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Pitch Perfect on Sunday 3/24

Date: 
Wed, 03/06/2013
Movie Afternoon

Alright, we have a movie and we have a date!  So mark your calendars:

Pitch Perfect (PG-13)

    Sunday, March 24 from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. (The movie is 112 min long, plus snack time...)

Movie Night (or maybe Day)

Date: 
Wed, 02/27/2013
pitch perfect

Your movie votes have been counted! Your choice for Movie Night (Day) is:

Pitch Perfect

Your 2nd and 3rd choices were The Hunger Games and The Perks of Being A Wallflower and if for some reason we can't watch Pitch Perfect, we'll watch one of the runners up. 

Non-Fiction Audiobooks

Date: 
Mon, 02/25/2013

 Moonbird by Phillip Hoose is the true story of a banded shorebird that has traveled the distance equivalent to a trip to the moon and halfway back in his lifetime. The band on his leg reads B95 and that is how he is identified.

Terrariums!

Date: 
Mon, 02/18/2013

What kind of Terrarium are you going to build?

       An extraterrestrial landscape?

       An absurdist softscape?

       A hipster vivarium? 

       A whimsical biome?


Newbery Award

Date: 
Thu, 02/07/2013

The American Library Association has announced the winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal - The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.  The Newbery Medal is given to the author of a  book that is determined to be the most

Show Me The Winner - Caldecott Celebration Video

Date: 
Tue, 02/05/2013
This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

Last Friday, young readers celebrated the 2012 Caldecott Medal winner, This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen, at the Show Me The Winner program. See their read aloud video of the book here.

Take A Chance on Love

Date: 
Tue, 02/05/2013

 

Have you seen our new book display in the Loft? 

 

 

 

 

 


Northbrook Library Goes Green

Date: 
Mon, 01/28/2013

Since the formation of the library's Green Team, we have accomplished a number of goals to make the library a greener, more environmentally friendly place:

American Library Association's Youth Media Awards

Date: 
Mon, 01/28/2013
YMA Award Winners

Earlier today, the the American Library Association's Youth Media Award Winners were announced. The One and Only Ivan by Kate DiCamillo won the Newbery Medal while This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen won the Caldecott Medal.

Mock Newbery Award Winner

Date: 
Thu, 01/24/2013
Mock Newbery Discussion Group

Our Mock Newbery Discussion group chose Wonder by R.J. Palacio as this year's award winner. Over the last seven months, participants in grades 4-7 read books that had received starred reviews from professional journals. They joined us each month to discuss the books. After much excitement over many of the titles, Wonder was chosen as their favorite. The real Newbery Award will be announced by the American Library Association on Monday January 28th. Stay tuned!