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YOUTH BOOK GROUP – PAGE TURNERS
If you’re 8 – 11 years old, love to read and can’t wait to share with others about the great books you’re reading, the Neenah Public Library has a book group for you! Page Turners meets on Thursday afternoons, twice a month, at 3:45 p.m. Light snacks provided.
The book for May 2 is Holes, by Louis Sachar – winner of the 1999 U.S. National Book Award for Young People's Literature and the 1999 Newbery Medal for the year's most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
It is the story of Stanley Yelnats, an overweight teenage boy who is supposedly affected by a family "curse." Wrongly accused of stealing, he is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
The May 16 selection is The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg, a tall-tale style work of historical fiction about twelve-year-old Homer, a poor but clever orphan, who has extraordinary adventures after running away from his evil uncle to rescue his brother, who has been sold into service in the Civil War. The book was written by W.R. Philbrick, a prolific writer of science fiction, mysteries, detective novels and more for readers of all ages.
All book groups require registration in person, by phone (920) 886-6335 or by email: youthdesk@neenahlibrary .org. Pick up your book club book at the youth desk or reserve a copy online.
Library programming is made possible by the Friends of the Neenah Public Library and the Neenah Library Trust Fund.
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The first musical performed by St. Mary’s students in the new Fine Arts Education Center. Take pictures w/ Beauty after the show. Costumes encouraged!
Readers in grades 1-5 may register for a 15 minute slot to read to a canine buddy - a great way to practice and improve reading skills! Please stop in or call the library at 788-7825 to register.
W.H. Beck is an elementary school librarian from northwestern Wisconsin who writes books for kids by night (and early mornings and in between kids' sports practices). Her current book, MALCOLM AT MIDNIGHT, is a funny mystery that stars classroom pets at midnight. Her previous books include DR. KATE, ANGEL ON SNOWSHOES and the Follow That Food Chain animal series. Her visit to our library is part of the 2013 Fox Cities Book Festival.
Best-selling children's author, Barbara Joosse, has published 45 books for children, with translations into 27 languages. Her most popular title is MAMA, DO YOU LOVE ME? (1.5 million sold). Best-known for her playful, lyrical style, she has recently begun to write lyrics for the kindie-rock Nashville band, The Happy Racers. Many of the songs on "Ready Set Go" are companion pieces to recent books. This year, the album made it to the first ballot for a Grammy! Her visit to our library is part of the 2013 Fox Cities Book Festival.
A fantasy-adventure movie based on the Guardians of Childhood book series by William Joyce. Rated PG. Free popcorn!
A video game villain wants to be a hero, but his quest bring havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. Rated PG. Free popcorn!
It's spring vacation! Join us for great magic for all ages with Rondini!
Stop in during your school vacation and play Bingo with book character cards. Win prizes! Fun for elementary-aged kids - preschoolers welcome with parental help.
Construction Kids Camp is for children ages five to eight years as a half or full day camp selection. Half days are 8:30 to 12:30, and full days are 8:30 to 4. Campers will create towers, bridges, houses and more by transforming everyday materials like boxes, straws and building bricks into new inventions and structures. Attendees will build their imagination, creativity and confidence throughout the week.
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