Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, December 25, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Monday, January 1, 2018 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
02:00 PM to 04:00 PMContact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3.or email@example.com
I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.
August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid — but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.
"Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” — indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
Register by 1/11/18.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Teen, Tween
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
01:00 PM to 03:00 PMContact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3
(2016) What do your pets do when you're not home? When their owners leave for the day, pets from the building gossip with their friends, satisfy their sweet tooths, and throw outrageous parties. But when a pampered terrier and his unruly new 'roommate' from the pound get lost in the urban jungle of New York City, they must put aside their differences to survive the epic journey back home. Rated PG; 87 min.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult, Teen, Tween, Children
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
06:30 PM to 07:30 PMContact: Kate Eicher at the Children's Desk 986-1047, ext. 4 or Laura Ford at the Help Desk 986-1047, ext. 3.
Bring your favorite recipes for popcorn and try some new seasonings for your next party or movie night.Location:Activity Room, Storytime RoomAge Group:Tween, Children