Thursday, May 22, 2008

Summer Is Here!!!

Summer is finally here. If you're looking for activities to keep your child educationally stimulated during June and July check out what's happening at the Hendersonville Public Library. Thursday nights at the HPL are just for teens. Starting at 6:00, come in for games, fun, prizes, and, of course, food.

May 29th Legends and Mysteries: Learn about the great legends and mysteries of our time, go on an Indiana Jones-themed treasure hunt, and make your own crop circles.

June 5th Globe Noshing: Cooking demonstrations and taste tests of international cuisine. There will also be a "no-cook cook off" for best and worst recipes made from the ingredients we have on hand.

June 19th Vampires and the Women Who Love Them: Come for a discussion of Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series, gush about the upcoming movie, have some of Bella's lasagna, and play the "Find Edward" game.

June 26th Anime Mania: Bring some anime to vote on and watch and hang out with other popcorn eating, soda sipping anime fans.

July 3rd Scribblers: Creative writers, bring your poems, stories, and songs for a night of sharing and critiquing.

Jule 10th Chocolate Olympics: Celebrate the wonder that is chocolate by competing in four events: Chocolate Talk, Candy Bar ID, M&M Gymnastics, and Chocolate Chip Archery. Oh, and prepare to get messy.

July 17th Anime Mania 2: More of the same from June 26th.

Battle of the Books Photos

Pictured above are the two winning teams from this year's Battle of the Books contest held in early May at WMS.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Battle of the Books Winners

Today we held the first ever Battle of the Books at W.M.S. Based on what I witnessed and overheard of others it was a lot of fun and a big success. I can't wait until next year's battle rolls around.
Before conrgratulating the winners I want to send out a very special "thank you" to Mrs. Gail Eller. Mrs. Gail was our scorekeeper during each of the games and was a big help in keeping things on track. Mrs. Gail was my 3rd grade teacher, former co-worker, and library mentor and she is always willing to volunteer whenever she's called. Thanks again, Mrs. Gail.
Our 5th/6th grade winning team was team 4. This group of talented readers consisted of Michael Byrd, Jessica Gregory, Luke Hall, Racheal Herschberger, and Abbie Hinton.
The erudite group winning the 7th/8th grade battle was comprised of Amber Hartman, Kristen Ray, Julian Lamkin, Ashley Tuttle, and Ren Creasy.
Congratulations to these and all the participants for a job well-done.

Spring Book Fair

Our spring book fair has ended. Considering we were only open 3 1/2 days it did quite well. Thank you to all those who shopped with us. The library profitted approximately $350 from this fair. Our family night winners were 7th-grader Chloe Garrison and Ms. Angie Graves.

Nashville Sounds Trip

I want to thank each of the students who attended the field trip to see the Sounds' baseball game on May 5. Their behavior was excellent and it was a pleasure to escort them during this fun trip. I think the only bad thing to come of the day was the sunburn some of us were fortunate enough to receive.