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Marionette show

November 29, 2018


If you’re looking for fun holiday events for you and the kids, try visiting the Swedish Cottage in Central Park. They present professional marionette shows year-round. Now playing is ‘Yeti, Set, Snow!’  The quaint cottage appears transported straight from the Alps.  The cozy theater is laid out with benches for general seating.  Be sure to make a reservation because these shows sell out.

Publishers Weekly Best List

November 24, 2018


This year’s best children’s book lists have been announced from Publisher’s Weekly magazine. The magazine divides their winners into 3 categories:

Picture books, Middle grade and YA.

How many have you read?



2018 Harvey Awards- Comics

November 8, 2018

Last month the 2018 Harvey Award winners were announced. The Harvey is given to Book of the Year, Digital Book of the Year, Best Children or Young Adult Book, Best Adaptation from a Comic Book/Graphic Novel, and Best Manga and Best European Book.  This was the 30th anniversary of the award.

The Harvey Award winners for 2018 are:

  • Book of the Year: MONSTRESS by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
  • Digital Book of the Year – BARRIER by Brian K. Vaughn, Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente
  • Best Children or Young Adult Book: Tie between THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER by Jen Wang   and THE TEA DRAGON SOCIETY, by Katie O’Neill  
  • Best Adaptation from a Comic Book/Graphic NovelBLACK PANTHER (Walt Disney Pictures) – Directed by Ryan Coogler. Adapted from “Black Panther”

Get your NYPL Culture Pass

November 1, 2018

Image result for culture pass The New York Public Library has many resources beyond books. This year, the new Culture Pass is another advantage to having an NYPL library card. The Culture Pass allows free access to more than 30 museums, galleries and gardens all using your NYPL card! “Any person who lives, works or attends school in the state of New York is eligible to receive an NYPL card.”   You can apply for your NYPL card online by emailing your driver’s license or other ID to 

They will mail your card to you and you can then get started taking advantage of visiting such places as the New York Botanical Gardens, the American Museum of Natural History, Frick, Intrepid, MOMA, MMA, Whitney, Wave Hill, Guggenheim and many others for free!

America’s Best-Loved Book

October 25, 2018

Top Ten and ‘Best’ lists are disputable. This latest list polled the public to vote for their favorite book. More than 4 million votes were cast. Here is the top 10:

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird
  2. Outlander (Series)
  3. Harry Potter (Series)
  4. Pride and Prejudice
  5. Lord of the Rings
  6. Gone with the Wind
  7. Charlotte’s Web
  8. Little Women
  9. Chronicles of Narnia
  10. Jane Eyre

Click on the logo here to see the rest of the list:The Great American Read

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