Come to the Fox Library this Thursday, July 24 at 10:30 a.m. to light up the day! Join Yvonne for a thrilling experiment with color and light and Day-Glo paint. Pick up your free ticket 30 minutes prior. Open to children ages 5-9.
Amazing onesie created by Sacha! Please note that it features the title of one of her favorite non-fiction books, Whitney Stewart’s Who Was Walt Disney.
Some of our Summer Reading participants displaying the foldable Minecraft character and diorama they made!
Photos from our recent marble run event! Thanks for a great program, Engineer Eric!
Cetacean Communication! Today - Monday, July 14, 2 pm.
Dr. Sayigh, a scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, has studied communication in whales and dolphins for over 25 years. She will discuss and play examples of the sounds of various species, from the low moans of the blue whale, the largest animal to have ever lived, to the high pitched squeaks of their much smaller cousins, the dolphins. Kids will be welcome to ask questions. Ages 7+. Pick up a free ticket 30 minutes in advance.
In case you hadn’t noticed, Fox Librarian Laura is expecting a baby within the next few weeks! While she is away with the new baby, Librarian Yvonne will be filling her flip flops and will be at Fox full-time. Stay tuned for more news on the baby-to-be!
"Bottlenose dolphins - so named because of their elongated jaws - have an extensive sound repertory consisting of whistles, burst-pulsed sounds and broadband clicks. Their most distinctive vocalization, however, is the signature whistle: a stereotyped acoustic signal that indicates the identity of the caller."
Read more here to find out about how scientists research dolphin commmunication: http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/scientistatwork/2012/05/09/playing-tag-with-dolphins/
Then, come to Robbins on Monday 7/14 at 2 pm (free tix 1/2 hour prior) to meet WHOI researcher Dr. Sayigh and learn more about whale and dolphin communication, hear recorded sounds, and ask questions of your own!
Photo by Peter Asprey http://www.peter-asprey.com/
The calm before the book club storm! Summer book clubs kicked of this week with some silly games, library bingo and tons of excitement for Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo.
Is it too hot to stay home? Are you interested in feats of engineering? Or do you just really like marbles? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come to the Robbins Library’s Children’s Room tomorrow night, Thursday, July 10 at 6pm. Engineer Eric will teach attendees how to design wild and wacky marble runs! Open to kids ages 7 to 12. Drop-in.
Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket) is lending his support to the 9-year-old Kansas boy who has been told by city officials that his Little Free Library violates a ban on unattached buildings in front yards. In an email to The Chronicle, the San Francisco author of the bestselling “A Ser