Thursday, May 24, 2012

New Reads for Kids (May 24)

A lot of new books for kids this week, with a few really fun ones in there. All titles are click-able and take you to the catalog where you can reserve the book.

New Picture Books
Just Ducks by Nicola Davies - JJ DAV

Boy Bot by Ame Dyckman - JJ DYC

Laundry Day by Maurie Manning - JJ MAN

How Many Jelly Beans? by Andrea Menotti - JJ MEN (a fun math book, but be careful with the last really BIG page)

Where's the Dinosaur? by Keith Moseley - JJ MOS

Mooshka : a Quilt Story by Julie Paschkis - JJ PAS

The Elijah Door : a Passover Tale by Linda Strauss - JJ STR

New Chapter Books (J Fiction)

Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen by Donna Gephart - J GEP

Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker (yes, of Clementine) - J PEN

Jake and Lily by Jerry Spinelli - J SPI

New Graphic Novels

Secret Diary by Julien Neel - J GN NEE

New Non-Fiction

UnBEElievables : Honeybee Poems and Aaintings by Douglas Florian - J 811.54 FLO

Fresh Picks - New Teen Reads (May 24)

Despite the weather, we have a few, new fresh picks for teen readers. All titles are click-able and will take you to the catalog for more information and to request the books! 

Don't forget to follow our Tumblr page this summer!

New Teen (YA) Fiction

Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin - YA GRI

37 Things I Love (in no particular order) by Kekla Magoon

 New Graphic Novels

Explorer : the Mystery Boxes : Seven Graphic Stories - YA GN EXP

Ichiro by Ryan Inzana - YA GN INZ

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Fresh Picks - New Teen Reads (May 17)

Check out these new, fresh picks for teens at Blue Bell. All titles are click-able and will take you to the catalog for more information and to request the books!

One of these titles will be featured on our Tumblr page this summer!

New Teen (YA) Fiction

The Wicked and The Just by J. Anderson Coats - YA COA

Prom & Prejudice by Elizabeth  Eulberg - YA EUL

Tessa Masterson Will Go To Prom by Emily Franklin - YA FRA

The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson - YA HOP

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber - YA SCH 

New Reads for Kids (and parents too!)

New books are finding their way onto the shelves today! Here's a list of what to look for (or request)! All links go directly to the catalog so feel free to request or stop by for these titles. Only at Blue Bell!

New Picture Books:
The Art of Miss Chew by Patricia Polacco - JJ POL

New J Fiction:

Precious Bones by Mika Ashley-Hollinger - J ASH

Oh Boy, Mallory (Mallory series) by Laurie Friedman - J FRI

Ghost Knight by Cornelia Funke - J FUN

Chomp by Carl Hiaasen - J HIA

Two Crafty Criminals! : and how they were captured by the daring detectives of the New Cut Gang by Philip Pullman - J PUL

New Graphic Novels for Kids
The Shark King : a TOON book by R. Kikuo Johnson - J GN JOH

For Parents:
Raising Boys with ADHD : Secrets to Parenting Healthy, Happy sons by James W. Forgan and Mary Anne Richey - PT 618.928589 FOR

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Fresh Picks - Teens

Check out these two new reads, fresh on the shelf. Clicking the title will take you to our catalog. We hope you'll check out these books and more!

Graphic Novel
I date dead people : or My boyfriend is so transparent : or My so-called afterlife : or Your memory still haunts me : or Soul mates : or I love Boo: by Ann Kerns - YA GN KER

The Nightmare Garden: by Caitlin Kittredge - YA KIT (sequel to Iron Thorn)

Stay tuned next week for more!

New Reads for Kids

Check out these books just for kids hitting the shelves TODAY at Blue Bell! All titles take you to our catalog for more information on the book. We hope you'll check out these titles and more soon!

New J Fiction 
(recommended for readers in grades 3-6)

A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle - J DOY
Bears beware (Zig Zag Kids # 5) by Patricia Reilly Giff - J GIF
Remarkable : A novel: by Lizzie K. Foley - J FOL

New Non-Fiction

The following books were purchased with a grant donated to the library by the Valley Forge AAUW Chapter.

Cixi  "The Dragon Empress: by Natasha Yim - J B CIXI YIM
Cleopatra  "Serpent of the Nile" by Mary Fisk Pack -J B CLEOPATRA PAC
Agrippina  "Atrocious and Ferocious" by Shirin Yim Bridges - J B AGRIPPINA BRI
Mary Tudor "Bloody Mary" by Gretchen Maurer - J B MARY I MAU
Marie Antoinette "Madame Deficit" by Liz Hockinson - J B MARIE ANTOINETTE HOC
Catherine De' Medici "The Black Queen" by Janie Havemeyer, Janie - J B DE'MEDICI HAV
Temple Grandin : How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy Montgomery - J B GRANDIN MON
Coretta Scott King by Maria Nelson - J B KING NEL

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May Children's and Teen Events!


May is going to be a quiet month at Wissahickon Valley Public Library as we gear up for a fun filled and busy summer! We hope you’ll stop by and enjoy some of our events this month and this summer.
Science in the Summer Registration is open now until May 12!
Does your child like machines or science? Register for a chance to participate in Science in the Summer happening June 25 to 28 at Blue Bell. Those going into grades 2-3 will meet at 10 AM and those that are going into 4, 5, or 6 grade will meet at 11 AM. The theme is simple machines (exploring pulleys, wheels, ramps, and more). Lots of fun, hands-on experiments in this summer enrichment class. Stop by the library to fill out a registration form. (Registration does not guarantee a spot in the class. Due to limited class sizes we choose by lottery. Must attend all four days.  Parents must remain in the building).

Can’t make it to Blue Bell’s Morning Secessions? Science in the Summer returns to Ambler with afternoon sessions. Those going into grades 2-3 will meet at 2 PM and those that are going into 4, 5, or 6 grade will meet at 3 PM. Register at Ambler for Ambler sessions.

Feel free to register at both locations and see which location you are accepted into first.


Blue Bell Children’s and Teens Events

 Blue Bell Continuing Children’s Events
Let’s Read Math
Wednesday, May 2 at 5 PM for Grades K-2
Let’s Read Math! where stories and math combine! For grades K-2 and 3-5. Registration required, space is limited.
Grades K-2 meets at 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM Register here

Blue Bell Lego Club
Lego Club continues to meet on the second and third Thursday of the month! May dates are May 10 and May 17 at 4:30 PM. Build, design, and create @ Your library. Legos and Duplos provided. For ages 3 and up (parents of children ages 5 and under must stay in the room). Walk-ins welcome!
*Please note! There will be no Lego Club in June and August, but we’ll have four sessions in July that you will need to register for. More information coming soon!*

Family Movie Matinee
Saturday, May 12 at 1:30 PM
Featuring Dolphin Tale. Stop by the library for a free movie on our big screen! Special front row seating for children. For all ages and FREE!

Guitar Story Time with Miss Michelle
Mondays and Fridays at 10:30 AM, Wednesdays at 4:30 PM
Bring your friends and sing along!

Blue Bell Special Children’s Events

Mother’s Day Craft
Saturday, May 12 at 11 AM
 Enjoy a story about Moms and a last minute craft to make just in time for Mother’s Day.
Ages 6 to 12. Registration required.

Who Wants to Eat Your Garbage?: Compost Ecology for Kids
Thursday, May 31 at 7 PM
In this hands-on workshop, kids will learn about compost from Master Gardner Judy Groban.
For ages 6 and up. Registration required.

Blue Bell Teen Events

Teen Advisory Group
Saturday, May 5, at 11AM
Help the library plan teen events or volunteer opportunities! Earn 1 volunteer hour for attending. For ages 13-17. E-mail if you are interested in joining.

Tween/Teen Crochet
Thursday, May 17 at 7 PM
Bring your crochet projects and work with friends new and old. Miss Tegan will be there to assist with stitches such as single crochet, double crochet and help you through patterns. Ages 9 to 17. Registration required.

Register now for the 4-H Babysitting Course happening June 18 to June 22. For ages 11 and up. Stop by Blue Bell to pick up a registration form. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn skills you could use all summer.


Ambler Children’s and Teen Events

Ambler Continuing Children’s Events

Lego Club
Monday, May 21 at 4:30 PM
Build something amazing with the Legos and Duplos provided. For all ages.

Guitar Story Time with Miss Michelle
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM, Thursday at 4:30 PM
Bring your friends and sing along!

Ambler Special Children’s Events

Art with Benita
Saturday, May 12 at 10:30 AM
Preschool crafts for ages 3-7. Sign up at Ambler.

Eric Dasher’s Game Show For Kids!
Thursday, May 17 at 7 PM
Be part of a real game show with sets and buzzers and lights. Watch or play along. For all ages. Sign up at Ambler.

Miss Michelle’s Story Hour at Relay For Life
Saturday, May 19 at 11:45 AM
SPECIAL LOCATION: Wissahickon High School

Ambler Tween and Teen Events

Dave Bell’s Animation Workshop
Thursday, May 10 at 7 PM
Make a flip book and learn how cartoons are made! For students in 4th to 9th grade. Register at Ambler.


Don’t forget to check out our event calendars for more events, at (calendar is located on the left hand side or you can click events for a listing of all upcoming events).

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We hope to see you at these events and around the libraries!