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Are You a Fashionista?

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Last Friday, we invited local fashion designer, Jennifer Butler, to the Children’s Room for a tween fashion workshop! The tweens brought their own dolls and created a one-of-a-kind outfit. Throughout the workshop, we learned a little bit about the history of fashion, techniques to create a pattern for skirts, and how the world around us can inspire us to make amazing things! Take a look at the outcome… Way to go, FPL fashion designers! Want to… Read More

Parenting Easy Button

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Do you sometimes wish parenting came with a big red “easy” button? Well, help is here! The Pathways to Parenting series at Main Library is set to address a hot-button issue of parenting: discipline. On Thursday, April 3 at 7:00 pm, parenting consultant, Ellen Swan, Director of Parenting in Action, LLC, will discuss “Does “No” Mean “No” or Does “No” Mean “Maybe?” and deliver strategies that really work to build parenting skills and decrease power struggles and… Read More

Yee-Haw!

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Last Friday night, the Children’s Room hosted our semi-annual Family Dance Party… the theme this year: Go Texan Day! We had ourselves a real good time. With refreshments, crafts, and plenty of dancing, our Family Dance Parties are the perfect way to spend a cold winter night or a hot summer evening. Thanks for dancing, y’all! ~Ms. Mary     

The Year of the Horse

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Chinese New Year technically may be over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn a bit more about it! Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese festivals. It is a time of family reunion. Families thoroughly clean their house in order to sweep away any ill fortune and to make way for good luck. Windows and doors are decorated with delicate red paper cutouts and poems. People wear red clothes and give… Read More

Walls Within Walls by Maureen Sherry

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Book Review by Ms. Leslie Do you love games, puzzles, or scavenger hunts? Have you ever wondered who lives in those apartments overlooking Central Park? This book tells the story of 4 siblings who move from a modest home in Brooklyn to a luxury apartment in Manhattan when their father strikes it rich with his video game company. Their disappointment about leaving their old neighborhood is soon forgotten as they discover the apartment is full of… Read More

Congratulations, Hazel!

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Fairfield Public Library’s “Bookworm” & “Mysterious Society” member , Hazel Foley, has just learned that she won the PTA Reflections contest and her work is now headed to the statewide contest… The name of her poem? No surprise here… it’s simply her passion.       Books by Hazel Foley If you’re sad or feeling blue Settle down with a book or two Read some fantasy, fiction is swell Read about Sleeping Beauty under a spell… Read More

WELCOME!

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Welcome to Children’s Services’ new blog: Magic Words! You’ll find all sorts of good stuff on this blog: from book reviews to story time songs/rhymes to educational articles and more. Needless to say, Magic Words has something for everyone. As any good blogger knows, keeping the posts current and fresh is important. So, we’ll make sure to have something new almost every day. In the meantime, meet the staff of Children’s Services. Maybe you’ll find out… Read More

Jane Eyre??

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What is Heidi Reading? is dedicated to what our littlest worker (my 5-month-old daughter) is reading at home.  I thought my mom was crazy when she pulled out this classic… Jane Eyre. BORING!! But, I was wrong. I loved it! I loved counting out the 4 towers at Thornfield Hall. And, seeing the 8 drawings; it’s just so nice to be able to put a face to Mr. Rochester. Maybe one day I’ll grow up to be a… Read More

Llama Llama, Nighty Night

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What is Heidi Reading? is dedicated to what our littlest worker (my 5-month-old daughter) is reading at home. I always love when I get to read this nice short book about bedtime. While I’m getting a belly rub and a massage, my mommy and daddy read to me. They hope that this book llama, llama getting ready for bed will help me get right in the mood to (yawn) sleep… (yawn)… all through (yawn)… the… (yawn)… night. Gee, it seems… Read More

Ms. Mary’s Toddler Time!

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Toddler Time…. my aerobic exercise for the day! In story times designed for toddlers (children, ages 18-36 months), the goal is to teach a variety of skills: gross motor skills, early literacy and language skills, and behavioral skills. This week in Toddler Time, I used the seasonal theme of “winter” to reinforce these skills. Use the books, songs and rhymes at home to continue the fun at home! Enjoy and happy winter! ~Ms. Mary  Books Mouse’s… Read More