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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

HOLIDAY HOURS:  The Bridgewater Library will be open until 5 p.m. Wednesday 11/24, closed Thanksgiving,  then open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday & Saturday and   1 p.m.- 5 p.m. Sunday.  
Regular programs resume on November 30th: Story Times (ages 2-6) Tuesday at 10 & 1:30, Toddler Times (ages 18mo-3) Wednesday at 10 & 11 and Thursday at 10:30, Baby LapSit Thursday at 9:30.  See calendar for details.

@ the Library: Programs

Make a Mural!
Picture This:  Keith Haring: Characters at Play  (For grades K - 5) Registration Required  Monday, November 29 from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Join us as we explore the quirky characters and enthusiastic energy of this graffiti-inspired artist, then help us make a mural and create some stand-up sculptures in his signature style.

Read a Book!   Rocket Readers  (Limited to grades 1 - 3)  Registration required
Best in Show for Rotten Ralph  by Jack Gantos  Tuesday, November 30  from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Rotten Ralph worries that his cousin Perfect Percy will steal the spotlight at the upcoming cat show. Ralph is out of shape and desperate enough to go along with Sarah's fitness and beauty routines. But on show day Ralph remembers his rotten roots just in time.  Join us for a book discussion and activity!

See a Magic Show!   Holiday Magic with Brian Richards  (For families with children 3 and up)   No registration required  Saturday, December 4 at 10:30 am
Be amazed and delighted at the magic  and comedy of Brian Richards.

@ the Library: Displays

Want to read the book behind this and other Disney movies?  Check out our new display on FAIRY TALES around the Youth Services Reference Desk.

Also, take a look at  “THANKS & GIVING: MAKE SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR SOMEONE YOU LOVE” above the children’s magazine shelves.  It has lots of ideas for homemade gifts your family can make and give!

And make your vote count -- check out the books nominated for the “GARDEN STATE BOOK AWARDS” and vote for you favorites!
Instead of haunting those Black Friday “sales,” The Newark Museum, has some dynamite activities planned for the entire family to celebrate Thanksgiving—with the arts:
WHEN: Friday, November 26, 12:30–4:30 PM
WHERE: Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark
FREE with Suggested Museum Admission
Through hands-on activities explore the building blocks of design, find out how things are made and invent something new!  Enjoy Family Fun Tours of all the Museum's collections.
Explore four fields of design using four different design methods:
Furniture Design
Design Challenge: Design a new piece of furniture, such as a table, chair, or bed.
Design Method: Use-centered design—what will your piece of furniture be used for?

Architecture Design
Design Challenge: Draw an architectural plan for a new building of your choice: a house, a school, or even an airport.
Design Method: User-centered design—what will the people who live or work in your building need?
Industrial Design
Design Challenge: Invent a new object for people to use, such as a light, a fork, or a teacup.
Design Method: There is more than one way to use it design—how can your object be used in more than one way?
Graphic Design
Design Challenge: Design a new logo for the Newark Museum.
Design Method: Keep it simple—how can you make your logo simple and effective
Gallery Game: Exhibition Design
Using magnetic pictures of objects in the Gustav Stickley exhibition, design the gallery the way you wish to see it

And finally -- to add some holiday giggles, share this with the whole family!
The turkey shot out of the oven
from  It's Thanksgiving  by Jack Prelutsky, Marylin Hafner (Illustrator) sung to the tune of "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean,"  Chorus by Bridgewater School Librarian Cathy Darby.  Also on Youtube.
The turkey shot out of the oven
and rocketed into the air,
it knocked every plate off the table
and partly demolished a chair.
chorus:  Oh my, oh me, Why didn’t I follow the recipe?
          Oh my, oh me, Why didn’t I follow the recipe?

It ricocheted into a corner
and burst with a deafening boom,
then splattered all over the kitchen,
completely obscuring the room.  
It stuck to the walls and the windows,
it totally coated the floor,
there was turkey attached to the ceiling,
where there'd never been turkey before.
It blanketed every appliance,
It smeared every saucer and bowl,
there wasn't a way I could stop it,
that turkey was out of control.
I scraped and I scrubbed with displeasure,
and thought with chagrin as I mopped,
that I'd never again stuff a turkey
with popcorn that hadn't been popped.!

And, we’re collecting books for another two weeks!

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