The Explorer Magazine Fall 2018 - Page 20

Join us for Animal Tales! Our Park Naturalists come to your local library each month to share a story about a native animal and a related craft or activity with preschool through upper elementary age children. This program is FREE to attend. Some libraries prefer advance registration, so be sure to check with your library about their policy. SEPTEMBER OCTOBER by Phillip and Hannah Hoose by Joseph Anthony What would you do if the ant you were about to step on looked up and started talking? Would you stop and listen? What if your friends saw you hesitate? That’s what happens in this funny, thought-provoking book. Originally a song by a father-daughter team, this conversation between two creatures, large and small, is bound to inspire important discussions. It might even answer that classic childhood question: To squish or not to squish? Here, in luminous illustrations, is the life cycle of an oak--and how it supports life even after it is gone. An acorn drops from a great oak and grows. Animals nibble at it, a fire threatens it, but overcoming many challenges it eventually towers high in the forest, observing the changing human scene below. Eventually its energy passes into many other life forms--even the cherry pie enjoyed by the boy in the house below. Hey, Little Ant In A Nutshell PLAINFIELD-GUILFORD TWP Mondays at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3 CLAYTON-LIBERTY TWP Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Dec. 4 MONROVIA Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Call library at (317) 996-4307 to register in advance Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Dec. 4 NOVEMBER DECEMBER Raccoon on His Own The Animals’ Winter Sleep by Jim Arnosky by Lynda Graham-Barber When a baby raccoon is swept downstream in an abandoned canoe, he feels afraid. But soon he notices all kinds of things he has never seen before, and from the safety of his little boat, he begins to explore the world around him. Paralleling the exciting- and often frightening-experience of a child’s first adventure away from home, Raccoon on His Own offers little ones a glimpse of being on their own for the very first time. COATESVILLE-CLAY TWP Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. Call library at (317) 386-2355 to register in advance Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5 Taking nonfiction into the realm of bedtime read-to-me stories, this rich, melodic text paired with detailed color pencil illustrations describes how 13 North American animal species— such as black bear, ermine, pileated woodpecker, porcupine, river otter, and ruffed grouse—survive harsh winter snows snug inside their dens, nests, burrows, and lodges. JAMESTOWN Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. Call library at (765) 676-6190 to register in advance Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 8, Dec. 6 BROWNSBURG Wednesdays at 4 p.m. AVON-WASHINGTON TWP Fridays at 2 p.m. Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5 Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 9, Dec. 7 Call library at (317) 852-3167 to register in advance Call library at (317) 272-4818 to register in advance ROACHDALE Thursdays at 3 p.m. DANVILLE Fridays at 4 p.m. Call library at (765) 522-1491 to register in advance Call library at (317) 745-2604 to register in advance Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 8, Dec. 6 Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 9, Dec. 7 RECOMMENDED READING FOR A U1QL)Q!dM!==P 9=L=;ePQ!d) dAQI% ,5 59UL)ЁՉ͡ijQMЁ ̰eЁQ́Ʌѥ)ѡɕ̰չɕѕɔչѥ́ȁͅѕȁѼ)չՍёȁɕɕѥ́́չѥ͡)Aɥ55́́ɕݹёȁɥѕȰյɥа)ѥյЁȁ=ёȁ1Mɕ!́Ёɕ)́ɔѡMɥ Qձ䁵ѕɥ́م)Q Ё]丁!́ѡѡȁ䁽ѡȁ̰)ՑՍչ݅9܁eɬQ͕́)́QɅ͡ȁQɅQ9Ёѡ ȁє)ܰIÁeЁ=!ٕ́)M]͡ѽ)e=T5%!P1M<9)=d)QɐQ͑Qٕ́ ͍ͥЁ٥AՉ1Ʌ䀡͕Ĥ) ! ,Y%1 %1%QdPe=UHY=I%Q1= 0AU 1% 1% IId(ܹ!ɥ չAɭ̹