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Usually, you do NOT want bugs in your kitchen . . . especially when you're actually making something to eat.  But our next big Saturday event, Fly Guy Kidz Kitchen, is an exception to this rule.   Fly Guy will be in our youth program room on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. to help us make creepy crawly snacks.  We'll be preparing a 3-course meal of Earthworm Salad, Caterpillar Ka-bobs and Spider Donuts.  And we'll wash it all down with bug juice, of course!  Kidz Kitchen chefs will also get a Fly Guy head piece to wear while they design their own bug apron.  You do not have to register for this fun event.  Simply follow the stars to our Kidz Kitchen.  

Check out Fly Guy books by Tedd Arnold before or after the party.  You can find them under E  ARN  BEGINNING READER.

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15-October 15, 2016, and this weekend is the 14th annual Fiesta Birmingham, Alabama's largest celebration of Hispanic culture and heritage.  Representatives from Hoover Public Library will be at Linn Park in Birmingham, and we hope you will too!  Looking for another way to honor Hispanic Heritage Month?  Try this great new bilingual picture book by Jen Arena, illustrated by Angela Dominguez.

Marta! Big & Small
Marta is una niña, an ordinary girl . . . with some extraordinary animal friends! As Marta explores the jungle, she knows she's bigger than a bug, smaller than an elephant, and faster than a turtle. But then she meets the snake, who thinks Marta is sabrosa—tasty, very tasty! But Marta is ingeniosa, a very clever girl, and she outsmarts the snake with hilarious results. This fun read-aloud teaches little ones to identify opposites and animals and learn new words.