Time Machine Monday! Remember the time we made beards?
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi
Written and Illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg
Eerie and magical, this book tells the story of the day that Alan Mitz and his dog Fritz stumble into the garden of Abdul Gasazi, retired magician. Inside the garden, Alan loses Fritz and finds Mr. Gasazi, as well as a devastating magic spell. Published in 1979, The Garden of Abdul Gasazi is the first picture book by celebrated Caldecott Award Winner Chris Van Allsburg and it should not be missed! Check out a copy from Robbins or Fox today.
Kicking back, playing with some trains on a sunny Thursday afternoon at the Fox Library. #isthereanythingbetter
We are sorry to report that tomorrow’s Lever Art event at Robbins is cancelled. Please join us for another program in the future!
From the library suggestion box…
Hurray, it is March! Do you know what that means? Yes, you’re right: another month of fun programming at the Robbins and Fox Libraries! This month, you can look forward to a Lever Art program at the Robbins, Bedtime Stories at the Fox, a Singalong with the Music Man at Robbins, and learning more about birds from Habitat at the Fox. These are just a few of the exciting programs that we have coming up this month, in addition to our regularly scheduled storytimes and singalongs.
Please visit the Robbins and Fox Libraries to pick up an Events Calendar for more details. You can also find out more information on all of our programming on our website. Here’s the link to the Events Calendar: https://www.robbinslibrary.org/events
Three Cheers for March!
Cakes + Trucks = A Winning Combination! If you haven’t read Chihiro Nagawa’s Who Made This Cake, what are you waiting for? Come check out one of our copies today!
As an added bonus, Who Made This Cake will be featured prominently in two of this week’s storytimes! Join Laura on Monday at 11:00 at Robbins (Storytime ages 2.5 - 3.5) or on Tuesday at 10:00 at Fox (Storytime ages 2 - 5) to see more of this exciting tale, along with many other truck books!
Just your friendly neighborhood librarian, helping you find all the answers!
… read this article that appeared in February’s Library Journal. Here’s the link:
As you can see, it’s written about Miss Petersen, the librarian of the old Dallin Branch here in Arlington, MA, which closed in 1981. And guess what! Our Library Director Ryan was able to track her down! She is still up to her old tricks as a librarian in Concord and was incredibly touched to hear about this article. We can’t wait until she’s reunited with its author!
Owen’s Grandma: I need to tell you about what Owen did with his mom last week.
Librarian Laura: What?
Owen’s Grandma: He dragged a chair into the kitchen, along with a stack of books. Then he said, “I’M GOING TO BE THE LADY AND READ TO YOU NOW.”
Librarian Laura [rendered speechless due to happiness, life’s ambitions being fulfilled, etc, etc.]