 14 and runs Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30.  (Yes! You read that right – an extra show has been added to accommodate the demand!)

For more library events, check out our online events calendar!

See you soon!

T. Dog

Storytime Books!

Oct 24, 2014 by     No Comments    Posted under: storytime

Hello!

I hope your week has been super-terrific! I sure loved seeing so many friends at storytime this week! If you joined us, you heard my friend Library Pete read this book:

Bear Sees Colors, by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman  Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman

We’re gearing up for Halloween at the Main Library!  Join us next week on Tuesday or Wednesday at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 for a Halloween Storytime.  Costumes are encouraged!  After storytime, kids will make treat bags and go around the Children’s Department for (candy-free) trick-or-treating.

That’s not all!  There’s always something fun around the corner at the library – check out our events calendar for all the activities!

See you soon!

-T. Dog

Hug Machine!

Oct 17, 2014 by     No Comments    Posted under: storytime

Hello!

I sure hope your week was super-terrific.  If you visited us in storytime this week, you heard Mary Mary read this sweet book:

Hug Machine by Scott Campbell

This might be an auto-biography of our Mary Mary!

If you missed storytime, there are a lot of other things happening at the Main Library!  Next week, we have a very special Wishing Chair Variety Show on Friday, October 24 at 10:30 and 11:30.  Come see Mary Mary, Library Pete, and The Professor as they show off their many talents!  That’s not all – check out our events calendar for the rest of the details!

Woof,

T. Dog

Storytime Recap!

Oct 10, 2014 by     No Comments    Posted under: storytime

Hello!

I sure hope your week was super-terrific!  We had a lot of fun in storytime at the main library this week. If you joined us, you heard these books:

 Lemons Are Not Red by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

and

 The Wonderful Happens by Cynthia Rylant

What fun books! Check them out, or put them on hold today so you can read them again and again!

Exciting things are on the horizon!  If you haven’t yet had a chance, please complete this survey to tell us how you use our Downtown Children’s Space. We’re in the early stages of planning a renovation and need your feedback! I suggested dog-sized napping pods – what do you think?

Next week, visit the library to see Musician Rachel Sumner, Little Seeds Book Club, The Ordeal of Dr. Trifulgus, and so much more.  All programs at the library are free and super-terrific!

Yours in Rawhide,

T. Dog

 

Welcome, October!

Oct 3, 2014 by     No Comments    Posted under: storytime

Oh, my! Can you believe it’s already October? We welcome fall to Nashville, and hopefully we welcomed you to storytime this week! If you joined Library Pete and The Professor, you heard these books:

Click on either picture above to put a hold on the book – we’ll have it ready for you at your closest library location!

We’re ready for fun at the Main Library – this month we have crafts, Big Kids’ Club, puppet shows, variety shows, and a special Halloween Storytime! Check our schedule for all the details!

As always, all programs at the library are free and super-terrific!

Yours in Kibble,

T. Dog

The Blog is Back!

Sep 19, 2014 by     No Comments    Posted under: storytime

After a hiatus, I’m happy to report the Tommy Dog Blog is back!  I’ll be recapping the books my  friends read at this past week’s storytime, and keeping you posted about upcoming library events.

If you joined Mary Mary, Library Pete, and the Professor at Storytime Tuesday and Wednesday, you heard these super-terrific books:

My Elephant Can Do Almost Anything My Elephant Can Do Almost Anything, by Anke de Vries

 

Toucan Can Toucan Can, by Juliette MacIver and Sarah Davis

The final show of A Midsummer Night’s Dream happens tomorrow, September 20 at 10:30.

Hope to see you soon at the library!

Woof,

T. Dog

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Feb 14, 2014 by     No Comments    Posted under: storytime

Oh, my! As my friend JJ would say, “Spread the love!” today and every day!

I sure hope you’re having a great week.  I know we are here at the library!

The Anansi puppet show makes its return today.  Catch this favorite Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 and 11:30!

Speaking of favorites, our LEGO Competition returns next weekend!  If you’re interested in participating, click here now to sign up – registration closes Monday the 17th!  It is sure to be a blast!

Because this day is about love and heart-shaped dog biscuits, may I suggest some of my favorite books about these topics? (Okay, books about love. But surely someone is working on a book about heart-shaped dog biscuits, right?!)

 It wouldn’t be a holiday without an appropriately themed Pete the Cat book! In Pete the Cat – Valentine’s Day is Cool, by Kimberly and James Dean.  Spoiler alert – Pete is cool with the fourteenth of February.

 Plant a Kiss, byAmy Krouse Rosenthal is a short book about sharing lots of love. Read this one again and again!

 My Heart is Like a Zoo, by Michael Hall is an adorable book combining love, animals, and clever illustrations – what more could you ask for in a book?

 

Thanks for stopping by!  We hope to see you at the library soon.  Remember, all our programs are free and super-terrific!

LEGO Competition is back!

Jan 24, 2014 by     No Comments    Posted under: storytime

Oh, my!  What a week!  Another cold snap is keeping us cozied up in the library!

There’s so much going on.  February is just around the corner, so don’t miss Many Moons which runs through February 8.  Anansi returns the following week, so you can catch that show from February 14 through the end of the month!

LegoManiacs also take note:  the Fourth Annual NPL  LEGO Competition returns February 20-23rd.  Get details and register online here!

If you find yourself with more time for reading, why not introduce your kids to some longer books? Check out some of my favorite chapter books that the little ones are sure to enjoy like.  Reading a chapter or two a night sounds like the perfect way to spend this cold winter!   Try these classic stories:

 Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White

 

 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl

 

Pippi Longstocking, by Astrid Lindgren

Cuddle up with a good book, or come see us at the library!  All our programs are free and super-terrific!

 

The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 17, 2014 by     No Comments    Posted under: Uncategorized

Oh, my! I hope your week was super-terrific!

We have a lot going on here at the Main library;  make sure to pick up a calendar in the children’s department, or check out our on-line events schedule.

All libraries will be closed this coming Monday, January 20 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but you can take a look at these picture books that celebrate the legacy of the civil rights leader.  They serve as a great introduction to the little ones, and a great reminder for adults!

Martin's big words : the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by  Doreen Rappaport Martin’s big words : the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport is an award-winning picture book that chronicles the life of Dr. King with beautiful illustrations and text adapted from his speeches.

 I Have A Dream, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, is  Dr. King’s famous speech in picture form.

A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. by David Adler A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. is an oldie but goodie.  Check out either the book or the accompanying DVD from the library for an age appropriate first introduction to Dr. King.

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