Friday, September 21, 2007

National Hispanic Heritage Month / September 15th - October 15th

Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15th, this day marks the anniversary of independence for five Hispanic countries; Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico achieved independence on September 16th, and Chile on September 18th. More than 35 million people identified themselves as Hispanic or Spanish speaking, on the U.S. 2000 census form. The Lansing Public Library has a wonderful selection of bilingual fiction and nonfiction books. Come down to the Youth Services Department on the lower level and check-out our display of bilingual books. I'm sure you'll be delighted with our collection! The celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15th - October 15th.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Why did the chicken cross the road? Usually the punch line is, "to get to the other side." However, in this book, the punch line is whatever the writer says it is. There are 14 artists' answers in this book. Each one has a full page spread that they have drawn and illustrated with their own punch lines to this age old question. It's sort of like the question, which came first, the chicken or the egg? Maybe that question could be answered in another book. That's another story alltogether. In this book, Why did the chicken cross the road, the answers are in picture form or as few words as possible which makes this book a perfect one to share with non readers and readers alike. How would you answer this question? What picture would you draw to illustrate your punch line? This book shows just how wild and wacky that answer can be. Why did the chicken cross the road? by Marla Frazee et al, is a wonderful, colorful addition to any collection. And it's a great way to meet artists you may not have read before.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

New Collection on Display in Youth Services

troll: [trohl] -noun

1. (in Scandinavian folklore) any of a race of supernatural beings, sometimes conceived as giants and sometimes as dwarfs, inhabiting caves or subterranean dwellings. [from dictionary.com]

Can you guess what our new collection on display for the month of September is? But of course... trolls! Come and see over 60 troll dolls of various sizes and hair colors, courtesy of Kyle and Megan D.

In a trollish mood now? Check out some books on trolls from our collection!

Share your collection with us! Ask for a form at the Youth Reference desk and your collection could be in our display case next!