"WHY POETRY?" by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Why poetry? Why?
Why sunsets? Why trees?
Why birds? Why seas?
Why you? Why me?
Why friends? Why families?
Why laugh? Why cry?
Why hello? Why good-bye?
Why poetry? That's why! April is National Poetry Month.Â What better time to read a few poems?Â The library has a great collection of poetry books.Â Most can be found in the nonfiction section in the 811's.Â Some fun children's poets worth checking out include Shel Silverstein, Jack Prelutsky, Douglas Florian, Janet Wong and Bruce Lansky, just to name a few.Â And ifÂ you'd like to try your hand at writing some poems of your own, you might enjoy Pizza, Pigs and Poetry: How to Write a Poem, Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out, and How to Write Poetry.Â National Poety Month is the perfect time to visit the library!
Saturday, March 27 between 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday, March 28 between 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Experts will be on hand to answer your questions about model railroading and the display.Â Participating train groups include Operation Lifesaver, Turkey Creek Division of the National Model Railroad Association, Mo-Kan RailJoiners Model Railroading Club, and more.Â This train display was very popular at the MainÂ Library last December.Â Now you have another chance to see it.Â Don't miss these model railroad trains in action!
You Are Here: Learning About Maps Tuesday, March 2Â -Â 1:00 p.m @ Main Library Registration begins on February 15
Cool Collage Tuesday, April 6 - 1:00 p.m. @ Main Library Registration begins on March 22
What Should I Read Next? Tuesday, May 4 - 1:00 p.m. @ Main Library Registration begins on April 19 For more information call (913) 971-6874.
Monday, February 22 - 6:30-8:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek Branch Monday, March 1 - 6:30-8:00 p.m. @ Main Library Monday, March 22 - 6:30-8:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek Branch Monday, April 5 - 6:30-8:00 p.m. @ Main Library Monday, April 26 - 6:30-8:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek Branch Monday, May 3 - 6:30-8:00 p.m. @ Main Library Monday, May 24 - 6:30-8:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek Branch So mark your calendars, and come play with a worthy opponent.Â Checkmate!
The Lion and the Mouse written and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.Â In glowing colors, Pinkney's textured watercolor illustrations masterfully portray the relationship between two very unlikely friends in this virtually wordless retelling of Aesop's classic fable. Two titles were named Caldecott Honor books:Â All the World illustrated by Marla Frazee and written by Liz Garton Scanlon and Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski and written by Joyce Sidman. Other 2010 award winners include: Geisel Award:Â Benny and Penny in the Big No-No! by Geoffrey Hayes Coretta Scott King Author Award:Â Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award:Â Â My People illustrated by Charles R. Smith Jr. and written by Langston Hughes Belpre Author Award:Â Return to Sender by Julie Alvarez Belpre Illustrator Award:Â Book Fiesta! Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day illustrated by Rafael Lopez and written by Pat Mora Sibert Medal:Â Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone