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February 4, 2019
Upcoming Programs and Award Winning Books

We've got some great programs coming up: paper mosaics, Valentine's Day cards, Building Club, and a screening of Frozen.

Last week, the American Library Association announced its book award prizes. This includes the Newbery Medal for best book for children 0-14 years old and Caldecott Medal for best illustrations for a book for children 0-14 years old. There are lots of other prizes as well. For this newsletter, I've created lists of my favorite Newbery and Caldecott winners.

Please let me know if you have any suggestions, requests, or anything else you would like to share.

Art Studio: Paper Mosaic
Valentine's Day Cards
Building Club
Afternoon Movie: Frozen

Story Time with Molly
Story Time with Eliya
Stay and Play

Middle School Book Club: To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Erin's Favorite Newbery and Caldecott Award Winners
Art Studio: Paper Mosaic
Wednesday, February 6, Edgewater Room
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Mosaics are images made with small pieces of stone, glass, paper, or other materials.

For this project, we'll be using small pieces of paper. We'll have plenty of pre-cut paper but also paper that can be cut. Similarly, we'll have designs to be filled in but I encourage wild imagination.

Perfect for children 4+ years old, but all children and their caretakers are welcome.
Valentine's Day Cards and Envelopes
Wednesday, February 13, Edgewater Room
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Come make Valentine's Day cards and matching envelopes. We'll have plenty of supplies. For children and their caretakers.
BUILDING CLUB: Legos & Magna-Tiles
Wednesday, February 20, Edgewater Room
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

We have a huge collection of LEGOs and Magna-Tiles. There are Duplos in the Children’s Room for kids under 3. Children and their caretakers are welcome.

AFTERNOON MOVIE: Frozen (2013, PG, 1hr 42min)
Wednesday, February 27, Edgewater Room
3:00 p.m.

In Frozen (2013, 1hr 42 min, PG), the newly-crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to curse her home in infinite winter. Her sister Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition and save the kingdom. Frozen©Walt Disney Pictures

Children and their caretakers are welcome to join us. We'll have lots of popcorn to share!

Story Time with Molly
Mondays, Edgewater Room
10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Join us for stories, finger plays, and songs. For children 3 and under and their caregivers.
Story Time with Eliya
Wednesdays, Edgewater Room
9:40 a.m. and 10:40 a.m.
Join us for stories, finger plays, and songs! For children 3 and under and their caregivers.
Stay and Play
Wednesdays, Edgewater Room
10:00 - 10:40 a.m.
Toddler and their caregivers are invited to 'stay and play' after the Sausalito Library's 9:40 a.m. story time. Preschool teacher Eliya will be there with blocks, stuffed animals, shaky eggs, and more. Join us!
Middle School Book Club: To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

** The Middle School Book Club is currently full except for kids who are already members. If you have questions or would like to be added to the wait list, please contact Erin.**
My Favorite Newbery and Caldecott Award Winners

Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina and Hello Lighthouse, illustrated by Sophie Backall, won this year's Newbery and Caldecott Awards. I'm not a fan of Sophie Blackall's illustration style, so I can't speak on behalf of that book. I haven't read Merci Suarez, but I really enjoyed one of Medina's earlier books, Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, so I'm looking forward to reading it.

I know a number of people who have been on the Newbery and Caldecott committees, and they have all told me that the award winners should never be taken as a definitive 'best book' of the year. They are the books that particular group of people thought were the 'best books.'

I could go on and on about why I love the books on the lists below. I hope more people will read ones like May I Bring a Friend and Dicey's Song that are less popular. I want other people to giggle at the lions and know what I mean when I say, "I wish I was as brave as Dicey."

I'm very curious to hear what Newbery and Caldecott winners other people love; please let me know!
Erin's Favorite Newbery Award Winners
Erin's Favorite Caldecott Award Winners
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