Morristown & Morris Township Library Children's Room
Morristown & Morris Township Library Children's Room

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Tuesday, October 06

Craft Story Time 10:00 AM
Craft Story Time
Come listen to some stories and make a simple craft to take home. For children ages 2-5. All supplies provided. Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

Wednesday, October 07

Craft Story Time 10:00 AM
Craft Story Time
Come listen to some stories and make a simple craft to take home. For children ages 2-5. All supplies provided. Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

Parent and Child Book Club 7:00 PM
Parent and Child Book Club
Come and join us for our first parent and child book club during the school year. Each parent and child will read the same book. This month it will be The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. Then they will meet with other families to discuss what they have read. This is for students in grades 3 through 5 and the parent of their choice. Books are available to be picked up in the children's room. Register in person or by phone at 973-538-6161.

Thursday, October 08

Wonder Club 4:30 PM
Wonder Club
Join us after school at our first Wonder Club for children in kindergarten through second grade. Thursday, October 8th, we will read the book The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat. Then we will make unimaginary friends of our own. All supplies provided. Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

Saturday, October 10

Family Craft Story Time 11:00 AM
Family Craft Story Time
Spend some time on Saturday mornings listening to stories and making a craft to take home. For ages 3-8. All supplies provided. Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, October 13

Create Break 4:30 PM
Create Break
Take a Create Break from school and homework! Come and make some mini pinatas. For grades 3-6. All supplies provided. Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

Thursday, October 15

Grades 4-6 Book Club 7:00 PM
Grades 4-6 Book Club
Join our Fall Book Club. Come read a book and meet with kids your age to talk about it. We will meet the third Thursday of October, November and December. Books are available for borrowing in the children's room. For children in grades 4-6. You may register in person or on the phone at 973-538-6161.

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Highlight of the Month

What is a Superhero?

The dictionary describes a superhero as a fictionalized person with amazing powers or a very heroic person.  Lots of us know all about Superman, Batman or Wonder Woman, but how many of us know anything about some real life superheroes?  A superhero doesn't have to fly or fight bad guys to be a hero.  A hero can be somebody who is admired for brave acts or having great courage.  Firemen and policemen are heroes because of the bravery they show everyday in their jobs.  Other real life people can be considered heroes because of their actions.  How many of these heroes do you know?

jane addamsJane Addams was a hero to the immigrants in Chicago.  She opened Hull House--a place where  immigrants and poor people could go for help.  They helped people with child care, they helped them with their educations so they could get better jobs, they gave them a public kitchen  and gave them a chance to have a better life.  She's a hero because she saw people who needed help and she found a way to help them!

Jackie Robinson was a hero because he was brave enough to be the first black player in major league baseball.  He was able to be a great player even though he faced prejudice and hatred.  He was selectedjackie robinson as Rookie of the Year in his first year and would later earn the Most Valuable Player Award in in 1949.  Jackie Robinson was a hero because his courage helped him to break the color barrier in baseball and he became a champion for civil rights.

rachel carsonRachel Carson was a hero because she made the world see how dangerous fertilizers and pesticides could be.  She was a friend of the environment and she worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  She would publish a book called Silent Spring that showed how bad pesticides were for our food and the environment.  She was a hero because she tried to keep our food chain safe and she help create a need for environmental change.

Meriwwether Lewis and William Clark were heroes because they were willing to explore the wilderness.  Not knowing exactly what they would find, the two set off on a two year journey at Thomas Jefferson's request.  They left from Camp Wood, near Saint Louis, in 1804 and they would travel all the way to thelewis and clark Pacific Ocean in what is now Oregon.  Their journey took them two years and they covered 8,000 miles, found 173 new plants, and 122 new species of animals.  Their detailed journals and maps would help set routes to the West and the Pacific for future explorers.  Lewis and Clark were heroes because they were brave enough to go off into a wilderness they knew little about for their president and country. 

Book Talk

It's Time for Scary Stories!

creepy carrotsCreepy Carrots!
by Aaron Reynolds
The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around
and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by, until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes.
Orion and the DarkOrion and the Dark
by Emma Yarlett
Orion is so scared of the dark, Dark decides to pay him a visit!  Orion is scared
of lots of things, but most of all he's scared of the dark. So one night Dark decides to take Orion on an adventure.
Don't call me sweetDon't Call Me Sweet
by Smriti Prasadam-Halls
Everyone thinks that little monsters are cute and cuddly, but this monster's grumpy and grouchy.  Honest! He does REAL monster stuff, like stomping around and eating squishy, squelchy food like bug eye stew.  He's brave, too--he's not scared of anything.  Not even, big, hairy ogres.  Wait, is that a big, hairy ogre? Help!

Pirates aren't afraid of the darkPirates aren't Afraid of the Dark!
by Maudie Powell-Tuck
Jack is excited to spend the night in his backyard pirate tent, scaring away his younger sister with tales of frightening sea monsters, but when his flashlight goes out, Jack doesn't feel quite so brave after all.

The scariest thing of allThe Scariest Thing of All
by Debi Gliori
Pip the rabbit is afraid of everything, until he faces his fears and discovers nothing is as bad as it seems.

Dinkin Dings and the frightening thingsDinkin Dings and the Frightening Things
by Guy Bass
Young Dinkin Dings, who is afraid of literally everything, is certain that his new next-door neighbors are flesh-eating alien space zombies.

till death do us barkTill Death do us Bark
by Kate Klise
In this story told mostly through letters, Noah Breth's feuding children come to Ghastly, Illinois, to follow a trail of limericks to their inheritance, while Seymour tries to convince Iggy and Olive to let him keep Mr. Breth's dog.

Closed for the seasonClosed for the season: a mystery story
by Mary Downing Hahn
When thirteen year old Logan and his family move into a run down old house in rural Virginia, he discovers that a woman was murdered there and becomes involved with his neighbor Arthur in a dangerous investigation to try to uncover the killer.



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