Women got the vote in 1920, but it wasn’t an easy path. Many women (and men) contributed to the arduous journey to political emancipation.
North Hill has many, many inspirational books celebrating those brave women who risked everything and pushed against hostile forces to gain what we now regard as normal.
Children from North Hill’s preschool story time learned about shadows. We had a sunny day and made hand shadows and did other funny movements and jumped up and down. We talked about how the sun moves overhead and that our shadows will be in different places in a few minutes.
Then we went outside to paint on the snow. The children used diluted tempera paint in squirt bottles to make squiggles and circles, squares and triangles of orange, red, blue and green.
Monday, March 2 at 6:30 pm
Book: The Monuments Men by Robert Edsel
Join us for our Monday book discussion group on March 2 at 6:30 p.m. We will be discussing The Monuments Men by Robert Edsel while enjoying some light refreshments. New members are always welcome to this lively discussion group where you can meet other book lovers and find out what books they are reading and raving about. Books will be available at the service desk one month prior to the discussion, or find a copy here in our library system and have one sent for you to pick up.
2015 Medal Winner
“With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I’m delivering, ” announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh Bell. He and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court.
But Josh has more than basketball in his blood, he’s got mad beats, too, that tell his family’s story in verse, in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander ( He Said, She Said 2013).
Josh and Jordan must come to grips with growing up on and off the court to realize breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, as their story’s heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family.
“In this insightful and humorous graphic novel memoir, Cece Bell portrays growing up with a giant hearing aid strapped to her chest. Themes of navigating a new school, sleepovers, finding a true friend and a first crush make this book universal in appeal. Bell shows that our differences are gifts that “can be turned into something amazing.”
Jacqueline Woodson’s lyrical memoir chronicles the incidents and emotions she experienced as an African-American girl growing up in the 1960s and 1970s. Precise language magnifies moments and connects them to the larger historical narrative. Her elegant and evocative stand-alone poems weave a story about her development from a struggling reader and dreamer into a confident young woman and writer.
Monthly DIY project for those in 4th grade and up.
January is a tough month for birds in Ohio, so we picked a project that would help the birds find food during the cold, snowy winter. There are many recipes for making bird feeders, but we chose one without nuts of any kind-just flour, water, corn syrup and bird seed–things you may already have at home!
Here we are stirring the ingredients together:
And after carefully shaping the sticky seed mix onto a tray:
The straws are there to make a hole for twine after they harden, so they can hang outside.
And the finished product–after drying overnight:
Next month’s DIY project will be on February 21. Join us for the next creative project!
Monday, February 2 at 3:00 pm
Book: The House Girl by Tara Conklin
Join us for our Monday book discussion group on January 5 at 3;00 p.m. We will be discussing The House Girl by Tara Conklin while enjoying some light refreshments. New members are always welcome to this lively discussion group where you can meet other book lovers and find out what books they are reading and raving about. Books will be available at the service desk one month prior to the discussion, or find a copy here in our library system and have one sent for you to pick up.
Monday, January 5 3:00 pm
Book: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
Join us for our Monday book discussion group on January 5 at 3;00 p.m. We will be discussing Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin while enjoying some light refreshments. New members are always welcome to this lively discussion group where you can meet other book lovers and find out what books they are reading and raving about. Books will be available at the service desk one month prior to the discussion, or find a copy here in our library system and have one sent for you to pick up.
Tom Franklin’s extraordinary talent has been hailed by the leading lights of contemporary literature–Philip Roth, Richard Ford, Lee Smith, and Dennis Lehane. Reviewers have called his fiction “ingenious” (USA Today) and “compulsively readable” (Memphis Commercial Appeal). His narrative power and flair for characterization have been compared to the likes of Harper Lee, Flannery O’Connor, Elmore Leonard, and Cormac McCarthy. Now the Edgar Award-winning author returns with his most accomplished and resonant novel so far–an atmospheric drama set in rural Mississippi. In the late 1970s, Larry Ott and Silas “32” Jones were boyhood pals. Their worlds were as different as night and day: Larry, the child of lower-middle-class white parents, and Silas, the son of a poor, single black mother. Yet for a few months the boys stepped outside of their circumstances and shared a special bond. But then tragedy struck: Larry took a girl on a date to a drive-in movie, and she was never heard from again. She was never found and Larry never confessed, but all eyes rested on him as the culprit. The incident shook the county–and perhaps Silas most of all. His friendship with Larry was broken, and then Silas left town. More than twenty years have passed. Larry, a mechanic, lives a solitary existence, never able to rise above the whispers of suspicion. Silas has returned as a constable. He and Larry have no reason to cross paths until another girl disappears and Larry is blamed again. And now the two men who once called each other friend are forced to confront the past they’ve buried and ignored for decades.