Archive for the ‘holidays’ Category
Join us in KidSpace during Spring Break, we have activities planned Monday thru Friday from 1:00-3:30!
For elementary ages.
Games, Games, Games!
Monday, March 14 @ 1:00 – 3:00 PM
KidSpace Scavenger Hunt!
Tuesday, March 15 @ 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Wednesday, March 16 @ 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Got Game? Wii do!
Thursday, March 17 @ 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Friday, March 18 @ 1:00 – 3:00 PM
March is Women’s History Month and a great chance to celebrate the freedoms and accomplishments women have earned throughout our history!
Women have been doing great things throughout history. In ancient Egypt, women could own property and inherit wealth. To find out more about women in history, check out our WorldBook Online database. Search for the keywords: WOMEN and HISTORY and get hundreds of great articles that you can use for reports or just read for fun! Don’t miss the Primary Sources section. You can read letters written by women hundreds of years ago!
On top of that, today ( March 8 ) is International Women’s Day. In fact, 2011 is the 100th anniversary of this special occasion!
Please enjoy this article from of our Kids InfoBits online database. Click here for access to the database!
The groundhog handler holds the groundhog in front of the crowd after the animal made his yearly weather prediction.
Some people think a groundhog can tell how long winter will last. Groundhog Day is a holiday all about this animal and this belief.
A groundhog is a rodent. Rodents have big front teeth. They eat leaves, bark, and berries. Groundhogs live in a hole in the ground.
Groundhog Day is February 2. A story says the groundhog comes out of his hole on that day. He looks around. If he sees his shadow, he is scared and jumps back into his hole. This means there will be six more weeks of winter.
Sometimes the groundhog does not see his shadow. He does not jump back down his hole. This means spring will come soon.
The first Groundhog Day was in 1886. A newspaper reporter wrote an article about it. The article was in a newspaper in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Today, Punxsutawney still celebrates Groundhog Day.
Punxsutawney’s groundhog is named Phil. Every February 2, lots of people come to see Phil. They want to know if he will see his shadow. Groundhogs in other cities predict how much longer winter will last. The groundhogs are not always right. But it is fun to see them guess!
Many towns and schools celebrate Groundhog Day. People make paper groundhogs. They listen to stories and play nature games.
Source Citation: “Groundhog Day.” Kids InfoBits Presents: Holidays of the World. Thomson Gale, 2007. Reproduced in Kids InfoBits. Detroit: Gale, 2011. http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/KidsInfoBits
Happy New Year!
There’s always something exciting about this time of year! It’s more than a slight chill in the air; the sense of possibilities for the upcoming year is palpable. It’s a great time to think about all the ways we want to grow this year. Here are a few of my resolutions for the upcoming year:
1. Learn about the world
My husband and I just took our honeymoon and rang in the New Year in France, but it’s easy to travel the world from the comfort of West Palm Beach. We loved looking through the book This is Paris by M. Sasek before we left!
2. Learn to Crochet
I’ve wanted to learn to knit or crochet for years, and this year I’m taking lessons at a local knitting shop! The library has lots of books full of super cute things I can make once I the hang of this! I love these flowers:
Do you want to learn how to knit? Stop by KidSpace every Wednesday between 3 and 4:30 for the knitting club!
3. Practice cooking and share what I know:
I get a kick out of Julia Child. This year I want to learn more about the ins and outs of why cooking works. There are even rumblings of a series of kids cooking classes here in KidSpace…stay tuned! In the meantime, check out these super fun books that inspire me to make new things:
and Cake Pops
Who else has New Years resolutions they’d like to share? We’d love to hear them here!
See you soon!
Happy New Year from your KidSpace Librarians!
Start it off with a poem!
Hooray! Hooray! It's New Year's Day! Hooray! Hooray! It's New Year's Day! The day we start anew. So this year I've decided to become a kangaroo. Or maybe I will learn to fly, or how to walk through walls, or how to turn invisible, or surf on waterfalls. I'll make myself elastic and I'll teach myself to shrink. I'll turn into a liquid and I'll pour me down the sink. I'll visit other planets and meet aliens galore. I'll travel to the distant past and ride a dinosaur. I've got so many wondrous plans. I'm starting right away. Yes, this will be the best year yet. Hooray! It's New Year's Day!
Retrieved from http://www.poetry4kids.com/poem-190.html on January 3, 2011.
Celebrate the magic of the holidays with the West Palm Beach Public Library!
Friday, December 10 5:30pm
Kids hop on the Polar Express, play holiday games, and more!
Help fill Santa’s Sack with your donation of a new toy for a needy child!