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   Monday, February 27, 2017
9:30 AM
Black History Program
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade
Description:  Who am I?
The children will be given information about African Americans form history and they have to guess who the person is.                              
 



1:00 PM
February Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  BOOK: “Betty Bunny loves Chocolate Cake” by Michael B. Kaplan
Synopsis ----   Betty Bunny is the youngest in her family of rabbits and she’s just discovering the important things in life, like chocolate cake. She declares, “I am going to marry chocolate cake” and takes a piece to school with her in her pocket. Mom values healthy eating and tells Betty Bunny she needs patience when it comes to dessert. But Betty Bunny doesn’t want patience, she wants chocolate cake!
ACTIVITY: Students will make bunny rabbits out of paper plate
 



1:45 PM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 4th Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Faith Ringgold”  by: Mike Venezia
Synopsis ----   Artist, author, educator, and activist, Faith Ringgold’s work provides an important window into the struggles and experiences of African American women. Mike Venezia’s colorful cartoons help young readers understand and appreciate Ringgols’s life and work, in a book filled with examples of her paintings, story quilts, and sculptures.                                   
ACTIVITY: Questions and answers about Ms. Faith Ringgold
 
 



   Tuesday, February 28, 2017
11:30 AM
February Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  BOOK: “It’s Hard to be Five: Learning How to Work My Control Panel” by Jamie Lee Curtis
Synopsis ----It's hard to be five. Just yelled at my brother. My mind says do one thing. My mouth says another.  It's fun to be five!  Big changes are here!  My body's my car, and I'm licensed to steer.  Learning not to hit? Having to wait your turn? Sitting still? It's definitely hard to be.
 



11:30 AM
February Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  PRE-K MARDIS GRAS PARDE
 



1:30 PM
February Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 1st Grade
Description:  CHECK OUT BOOKS DAY
 



   Wednesday, March 1, 2017
9:30 AM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph became the world’s fastest Woman”  by: Kathleen Krull
Synopsis ----    Before Wilma Rudolph was five years old, polio had paralyzed her left leg. Everyone said she would never walk again. But Wilma refused to believe it. Not only would she walk again, she vowed,she'd run. And she did run--all the way to the Olympics, where she became the first American woman to earn three gold medals in a single olympiad. This dramatic and inspiring true story is illustrated in bold watercolor and acrylic paintings by Caldecott Medal-winning artist David Diaz.   
ACTIVITY: Students will decorate a running shoe color sheet that I will display them in the library
 
 



   Monday, March 6, 2017
1:00 PM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  BOOK: “Mia Hamm: Winners Never Quit!”  by: Mia Hamm
Synopsis ----  Mia Hamm, American soccer champion and best–selling author of Go for the Goal, tells a true–life–inspired story of learning that winning and losing aren't as important as being part of a team.  More than anyone, soccer superstar Mia Hamm knows the value of teamwork and perseverance. She shares this lesson, paired with energetic illustrations by Carol Thompson, in this motivational story perfect for soccer kids and their soccer moms!
ACTIVITY: The students will decorate soccer balls
 
 



   Tuesday, March 7, 2017
11:30 AM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  BOOK: “Squanto: and the First Thanksgiving”  by: Teresa Celsi
Synopsis ----   A simple biography of the Wampanoag Indian who helped the Pilgrims survive in their early days in the Plymouth colony.    
ACTIVITY: Students will make Indians hats
 



1:30 PM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 1st Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Amelia Earhart”  by: Caroline Crosson Gilpin
Synopsis ----   This Level 1 Reader brings an understanding of Amelia Earhart's historical significance to a whole new audience. Young readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy of this pioneering pilot and adventurer, whose disappearance over the Pacific in 1937 has intrigued audiences for decades (Level 1).    
ACTIVITY:  The students are making air planes out of candy
 



   Wednesday, March 8, 2017
11:30 AM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  BOOK: “Mia Hamm: Winners Never Quit!”  by: Mia Hamm
Synopsis ----  Mia Hamm, American soccer champion and best–selling author of Go for the Goal, tells a true–life–inspired story of learning that winning and losing aren't as important as being part of a team.  More than anyone, soccer superstar Mia Hamm knows the value of teamwork and perseverance. She shares this lesson, paired with energetic illustrations by Carol Thompson, in this motivational story perfect for soccer kids and their soccer moms!
ACTIVITY: The students will decorate soccer balls
 
 



   Thursday, March 9, 2017
9:30 AM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 6th Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Florence Nightingale”  by: David Adler
Synopsis ----  The book describes the life of Florence Nightingale, emphasizing her determination to become a nurse, her care for soldiers in the Crimean War, her impact on health care in England, America, and India, and her training school for nurses.
ACTIVITY: Students will make paper lanterns
 



1:30 PM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 2nd Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Betsy Ross: And the Siler Thimble”  by: Stephanie Green
Synopsis ----  Betsy Ross wants to prove to her brother that she can do whatever he can -- but she ends up proving something to herself instead.     
ACTIVITY: The students will make Popsicle sticks flags.
 



   Monday, March 13, 2017
1:00 PM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  BOOK: “A Berry Lucky St. Patrick’s Day”  by: Mickie Matheis
Synopsis ----   Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this special St. Patty's-themed 8x8 featuring Strawberry Shortcake and all her friends and a berry lucky four-leaf clover!    
ACTIVITY: Students will make St. Patrick’s Day four-leaf clover  hats.
 



   Tuesday, March 14, 2017
11:30 AM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  BOOK: “Over in a River: Flowing Out to the Sea”  by: Marianne Berkes
Synopsis ----   The great rivers of North America are teeming with life and on the pages of Over in a River—from blue herons in the Hudson to salmon in the Columbia, and from dragonflies in the Rio Grande to mallards in the St. Lawrence. Children will slither like water snakes and slide like otters while singing to the tune of "Over in a Meadow." And they'll count baby animals in watersheds all over North America! What a delightful way to learn about riparian habitats and geography at the same time!    
ACTIVITY: Students will work on their workbooks and play a game over and under
 



   Wednesday, March 15, 2017
9:30 AM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade
Description:  PLAY:  ‘The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything”  by: Linda Williams
Synopsis ----   Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap. And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life!    
 ACTIVITY: The students will act out the play
 



3:30 PM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Good Times After Schoolers
Description:  BOOK: “She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story”  by: Audrey Vernick
Synopsis ----  Effa always loved baseball. As a young woman, she would go to Yankee                                                   Stadium just to see Babe Ruth’s mighty swing. But she never dreamed she would someday own a baseball team. Or be the first – and only --woman ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. From her childhood in Philadelphia to her groundbreaking role as business manager and owner of the Newark Eagles, Effa Manley always fought for what was right. And she always swung for the fences.  From author Audrey Vernick and illustrator Don Tate comes the remarkable story of an all-star of a woman.
ACTIVITY: Students will make a baseball and bat out of construction paper
 



   Thursday, March 16, 2017
10:30 AM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 5th Grade
Description:  BOOK: “Little Melba and Her Big Trombone”  by: Katheryn Russell-Brown
Synopsis ----   Melba Doretta Liston loved the sounds of music from as far back as she could remember. As a child, she daydreamed about beats and lyrics, and hummed along with the music from her family s Majestic radio. At age seven, Melba fell in love with a big, shiny trombone, and soon taught herself to play the instrument. By the time she was a teenager, Melba's extraordinary gift for music led her to the world of jazz. She joined a band led by trumpet player Gerald Wilson and toured the country. Overcoming obstacles of race and gender, Melba went on to become a famed trombone player and arranger, spinning rhythms, harmonies, and melodies into gorgeous songs for all the jazz greats of the twentieth century: Randy Weston, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, and Quincy Jones, to name just a few. Brimming with exuberance and the joy of making music, Little Melba and Her Big Trombone is a fitting
tribute to a trailblazing musician and a great unsung hero of jazz.    
ACTIVITY: Students will do a fill in the blank activity sheet
 



   Monday, March 20, 2017
5:30 AM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description:  March 20 - 24, 2017
SPRING BREAK
NO STORY TIME



   Monday, March 27, 2017
9:30 AM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade
Description:  PLAY:  ‘The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything”  by: Linda Williams
Synopsis ----   Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap. And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life!    
 ACTIVITY: The students will act out the play
 



1:00 PM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Kindergarten
Description:  BOOK: “Curious George’s Dream”  by: Margret & H. A. Rey
Synopsis ----    After a long day at the fair George is frustrated. It seems he is always too small! But when George falls asleep and wakes up BIG, he discovers being too large can be difficult, too, and maybe he's the right size after all.   
ACTIVITY: We will play around with words form the story
 



   Tuesday, March 28, 2017
11:30 AM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-K
Description:  BOOK: “Day Out with Daddy”  by: Stephen Cook
Synopsis ----    A special day with Daddy can be a whole lot of fun. Just don’t tell Mommy. . .When Mommy leaves town, a young son has a day out with Daddy. Whether they’re starting the day with a good breakfast, of every donut and pastry available, or finishing it with a late, late show on T.V. (with Daddy watching with eyes closed),  everything is extra fun. Daddy sure likes to do things his own way! Each event in a boy’s day is filled with double meanings and humor when told from his unique point of view. Mommy will be so sorry she’s missing out on all the fun.   
ACTIVITY: D is for Dad. We will do something special with the letter D
 



   Wednesday, March 29, 2017
9:30 AM
March 2017 Story Time
Event Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 3rd Grade
Description:  ACTIVITY: Students will learn some trivia and fun facts to share with others.Today --this day March 29th  in history Coca-Cola was invented in 1886.