Tuesday, February 23, 2010

NEW – Betwixt and Between Book Club at El Dorado, starting March 5th!

Betwixt and Between Book Club

Join Miss Laurie the 1st Friday
of every month at 4:00pm
at the El Dorado Library!

Age: Grades K-3
Date: 3/5/2010
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

El Dorado Neighborhood Library
2900 Studebaker Rd.
(562) 570-3136

Each month Miss Laurie will introduce a new beginning chapter book. The group will start with round-robin reading and then book club members will finish the book at home. There will be a discussion of the selected book title when group meets the next month. Each month a new chapter book will be started together.

Visit the LBPL website for a complete calendar
of upcoming youth events @ a library near you!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy Mardi Gras!

Celebrate Mardi Gras by making your own decorative mask.

Materials Needed:
- paper
- scissors
- glue
- crayons/ markers
- pencil, drinking straws, or large craft stick
- sequins and feathers (optional)

* Check out DLTK's website for detailed instructions and templates for making a Mardi Gras mask.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentines Day

Did you know that each year over 8 billion candy hearts are manufactured?

@ www.mysweethearts.com

Want to learn more about how candy is made?
Visit the Necco Candy website to learn more!

Check out some Valentine's Day books @ your library!

Valentine's Day Is
by Gail Gibbons

Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink
by Diane deGroat

Love You the Purplest
by Barbara M. Joosse

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Chinese New Year Craft

Craft: Dragons on Parade
from Kaboose

Materials Needed:
- Template printed on cardstock paper or regular printer paper glued to a thicker backing
- Paint/paint brushes, markers, or crayons
- Crepe paper streamers
- Tape and glue
- Large craft stick (optional)

* Visit the Kaboose website for full instructions and more holiday craft ideas!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Chinese New Year is February 14, 2010

xīn nián kuài lè
Happy New Year!

Want to learn more in Mandarin Chinese?

Mango Languages is an learning tool features a one-of-a-kind teaching approach. Offers a range of language courses including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, English, and more.
(LBPL library card required for login)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Six more weeks of winter, according to Punxsutawney Phil...

Every February 2, people all across America wonder about the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil. Will he see his shadow or won't he? Will spring come early or late? According to folklore, if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this day fails to see its shadow, it will leave the burrow, signifying that winter will soon end. If on the other hand, the groundhog sees its shadow, the groundhog will supposedly retreat into its burrow, and winter will continue for six more weeks. Folks from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania are reporting six more weeks of winter because Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today. Will the weather still feel like winter for 6 more weeks? Spring does not officially begin until March, but we will all just have to wait and see what the weather will be like in the meantime!

Check out some Groundhog's Day books @ your library!