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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Bridgewater Library Youth Services Blog -- Caldecott Edition (plus a couple of corrections & supplements)

Have your kids outgrown their wooden blocks? The library would love to add some wooden blocks to our play area. If anyone has any to donate, please bring them to the Youth Services Reference Desk – Many thanks!Celebrate 75:  A Mock Caldecott

Caldecott LogoVOTE FOR THE BEST ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF THE YEAR!!
For 75 years the American Library Association has been awarding the Caldecott Medal to the most distinguished picture book of the year. Now it's your chance to "Celebrate 75” and to choose the one you think should win.

We have displayed 23 “Caldecott Candidates” on the bookshelf in the area behind the reference desk.  Browse their illustrations and decide which one YOU think should win and VOTE.  Adults are welcome to vote as well.   We will be tabulating results on January 23rd – then announce the Bridgewater Library winners on the bulletin board.  The “real” Caldecott winners will be announced on Monday January 28th.

Apologies – our play group announcement (reprinted below) lacked registration links. 
To register for January 7th, click HERE
To register for January 14th, click HERE
We look forward to having you and your preschooler at this exciting new program series.

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An announcement for TEENS from the Somerville Library:

Upcoming Somerville YA Programs : Registration is required to attend all events. Please register online by clicking the links below or by phone at (908) 725-1336 x 10.

The SAT Series

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Planning to take the SAT? Want to get into your dream college? Take two prep courses and a practice test for free!

January 19, 2013, 2PM-4PM  SAT Math Prep: Refresh your math. Learn SAT tips. Compete in groups to see who knows the most SAT math to win a prize.

January 26, 2013, 2PM-4PM  SAT Reading & Writing Prep: Learn SAT vocabulary, practice reading comprehension, and discuss essay writing. Compete in groups to see who knows the most vocab to win a prize.

February 2, 2013, 10:30AM-2:30PM  SAT Practice Test: Kaplan will administer an SAT Practice Test. Results will be returned via email within 7-10 business days. The test will start promptly at 10:30AM, so please be on time.

The Creative Writing Series

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Love to write stories and play with words? Take a fiction and poetry workshop for free!

March 2, 2013, 2PM-4PM  Fiction Writing—Write Like a Pro: We will be writing short stories and then share them! We also will discuss plot, dialogue and any of your writing concerns. We even will look at published short stories to see how professional authors write.

March 16, 2013, 2PM-4PM  Poetry Writing—To Be or Not to Be a Poet: Do you enjoy reading and writing poetry? In this workshop, we will learn poetry techniques, write poetry and share.

 

And some community announcements that missed our New Year’s edition:

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FREE FAMILY PERFORMANCE OF PLAY ABOUT HEALTHY EATING @ GEORGE STREET PLAYHOUSE
George Street Playhouse
Austin the Unstoppable

AUSTIN THE UNSTOPPABLE
by Barry Wyner and Daniel Israel
Directed by Kevin Del Aguila

WHEN: Saturday, January 12, 2013, at 12 PM
WHERE:
George Street Playhouse, 9 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
ADMISSION: Free, but reservations are strongly encouraged
CLICK HERE TO RESERVE ONLINE or call the box office at 732.246.7717

Reigning master of the X-box and junk food junkie, eleven-year-old Austin must face the long-term consequences of an unhealthy lifestyle when he learns his mother has been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes.

This fun, upbeat musical comedy engages students in the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise by celebrating how positive change can occur through the power of love, hard work and support.

The performance is geared toward students in grades 3-8 and lasts approximately 60 minutes, including a post-play discussion.

Watch a preview of Austin the Unstoppable
sponsored by The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey
Copyright © 2012 George Street Playhouse, All rights reserved

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