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November 2013 KIDSHEET

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Roll 'em, Roll 'em, Roll 'em!

On November 4th, 1841, the First Wagon Train reached California (it left Sapling Grove, Missouri on May 9th).  Do some research on early settlers and wagon trains and check out the following items:

Frontier Home by Raymond Biel (J978)

If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon by Ellen Levine (J978.02)

Daily Life in a Covered Wagon by Paul Erickson (J917.804)

Westward Ho!:  the Story of the Pioneers by Lucille Recht Penner (J978)

Pioneer Days:  Discover the Past with Fun Projects, Games, Activities, and Recipes by David King (J978.02)


Before November arrives, don't miss the


Wednesday, October 30 at 6:30 pm

for Kids of All Ages

Come in costume and enjoy some scary stories, fun activities, and treats
(maybe some tricks?)

Sponsored by the Friends of Jay County Public Library



Use the "printable" link above to see the Thanksgiving Word Find Puzzle in this month's Kidsheet. 




Programs @ your library

Story Times

Story Times are held for preschool age children every Wednesday at 11:30 am. 
No registration is required.  An adult must stay with each child.

November 6, 13, 20 & 27



Mother Goose & Me

A favorite with the younger crowd, Mother Goose will visit the library most Friday mornings at 10:00 a.m. 

See her November 1, 8, 15 & 22





Every Tuesday from 2:30 to 4:00 pm

Children of all ages are welcome to participate.  Those under 7 years of age should be accompanied by a caregiver who is at least 13 years of age. 

Legos will be available, though can also bring your own project to work on.  Idea books will be available as well.


Check this out too:


Look for some non-program programs to be offered in the children’s side and in the teen area! Coming soon!


November Special Days

1 - National Author's Day

1 - Day of the Dead, Mexico

2 - Cookie Monster's Birthday

2 - Birthday of Daniel Boone in 1734

3 - Sandwich Day

4 - National Candy Day

5 - National Donut Day

6 - Young Reader's Day

7 - Hug a Bear Day

8 - Parents as Teachers Day

8 - X-ray Day

11 - Veterans Day

15 - American Recycles Day

17 - World Peace Day

17 - Homemade Bread Day

18 - Birthday of Mickey Mouse in 1928

19 - Gettysburg Address delivered in 1863

20 - Universal Children's Day

21 - World Hello Day

26 - Birthday of Charles Schulz in 1922

26 - National Cake Day

29 - Birthdays of Louisa May Alcott, Madeline L'Engle and C. S. Lewis

30 - Birthday of Mark Twain in 1835


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