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A Book that Shaped Me: The Library of Congress National Book Festival Summer Writing Contest 2015

A Book that Shaped Me logo (Library of Congress, summer writing program Grades 5-6)

Attention rising 5th and 6th graders! Write a one-page essay about a book that has made a difference in your life. Perhaps it’s your favorite book or one read during our Summer @ Your Library program. Entry forms are available at all 19 of our library branches. By Friday, July 10, 2015, submit your essay and a completed parent or guardian signed entry form to a library branch near you. To learn more click here.

Lulu Delacre: Canta, baila y viaja por el mundo! Sing, Dance, and Travel the Globe!

Lulu Delacre with kidsNew Carrollton Branch
All ages, Tuesday, May 26, 7 pm

Lulu plays gentle games with the little ones, dances game-songs from her island of Puerto Rico with older kids, and takes the whole family in an imaginary voyage with the paintings and poetry of How Far Do You Love Me? At the end of the program, Lulu guides the children in the creation of a bookmark inspired by the poetry. Her books include: Arroz con Leche: Popular Songs and Rhymes from Latin America, Salsa Stories, The Bossy Gallito, Arrorró mi niño: Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games, The Storyteller's Candle and How Far Do You Love Me? Signing of books will follow.

Art for Preschoolers

Finger paint hand prints of different colors in a circle Accokeek Branch
Ages 3-5
Saturday, May 23, 3 pm

Children will learn to appreciate art by listening to an interactive story and then creating a craft related to the theme.

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