The next STEM Saturday at the Manhattan Beach Public Library is on "Aero-Structures." It is at 11:00 on Saturday, October 10, and pre-registration at the children's information/reference desk is required to attend. Also at our local public library, save the date: Saturday, October 24, at 11:00 a.m., for Buster Balloon's Halloween Spooktacular, described as "full of creepy comedy, spooky magic, and monstrous balloon creations." The public library's bookmark contest continues until the end of October.
Right here at the Pennekamp library we are focusing this week on the five senses. Sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell connect us to our wonderful world. The books we will hear this week are either about those senses or involve readers in using one or more senses in particular. Many related titles are on display.
Kindergarteners will begin on October 7 to check out and return books during their weekly class visit. Each kinder may check out one book at a time and is permitted to bring his or her book home. Parents of all students receive a weekly email showing what books their students have checked out and when the books are due. There is no overdue fine, but dear parents, if you can help your students (especially the youngest ones!) to remember their books on library day, that would be great. A replacement fee is charged for any book that is lost or damaged beyond repair.
Grade 3 is completing an introduction to the Dewey decimal system. As classes do year after year, they will get to hear the very entertaining "Dewey Rap," which can be viewed below. (Please be advised, though, that other YouTube content and comments attached to videos may be inappropriate for children.)