CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF JOHNNY APPLESEED!
Mmm, apple pie with a scoop of ice cream...apple dumplings covered with syrupy sweetness...warm apple cider spiced with a little bit of cinnamon...these are some of the apple treats of fall!
Thanks to Johnny Appleseed, we can enjoy these treats and more each fall. John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, was born on September 26, 1774, in Leominster, Massachusetts. Chapman was an eccentric frontier nurseryman who established orchards throughout the American Midwest. He became the basis of the folk hero Johnny Appleseed, who has been the subject of countless stories, movies and works of art. Chapman died on March 18, 1845 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Check out these books about this legendary character. Then try your hand at making some apple treats. Or better yet, just bite in to a fresh, crisp apple this fall and say, “Mmmm!”
Folks Call Me Appleseed by John by Andrew Glass (E)
Johnny Appleseed: A Tall Tale by Steven Kellogg (E)
Johnny Appleseed: A Poem by Reeve Lindbergh (E)
Very Short Tall Tales to Read Together by Mary Ann Hoberman (ER)
The Story of Johnny Appleseed by Aliki (JB)
Johnny Appleseed by Jane Kurtz (E634)
Johnny Appleseed by Rosemary Benet (J811.54)
John Chapman--Legendary Johnny Appleseed by Karen Clemens Warrick (JB)
Johnny Appleseed, Story of a Legend by Will Moses (JB)
Melody Time (an animated Disney collection of stories, including a 19-minute segment entitled “The Legend of Johnny Appleseed”)
I’m Dirty...and More Stories of Adventure and Science (Scholastic Storybook Treasure series)
Come and see what we can do for you this school year!
AFTER SCHOOL SPECIALS
Held on the second Friday of most months, the After School Specials are for children in grades K - 5 only. Registration by a parent or caregiver is required and limited to 20 children.
Snacks are served, a book is shared, and a craft or two is completed, usually based on a theme or holiday.
The Specials are held from 2:45 - 4:00 p.m. Upcoming dates:
Sign up each individual month, starting on the 1st.
LEGO CLUB is held every Tuesday from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. 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.
Lego bricks will be available for playing with while you are here. Projects will not be saved from week to week and cannot be taken home.
Lego brick donations are always accepted!
Programs @ your library
Programming gets underway again as the fall season begins. Be sure to check us out -- we have something for everyone!
Wednesdays with Miss Mary at 11:30 a.m.
Mother Goose & Me Returns!
A favorite with the younger crowd, Mother Goose will visit the library most Friday mornings at 10:00 a.m.
September 12th, 19th, 26th
SPECIAL DAYS IN SEPTEMBER
1 - Labor Day
6 - Read a Book Day
7 - Grandparents’ Day
8 - International Literacy Day
9 - Teddy Bear Day
11 - Patriot Day
13 - Anniversary of “The Star Spangled Banner”
15 - Birthday of Tomie de Paola
16 - Mayflower Day
18 - International Peace Day
22 - Ice Cream Cone
22 - Elephant Appreciation Day
23 - Autumn Begins
26 - Birthday of Johnny Appleseed
26 - Good Neighbor Day
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