Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Music Together Comes to the Worthington Library

Saturday, February 16 at 11:30am, the Worthington Library will be hosting  a free session of Music Together, taught by Sondra Lewis.  Music Together is a music and movement program for children 1 - 6, their parents and caregivers.  Its premise is that children have the same capacity to learn music as they do to learn language.  Families will enjoy a fun-filled, experiential 45 minute session.  Sign up at the library, email theworthingtonlibrary@gmail.com, or call 413-238-5565 to reserve your space.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

New Junior Non-Fiction Titles

From giant flying monsters to customizing your clothes, we have brand new books to keep you learning new things!  Series titles you will find include Be Creative, where you will discover tips for making cards, gift wrap and tags, or giving your bedroom or clothing a personal look. Learn to Draw will have you sketching dinosaurs, reptiles and insects as well as cats and kittens.  Prehistoric Safari takes you on a journey to discover and, sometimes, escape from some of the largest dinosaurs on land or sea.  Finally, What's Next?  explores the future of architecture, communication, medicine, space exploration, transportation and warfare.  There is something to interest all ages in these fascinating books.  Come in and check one out.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Totem Poles at the Library

On display at the Worthington Library is a group of fantastic totem poles made by the students at RH Conwell Community Education Center as part of their study of North America during December.  This was a mini-course that taught the children about the Native American way of life which included geography, a history of some of the tribes and culminated in a background of the totem pole.  Children from each class designed and built totem poles, the younger ages helped by the older until a whole community of totem poles had sprung up.  They have been on display at the school for several weeks and now they have come here.  Don't miss seeing the creativity and playfulness of the students' work.  Come into the library and head down to the children's room where the display is presented in all its glory.  This is the first of many displays from Conwell and each is sure to be a delight.
Upstairs on the walls are Althea Mason's beautiful nature-themed paintings and on the shelves you will find a collection of pottery by Valerie Babcock whose work runs from traditional to whimsical.  Everywhere you look, you'll find art!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Humor, Fantasy and More

On the New Shelf this week, you'll find the latest Thursday Next novel by Jasper Fforde, The Woman Who Died a Lot as well as a good selection of fantasy such as Todd McCaffery's Sky Dragons from the Pern series his mother made popular and the first two installments of a new series by a new author.  This promises to be quite good and definitely an author to watch for.  Look for The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss.  Others on the shelf are Hilary Mantel's second prize winner, Bring Up the Bodies, Michael McGarrity's Hard Country, Debbie Macomber's The Inn At Rose Harbor, John Sandford's Mad River and Jo Nesbo's Phantom.  The final (really!) Maximum Ride adventure by James Patterson can be found in Young Adult (if you're quick).  Look for Nevermore.
Two new non-fiction books are Nate Silver's The Signal and the Noise and Willie Nelson's biography, Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die.
Don't forget we have great writers here in town, as well.  Join the Friends of the Worthington Library and The Worthington Historical Society at the Blackburn Inn on Tuesday night as they host this season's Writers Read.  Begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, January 8.