Thursday, May 25, 2017


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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Rube Goldberg Contraptions


Rube Goldberg (1883-1970) was a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist best known for his zany invention cartoons. He was born in San Francisco on the 4th of July, 1883 – and graduated from U. Cal Berkeley with a degree in engineering. His first job at the San Francisco Chronicle led to early success, but it wasn’t until he moved to NYC and began working for Hearst publications that he became a household name. Rube Goldberg is the only person ever to be listed in the Merriam Webster Dictionary as an adjective. It’s estimated that he did a staggering 50,000 cartoons in his lifetime.

Goldberg is best known for a series of popular cartoons depicting complicated gadgets that perform simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways, giving rise to the term, Rube Goldberg machines for any similar gadget or process.

Check out some of the Rube Goldberg contraptions that kids created during our class on May 9th!

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Children's Book Week

Children's Book Week
May 1-7
Children's Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading.

The theme, "One World, Many Stories,” highlights the power of books to unite readers of all backgrounds.

Do you enjoy reading?  Comment below with your favorite book or books!

Here are some ways to enjoy books and reading at the library: 

1. Browse for a book.
2. If you don't have a library card, sign up for one!  All children are entitled to a library card, no matter their age!  Juvenile cards are for children from birth through 5th grade.
3. Meet the Children's librarians and ask them for a book recommendation.
4. Try reading an e-book or listening to an audiobook.
5. Come to one of our programs!
6. Sign up for one of our reading programs: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, Beginning Readers Challenge, Independent Readers Challenge.

7. Comment below with other ways you enjoy books and reading at the library!