Monday, October 29, 2012

Library Closed Tuesday, October 30!

Due to the severe weather from Hurricane Sandy, Tredyffrin Public Library will be closed Tuesday, October 30. All programs for that day are cancelled. Stay safe!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Library Closed Monday, October 29

Attention all patrons of Tredyffrin Public Library! Due to the impending storm, the library will be closed on Monday, October 29.

All regular programs for that day are cancelled, and the Halloween Stuffed Animal Sleepover has been postponed to Monday, November 5.

Stay safe, everyone!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Tot Rock Preview Class

Attention toddlers and pre-schoolers! Join Groove at Tredyffrin Library on Thursday, November 1, for a special music experience!

In this Tot Rock preview class, children ages 2 to 5 will learn beats and rhythms using a variety of unique, hands-on percussive instruments and devices. They'll also dance, move, and burn off a ton of energy while having fun.

This program will be held at 9:30am in the large meeting room. Registration is required, and space is limited, so call 610-688-7092 to sign up today! 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Books in Brief: The Lonely Beast

The Lonely BeastThe Lonely Beast by Chris Judge
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A rare creature sets out on a journey to find others of his kind.

Five reasons this books is awesome:

1. A very endearing main character (who manages to be expressive even with an almost complete lack of features...)

2. A long and interesting journey.

3. A gentle thread of humor.

4. Really wonderful illustrations. (The underwater scenes are my particular favorites.)

5. A happy ending.

A great read-aloud choice for 4's and 5's.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Books in Brief: In a Glass Grimmly

In A Glass Grimmly (A Tale Dark & Grimm #2)In A Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Adam Gidwitz has done it again! As with his debut novel A Tale Dark and Grimm , the author stitches together classic folk and fairy tales into a journey of self-discovery for two very brave children.

(And when I say fairy tales, I'm not talking about magic wands and fluffy ballgowns. I'm talking about old-school, blood-and-guts, rolling people down hills in nail-spiked barrels. Just so we're clear.)

Though published after A Tale Dark and Grimm and told in a similar style, In a Glass Grimmly is not meant to be a sequel. We follow two entirely different characters - cousins Jack and Jill - on an entirely different set of adventures. (And yes, there is a hill and a head injury.) However, fans of the first novel will find a few threads to connect the two. The ravens are back, as is the narrator, who tries to warn us of the particularly scary bits before they happen. (And apologizing when he forgets.)

Suspenseful, dark, peppered with humor, and ultimately wise, this is a great choice for middle school students who don't mind a little gore in their happily ever after.

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Books in Brief: Ten Little Caterpillars

Picture Book:  Ten Little Caterpillars

Author:  Bill Martin Jr.

Reviewer: Carla

Five Great Things About This Book:

-Bold, bright, fabulous artwork by Lois Ehlert.

-Ten busy caterpillars wiggle through vivid pages while counting all the way.

-Rhyming text lends itself to lively read-alouds.

-Dramatic, fluttering butterfly ending complete with terrific butterfly bush garden.

-"Epilogue" revisits and names the "1 to 10" caterpillars providing more detailed facts about each.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Books in Brief: Green

Reviewer: Carla

Book and Author: Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Five Reasons Why this Picture Book is a Winner:

-Fabulous artwork dramatizes the many lush, vibrant hues of green.

-Peek-a-boo cutouts cleverly link pages and concepts while providing a fun and active learning opportunity.

-Bold depictions of "never green" offer a clear, interesting twist on the theme.

-Timely, take home message of how we can contribute the world's "green."

-Hopeful "forever green" grand finale.

Where to Find Green:  Shelved with our "New Picture Books," JE SEE.