Wonderful World of Pop-Ups
Avid pop-up book collector Carolyn Hughes has graciously selected 120 of her favorite treasures to be part of an exhibit, The Wonderful World of Pop-Ups, on view in the Main Library's Cincinnati Room April 5thJune 27th. Featuring a wide diversity of subject matter, the books in Carolyn Hughes' collection appeal to all ages but only about 20 percent are considered to be children's books. Give yourself a visual treat by popping in to view these amazing pop-ups!
Meet Noted Paper Engineer Bruce Foster
Bruce Foster's complex pop-up creations are magical in the hit Disney movie, Enchanted, as well as in many of the award-winning books he's created. You can meet this renowned paper engineer and find out about his artistry on Sunday, April 11th at 2:30 p.m. at the Main Library as he uses movie clips, PowerPoint, and hands-on demos to introduce the mysteries of moveable books. Before the presentation, Friends of the Public Library members are invited to a meet & greet with Bruce Foster at 1:30 p.m. as Chicago musician Derrick Stout plays. Check here for details on the program and how to become a member.
Celebrate National Poetry Month
Throughout the month of April, the Library will offer programs for all ages that celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Adults are invited to hear talented area poets read from their work at the annual Poetry in the Garden series in the Main Library Reading Garden Lounge every Tuesday in April at 7:00 p.m. Teens can share their love of poetry by taking part in the Library's 8th Annual Random Acts of Poetry Contest for a chance to win gift cards to Chipolte. Kids can join the fun at poetry appreciation and writing activities taking place at various branches.
Homework Help Expanded
Did you know that the Library offers free homework help to students in kindergarten through eighth grade at the Avondale, Bond Hill, College Hill, and Price Hill branch libraries as well as downtown at the Main Library? Click here to learn more.
Kids, Be Smart, Eat Well & Move More!
There's still time for kids to get in shape for the Flying Pig Kids' Marathon 2010! Kids who have recorded 25 miles of running, walking, jogging or wheel-chairing between now and May 1st are invited to finish their last mile in the Flying Pig Kids' Marathon at Sawyer Point! Download your own Hog Log right now so you can start keeping count of all of your miles! And, check out these great books that encourage exercise and good nutrition to develop those brain muscles.