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November KIDSHEET

 

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ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

 

From flag, peewee, middle school, and high school, to college and professional, football is a sport that people seem to enjoy. There are the favorite local college teams (IU or Purdue?), and even when they’re not doing so well (Indianapolis Colts?) die-hard fans stay true.

If you don’t know enough about the game of football, you can check out some “how-to” books from the library and learn. Check the J796.332 section in the children’s area and find team information, rules and regulations, stats, biographies of your favorite players, and more.

Fiction reading more to your liking? Well, the library has plenty of those type books! Try the Matt Christopher section in junior fiction, as well as Tim Green, Mike Lupica, Rich Wallace, or Thomas Dygard. They’ll thrill you with stories that include lots of football action. Older readers might like the youth fiction authors Carl Deuker and John Feinstein.

Movie buffs can enjoy the DVD Super Bowl XLI champions : Indianapolis Colts found in the adult DVD area.

Young readers can read Kick Pass and Run by Leonard Kessler and Kick the Football, Charlie Brown by Charles Schulz in the Easy Readers. In the Early Books try these: Turkey Bowl by Phil Bildner; Miss Nelson has a Field Day by Harry Allard; and Family Huddle by non-other than Peyton Manning himself!

 

 

 

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THANKSGIVING: The Forgotten Holiday

 

After all the Halloween hoopla and before all the jazz known as Christmas, there’s this very American holiday that everyone seems to forget about. There are no Thanksgiving carols, no eggs to hide, no fireworks to shoot off; it’s just a quiet celebration of harvest and friendship, giving thanks for what we have. The library has many items about this quiet holiday. Check them out today!

 

DVDc (children's DVDs)
Activity TV Thanksgiving
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Alvin's Thanksgiving Celebration
Care Bears Give Thanks
Caillou: Caillou's Holidays

Early Books
Thanksgiving Bowl by Virginia Kroll
The Truth about Uncle Ernie’s Head by Matthew McElligott
Beauty and the Beaks by Mary Jane Auch

Junior Non-fiction
Turkeys, Pilgrims, and Indian Corn by Edna Barth
Thanksgiving Crafts and Cookbook by Nancy Hathaway
Thanksgiving Crafts by Jean Eick
All New Thanksgiving Crafts by Kathy Ross

 

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Programs in November

 

Story Time

Mondays with Miss Linda at 11:15 a.m.
November 7, 14, 21, 28

Tuesdays with Miss Mary at 11:15 a.m.
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

No registration is necessary.

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver who stays with them during the entire Story Time.

 

After School Specials for grades K - 5
November 11th, 2:45 - 4:00 p.m.
Refreshments served.

Be one of the first twenty kids to sign up for the special. 
 

A story is shared, snacks are eaten, and a craft or two are completed, usually based on a theme or a holiday.

Parents may sign up their children through the Thursday prior to the date of the special.

 

After School Specials are held each month, usually on the second Friday of the month. Call or stop in at the library to sign up or for more information.

 

 

Winterfest 2011 @ your library

Come to the library on Saturday, November 18, anytime from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
and participate in fun winter-time activities!

There will be coloring sheets, make it-take it crafts,
a display of holiday-themed books and movies, and much more!

Sign-up for a drawing for some book-based fun give-aways for kids, adults, teens, and families.

 

 

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DID YOU KNOW THAT THE LIBRARY HAS A BOOKMOBILE?

Purchased in 1995, our current bookmobile visits six elementary schools on a two-week rotating basis. Though all classes at each of the schools are welcome to visit the bookmobile, some teachers choose not to bring out their classes. Check with your school to see who does come out.

Children who check out books from the bookmobile are never charged fines for those books being late—we never know when there will be a snow day! But if a book is lost or damaged, the child’s parent is held responsible for the replacement cost.

Children’s excitement on the bookmobile is one of the main reasons JCPL staff likes going on the bookmobile. Hearing “I get to check out books from here!” and “All right, that’s just the book I wanted!” makes our day! We feel children can never have too many books, and are pleased to be able to offer this service to them. Maybe they’ll come in to visit the library

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Crafts and Activities

Handprint and Footprint Turkey Keepsake

Do try this at home!

You will need:

Scissors
Glue
Marker or pencil
Colored paper: brown, orange, red, and assorted colors
Wiggly eyes

You will do:

1.  Trace around child’s feet onto brown construction paper. Cut out.
2.  Trace around child’s hands using colored paper (to be used for the feathers). Cut out.
3.  Glue the heel area of both footprints together to form the head, while spreading out the toe area to form the body.
4.  Cut a wattle out of red paper and a beak and feet out of orange.  Glue beak and wattle to the head.
5.  Glue feet to back of body.
6.  Glue on wiggly eyes.
7.  Glue handprint “feathers” to the back of the turkey.
8.  Put child’s name and age on back as a keepsake.
 

Enjoy your turkey!

 

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