As many of our patrons are aware, the Library serves as a polling place. While there is no Storytime on Tuesday the 8th due to the United States Election, kids are invited to share in the democractic experience.
With the Eisenhower Primary Election behind us, the President of the Collection Candidates have been narrowed to two: Piggie and Raina. What qualities would make a good president? Time is dwindling to vote in the Showdown Election. Come in to the Library and vote!
Yesterday a group of third thru sixth graders spent the day at Eisenhower Library learning about stop motion animation and creating their own videos using Eisenhower ipads.
This is their first group project where groups worked on different scenes and then we put all the scenes together to create a complete story. This is their take on the traditional "The Three Little Pigs" and is called simply "The Three Little Dinosaurs."
After the large group project, everyone broke into smaller groups and began to create their own videos. They built their own sets, came up with their own plot lines and characters.
Due to performer illness, Megan Well's adaptation of The Wizard of Oz has been canceled.
If you have registered for the event, we will contact you when the date has been rescheduled.
Thank you for your understanding.
Our game is easy to play if you are observant. Simply pick up a mission log at the Kids Ask Me desk. Search high and low all around Kids World to find all the hidden Star Wars characters. Each character will have a letter. Put the letters together to reveal a hidden message.
All month long we will feature science fiction books on our book display. Feel free to browse and pick up a great book to read. Looking for even more space and robot adventures? All the science fiction chapter books have a planet sticker on the spine. Easy to spot in our fiction section! Ask at the desk for recommendations.
In our Messy Hands program, we had a lot of fun creating things with homemade playdough. Homemade playdough is a perfect activity when you are stuck indoors when the weather turns leaky.
The dough was made with simple ingredients, just flour (can substitute Gluten-Free flour if necessary), vegetable oil, cream of tartar, water, salt, food coloring. We recommend using various food coloring to have a lot of different colors to play with. However, each color batch will need to be prepared separately. The homemade playdough does require a bit of cooking on a stove top burner so the dough preparation should be done by (or with) an adult.
Our recipe came from the blog Domestic Superhero, and we encourage to visit there for the complete cooking instructions. Step-by-step photographs were included, which make the preparation instructions very easy to follow.
Once the dough has finished cooking (and cooled) you are ready to unleash your creativity. It is also worth noting that you can prepare the dough ahead of time and store it in a sealed plastic container until you are ready to play.
What will you make? Perhaps something with a little bite?
Here are some fun activities you can do with your kids from our Messy Hands, Busy Minds program.
Almost all of the ingredients can be found in your house, but you might need to make a trip to the store to pick up a few of the materials. Quick tip: You might want to cover your tables with newspaper or plastic for any easy cleanup.
Do your kids like all things squishy and mushy?
Homemade flubber is fun to squeeze and shape. The recipe we used came from Schelastic Education Center and worked very well. We made a few different colors.
The instructions are very easy and quick, and your kids will love getting messy.
Moonsand is not only fun to make, but provides a lot of creative opportunities for you to build things. You might want to even add accessories depending upon what you make. Leafs, pebbles, cars, Lego minifigures are just some of the options you might want to consider. We used plastic finger puppets. Quick tip: Make sure any toys used to play in the Moonsand is washable.
Our recipe came from KiwiCrate's Cloud Dough, and provided tons of entertainment.
With Battle approaching quickly, have you finished the minimum reading requirement for your grade?
Don't miss out on all the fun! Check out one of the Battle Books from the Library today!
No storytimes will be held this Tuesday, November 4th, as Eisenhower Library is a polling place.
The Tuesday classes will resume next week. Regular Tuesday storytime attendees are encouraged to try to attend one of our other scheduled storytimes. Of course, Mr. Ducky is available to dance with online at any time.
This week's Storytime Bulletin is available on the Storytime Board Display, and the craft is available in the red basket by the magazines.
We look forward to seeing everyone soon!