Yarn Mache Eggs!

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On Saturday, April 9th, North Hill Branch Library had a program for creating yarn mache Easter eggs. We had fun creating these airy eggs out of balloons, yarn, and glue!

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Cascade Quilt Group at North Hill

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It’s a  Quilting Invasion!

On Saturday, March 29, North Hill Branch Library was invaded by cheerful ladies carrying sewing machines, plastic crates of fabric, thread, scissors, and other sewing supplies.  The women of the Cascade Quilt Group spent the whole day planning, cutting, matching, and creating new designs for pillow tops, quilts, and wall hangings.  We’ll welcome them back any time.  We all need creative outlets!

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A.S.I. A. Asian Services in Action

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Coming up on the deadline!  On Saturday, March 29, 2014, A.S.I.A. (Asian Services in Action) sent volunteers to help recent immigrants sign up for the Affordable Care Act program

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Teens Create Yarn Maché “Eggs”

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Make a yarn mache Easter egg decoration!

Saturday, April 12,  at 2 pm

For preteens and teens 4th grade and up.

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North Hill Book Discussion, April 7

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BDG

Monday, April 7, 6:30 pm

Book:  Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas

Join us for our Monday evening book discussion group on April 7 at 6:30 p.m.  We will be discussing Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas 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.

The Kashmir Shawl“For more than three decades, Rosie Thomas has enthralled readers around the world. Now, in The Kashmir Shawl, her most ambitious book yet, Thomas sweeps through time and place, and her readers will discover in this novel a captivating, romantic epic–an irresistible story of enduring love and memory. It is the eve of 1941 and World War II is engulfing the globe. Newlywed Nerys Watkins leaves rural Britain to accompany her husband on a missionary posting to India, but when he leaves her in the exotic lakeside of Srinagar to take on a complicated mission elsewhere, she discovers a new world. Here, in the heart of Kashmir, the British dance, flirt, and gossip against the backdrop of war and Nerys soon becomes caught up in a dangerous liaison. By the time she is reunited with her husband, she is a very different woman. . Years later, Nery’s granddaughter Mair Ellis clears out her dead father’s house and finds an exquisite shawl–a kaleidoscope of silvery blues and greens. Wrapped in the folds of this delicate object is a lock of a child’s curly hair. With nothing else to go on, Mair decides to trace her roots back to Kashmir, embarking on a quest that will change her own life forever.”

 

 

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Teens Create!

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Plant Spring Flower Bulbs  

Saturday, March 8,  at 2 pm

For preteens and teens 4th grade and up.

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Start spring early!

We will plant spring flower bulbs in pretty votives using only stones and water.

Take them home, place them in a sunny window, and enjoy a little bit of spring in your home!

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Teens Decorate Valentine’s Day Cookies

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North Hill teens decorated these lovely Valentine’s Day cookies at a February 8 Teens Create event.  Here are a few of their artistic creations.  Yum!

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North Hill Book Discussion, March 3

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BDG

Monday, March 3, 6:30 pm

Book:  Band of Sisters by Cathy Gohlke

Join us for our Monday evening book discussion group on March 3 at 6:30 p.m.  We will be discussing Band of Sisters by Cathy Gohlke 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.

Band of Sisters by Cathy Gohlke

 

“Maureen and her younger sister flee Ireland in hope of claiming the life promised to their father more than 20 years before.  After surviving the rigors of Ellis Island, Maureen learns that their benefactor has died. His family, refusing to own his Civil War debt, casts her out.”

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Teen Book Awards

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ALA Announces Teen Award Books

 

ALEX AWARDS

(for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences)

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Children’s Award Books

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ALA Announces Children’s Award Books

NEWBERY

Winner

Flora & Ulysses:  The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DeCamillo

 

Honor Books

Doll Bones by Holly Black

The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes

One Came Home by Amy Timberlake

Paperboy by Vince Vawter

 

CALDECOTT

Winner

 Locomotive illustrated by Brian Floca

 

Honor Books

Journey, written and illustrated by Aaron Becker

Flora and the Flamingo, written and illustrated by Molly Idle

Mr. Wuffles!  written and illustrated by David Wiesner

 

 

CORETTA SCOTT KING (AUTHOR) BOOK AWARD

Winner

P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia

 

CORETTA SCOTT KING (AUTHOR) BOOK AWARD

Honor Books

March: Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell

Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers

Words with Wings by Nikki Grimes

 

CORETTA SCOTT KING (ILLUSTRATOR) BOOK AWARD

Winner

Knock Knock:  My Dad’s Dream for Me illustrated by Bryan Collier; written by Daniel Beaty

 Honor Book

 Nelson Mandela  illustrator and written by Kadir Nelson

 

CORETTA SCOTT KING/JOHN STEPTOE NEW TALENT AWARD

When the Beat Was Born:  D.J. Kook Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop illustrated by Theodore Taylor III

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