BookWorm Newsletter Fall 2017

 

KIDS’ STORY BOOK CHARACTER PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST

This year the library is inviting kids to decorate a pumpkin like their favorite book character.  It’s easy and fun.

 CONTEST RULES:

  1. Buy or pick a real pumpkin. (A limited supply of free pumpkins will be available at the library starting Thurs., Oct. 12 @ 5:00 pm) (1 per child)
  2. Decorate & dress your pumpkin to look like a children’s book character. Use markers (permanent – work best), paint (acrylic – works best), yarn, paper, fabric, tape, etc. attached with paste, glue or tape.  (No holes)
  3. NO CARVED PUMPKINS, PLEASE. Pumpkins with carving or any holes through rind will be not be accepted. (They tend to attract bugs.)
  4. No giant pumpkins, please.
  5. Pumpkins should be decorated mostly by the kids. Be creative and have fun.
  6. DO NOT WRITE YOUR NAME on your pumpkin.
  7. Pumpkin must have an entry form.
  8. One entry per child. (up to 13 years)
CATEGORY   PRIZE (1/category)  VOTED BY
Most Popular Pumpkin $75 AMC Gift Card Library Patrons (1 vote/person)
Most Artistic/Creative    $50 AMC Gift Card Library Staff
Most Funny $50 AMC Gift Card Library Staff
  • Thursday, Oct. 12 at 5:00 pm ———————– A limited number of free pumpkins will be available at the library     
  • Monday, Oct. 23 at 8:00 pm—————————- Last day to drop off entries
  • Tuesday, Oct. 24 – Friday, Oct. 27———————- Voting
  • Saturday, Oct. 28 @ 2:00 pm————————— Pumpkin Party – Winners Announced/Prizes  
  • Monday, Oct. 30 @8:00 pm ————————- Pumpkin Pick-up Deadline (abandoned pumpkins will be composted)

See more information and entry form…


“HANDS-ON HOMESCHOOLING” Workshop Series Presented by Renee Schwartz, October 3 through December 12

A Free Series of 10 Workshops at Carbondale Public Library

To Experience and Compare the Montessori and Waldorf Methods
Offered Weekly on Tuesdays from 6 – 6:45 pm

October 3 through December 12, 2017

  • Each 45-minute workshop will be valuable to homeschooling parents, school teachers and students of education focused on elementary and middle school aged children. 
  • Each session is a short presentation and demonstration of the featured method followed by exploration, discussion and practice of the technique.
  • Workshops are free, no registration is required. Attend one, several or all sessions.
  • Renee Schwartz, workshop leader, is co-founder and teacher at Little Bluestem (littlebluestem.org), a growing Southern Illinois homeschooling coop using the Montessori and Steiner/Waldorf methods. 

TOPICS October 3 – Montessori First Great Lesson: How the Universe and Earth Came to Be, October 10 – Montessori Second Great Lesson: How Life Came to Be, October 17 – Montessori Third Great Lesson: How Humans Came to Be, October 24 – Waldorf Main Lesson Books for Science & Mathematics, October 31 – ***no session***November 7 – Waldorf Main Lesson Books for Language Arts & History/Geography, November 14 – Structured Word Inquiry, November 21 – Montessori Grammar Materials, November 28 – Montessori Geography Materials, December 5 – Montessori Mathematics Materials, part I, December 12 – Montessori Mathematics Materials, part II

Visit these links to learn more about these educational methods:
Montessori “Building the Pink Tower” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0oi1bNswtgWaldorf “Waldorf 100” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfec6eF4I_4


MUZZY CLUB
Kid’s learn English, Spanish (Latin American & Castillian), French, Chinese (Mandarin), Russian, German, Portuguese & Italian.

LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE THIS SUMMER!
Learn 8 Different Languages On-line!

HOLA! HI! BONJOUR! CIAO! HALLO!


Hey kids! Fishing rods are available for check-out at the library.
For more information, read the Fishing Rod Check-Out Guidelines.


GREAT MAGAZINES FOR KIDS!
CHECK ’EM OUT!

For Kids: Animal Babies, American Girl, Boys Life, Baby Bug, Cobblestone, Faces, Jr., National Geographic for Kids, Ranger Rick, Ranger Rick, Odyssey, Sports Illustrated for Kids

For Parents: Family Fun, Practical Homeschooling, Scholastic Parents


www.arbookfind.com
AR BookFinder Website

AR BookfinderAR BookFinder allows users to search for books in the Accelerated Reader (AR) program used by local schools. Books may be searched by title, author, reading level, interest level and point value.

Get AR Apps on your iphone or ipad. Open the app store on your device and search “Accelerated Reader.”


IMPORTANT NOTE TO PARENTS!

*Attendance at children’s library programs & activities constitutes consent to be photographed for use in library publicity & publications.

*Library policy states that parents should remain in the building when their children (younger than ten years of age) are participating in library programs.