Children’s Programming

 

 

 

November

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STORYTIMES

TINY TOTS STORYTIME - Tuesdays or Fridays from 10:30-11:00 a.m. The Tiny Tots Storytime is for children 1-2 years old. There will be age-appropriate books, songs, and finger plays. Exploratory social play will follow each storytime. A parent/caregiver must participate in the program. Contact Ms. Carol for further details: 231-5150 x3.

TODDLER STORYTIME - Mondays or Wednesdays, from 10:30-11:00 a.m. Toddler Storytime is for children aged 2-31/2. Toddler storytime includes age-appropriate stories, songs, flannel activities, finger plays, and a craft. A parent/caregiver must participate in the program.

 

HERITAGE BALLET’S “CREATIVE DANCE COMMUNITY SERIES” – The library is excited to announce that it is collaborating with the Heritage Ballet to offer a “Creative Dance Community Series” which started on October 2nd and will continue through the beginning of June. The Creative Dance Community Series is continuing each Wednesday from 4:00 to 4:50 p.m. The program is for children who turned 6 or 7 years old by August, 2019. Please call or stop by the library and ask for Ms. Carol for more specific details. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to experience classical ballet training with one of the talented instructors from the Heritage Ballet.

 

SATURDAY SPECIALS

November 2, @ 10:00 a.m. - NUTCRACKER STORY TIME - Heritage Ballet of Lincoln, R.I. will demonstrate the art of Classical Ballet to children by performing an excerpt from The Nutcracker. The children will listen to the story and the ballet dancers will bring the characters to life. The children will be given the opportunity to see and learn the exercises the dancers do to warm up and view the costumes they wear. This program is for children ages 3-9 and their caregivers. Please register for this program.

November 23 @ 1:00 p.m. – MOBILEQUEST ESCAPE ROOM Mobile Quest puts participants in the middle of the action. These interactive game rooms require quick thinking, cooperation, and problem-solving. Each team will have a set period of time to escape from the room. Use clues to figure out how to escape from the room before time runs out! Open to School age youngsters and up. Space is limited. Registration is required.

 

KINDERGARTEN COUNTDOWN – Thursday, November 7 @ 6:30 p.m. Children attending kindergarten in the fall of 2020 can join us for this special series of storytimes. We will be getting ready for kindergarten with stories, songs, and activities. This series of storytimes began in October and will occur once a month through June 2019. There is still room for your child if you are interested. Please contact Ms. Carol for more information or to register for this program.

 

TURKEY SCAVENGER HUNT - A feathery flock of turkeys just escaped from a turkey farm and they are hiding in the Children’s Area of the library. We are asking our younger patrons to help us find the runaway turkeys. The fun of the hunt is to try to find all of the hidden turkeys and write their names on the paper provided. All children in grades K-6 may enter the turkey search. The deadline for submitting responses is Friday, November 29, 2019. Good luck to all the turkey explorers!!

 

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CHILDREN’S DISPLAY CASE - Paw Patrol is on the roll and will be visiting the children’s room. Linnea Perkoski, age 5, will display her collection of Paw Patrol for the month of November. Come visit Chase, Marshall, Skye, Rubble, Everest, Rocky, Tracker and Zuma!!

 

BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP – Thursday, November 14, at 4:30 p.m. Any children in grades 2 or 3 (and their parents/caregivers) may join us at the library for this book group. We will meet each month, talk about the book that was read, enjoy a snack, and make a small craft to take home. Registration is required. Space is limited to 10 participants. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library: 231-5150 x3.

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“BOOKS ARE FUN” BOOK GROUP – Thursday, November 21, at 4:30 p.m. Children in grades 4 and 5 and their parent(s)/caregiver(s), who love to read and discuss books, or anyone who wants to be part of a “really cool book-loving group, are invited to come to the library and participate in our monthly book group. We will meet each month to discuss a certain book, enjoy a snack, and participate in special activities about the book. Registration is required. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library: 231-5150 x3.

 

 “PIZZA AND BOOKS” BOOK GROUPThis is a new Middle School Book Group that will meet this month on Tuesday, November 19th at 4:30 p.m. We will meet once a month throughout the school year. This book group will be for children in grades 6th through 8th. We will discuss books and enjoy pizza! Please contact Ms. Carol if you are interested.

 

HOMEWORK EXPRESS – The Homework Express is continuing at the East Smithfield Public Library. For youngsters in grades K-8, this is the ticket for you. Each Thursday, from 2:30-6:30 p.m., Ms. Carol will be ready to help you with your homework. Whether you need help finding a specific book, guidance with a tricky question, or just some advice on how to get started, Ms. Carol will give you the encouragement and confidence you need to tackle any homework assignment. Don’t hesitate to avail yourself to this warm, friendly, and professional service. Drop by the library (no sign-up necessary) and get rolling on the Homework Express! Hope to see you soon.

 

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VHS TO DVD SERVICE - Are all your old home movies on VHS tapes and been collecting dust? Try out our VHS to DVD or VHS to a computer file to transfer your VHS tapes. There will be a staff member on hand to answer questions at the selected time. Re-writeable DVDs cost $1 each. This is a time-consuming process so bookings are in 2-hour increments.  Our machine is built for full-size VHS tapes. Call the library or drop in to make an appointment.

 

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HOMEWORK HELP – Need help on your school assignments, projects and papers? If so, stop by the library on any Monday (3-6:30 p.m.), or Tuesday (3-8 p.m.), and Mr. Mike will assist you in utilizing the best reference resources for your homework. You will learn how to find the most useful books and how to use the electronic resources and Internet to get the most current articles on topics you are researching. Learn how to properly cite articles and organize your resources into a cohesive report. No registration is required. To access homework help from home, go to the library’s homepage and click on the Young Adult (YA) Teen Page, and under Reference, click on either the Online Reference Homework Help or Schoolwork and Research/EBSCO Databases link. Also, ask Mr. Mike about AskRI which includes new electronic resources such as Points of View, Student Research Center, EBSCO Topic Search, Current Events, and Literary Reference Center.

 

WORD BASICS – Monday, November 25, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Learn the basics of using Microsoft Word. This workshop covers the different types of documents you can create. Learn how to turn a simple document into something unique and more presentable. Learn how to create signs and a wide range of unique projects. The workshop is designed for those who have never used Word or have a limited knowledge of Word. Prerequisite knowledge of using computers with a mouse will be helpful. Registration is required.

 

BLOXELS: BUILD YOUR OWN VIDEO GAMES – Tuesday, November 26 @ 6:30 p.m. Anything you can imagine you can now build with Bloxels. You don’t need to understand fancy code and own super expensive computer programs to make video games. All it takes is your Bloxels Gameboard, some blocks, a mobile device and, of course, your imagination. You can create your own characters, background, and the enemies and perils that will await them. Build your own game and then let your friends try it out. Join us for this fun program. Registration is required. This program is for ages 8 and older.

 

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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY NEWSA special "Thank You" goes out to all who made the jewelry sale such a great success.  Whether you donated jewelry, your time to help set up, or made a purchase, it all helped.  The "Friends" also wish to thank Mr. Robert Richards and his staff at A.C. Jewelers located at 180B Pleasant View Ave., Smithfield for all their assistance.  They were a great help in determining the value of the jewelry.

  

Used Book Sale - 

Starts Thursday, November 7th with a "Friends Only Preview" (you can join at the door) from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. and the General public from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday, November 8th from 10-6, Saturday, November 9th from 10-2 p.m.  On Tuesday, November 12th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. books will be $3.00 per supplied bag. 

 

Silent Auction - Written bids will start on Thursday, November 14th and will be accepted until 12 noon on Thursday, December 12th.  Auction items will be on display in the glass case, by the Circulation desk, on the first floor of the library.  There will be some great gift items for bid, such as an indoor/outdoor pet enclosure for small dogs/cats, jewelry, Fancy glassware, and  Martini and Italian food baskets to name a few. 

 

Holiday Decoration & Ornament sale on Friday, December 6th from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on Saturday, December 7th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  On Monday, December 9th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. the prices on all the remaining items will be reduced.  The sale will have gorgeous new and pre-owned seasonal holiday decorations, figurines, collectibles, and ornaments, along with some great gift items. All proceeds earned from this fundraiser and others benefit library programs and/or services.

 

Yoga Classes sponsored by the FOL - Free classes continue on Saturday, November 16th and 23rd at 11 a.m.

 

The "Friends" Fall membership drive continues. If you renew your current yearly membership or join for the first time you will receive a free desk lamp (while supplies last). We have received some very positive feedback on the quality of these lamps from patrons. Your membership fee helps support additional library services / programs that are not funded by the town or State.  Plus, as long as you are a member, you are entitled to shop early at the "Friends" only preview (before the general public) at the book sale. 

 

The "Friends" are currently accepting donations of flowering daffodil and crocus bulbs.  They will be planted in the front lawn of the library to beautify the street corner of the building.

 

The Tuesday morning Coffee, Conversation and Cake book group sponsored by the FOL continues to meet at 10:30 a.m. Come and enjoy a slice of cake and hear what others have been reading.

 

The next meeting of the "Friends" will be held on Saturday, November 16th @ 1:00 p.m. or you may contact Catherine Lynn at friends.east.smithfield.library@gmail.com with any suggestions or questions.

 

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PAPER LUMINARIES - Thursday, November 21st @ 6 p.m. Join us for a free, fun class where we will stamp, stencil, and paint an array of paper lanterns to decorate our homes. These adorable luminaries make a great Thanksgiving Centerpiece or just add a unique and cozy accent to any area in your home. They also make great hostess gifts. Please call to register.

 

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS - The library will be closed on Monday, November 11 in commemoration of Veterans Day and Thursday, November 28 (Thanksgiving). Have a great holiday!!!

 

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NOVEMBER HAPPENINGS – 2 – Daniel Boone born, 1734; 3 – Robert L. Stevenson born, 1850; 12 – National Young Reader’s Day; 15 America Recycles Day; 27 – Nobel Prize established in Sweden, 1895; November is Native American Heritage Month.

 

NOVEMBER MOVIE SHOWINGS - Join us in the comfort of the library, where we will watch a new film and enjoy popcorn and other movie snacks. As of this publication the films and dates are as follows:

Monday, November 4th @ 4 p.m. Rocketman - 2 hrs. 1 min. – Rated R. 

Monday, November 18th @ 4 p.m. The Lion King – 1 hr. 58 mins. - Rated PG.

Monday, November 25th @ 4 p.m. Labyrinth - 1 hr.44 mins. - Rated PG.

 

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RECENT ADDITIONS:

Children’s/Young Adult Fiction/Nonfiction

 

Before and After – Jean Jullien

The Cardboard Kingdom – Chad Sell

CatStronauts: Mission Moon – Drew Brockington

D-Day: Battle on the Beach – Kate Messner

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race – Margot Lee Shetterly

The House that Lou Built – Mae Respicio

Insignificant Events in the Life of a CactusDusti Bowling

The Itchy Book!LeUyen Pham

Little Sunny Sunshine = Sol Solecito – Susie Jaramillo

Making Faces: A First Book of Emotions – Molly Magnuson

Summer Supper – Rubin Pfeffer

What Do They Do with All that Poo? – Jane Kurtz

 

 

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December

 

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STORYTIMES

TINY TOTS STORYTIME - Tuesdays or Fridays from 10:30-11:00 a.m. The Tiny Tots Storytime is for children 1-2 years old. There will be age-appropriate books, songs, and finger plays. Exploratory social play will follow each storytime. A parent/caregiver must participate in the program. Contact Ms. Carol for further details: 231-5150 x3.

TODDLER STORYTIME - Mondays or Wednesdays, from 10:30-11:00 a.m. Toddler Storytime is for children aged 2-31/2. Toddler storytime includes age-appropriate stories, songs, flannel activities, finger plays, and a craft. A parent/caregiver must participate in the program.

Registration for all of January's storytimes will begin on December 16 and run through the end of December. Registration is required.

 

COUNTING CONTEST – All children are invited to participate in our Holiday Counting Contest (guess how many Hershey kisses are in the jar).  Stop by the Children’s Room, estimate the number of “kisses” and put your guess in the box.  You could be a winner!!  The child who comes closest to the correct number will win a holiday treat! The winner will be drawn on Friday, December 27.  Each child is allowed only one guess.  Good luck!!  J

 

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SATURDAY SPECIALS - December 7th, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Lego Club. This is a drop-in program for children of all ages. Stop by the library and build, create, and share your Lego techniques with other kids who love LEGOS!  Play with the library’s LEGOS or bring your own.

December 21 from 11:00 a.m. to Noon. – Ornament-Making. Come to this holiday event and make different ornaments to take home with you. There will be snacks and lots of merry making! This program is for children ages 5 and older. Please register for this program.

 

HERITAGE BALLET’S “CREATIVE DANCE COMMUNITY SERIES” – The library is excited to announce that it is collaborating with the Heritage Ballet to offer a “Creative Dance Community Series” which started in October and will continue through the beginning of June. The Creative Dance Community Series is continuing each Wednesday from 4:00 to 4:50 p.m. The program is for children who turned 6 or 7 years old by August, 2019. Please call or stop by the library and ask for Ms. Carol for more specific details or to register for this program. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to experience classical ballet training with one of the talented instructors from the Heritage Ballet.

 

KINDERGARTEN COUNTDOWN – Thursday, December 5 @ 6:30 p.m. Children attending kindergarten in the fall of 2020 can join us for this special series of storytimes. We will be getting ready for kindergarten with stories, songs, and activities. This series of storytimes will occur once a month. There is still room for your child if you are interested. Please contact Ms. Carol for more information or to register for this program.

 

SCHOOL VACATION WEEK PROGRAMS:

BINGO @ THE LIBRARY – Thursday, December 26th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Come join us at the library this afternoon to play Bingo. There will be snacks and plenty of books to choose from as prizes. This is a drop-in program for children ages 5 and older.

SNAPOLOGY – Friday, December 27, @ 1:00 p.m. Children will engage in STEAM-based activities that use Lego bricks and promote science and art skills. There will be a SpinArt station and a Slime-Making station. This program is for children ages 5 and older. Please register for this program.

 

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BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP - Thursday, December 12, at 4:30 p.m. Children in grades 2 or 3 and their parent(s)/caregiver(s)) may join us at the library for this book group. We will meet each month, talk about the book that was read, enjoy a snack, and make a small craft to take home. Registration is required. Space is limited to 10 participants. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library: 231-5150 x3.

 

“BOOKS ARE FUN” BOOK GROUP – Thursday, December 19, at 4:30 p.m. Children in grades 4 and 5 and their parent(s)/caregiver(s), who love to read and discuss books, are invited to come to the library and participate in our monthly book group. We will meet each month to discuss a certain book, enjoy a snack, and participate in special activities about the book. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library: 231-5150 x3. Registration is required. 

 

“PIZZA AND BOOKS” BOOK GROUPThis is a new Middle School Book Group that will meet this month on Tuesday, December 17th at 4:30 p.m. We will meet once a month throughout the school year. This book group will be for children in grades 6th through 8th. We will discuss books and enjoy pizza! Please contact Ms. Carol if you are interested.

 

HOMEWORK EXPRESS – The Homework Express is continuing at the East Smithfield Public Library. For youngsters in grades K-8, this is the ticket for you. Each Thursday, from 2:30-4:30 p.m., your friendly neighborhood Children’s/Young Adult Librarians will be ready to help you with your homework. Whether you need help finding a specific book, guidance with a tricky question, or just some advice on how to get started, the Youth Services Librarians will give you the encouragement and confidence you need to tackle any homework assignment. Don’t hesitate to avail yourself to this warm, friendly, and professional service. Drop by the library (no sign-up necessary) and get rolling on the Homework Express! Hope to see you soon.

 

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HOMEWORK HELP – Need help on your school assignments, projects, or papers? If so, stop by the library on any Monday (3:00-6:30 p.m.), or Tuesday (3:00-8 p.m.), and Mr. Mike will assist you in utilizing the best reference resources for your homework. You will learn how to find the most useful books and how to use the electronic resources and Internet to get the most current articles on topics you are researching. Learn how to properly cite articles and organize your resources into a cohesive report. To access this wealth of information, go to www.askri.org. For reference help, you can access World Book Encyclopedia. Learning Express provides practice tests and tutorials on a wide variety of subjects. And finally, EBSCO Host provides links to Points of View, Student Research Center, EBSCO Topic Search, Current Events, and Literary Reference Center.  All of these links will provide you with peer review articles that you can use in your assignments and reports. Good luck with your research!

 

WORD BASICS – Monday, December 2, @ 6:30 p.m. Learn the basics of using Microsoft Word. This workshop covers the different types of documents you can create. Learn how to turn a simple document into something unique and more presentable. Learn how to create signs and a wide range of unique projects. The workshop is designed for those who have never used Word or have a limited knowledge of Word. Prerequisite knowledge of using computers with a mouse will be helpful. Registration is required.

 

EBSCO BASICS – Monday, December 9, @ 6:30 p.m. Want to learn how you can access and use EBSCO databases? Stop by the library and learn how to utilize the best reference resources for your research needs. Registration is required.

 

GINGERBREAD HOUSE - Monday, December 16, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. All teens and young adults in grades 4 and up are invited to join their friends as they decorate a Gingerbread House with an assortment of sweets, such as gum drops, candy canes, and M&Ms. When you finish your house, you can sit back and view your jolly and joyful enchantment of sugary goodness. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring in anything else you want to use. Space is limited, so sign up for this event as soon as possible in the Young Adult folder or give the library a call: 231-5150. Registration is required.

 

INDIVIDUAL TECHNOLOGY HELP SESSIONS – Wednesdays, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., the East Smithfield Public Library will be offering “Individual Technology Help Sessions” for its patrons. Patrons must call the library and register for their specific help session. If this program proves successful, the library will schedule other help sessions as needed. Contact Michael Cardin at 231-5150 x3, or email: Michael.cardin7@gmail.com.

 

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TUMBLEBOOKS – Hey Kids! Check out The TumbleBook Library in our virtual collection. TumbleBooks are e books for e-kids. TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music, and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you! Check out this new and exciting way for children to read, learn, and enjoy books! The TumbleBook Library also contains Story Books, Tumble Readables, New Books, Puzzles & Games, Language Learning, and Audio Books. To access TumbleBooks, go to the library’s home page and click on the Tumble Books icon. Have fun as you enjoy the many activities presented in the TumbleBook Library.

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CLOSINGS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER – Library closings due to inclement weather will be broadcast via the Eyewitness News Pinpoint Closing Network. Check your local TV station (WPRI – FOX 12/WNAC – FOX 64), radio station (WHJJ-AM-Talk Radio 920, WWBB-FM – B101, WHJY-FM – 94.1, WSNE-FM – Coast 93.3) or web site (www.wpri.com) for the latest information.

 

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY NEWS

 

Holiday Treasures Past & Present Sale will take place on Friday, December 6th from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on Saturday, December 7th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. On Monday, December 9th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. the prices on all the remaining items will be reduced. The sale will have gorgeous new and pre-owned seasonal holiday decorations, figurines, collectibles, and ornaments, along with some great gift items and stocking "stuffers". There will also be a White Elephant table. Complimentary gift wrapping will be available with any purchase.

Silent Auction - Written bids will continue to be accepted until 12 noon on Thursday, December 12th. Auction items will be on display on the first floor of the library. There will be some great gift items for bid, such as an indoor/outdoor pet enclosure for small dogs/cats, jewelry, fancy glassware, themed baskets, handmade afghan, and a Kosta Boda Swedish Vase by Kjell Engman to name a few.  

The next meeting of the "Friends" will be held on Saturday, December 14th @ 1:00 p.m. or you may contact Catherine Lynn at friends.east.smithfield.library@gmail.com with any suggestions or questions.

 

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FAMILY PHOTOS – Saturday, December 14th, @ 11:00 a.m. Local photographer Morayo Sayles will take free family photos. She’ll email each family one digital photo that they can print at home or in a store.

 

AMNESTY - During December, you may return East Smithfield Library’s overdue materials and NO FINES will be charged. We can give each other a Holiday present - we will have our overdue materials back and it won't cost you a cent.

 

HOLIDAY HOURS:

                                                Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - CLOSED

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 – CLOSED

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - CLOSE at **5:00 P.M.**

Wednesday, January 1, **2020** - CLOSED

 

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UNITED WAY 2-1-1 – What is 2-1-1? An easy to remember phone number linking callers in need to available health and human services programs. One call gives you access to resources across your community, whether you need to get help for you, a family member, or a friend. You may even volunteer yourself to help others. No more wrong numbers, no more wasted time trying to find the right person to call. Someone at 2-1-1 will help connect you to the services or information you need, 24-7. The program is free and confidentiality is respected.

 

DECEMBER HAPPENINGS – 5 – Walt Disney born, 1901; 7 – Pearl Harbor Day; 10 – Human Rights Day; 15 – Bill of Rights Day; and 18 – Passage of the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery.

 

BECOMING A NATION OF READERS - Helpful hints: 1 - Help your child acquire a wide range of knowledge. Go on shopping trips, walks in the park, and visits to the zoo. This builds a knowledge base as children learn new words and their meanings. 2 - Talk with your child about his or her experiences. This also helps to learn new words and their meanings.

 

DECEMBER MOVIE SHOWINGS - Join us in the comfort of the library, where we will watch a new film and enjoy popcorn and other movie snacks. As of this publication, the films and dates are as follows:

Monday, December 2nd @ 4 p.m. The Peanut Butter Falcon - 1 hr. 37 mins. - Rated PG-13. 

Monday, December 16th @ 4 p.m. Blinded by the Light – 1 hr. 57 mins. - Rated PG-13.

Monday, December 23rd @ 4 p.m. The Santa Clause - 1 hr. 37 mins. - Rated PG.

Monday, December 30th @ 4 p.m. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - 1 hr. 47 mins. – Rated PG.

 

RECENT ADDITIONS:

Juvenile Fiction/Nonfiction

 

 

The Bad Guys in Do-you-think-he-saurus? – Aaron Blabey

The Benefits of Being an Octopus – Ann Braden

The Book of Secrets – A.L. Tait

Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13Helaine Becker

A First Book of the Sea – Nicola Davies

I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944 – Lauren Tarshis

Kick It, Mo! – David Adler

Megabat and Fancy Cat – Anna Humphrey

Pilu of the Woods – Mai K. Nguyen

Rocket to the Moon – Don Brown

The Strangers – Margaret Peterson Haddix

The Truth About Crocodiles – Maxwell Eaton III

 

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Melissa Etheridge: Your Little Secret

R.E.M. No. 5: Document

Robert Palmer: “Addictions” Volume I

Rod Stewart: Gasoline Alley

The Rolling Stones: Let It Bleed

Tori Amos: Under the Pink

Twenty One Pilots: Blurryface

Zendaya

 

Have a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!!!

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