November Leaves - Match, make rubbings, and take home a leaf sun catcher kit.
This activity will last the length of November.
Today celebrates National Candy Corn day. This day celebrates the chewy candy shaped like a large kernel of corn that features a broad yellow end, tapered orange center and pointed white tip. The chewy dessert was first introduced in the 1880s by George Renninger who worked for Philadelphia based Wunderle Candy Company. Today, the colorful candy is usually served around Halloween and is recorded to sell 25 million pounds annually (according to the National Confectioners Association). Since the candy’s creation several variations of the treat have been created. For example, “Indian corn” which has a brown wide end, orange center, and pointed white tip is usually served around Thanksgiving. While “cupid corn” which features a red end, pink center, and white pointed tip is sold around Valentine’s Day. Celebrate today by enjoying a handful of the sugary treat yourself. Or if you don’t care for the candy celebrate the occasion with a candy corn themed book.
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On April 26, 2014 it was announced that book author and creative writing professor, Jewell Parker Rhodes was selected as one of the recipients of the Jane Addams Book Award. This is a prestigious award given annually to a children’s book published the preceding year that advances the causes of peace and social equality. The particular title that won Rhodes this award was her book titled, Sugar. Below is an excerpt that describes what the book is about:
“Sugar shares the little-known experiences of Chinese laborers in the post-Civil War South. Captivated by this slice of American History that she wasn’t familiar with, Jewell found herself daydreaming about Chinese and African American cultures blending in Louisiana. The result is Sugar, a moving and powerful story of unlikely friendships and how they can change our lives forever”.
Although the Jane Addams Book Award is not Rhodes first recognition for her work, it should be noted that she was able to achieve this success while also teaching at Arizona State University. In addition to teaching in the U.S., Rhodes travels globally teaching creative writing to middle grade, high school, and college students. Rhodes work does not stop here. The author also chairs the Virginia G. Piper Endowment Fund (which has awarded Arizona State University students more than $88,100,00 in grants) and is the artistic director of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. With so much on the authors plate, there is no doubt she deserves the recognition she’s receiving for her book.
To check out Sugar or any of the other titles by Jewell Parker Rhodes click the link below:
Friday, October 24, 2-5 pm
Join us in playing some exciting Xbox games on the big screen. Teens can bring their games that are rated T for Teen.
For children grades 6-12. Please register is advance.
Today from 6:02 am to 6:02 pm is National Mole day. This day commemorates Avogardo’s Number, the basic measuring unit in chemistry created by early 19th century physics professor, Amedeo Avogadro after discovering that the number of molecules in a mole are the same for all substances . This discovery has ultimately allowed chemists to precisely measure quantities of chemicals in the laboratory to this day. In appreciation of Avogardo’s findings, one Wisconsin high school chemistry teacher, Maurice Oehler, founded the unofficial holiday on May 15, 1991. Today, the holiday is celebrated as a way to foster interest in chemistry by students. On this day chemistry teachers all over celebrate with their students through mole themed food, crafts, and games. Celebrate National Mole day yourself with materials from your local library related to moles or chemistry. Click the links below to see what materials our library offers:
Materials on moles:
Materials on chemistry:
Thursdays, 11 am – 12 pm
October 16, November 6, November 20
Learn how to set up an email account. A half-hour appointment can be made for one-on-one assistance in setting up an email account that will allow you to communicate quickly. Learn how to create an email account and send an email.
Appointments can be made at 11 am and 11:30 am. Please register in advance for this program.