ROCHESTER – Kids and families still have time to decorate a pumpkin as one of your favorite book characters. See details below.
Free program on Norman Rockwell
Join us on Monday night, Nov. 8 at 6 pm for an online program with Art Historian Jane Oneail on America’s most beloved illustrator Norman Rockwell. Besides all his magazine work, he created dozens of images related to the Second World War. What happens when an artist known for his use of humor tackles the serious subject of war? This program explores how Norman Rockwell’s work departs from earlier artistic interpretations of American conflicts and considers how and why he chose specific wartime themes to present to the millions of readers of the Saturday Evening Post.
This program is free and open to the public. You may sign up by going to the library’s website (rpl.lib.nh.us) and click the link to register or by emailing us at RPLReference@rochesternh.net. Call us at 603-332-1428 with any questions.
hoopla Audiobook Recommendation
Main Desk Librarian Stephanie says: “Are you ready to listen to a thriller with a unique plot twist? Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian features a different kind of protagonist. Chloe Sevre is a student at a DC area college. She is a psychopath. The thing is, she is one of seven, all offered a free ride to attend this college as part of a study by a well-known psychologist and professor who is an expert on the field. These students are never supposed to meet, just check in on an app and record their emotions over the course of their days there and meet with the professor. Chloe is willing to be part of this study because she has an ulterior motive, a boy attends this particular college. One who wronged her as a girl, and she is seeking revenge. Will she succeed in her plan? Will the identities of these select students remain a secret from each other? Listen to this audiobook and find out you can listen instantly with hoopla. No waiting! Or read the book, we have it available for checkout. ”
Pumpkin Book Character Project: The Children’s Room is hosting a Pumpkin Decorating Book Character Project. All decorating should be based on a book or character from a book. Get out the glue, the glitter, and the paint and submit creations to the Library between now and Wednesday, Oct. 27. Decorate a craft pumpkin, whole pumpkin or gourd. (Please no carved pumpkins). Each child will receive a small treat when delivering their pumpkin. Pumpkins will be on display in the library windows thru Oct 31. All pumpkins must be picked up by Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 4 pm Pumpkins that are not picked up by this time will be disposed of. For more information, call the Children’s Room 603-335-7549.
Cardboard Tube Fox, Take It & Make It Craft
Kids can make an adorable fox using our Take It & Make It Craft. Families can pick up a kit beginning Saturday, Nov. 6 through Saturday, Nov. 13 or until they are gone. Pick up times are during library open hours only. The kits will be inside the Children’s Room entryway. Please remember to socially distance responsibly when picking up your kit. (One kit per child please.)
You will need a toilet paper tube for this month’s craft. The following is a list of supplies to have on hand for the take home crafts we offer. Many of them are probably things that are already in the home or easy to find. You may or may not be using every item listed: craft glue, white glue and / or a glue stick; scissors; transparent tape and masking tape (or washi tape); crayons; watercolor paints; acrylic / craft paints; assorted brushes; markers (washable); hot glue gun (for adult use only); white and assorted colored cardstock; construction paper; cardboard tp tube; black permanent marker
Story Time to Go: will continue for those who prefer using the curbside service. Reserve a themed pre-packed bag with library books, a simple craft idea with directions, and a set of activities by calling the Children’s Room at 603-335-7549. These kits are geared for kids age 2 through 6. Call 603-335-7549 to ask us about available themes.
DVD movie recommendation
Main Desk Librarian Stephanie has another film recommendation this week. “One of my very favorite movies is I’m Not Scared, an Italian film set in a small town in the late 1970s that revolves around an idyllic summer in the life of 9-year-old Michele (wonderfully acted by Giuseppe Cristiano). While playing with his sister and their friends in an abandoned building, Michele makes a discovery that will change his life and the lives of those closest to him. The countryside setting is beautiful and the events that unfold are based on real incidents that took place in Italy around that time. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys foreign films and is not afraid of subtitles.
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