Quick Picks: Panama Canal

100 years ago the Panama Canal officially opened.  Read all about it!

The new title:

Silver People
Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle

Poems tell the stories of young people working to build the canal, and the conditions they endured.

 

 

 

 

The old favorite:

locks crocs and skeetersLocks, Crocs, & Skeeters: The Story of the Panama Canal by Nancy Winslow Parker

A mixed-media work of nonfiction introduces some of the individuals involved in the canal with a bit of humor and plenty of maps.

Quick Pick: The Man Who Walked between the Towers

The Man Who Walked between the Towers
The Man Who Walked between the Towers by Mordecai Gerstein

On August 7, 1974, Philippe Petit walked a tightrope between the Twin Towers, which were under construction at the time.  We hardly need to point out that he did NOT ask permission first!  The Caldecott medal-winning book mixes humor (Petit keeps walking away from the police, who are hardly going to come out after him) and poignancy for anyone who knows that the towers will later be lost.

The fun doesn’t end with the Ice Cream Social

Your library is offering more great programs for kids and families this week!

Tuesday, July 29
2:00-2:45 p.m.
Getting Excited About Science
at the Annerino Center, 201 Recreation Drive, Bolingbrook
All ages are welcome, but preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult.
Drop in, registration is not necessary.

Thursday, July 31
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Smarty Pants Big Balloon Show
at the Annerino Center, 201 Recreation Drive, Bolingbrook
All ages are welcome, but preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult.
Drop in, registration is not necessary.

Saturday, August 1
1:30 p.m.
Fizz Boom ACTION!
in Meeting Room A at the library until room capacity of 90 is reached.
Watch a movie and them make an origami turtle).  Please call 630-685-4181 for the movie title.
All ages are welcome, but preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult.
Drop in, registration is not necessary.

Library Nature Programs for Kids

We are offering two great programs this week for kids who love nature (especially animals!).

wolvesTomorrow (Thursday, July 17) animals from the Big Run Wolf Ranch will be visiting the Central Park Pavilion behind the Annerino Community Center from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

 

bee pollinatingSaturday, July 19, we will be showing a Disneynature movie all about how birds, bees, butterflies, and bats help pollinate flowers.  The movie starts at 1:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A.  Stay after the movie to plant a seed in a CD case.  It’s a great way to see what happens as a seed grows, giving you a view underground (kind of like an ant farm).

Both programs are free and for all ages and do not require registration.  Preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult.

Chess Club starts this week!

chess boardOn Wednesdays in July, children entering grades 4-8 can drop in to play chess from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.  We will meet in the Children’s Services Department.

Fizz, Boom, ACTION! Movie this Saturday

We will be showing a movie this Saturday, July 5, at 1:30 p.m.  We can’t name the movie on the blog, but we can tell you if you call (630) 685-4181.  Imagine what would happen if food fell from the sky, and then what would happen next if the food started turning into animals!  All ages can drop in to Meeting Room A until the room capacity of 90 is reached.  Preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult.  Stay afterwards to make a craft!

Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog

Clifford the Big Red Dog book jacketCome to the library on Saturday, June 28, to see your favorite big red dog!

Coloring pages will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Storytime is from 11:00-11:30 a.m.  Clifford will appear at storytime, so bring your camera!

Drop in between 1:00 and 3:30 p.m. to make a Clifford Craft.

Clifford appears courtesy of Barnes & Noble at the Bolingbrook Promenade.

No registration is necessary.  All ages are welcome, but preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult.