Friday, March 28, 2008

Art Display in the Main Library Children's Section

It's always nice to
have a creative outlet.
We had a great display of art work from children from Los Angeles middle schools, here at the Main Library during the month of March. It's amazing to see how artistically talented these children are! The library has lots of great books that show you step-by-step how to draw, paint, fold, mold and create. Check us out when the creative urge strikes you!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Girls Rock!

We are celebrating Women's History Month here in the Children's Department at Main with a display of important women of our times.

Did you know that Eleanor Roosevelt was a delegate to the United Nations general assembly, specializing in humanitarian, social, and cultural issues. Did you know that Maya Angelou wrote books which were nominated for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and that she recited the poem, "On the Pulse of Morning" at President Bill Clinton's inauguration in 1993? Did you know that Aung San Suu Kyi is the leader of the National League for Democracy in Burma, and a noted prisoner of conscience and advocate of nonviolent resistence?

- taken from Wikipedia

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Three Little Kittens

Here's an old nursery rhyme that can be shared with funny, high-pitched cat "me-ow" sounds:

Three little kittens
They lost their mittens,
and they began to cry
Oh Mother dear,
We sadly fear,
Our mittens we have lost.
What! Lost your mittens,
You naughty kittns!
Then you shall have no pie.
Me-ow, me-ow, me-ow.
No, you shall have no pie.

The three little kittens
They found their mittens,
And they began to cry.
Oh, Mother dear,
See here, see here,
Our mittens we have found.
Put on your mittens,
You silly kittens,
And you shall have some pie.
Purr-r, purr-r, purr-r
Oh, let us have some pie.

The three little kittens
Put on their mittens,
And soon ate up the pie,
Oh, Mother dear,
We greatly fear,
Our mittens we have soiled.
What! Soiled your mittens,
You naughty kittens!
Then they began to sigh,
Me-ow, me-ow, me-ow,
Then they began to sigh.

The three little kittens
They washed their mittens,
And hung them out to dry,
Oh, Mother dear,
Do you not hear,
Our mittens we have washed.
What! Washed your mittens,
Then you’re good kittens,
But a I smell a rat close by.
Me-ow, me-ow, me-ow,
We smell a rat close by.