Thursday, January 31, 2008

Valentine's Day is on its way!

Join us at D4D (Day for Donuts) Saturday, Feb. 2 and Feb. 9 to make some Valentines for all of the special people in your life. We'll have sample cards, craft material, stickers, and more. Remember that grandparents LOVE handmade Valentines!

As always, the D4D drop-in program will be Saturday from 9:30-12. Books, games, toys, crafts, and lot of kids add to the fun. Donuts, scones, juice, and coffee are served. We thank Blue Max Coffee for their support of D4D again this year.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Tuesday's Movie

If you like stories with adventure, action, science, friendship, brave princess warriors, and gigantic insects - you'll love Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. Directed by Hayao Miyzaki (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke), this animated film is based on Miyazaki's manga series of the same name.

The story takes place in the future, about 1,000 years after most of humanity has been destroyed, leaving a few surviving kingdoms. The Earth is now covered with poisonous jungles where the air is so contanimated you can't survive for five minutes without a mask. These jungles are inhabited and protected by the Ohmus, humongous insects with great eyes covering their bodies. Nausicaa, brave young princess of the Valley of the Wind, is able to communicate with these powerful creatures, and she is making discoveries about the ways of the jungle in the hope of finding a way for humans to survive on their planet. When a neighboring kingdom threatens the Valley and all of mankind, Nausicaa defends her people, the insects she loves, and the Earth with bravery and wisdom.

If you're a fan of Hayao Miyazki or if you like anime in general, this film is not to be missed!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Hey there!

Hello and a big welcome to all friends of the children's room at the River Forest Public Library. This is the place where we'll be telling you what's going on for kids at the library. We'll be posting reviews of books, dvd's, and websites; both new and old. We'll be sharing some cool links we think you might like. We'll be letting you know what we think, and asking you what you think. Check back often because we'll be updating often!