Posts Tagged ‘library’
Can You Haiku?
Haiku is one of the simplest, yet most popular forms of poetry in the world. Originating in Japan, one of the most famous haiku poets is Mastsuo Bacho (1644-1694). Here is one of his poems:
frog jumps in
sound of the water
As I said, haiku is popular still today! Here is a modern example of the poetry:
Nose out the window,
ears flapping, hair pushed straight back.
Adventures in smell.
One of the best things about Haiku is that anybody can create a poem! Here is the pattern:
1st line = 5 syllables
2nd line = 7 syllables
3rd line = 5 syllables
That’s it! So, take a breath, notice a moment, scene, or feeling around you and put it into words.
Make up a haiku poem and post it as a comment to the blog! I will then post all of the submissions next week. Come into the library and make a haik at FunSpace Monday-Thursday 3:30-5:30!
Checkout these books for more haiku poetry.
Haiku for little ears
On of my favorite picture books tells a story of Wabi Sabi, a cat who lives in Japan and goes on a journey to learn the meaning of her name. Haiku poetry is woven into the tale with beautiful artwork to complement the story.
Weclome back to school!
Teachers, parents, students, and the
West Palm Beach librarians are all gearing up for a great 2010-2011!
The Palm Beach County School District has set up a site to answer all your questions about this school year. http://www.palmbeachschools.org/Community/PDFs/Back_to_School_2010-11.pdf
Make sure you check out the library calendar for all of our events. Programs that are educational, just for fun, or both are happening starting in September.
In celebration of back to school, here are a few limericks to get you going!
From the book,
There once was a very odd school
That had only one little rule:
There was recess all day
To learn best how to play,
Which everyone thought was so cool.
When making a class presentation,
I don’t get a standing ovation.
While I do all my talking,
My knees keep on knocking,
And after, I need a vacation.
See, touch and learn about the wild animals
of McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary.
Join us in the Auditorium!
Saturday, July 16 at 2pm
Tomorrow, Thursday, June 17 is national dump the pump day. So, remember to hop on your bike, the trolley, Tri-Rail, or even a friend’s car to get around.
Read to a dog, read to a cow, read to a kitty,
or read to a sow.
Read to your Barbie, read to your teddy, read to your toys before you go to beddy.
Read, read, read, let’s read.
This an entertaining rhyme we do with children during story time. Read to a dog? Yes, that’s what we do at our library. And I’m not talking about stuffed animals. We have reading time with real, live dogs. There are six dogs that visit our library every week to listen to children read stories to them. Rex, Hairy, Minnie, Shirl, Taylor and Oliver make up the team. They are all licensed therapy dogs. They are here to listen to children read and make new friends. Dogs are just the world’s best listeners! They don’t interrupt and they don’t correct. And best of all, they never criticize their readers. If you haven’t met our wonderful canine creatures, do come and visit one day. Their tails will be wagging and waiting to hear your dog tales! Click here to see our calendar.
Chug, chug, chug, chug, toot, toot!
Do you hear that? It’s the sound of the 6th Annual Polar Express heading to the West Palm Beach Public Library! We can’t wait for it to reach our station! The magic begins this Friday, December 4th at 5:30. Catch a train to the North Pole where you can meet Santa, listen to a good reindeer joke, and play reindeer games! While you’re there don’t forget to decorate a yummy cookie and warm your insides with a cup hot cocoa! Join the fun in the West Palm Beach Public Library, City Center Courtyard.
If you have a little extra to spare this season, help us fill Santa’s sack with your donation of new unwrapped toys for needy children and spread some holiday cheer! Call the Children’s Library at 561-868-7703 for additional information!
We can’t wait to see your merry faces this Friday!
Science Projects 101
Why a science program for our kids @ our city library?
Simple; Kids will benefit! The more science experiences you can offer kids, the better, no matter what level!
The Science Projects 101 program is designed as a basic workshop in which parents and kids become familiar with science terms and concepts, while actually conducting a FUN and simple science experiment using the ‘scientific method’.
Providing a hands-on science program for our urban youth at our city library, will result in science competencies gained, a more positive attitude toward science, and inspired youth!
Science Projects 101 is typically for kids, grades 1 – 5… their parents are encouraged to attend!
The next Science Project 101 will be held in September, 2009 in our new city library! I can’t wait!
Check our online calendar in the near future for date & registration!
See you soon!
Your librarian, Ms. Jeanne
“One test is worth a thousand expert opinions.” -Bill Nye the Science Guy!
In Photo: 1st place science winner, Kaitlynn Adams sporting her ribbon, with her proud mom @ the library!
Congratulations Kaitlynn!!! Kaitlynn Adams age 7 is in the 1st grade at South Olive Elementary.
They attended the Science Projects 101 program in February!