Fun Fact Friday!

Hey everyone!  We made it through another week! With summer getting closer it seems like there is more and more to do. But i’m never too busy for Fun Fact Friday!  Today’s Fun Fact is…

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I kinda want to try this one out but if I buy gummy worms I’ll just eat them before I even get home.  Hope you have enjoyed this fun fact, check back next week when i’ll be posting a book spotlight! and we will be finishing up the last week of National Poetry Month.

Making Magnetic Poetry for National Poetry Month!

Howdy!  This week in our continuing celebration of April being National Poetry Month we are going to be talking magnetic poetry kits.  Magnetic poetry kits are basically just magnets with words on them that allow you to write and rewrite poems, songs, or just funny sayings over and over again.  You can leave a surprise poem for someone else to find or just have fun creating for yourself.  But if you want to be even more creative you can make your own magnetic poetry kit, that way you have the exact words you want.  All you need is some old magazines that you no longer want to read (do not use library magazines or you will end up having to pay for them!), scissors, magnetic strips/tape or just regular magnets.  I used magnetic tape that was sticky on one side but if yours isn’t you will need either double-sided tape or glue.

Spend some time looking through the magazines looking for words that you would say or ones that just amuse you even.  Cut out anything you think you might want to use.  I didn’t plan out what I was going to have my poem be I just started cutting out words then figured out later what I wanted to say.

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As you can see I picked some very random words.  Like I said earlier I used magnetic tape that was sticky on one side so all I had to do was stick the words I wanted to use to the magnetic tape.  I did have to glue down one word because it was having problems sticking but other than that this was super easy to do!

magnetic poetryMy poem is currently on the side of a book cart.  I tend to go for poems that don’t rhyme but you can create whatever you want!  If you want them to stay longer you can put modge podge glue over the top of the words, just make sure it is dry before you start using the magnets to create beautiful works of art.  Hope you are having as much fun with poetry month as I am!

Alcohol Awareness Walk!

Calling All Teens!

Alcohol Awareness Walk!

The Library is partnering witht the WBR Healthy Community Coalition in support of an “Alcohol Awareness Walk” on Saturday, April 25th at Alexander Park in Brusly.  Registration for this FREE event begins at 8:00 a.m. with the Walk to begin at 9:00 a.m.  With so many teens involved in proms and graduations, the Walk will raise awareness of the dangers of underage drinking.  Please join us to support area teens and make this prom/graduation season a safe one for every family!

Top Ten Tuesday!

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme over at The Broke and the Bookish is Top Ten All Time Favorite Authors.  That’s great, except for the fact that if you read my Top Ten (well usually Five) Lists in the past then you probably already know who I’m going to write about because I’ve written a ton about them.  So I’ve decided to go rogue and do something different.  I looked through their list of old Top Ten Themes and found a topic that really got me thinking.  So today’s post will be all about Characters That I Wish Were My Family Members!  Click below to see who I’ve picked and let me know who you would want to be related to in the comments.  Enjoy!

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Blackout Poetry for National Poetry Month!

Today in our continued celebration of April being National Poetry Month I thought I would talk to you about blackout poetry.  It is a fun and creative way to turn old books and newspapers into brand new art!

All you need is either old books you no longer want or old newspapers that no one is no longer wanting read (since you will be coloring in them make sure not to use library books or books that don’t belong to you).  Then using a marker you cover over all the words that are not a part of your poem.  I went through with a pencil and circled the words of my poem first so I wouldn’t accidentally color over them.  The best part is not only can you be creative with the words on the page, connecting words from different sentences together, but you can also be creative with how you color over the other words.  You can do anything from just coloring over in a block, to making a specific design, to making up your own shapes.  It is all up to you!  Here are two poems I did.  Hope you have fun making your own blackout poetry!

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Top Ten Tuesday!

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Happy Tuesday!  It is time for another Top Ten Tuesday!  The people over at The Broke and the Bookish have picked the theme of 10 inspiring quotes from books.  I’m going to do a variation of that theme and do 5 book quotes that have stuck with me.  Some have inspired, some have made me laugh, some have even scared me, but there is no doubt that they have stuck with me long after I have finished reading the books.  Click below to check out my picks and leave a comment with your own quotes that you just can’t get out of your head.

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