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Lucha Libros: Big Nate Goes for Broke

Last night kids answered questions about the book Big Nate Goes for Broke / Nate el grande invencíble by Lincoln Peirce. The questions were much harder this time and fewer […]

Creative Writing with Word Baskets

Yesterday, our Creative Writing for Beginning Readers Workshop was inspired by the picture book Little Red Writing, written by Joan Holub and illustrated by Melissa Sweet. In the story, Little […]

Light Up Notebooks

On Friday, December 16th, we tried something new: a class on paper circuitry for kids ages 8-12. A total of 24 kids joined us to “hack” their notebooks. I first […]

Geronimo Stilton and the Fickle Nature of Love

In Geronimo Stilton’s tenth novel, All Because of a Cup of Coffee, he describes the way he fell head over paws for a lady mouse named Stephanie von Sugarfur, a […]

Be a Light Bender

On Nov. 18, 2016, to celebrate Young Readers League and its 2016 selection of Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley, we had a science program called “Be a Light Bender!” We […]

Lucha Libros: Haunted Castle on Hallow's Eve

Things went much smoother at our most recent Lucha Libros battle on November 2nd. I noticed we had slightly lower attendance than last month… World Series Game 7, perhaps? 😉 […]

Lucha Libros: Junie B Jones and a Little Monkey Business

Last night there was a long line here in the Central Library great hall–around 120 people came to support their 2nd and 3rd grade students in answering questions about the […]

Kids' Writing Workshop: The Erasmus Game

On Friday, Sept. 23 in our Kids’ Writing Workshop for children ages 8-12, we played something called “The Erasmus Game,” which I got to learn from PCC professor and YA […]

A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea: Creative Writing for Beginning Readers

This month’s Creative Writing for Beginning Reader’s workshop (for ages 5-8) was inspired by the book A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by […]

Roald Dahl 100

We had 45 people come to our Roald Dahl 100 Celebration on Tuesday, September 13th, the centennial of Roald Dahl’s birth! Mr. Nick told us all about Dahl’s life and […]