Thursday, December 29, 2016

National Writing Month Reception (Grades K-6 & Families)


Front Row: Natalie Chen, Anagha Harish, Gabrielle Chien, Yogita Maruvapalli, Abigail Hanifin, Joseph Chien, Ryan Brandt, Suri Shah
Back Row: Giovanna Spagnolo, Aditya Vernelganti, Arijit Vennegalanti, Diyan Hunasimarad, Riva Desai, RJ DelNegro, Harish Ramakrishman, Aditya Abraham,Hailey Jenkins, Gianna Losik, Simran Shaw

Author reading and reception to celebrate our authors and illustrators who created a book during National Writing Month. The now spiral-bound books will be displayed in our lobby display cases during the month of January. 








Set up using document camera & projector & microphone. Each author who wished to do so read their book (or selections -- up to two minutes) then we had refreshments -- a Costco cake (though says “serves 48” served 60+ participants with leftovers), animal crackers,  chocolate cookies, water and “champagne” -- sparkling apple cider in 3 oz. cups. Note: no one sat on the mats, everyone wanted chairs.

Before and after the reading, played Bobby McFerrin’s CD “Paper Music” J734 MCFE

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See also:

Write your own book directions.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Make.Do Cardboard Construction Challenge! (All Ages)


Save your boxes, paper towel rolls, leftover ribbon & wrapping paper and bring them and your whole family to the library to create a fantastical creature or other construction! with our new Make.Do tools!

Display for browsing as kids enter: books on boxes and making things out of boxes, cartons, etc.

Read: What Do You Do With a Idea? by Kobi Yamada  and What To Do With a Box? by Jane Yolen

(Optional) Show: Caine’s Arcade Video

Kids create with cardboard, Make.Do saws & screwdrivers & scrus, plus assorted other cardboard (paper towel tubes, starbucks coffee holders etc.)  Also had available brass paper fasteners (so kids could replace scrus with these to take home), tape, staplers, hole punches, scissors, markers.

More ideas:

Learning to use the Make.Do Tools……………….


Pencil  & Rocket                                                         Train & Doghouse

                                                             Cooperative Construction 


Why should kids have all the fun!             Rocket ship

                      movie theater                                       “Miss Carol”

                                  2 Family Affair --  Rocket & Clubhouse

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