Caldecott Winning Author David Wiesner Coming to the Library on Thursday, November 6th at 10am

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On Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 10am Caldecott Winning Author and illustrator David Wiesner will be coming to the Indian Valley Library. He will be coming to talk to students about his award winning picture books as well as about his career as an author and an illustrator.

He wants to show students what an illustrator of picture books does and how he got there.

David Wiesner won the Caldecott Medal three times and additionally was honored twice with a Caldecott honor for his work. He is the author and illustrator of: The Three Little Pigs, Mr. Wuffles, Flotsam, and Tuesday among others.

Please feel free to contact Katie Nicholson, Children’s Librarian with any question at (215) 723-9109.

This event is free and is open to the public. This event is for children ages 5 and older.

David Wiesner’s visit is part of a very special statewide event titled “Speak Up for Libraries, a PA Forward│Pennsylvania Libraries initiative.”

This statewide event places the spotlight on Pennsylvania authors and illustrators and the important role our state’s libraries have in the lives of our citizens.

Speak Up for Libraries will feature programs and events in libraries around the Commonwealth, where guest authors and illustrators will share the importance and personal impact libraries have had on their lives.

Fall 2014 After-School Clubs

2014 After-school Clubs

Boys and Girls K – 6

Crafters Club 1st Wednesday each month (October 1, November 5, and December 3)  4-5 pm. Join us for some  holiday crafting. Come to one or all three. No registration required.

Sign Language Club – 2nd Tuesday each month (October 14, November 11, and December  9) 4-5 pm.

Learn some basic words and phrases to communicate in American Sign Language. This group is geared for elementary students but open to all ages.  No registration required.

Chess Club – 3rd Thursday each month (October 16, November 20, and December 18) 4-5 pm. Back by popular demand! Practice and sharpen your chess strategy. All players, beginner to advanced, are welcome. We will learn  together. Bring your own set or use one of ours. No registration required.

Lego Workshop 4th  Monday each month (October 27, November 24, and  December 22) 4-5 pm. Spend time     building with friends and using your imagination. LEGO bricks provided. No registration required.

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Fall Storytimes & Programs Posted! Including Another Ruff, Ruff & Read!

Ruff Ruff & Read!Summer reading might be over and fall IS right around the corner, but you don’t have to wait until September for all of the fun to start!

We have more volunteer therapy dogs joining us for another Ruff, Ruff & Read event on this Friday, August 22nd at 11 AM. Come meet these sweet and gentle therapy dog friends of the library and spend time reading with them before school starts! No registration required.

Local Author Visit with Linda Quinque – Monday, August 11 @ 11 AM!

After the Summer Writing Contest and all the reading you’ve been doing this summer, take a break and come visit a local author at the library!

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Linda Quinque, local author of “The Dream Weaver, a Katie Minerva Adventure” will be doing a book signing and short talk about her experience as a self-published author at the library tomorrow, Monday August 11 at 11 AM.

I Spy the Science Guy – Week 9/Final Week (August 8 – 14)

Summer Reading is wrapping up but the Science Guy has one more place to go! Check out the clues below for his last stop; when you find him, show your library card and don’t forget to ask for your treat for your detective work!

Here are Week 9’s  (August 8-14/The Final Week) clues:

  1. The Science Guy is thinking about learning Taekwon-Do and is watching classes this week to learn more about it.
  2. He needs directions to Forman Road so he can arrive on time.
  3. He likes the way students call Mark “Master.”

 

PS – Don’t forget to say goodbye and good luck to the Science Guy until next time!

I Spy the Science Guy – Week 8 (August 1 – 7)

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Summer Reading is almost over but the Science Guy still has a few more stops! Check out the clues below for his second to last stop; when you find him, show your library card and don’t forget to ask for your treat for your detective work!

Here are Week 8’s  (August 1-7) clues:

  1. It’s time get a little exercise, so Science Guy is meeting some of his friends in the alley.
  2. Because Science Guy is so short, maybe Gary will put the bumpers in the gutters.
  3. He hopes they have a light ball and some small shoes for him.