The Name Game

examples of tape-resist name art

Katie Katie bo-batie, Banana fanna fo-fatie, Fee fi mo-matie.  Katie.

That's an example of The Name Game song.  But that's not what this blog is about!  It's about the next elementary program here at Hoover Public Library.  Miss Anna Beth is hosting The Name Game on the Children's Patio on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 4 p.m.  Kids in grades 3-6 will capture the beauty of their names in a tape-resist art project.  Space is limited, so registration is required.  You can sign up online or by phone (205-444-7830).

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Katie Katie bo-batie, Banana fanna fo-fatie, Fee fi mo-matie.  Katie.

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School has now been in session for six weeks.  If it hasn't happened yet, it will happen soon.  You know what I'm talking about.  The dreaded H word . . . homework.  Don't let it get you down!  Help is out there, and it's free!  Have you heard of Homework Alabama?

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 18.5% of the population can trace their lineage to Latin America or Spain, and that population is growing, especially in Alabama. The Hispanic culture is rich and vibrant and in the Birmingham area, is celebrated annually during the Fiesta!

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You guys know I love odd and/or obscure holidays, right?  I recently learned that September is National Mushroom Month.  Now, I personally am not a huge fan of mushrooms.  But my mother and sister?  That's another story.  They are mushroom fanatics!  So this blog's for you, Lou Ann and Laurie!

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Today is the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15, 2021)!  I want to make sure you know about the latest Latinx literature releases, so you can target your reading in celebration!  Here's what's out this month.

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The Night Diary was one of my favorite books that came out in 2018.  It was named a Newbery Honor, so I wasn't the only one moved by the story of Nisha, a half-Hindu and half-Muslim girl who has to find h

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Aye, Matey!  For those of you captivated by the daring doings of dastardly pirates, you might turn to Jack Sparrow's "Pirates of the Carribean".

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Miss Anna Beth is starting All Booked Up!, a new-books book club for upper elementary.  Readers are invited to read a new novel or graphic novel that they can share with the group.  Miss Anna Beth will also do short booktalks for new titles that will be available for checkout.  (

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