Monthly Archives: August 2013

BAYA Craft Workshop – October 15, 2013

BAYA Craft Workshop: Tuesday October 15th, 2013, 3:30pm to 5:30pm. $25 pre-registration, $30 at the door and for e-mail RSVP. San Leandro Public Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro, CA 94577. BAYA, the Bay Area Young Adult Librarians group, is … Continue reading

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Review of the Week

Kirby, Matthew J. The Lost Kingdom ‡ Fiction. Scholastic, 2013. 348p. $17.99. 978-0-545-27426-5. OUTSTANDING. GRADES 5-8. n this rousing old-fashioned yarn reminiscent of Treasure Island (Stevenson, Cassell & Co., 1883), an expedition of the American Philosophical Society sets off in … Continue reading

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U.S. Postal Service Seeks Stamp Ideas from Children’s Books

In the past, postage stamps that celebrated children’s books have been popular, from the 2004 series of stamps based on Dr. Seuss characters, to the 2006 series based on animal characters in children’s books.  The U.S. Postal Service is seeking suggestions … Continue reading

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Two Upcoming Workshops

Children’s Services Fundamentals An Infopeople online course, September 24 to October 21, 2013 Do you want to be more comfortable and confident in providing library services to children and their families? In this course, expert children’s librarian and author Penny … Continue reading

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Review of the Week

Deems, James M. Faces from the Past: Forgotten People of North America .‡ Photos. Non-fiction. Houghton, 2012. 154p. $18.99. 978-0-547-37024-8. OUTSTANDING. GRADES 5-ADULT. Graves from as early as 10,500 years ago to 1881 in both the United States and Mexico, … Continue reading

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Do-It-Yourself Program Ideas: “Narnia” Theme

Recently, “Vivian the Librarian,” author of the “As I See It” blog ( posted some ideas for a “Narnia” themed library program on the PUBYAC Listserv.  I have taken her ideas and added a few of my own, for a … Continue reading

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Author Annemarie O’Brien, new BayNews posted

Author Appearance:  Annemarie O’Brien’s debut novel, LARA’S GIFT, a “Lassie-meets-Doctor Zhivago” girl empowerment story will be released on August 6, 2013 by Alfred A. Knopf. Havens Library and Books Inc will be hosting a book launch party on Friday, September … Continue reading

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