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Book Quote Quiz - 20 Sep 2014
He Said/She Said/Who Said? Do you have a guess?
The following quotes appear in famous children's books. (The book covers are some clues. Answers are at the bottom of the article.)
1. “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”
6. “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.”
7. “I have noticed several times that people don't think I know how to behave even when I'm trying as hard as I can.”
8. “She thought to herself, "This is now." She was glad that the cozy house, and Pa and Ma and the firelight and the music, were now. They could not be forgotten, she thought, because now is now. It can never be a long time ago.”
12. "George promised to be good, but it is easy for little monkeys to forget."
13. “At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I've grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.”
14. “...you know that a good, long session of weeping can often make you feel better, even if your circumstances have not changed one bit.”
1. AA Milne, Winnie the Pooh 2. JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 3. Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to You! 4. EB White, Charlotte's Web 5. Louis Sachar, Holes 6. JRR Tolkien, The Hobbit 7. Astrid Lindren, Pippi Longstocking 8. Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods 9. Lincoln Peirce, From the Top 10. Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are 11. Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid 12. HA Rey, Curious George 13. Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express 14. Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning.
Music Play - 19 Sep 2014
Music in storytimes promotes numerous early literacy skills- music helps children learn the sounds of language, it enriches vocabulary, and music improves listening skills and memory.
Music isn’t just important during storytimes, though; music is a very important activity to do at home! The good news is that you do not have to be a professional singer or musician to play with music at home. You can sing nursery rhymes in your non-professional voice and kids won’t even notice. The Library also has a great collection of music CDs that you can play at home so that you can sing and dance along to the professionals.
You may not know the name Jim Gill, but chances are if you go to storytime at HMMPL you have heard his music! Jim Gill is a favorite children’s singer among the librarians at Zionsville because he creatively combines music and play, which always makes a great time. We have fun learning and dancing to his music in storytime.
You have an excellent opportunity to see Jim Gill live at the Carmel Clay Library this weekend! On September 20, 2014 Jim Gill will be putting on a concert at the Carmel Clay Library at 10:00AM and noon. Stop by the Carmel Clay Library if you have a chance, this is an interactive concert you won’t want to miss! Click here if you want to put Jim Gill CDs on hold at HMMPL.
Click here for a great music video of Jim Gill putting music and play together.
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History - 13 Sep 2014
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, a seven-part PBS series that chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, premieres this Sunday, September 14, on WFYI at 8 PM. PBS describes the 14-hour documentary created by acclaimed filmmaker, Ken Burns, as follows: "The series encompasses the history the Roosevelts helped to shape: the creation of National Parks, the digging of the Panama Canal, the passage of innovative New Deal programs, the defeat of Hitler, and the postwar struggles for civil rights at home and human rights abroad. It is also an intimate human story about love, betrayal, family loyalty, personal courage and the conquest of fear."
Look for the companion volume, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History at the Library. Kirkus Reviews calls the book, co-authored by Roosevelt scholar Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns, "[A]n eye-opening look at a political dynasty worthy of the name and at a state of politics far better than our own."
Other fine books about this distinguished American family include: Young Mr. Roosevelt: FDR’s Introduction to War, Politics, and Life by Stanley Weintraub; The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio To Win the Presidency by James Tobin, No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin, Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough, and The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard. (Coincidentally, Millard's newest book, The Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, a gripping account of events surrounding President James A. Garfield's assassination, is the Library’s 2014 United We Read selection.)