Book Club and Oz Exhibit Visit

It may not have been the ‘Emerald City’, but a good time was had by the K-4th graders and their parents who particpated in the first Fall book club event.  It was great to see familiar faces and some really great new readers.  Special thanks to Melissa for hosting some activities for the pre-schoolers.
 
The readers worked through the characters and themes of the first 8 chapters of the Wizard of Oz.  We noted how the characters grew to accepting who they you are. We all learned that Harry Potter books aren’t the only series available.  There are many ‘Oz’ books in the series to explore! We are planning a visit to the  Oz exhibit at The Henry Ford Museum. http://www.thehenryford.org/events/wizardOfOzExhibit.aspx – tentatively scheduled for Friday, November 25.  More info to come soon.

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The Kindgerten-Fourth Grade book clubs take place in the Program Room (Kids section of Main Farmington Library) every third Wednesday, 6:30-7:30.  Next meeting below along with book selections.  New ideas and volunteers always welcome!
 
 
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Wednesday, December 21, 6:30 PM.   Book Choice: Nonfiction Autobiography (1 or more)  The top shelf of the Children’s reference section has multiple copies of age appropriate biographies (Eleanor Roosevelt, John Deere, Joe Dimaggio, Ronald Reagan, etc).  The shelf is a Kid’s Talk shelf with plenty of copies of many different non-fiction books. If you need help finding, just ask the librarian or use this example link to just one of the books:  http://polpac.farmlib.org/polaris/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.2&type=Keyword&term=John%20Deere&by=KW&sort=TI&limit=TOM=*&query=&page=0#__pos6
 
Upcoming book club related events at the Library!
 
The Library has scheduled several book discussion programs to be held over the week-long February and April breaks, and two programs targeting elementary students as follows; registration will begin 12/1/11:
 
Books and Bites Jr. Book Discussions for Grades 1-3   Sign up for the program, come to the library to pick up a copy of the book and read the book and prepare for the program. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required; call (248) 848-4315 or stop by the Children’s Information Desk.
Main Library Children’s Program Room:  Wednesday, 2 p.m.
February 22: Stories Julian Tells by Ann Cameron
April 4: Number One Kid by Patricia Reilly Giff

For more information about the TAL Book Clubs, please contact Norman Peralta, nperalta@alum.mit.edu.

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