Let's start with the sad news. We have cancelled Cathy's Creativity Club due to lack of registrations. Sorry guys. :(
For our Family Movie on Tuesday, April 16 at 10am, we will be showing Wreck It Ralph Breaks the Internet.
For our teens (ages 13-18) we will be showing The Princess Bride on April 16 at 3pm.
For our younger friends we will be dancing and having a blast on April 18 (MY BIRTHDAY!) at 10am. Its called Fitness Fun, but consider it a little more dancing and playing with scarves and eggs fun.
Finally, on April 19 at 10am we will be welcoming Jimmy C again for a morning of magic and laughter. For this program we require registration, which you can do on our calendar here.
And it's nice that a day was made especially for me to act foolishly. At storytime today Ms. Valerie and I were only allowing ourselves to be silly ... which is why we made it silly storytime!
We read "This is a Taco!" in which the author thinks they're going to tell everyone a general book about squirrels, but the squirrel wants to tell everyone how much he loves tacos. Who can blame him though? Everyday should be Taco Tuesday.
Jan Thomas is just a plain silly goose. In "Is Everyone Ready for Fun?" the cows want to have fun on chicken's sofa but chicken just wants to be left alone. No jumping, No dancing and NO WIGGLING!
In their book "Rhyming Dust Bunnies" the little dust bunnies like to rhyme (except for the blue one, who likes CAT!) but the big mean grey dust bunny has other ideas.
Like silly books? So do we, and we have plenty of them. Come on in and check them out. Know any good jokes? We love those too. Please come in and send them our way! Need ideas? Our joke books are in the non-fiction under 818. Come check them out!
We have cancelled storytimes this week, but for an exciting reason ... Its booksale time! We'll have tons of kids books that you'll be able to get and read to your little ones.
For those of you that might be worried, we have not cancelled Minecraft, Teen Friends, Teens Together and Code Lab.
Today we have some fascinating holidays to celebrate ... Awkward Moments Day and Forgive Mom and Dad Day. Seems appropriate considering that, as parents, we put our kids in some awkward moments. It's our job of course. Our parents did it to us, we have to do it to our kids. I'm trying to think of anything awkward that I've made my kids do recently. Life has been pretty boring over at our place, so I guess I've got to start working harder and making life awkward and embarrassing. :)
As for ways to celebrate the rest of the week, we have Art Lab on Wednesday at 6pm with Miss Wendy and Science Club on Thursday at 6pm with Miss Valerie.
According to USA Today, today is National Napping Day! Don't know about you, but I could sure could use a nap today!
People who regularly don't get enough sleep are usually most affected by the lost hour, said Timothy Morgenthaler, Mayo Clinic's co-director of the Center for Sleep Medicine. People who are sleep-deprived might struggle with memory, learning, social interactions and overall cognitive performance.
Some advocate that napping could help.
I am down with that! Naptimes could be very useful today. Probably not while I'm on the information desk though. That might be frowned upon. Or would it? I could put a little bell at the desk and you could ring it when you need me. I would quickly pop up from under the desk. Easy Peasy.
If you can make it throughout the day, today at 4pm we have Tail Wagging Tutors and at 6pm we have Minecraft Monday! Yipppee!
Today is a day to celebrate your name! And the library has books for that. Go to the non-fiction number 929.44 and find plenty of information about your name.
Catherine - Pure. Clear. Innocent.
Ann - Favor. Grace.
How fun! Why not look up the meaning of your name?
My daughter's name:
Leila - Born at night. (I don't think she was though)
Jane - Gift from God.
My son's name:
Jack - God is gracious.
Martin - Warrior of Mars. Warring.
In other news ...
I know. Believe you me. It can be hard sometimes to make a new friend. It can be scary to walk up to someone and say "You're really nice. Can we be friends?" Sometimes though, it's really important. Sometimes, just by saying those words, you can make an important connection with people!
I love when I'm in storytime and one child is trying to hold another child's hand. They're desperately trying to say "You are super cool. I want you to be in my life!"
Oh, if only we could all be five years old and comfortable another to walk up to one of the other people in our Zumba class and try to make friends. Not walk up to hold hands or give them a hug ... that's just doomed from the beginning. However saying "Hey! I like when you make jokes when things get too hard. Can we go out for coffee sometime?" That gives me anxiety just thinking about it, but I know its possible.
Go out an make new friend today! Too hard? Let your friends know that you love them!
This week's storytime theme is Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the pig, so we had some really cute piggy books too. Its fun to celebrate different cultures, even if its only in tiny little ways.
This Monday is our monthly Young Librarians group. This time I think we're going to try and create a newsletter to promote the group and promote books. I think it'll be a blast. Hope to see you there!
This week is also Lego Club. I expect great things from everyone!
It occurred to me at some point that blogging regularly at the beginning of the week over blogging regularly at the end of the week makes way more sense. If I was going to tell you everything that was going on this week, it would make more sense to tell you before it happened rather than after it happened.
That's okay though. Only took me a year to think about that. :)
So like now I can tell you that this week's storytime theme is YETIS!
We had our Toddler Time (2-3 years) today at 10am, but we still have Tuesday at 10am for Preschoolers and Thursday at 10am for everyone. Join us! Its a blast and this week you can find out "Are We There Yeti?"
And today we are going to have Minecraft at 6pm. We are still having a blast with Minecraft, so I say come join us!
Tonight is our first monthly Makerspace open hours! Play with Miss Jill with all of our gadgets. Build, create and play. What could be more fun?
Its me. I like tech toys.