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American Girl Book Club!

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Kaya

Kaya

The library’s first American Girl Book Club was on Saturday, March 30, 2013. We’ll be highlighting each girl in historical order, so Native American Kaya was the focus of the first meeting. Nine girls met to discuss Kaya and the Native American life, particularly as the Nez Perce, Kaya’s tribe, would have experienced it in the Pacific Northwest in 1764. We talked about what food Kaya would have eaten, what she did for fun, how the Nez Perce Indians traveled, and how Kaya learned living in an Indian community. Each girl made a bear claw necklace with colorful beads. We then snacked on dried fruits and nuts while talking more about the life of a Native American in the 18th century. The girls had a great time and each one had wonderful insight to add to the discussion.

 

Felicity

Felicity

The next American Girl Book Club will be Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 3 pm in the 2nd floor Meeting Room. We’ll be discussing Felicity, a colonial girl from 1774. Hope to see you there!

Skype with author Kathleen Duey today at 1 pm!

Our final summer book club session is today, Monday, July 11 at 1 pm. We’re concluding with a special program – a live video chat via Skype with award-winning author Kathleen Duey!

Kathleen is the author of many popular series for kids & teens, including Faeries’ Promise, Hoofbeats, & Resurrection of Magic. Her novel Skin Hunger (book 1 in Resurrection of Magic) was nominated for the prestigious National Book Award in 2007.

Join us for this wonderful opportunity on Monday, July 11  at 1 pm! We’ll also have autographed books (signed by an author of a super popular series) & other gifts!

Skype with author Kathleen Duey!

Our final summer book club session will be this Monday, July 11 at 1 pm. We’re concluding with a special program – a live video chat via Skype with award-winning author Kathleen Duey!

Kathleen is the author of many popular series for kids & teens, including Faeries’ Promise, Hoofbeats, & Resurrection of Magic. Her novel Skin Hunger (book 1 in Resurrection of Magic) was nominated for the prestigious National Book Award in 2007.

Join us for this wonderful opportunity on Monday, July 11  at 1 pm! We’ll also have autographed books (signed by an author of a super popular series) & other gifts!

Talk with author Jessica Burkhart today!

Today is our first author video chat via Skype with Jessica Burkhart. Ms. Burkhart is offering us 1 hour of her time to answer questions, talk about her books (the popular series Canterwood Crest), and discuss the process of writing and getting published.

Please stop by the 2nd floor Conference Room today at 1 pm for this exciting author chat!

Our first author Skype chat is coming up!

On Monday, June 27, the youth book club will have its first author video chat via Skype with Jessica Burkhart. Ms. Burkhart is offering us 1 hour of her time to answer questions, talk about her books (the popular series Canterwood Crest), and discuss the process of writing and getting published.

This Monday’s book club will be devoted to preparing our questions and learning more about Ms. Burkhart. Please stop by the 2nd floor Conference Room at 1 pm to help us get ready for this exciting author chat! Activities and snacks are also planned, so I hope to see you on Monday!

And make sure you come on June 27 from 1-2 pm so you can get the chance to talk to Jessica Burkhart!

 

2011 Summer Reading Program starts tomorrow!

Monday, June 6 marks the first day in the 2011 Summer Reading Program. The tween/teen program is the first to start with the book club at 1 pm – join other readers for a chance to discuss your favorite books. Stick around for the next program at 2 pm –  you get the chance to make your very own didgeridoo!

The children’s program starts Tuesday with Kentucky Down Under presenting 3 shows at 10 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. Can’t make it Tuesday? They’ll be back Wednesday for 3 more shows! We hear they’re bringing a kangaroo!

And don’t forget to participate in the Summer Reading Challenge! Kids aged 5-10 get a free backpack filled with coupons to Kentucky attractions once they fill out their reading form with 10 books they’ve read.

Those aged 11-17 participate in the tween/teen summer challenge – just fill out your reading passport with 6 books you’ve read for your free book bag and a chance to win a Sony e-reader! Then check out the international photo display in nonfiction - identify each photo and be entered to win a Flip video camera!

 

Flip video camera

 

 

 

 

Visit our website for the full lineup of performers and events. Click here for the children’s program and click here for the tween/teen program.

 

We hope to see you soon!

 

 

You’re invited to our summer book club!

Are you looking for new books to read this summer? Are you eager to talk about some of your favorite books with other readers? Come to our book club! Beginning Monday, June 6 the library will have a tween/teen book club from 1-2 pm. We will be reading and discussing our favorite books and chatting with authors Kathleen Duey and Jessica Burkhart on Skype! And if that doesn’t sound fun, we’ll also have snacks, activities and free books at each session!

 

Author Skype Chats

Jessica Burkhart

Jessica Burkhart is the author of the popular juvenile series Canterwood Crest. The series follows a group of equestrian girls at Canterwood Crest Academy as they learn more about life, horses, friendships and boys. Ms. Burkhart will be joining us on Monday, June 27 from 1-2 pm. Don’t miss this awesome chance to talk to one of today’s most popular young authors!

 

 

Kathleen Duey

 

Kathleen Duey is the author of several juvenile and young adult books. Her latest juvenile series is called Faeries’ Promise, and she has won awards for her young adult fiction series Resurrection of Magic. Ms. Duey is scheduled to chat with us on Monday, July 11 from 1-2 pm. Please join us for this wonderful opportunity to talk with such a talented writer!

 

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The book club is geared towards ages 10-17. Please contact Ashley at aadair@mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 122 for more information.

We hope to see you there!

The Scholastic Book Fair is Coming!

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the MCPL May 21-28! This particular fair is a Buy One, Get One Free event! It’s also a circus themed affair, so we have activities planned for the kids Monday-Friday that week. And each day we’ll have an old-fashioned popcorn machine making everyone a snack!

Here’s the schedule of events:

Monday, May 23: 2-6 pm – Bean Bag Toss for a chance to win a book!

Tuesday, May 24: 2-6 pm – Pick a winning lollipop & win a prize! Not a winner? You’ll still get a lollipop!

Wednesday, May 25: 2-6 pm – Let us paint your face!

Thursday, May 26: 2-6 pm – Costume Day! Wear your favorite costume to the library or pick one from our tub.

Friday, May 27: 1-5 pm – Balloon animals! Daniel will make you an animal from your favorite book!

We hope to see you there!