Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Kindermusik® Demonstration

Kindermusik® Demonstration
Monday, November 18 
12:30 pm & 1:00 pm

Join us at the library with Susan Carter-Krugman for a Kindermusik demonstration. 

Imagine That! 
12:30 pm for 
3-5 year olds 

Kindermusik Village 
1:00 pm for 
0-18 months 

Explore music, movement, singing, and instruments with your children. 
Space is limited and registration is required. 
Open to the public and offered at no charge. 
Ms. Carter-Krugman has been teaching Kindermusik® classes since 1998. 
Questions? Please contact Ms. Carter-Krugman at 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Read to a Dog!

There is still room to sign up to read to Tessie the dog on Friday afternoon. Tessie has been visiting the children's room for a year and a half and loves being read to by children in Kindergarten through third grade. For all the details click here.

Stop by the Children's Room to sign up.

Friday, October 11, 2013

October Magazine Highlight: Discovery Girls and Odyssey: Adventures in Science

Each month we are highlighting two magazines we subscribe to in the Children's Room. (For September's post, click here.) This month, we'll be looking at Discovery Girls and Odyssey. All children's magazines can be checked out for one week, with one renewal. For a full list of our children's magazines subscriptions, click here.

October Magazines:

Discovery Girls: Suggested for ages 8 -12 

Designed for girls entering middle school each issue is filled with articles, advice, quizzes, embarrassing moments and fashion.

October/November Issue Highlights:

-Discovery Girls of British Columbia
       Learn about girls from another country; what they like to do, eat and wear 
       as well as what they hope to do when they grow up.

-Solve Your Friendship Problems: Talk it Out!
       This article highlights common friendship issues including competition, 
       being a shadow, rejection and being teased. Each one is followed by 
       a solution and how discussion can help solve these problems.

-Stop Comparing Yourself
       An article on self-esteem designed to help girls stop comparing 
       themselves to friends, classmates and the media. 

Odyssey: Adventures in Science: Suggested for 9-14

Each issue tackles the hottest topics in physics, biology, and environmental science, introduces new and emerging technologies, and highlights top science careers. 

October Issue Highlights: 

- Meow! Woof! 
        Explores the idea and facts about the relationship between cats and dogs? 
        Are they truly natural enemies and why? 
- Your Dog = Your BFF
       Discusses the benefits of owning a dog
- Good Vibrations
       Discusses how owning a cat, and a cat's purring can effect us.

Stop by to check these out today! 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Butterfly Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Butterfly Guessing Contest!

Marianna, 8

Ava, 8

Ryanne, 11

Trenton, 8

Trevor, 11

Una, 7

Noah, 3

Isabelle, 5

We raised and released 17 butterflies this year!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

New Advantage Ebooks and Audiobooks

We're happy to announce that we have purchased some new ebooks and downloadable audiobooks, exclusively for Hamilton-Wenham patrons. Click on the book cover to be linked to the book on Overdrive. Click the tabs above to the see all of the exclusive children's titles we own. 

New ebook:
2013 Newbery Winner! Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all. Instead, Ivan thinks about TV, friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art. Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes Ivan see their home—and his own art—through new eyes. When Ruby arrives, change comes with her, and it's up to Ivan to make it a change for the better.

New ebook and downloadable audiobook:

Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo. It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is the just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry—and that Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart. Also check this one out as an audiobook.

New downloadable audiobook (available October 8)

At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy's instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea's forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?