April is zooming along at a mind-blowing pace. Mark your calendars so you don't miss these opportunities for fun and service.
Storytime Allstars: Eggcellent Adventures
Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
Join Miss Traci for silly songs and stories about eggs. There will also be a short movie with a snack. No need to register. Simply follow the stars to the Youth Program Room.
International Tabletop Day
Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
We'll have games set up throughout the library. Play the day away with your family and friends. You'll also get a chance to meet new game enthusiasts. This celebration is for all ages: kids, teens and adults.
Saturday, April 27, 2019 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Teens in grades 8-12 can earn community service hours by helping the Kid Zone get ready for summer reading.
The Roots of Rap
April is National Poetry Month, and this is my third poetic post of the month. It features one of my absolute favorite books that has come out in 2019. Did you catch that? Not just a favorite poetry book, but a favorite book PERIOD. Watch the book trailer to get in the groove, then discover the power of spoken word.
"A generation voicing
stories, hopes, and fears
founds a hip-hop nation.
Say holler if you hear."
The Roots of Rap by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Frank Morrison (January 8, 2019)
J 782.4216 WEA
The roots of rap and the history of hip-hop have origins that precede DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash. Kids will learn about how it evolved from folktales, spirituals, and poetry, to the showmanship of James Brown, to the culture of graffiti art and break dancing that formed around the art form and gave birth to the musical artists we know today. Written in lyrical rhythm by award-winning author and poet Carole Boston Weatherford and complete with flowing, vibrant illustrations by Frank Morrison, this book beautifully illustrates how hip-hop is a language spoken the whole world 'round.