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January 2015

SCIENCE FAIR 101

Saturday, January 17th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Noel Wien Library Auditorium

The Fairbanks Children’s Museum, the Noel Wien Library, and the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District present:

Science Fair 101
For kids in kindergarten through 8th grade.

  • Come up with a science fair topic.
  • Begin your research.
  • Library resource materials.
  • Sony tablets available to use.
  • Community experts from different fields to help with research.
  • Assistance in organizing information into a cohesive project.
  • 200 regulation display boards available.

BRICKTASTIC

Sunday, January 18th, 2:00 p.m.
Noel Wien Library Berry Room

Join us for our monthly meeting of an hour of toy brick building fun. We will be creating castles! We provide the toy bricks (we have even more now!), you provide the imagination! For ages 5 and up.

PAJAMA STORYTIME

Tuesday, January 20th, 7:00 PM
Noel Wien Library Berry Room

Wear your pajamas and slippers, and bring your favorite bedtime stuff animal for an evening storytime for 3 to 10 year olds. No registration is required for this fun way for the whole family to enjoy stories before bedtime.

MOTHER MOOSE

Friday, January 2nd, 10:30 AM
Monday, January 12th, 10:30 AM
Saturday, January 24th, 10:30 AM
Tuesday, January 27th, 6:30 PM
Noel Wien Library Berry Room

Bring your baby or toddler up to 23 months, and enjoy a sweet, short lapsit program of rhymes and a story, followed by social time with developmental toys for babies/toddlers and caretakers. Mother Moose is designed to encourage early literacy through shared stories, music, developmental activities, and movement. Please join us and get to know other parents of similar aged children.

MOVIES @ YOUR LIBRARY

Friday, January 2nd, 1:30 PM
Noel Wien Library Auditorium

Pick up a copy of the printed January Berry Room calendar for information on the movie being shown, or call 459-1052. The movie is shown on the big screen in the Noel Wien Library Auditorium. Popcorn munchies are served. Auditorium doors open at 1:20 PM.

WINTER BREAK FUN @ YOUR PUBLIC LIBRARY

DROP-IN CRAFT, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Free
Noel Wien Public Library Berry Room

Monday, January 5th – Animal Corner Bookmarks

OCEAN EXPLORATION

Noel Wien Library Auditorium

Presented in collaboration with the University of Alaska Museum of the North. Explore oceans through fun activities for the whole family.

Ocean Art
Sunday, January 4th, 2:00 p.m.

Create art with a museum educator, then watch an ocean-related movie.

Arctic Whales

Sunday, January 25th, 2:00 p.m.

Discover whales with a museum educator. Then see the new UAMN
made movie: Arctic Currents: A Year in the Life of the Bowhead Whale
(UA Museum of the North, 2014, 25 minutes).

PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE FOR MORE EVENTS OFFERED BY THE YOUTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

What’s New in the Berry Room

January 2015

NEW BOOK RELEASES

Watch for the following recently released or soon to be released titles to be added to the catalog:

  • Curse of the Ancient Emerald (Hard Boys Adventures #9) by Franklin W. Dixon
  • Treasure of Easter Island (Geronimo Stilton series)
  • Surfing for Secrets (Geronimo Stilton Cavemice series)
  • Winter Turning (Wings of Fire series) by Tui Sutherland
  • Just My Rotten Luck (Middle School series) by James Patterson
  • Dork Diaries #9 by Rachel Renee Russell

When these titles are listed in the public library’s online catalog, you may place a hold for them by using the Place A Hold feature, along with your library card and PIN.

MOVIES @ YOUR PUBLIC LIBRARY

Come enjoy a free movie on the big screen in the Noel Wien Library Auditorium on Friday, January 2nd at 1:30 PM. Call the Berry Room at 459-1052 for the title of the movie being shown. Popcorn munchies served. Auditorium doors open at 1:20 PM.

SELF CHECKOUT KIOSK IN THE BERRY ROOM

Be sure and try out the Berry Room’s self checkout kiosk. We’d be happy to show you how it works!

SCIENCE FAIR 101

Saturday, January 17th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Noel Wien Library Auditorium

The Fairbanks Children’s Museum, the Noel Wien Library, and the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District present:

Science Fair 101
For kids in kindergarten through 8th grade

  • Come up with a science fair topic.
  • Begin your research.
  • Library resource materials.
  • Sony tablets available to use.
  • Community experts from different fields to help with research.
  • Assistance in organizing information into a cohesive project.
  • 200 regulation display boards available.

MONTHLY BRICKTASTIC PROGRAM

Come to the Berry Room on the 3rd Sunday of each month for an hour of toy brick building fun. Through a generous grant from LEGO and the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), we now have more Legos than ever! Each month has a different theme, but there’s always a fun time to be had! For ages 5 and up.

FACEBOOK

Don’t forget that the Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Libraries are back on Facebook. Like us to keep up on current library happenings!

FEATURED COLLECTION – SCIENCE FAIR BOOKS

Ask at either the Berry Room desk or the Reference desk for assistance in locating books for science fair projects. We have many books covering experiments in chemistry, physics, weather, and general science experiments, just to name a few science topics.

MONTHLY BERRY ROOM CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Would you like to receive this calendar each month via email? Stop by the Berry Room desk to add your email address to our monthly distribution list (the calendar is emailed in pdf color version near the end of each month for the following month’s calendar).

Youth Services Department

AT THE NOEL WIEN LIBRARY
(WILLIAM D. BERRY ROOM)

The Noel Wien Library’s Youth Services Department provides a place for children from birth to 18 years old to learn, explore, and enjoy literature through a wide variety of materials and programs.

YOUTH MATERIALS AND COLLECTIONS AVAILABLE TO BORROW

Youth collections are housed in three locations at the Noel Wien Library. Fictional materials for children from birth to upper elementary/middle school, as well as some children’s poetry, are located in the William D. Berry Room, immediately to your right as you enter the library and walk past the checkout station. Fictional materials for young adults are located in the Young Adult area at the rear of the library. Non-fiction materials for youth are interfiled with adult materials in the non-fiction area of the library, according to Library of Congress call number.

The youth collections include, but are not limited to:

  • Board books for very young children
  • Picture books, including award-winning Caldecott books
  • Books for beginning readers
  • Chapter books in a variety of genres, including award-winning Newbery books
  • Young adult literature, including award-winning Printz books
  • Large print books for youth
  • Poetry
  • Books in foreign languages (located in the non-fiction section)
  • Audio books (books on tape or CD, “Playaways,” and downloadable books from ListenAlaska)
  • Bookbags with picture books and an audio cassette
  • Videos and DVDs
  • CD-ROM educational software
  • Music audio cassettes and CDs
  • Non-fiction books
  • Paperback browsing collection