Tuesday, September 13, 2016

New Central Library Storytime Schedule

Tuesday:      Toddler Storytime   10 and 11 a.m.

Wednesday  Toddler/Preschool Storytime, 10 and 11 a.m.

Thursday:     Toddler Storytime, 10 and 11 a.m.
                      Craft Storytime ,    3:30 p.m.

Friday:          Preschool Storytime, 10 and 11 a.m.

Saturday:       Toddler Storytime, 10 and 11 a.m.
                       Craft Storytime, 2:00 p.m.

Second and Fourth Monday of the month, Digital Storytime, 3:30 p.m.

Second Thursday of the month, Pajama Storytime, 7:00 p.m.

Second Saturday of the month, Read to a Dog, 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Free online tutor help with Brainfuse

Have homework blues? Try Brainfuse! Brainfuse is a free online program where students grades k - college can connect with a live tutor every day from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. throughout the year. Email in your reports and papers and have them reviewed. Take practice tests and improve your test scores. All you need is a library card to access this program at home.
Click here to try it out. http://main.hbpl.ca.brainfuse.com/authenticate.asp  or cut and paste this link into your browser.

You can also find HelpNow with Brainfuse on our website, hbpl.org. Click on the HelpNow banner.

Homework Club starts Sept 19

The Central Library's Homework Club starts Monday, Sept 19. Homework Club is held every Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:00 in the downstairs Maddy Room. Students and parents will need to register with the Homework Coordinator before tutoring will start. Registration starts at 3:15.

Homework Club meets during the school year only and does not take place during the fall, winter or spring school breaks.

Need more homework help? Try the library's free online homework help program, Brainfuse. Library card is needed to access this program at home. Connect with real tutors every day from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. throughout the year. Grades k - college.  Click here to start. http://main.hbpl.ca.brainfuse.com/authenticate.asp or cut and paste this link into your browser.

Writing Workshop with Chris Epting Oct. 8

What do the Newbery Winners, Island of the Blue Dolphins, Number the Stars and The Bronze Bow all have in common? They are examples of historical fiction.
Students 5 - 8th grade can learn how to develop fictional characters by looking at real historic events and with a writing assignment that will allow them to change history! Students will discover how to find characters and plots in real-life events.

Cost is $5 per student. Supplies are included. Purchase tickets at the Children's Desk.. Buy them now to make sure to get a seat. Space is limited.

Workshop is Saturday, October 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Talbert Room.

Class is taught by well known local author, Chris Epting.

Join Beanstack's Fall Reading Raffle starting Sept 22.

Start off the beginning of autumn with our library's Fall Reading Raffle. If you are already registered in our Beanstack program, just click on the Fall Reading Raffle button to register. The reading raffle runs from Sept 22. through Nov. 19. Children ages 12 and under can earn a virtual raffle tickets for every 10 books or 180 minutes spent reading that they log online. They can earn up to 8 tickets for a chance to win a stuffed animal and a Fresca's or McDonald's kid meal. There will be multiple winners.

Haven't yet registered for Beanstack? Click here to do so. Beanstack offers year round and seasonal reading programs. https://hbpl.beanstack.com/reader365

Wednesday Lego Club starts Sept. 14

Come take part in our Wednesday Afternoon Lego Fun Club! Held the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Tabby Theater. For children ages 4 to 12. Come in and build Lego masterpieces. We provide the Legos, but Lego donations are always welcome.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Stuffed Animal Library Sleepover Camp Video 2016

The Library Sleepover Camp was a great success. The toys had a wonderful time. Want to see what happened?
Click on the link below.

This video is also posted on the Friends of the Children's Library of Huntington Beach Facebook page.