Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Storytime

Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968
Photo by Unseen Histories on Unsplash   

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a civil rights leader who never backed down in his stand against racism. Learn more about this courageous hero who inspired millions of people to right a wrong through non-violent protests. He was one of the greatest speakers of all time. 

  I am Martin Luther King, Jr.
written by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Chris Eliopoulos

 I Have a Dream
Written by Martin Luther King, Jr. and painted by Kadir Nelson
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wanted people to see the differences in each other and celebrate the things that were different and the same! How can people be the same but different? Let's watch Elmo to see!


It's Okay to Be Different 
Written and illustrated by Todd Parr

Dream Catcher Craft for MLK Day
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Visit your LLF library for your take-home Martin Luther King, Jr. Day craft. This dream catcher hand print craft will help you start a dialogue on multi-cultural inclusion and importance of having dreams. Write your dreams on the hand prints and hang it above your bed to catch your dreams!
Looking for more diverse reads? Check-out your library's collection purchased through an Anti-Racism Reading Shelf Grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council with financial support from the Thomas M. Blake Charitable Fund #2 of the Community Foundation for Mississippi.








Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Adulting 101- You Make a Difference

Adulting 101:  Part one - You make a difference

Written By: Josh Burnette and Pete Hardesty

Check out the hardcover book at our library or download it on hoopla 

The Hearse and the U-haul- Dead people can not enjoy their stuff! Thinking about your own funeral is unpleasant and not something we want to do. However, this is where this book begins. Ask yourself these basic questions...

1. Can you take it with you?

2. Would your stuff be helpful to others or a problem?

3. If you died, what would be the impact on others?

4. Has anyone ever said " wow they were great at binge-watching shows... at a funeral. 

Stephan Covey states that you should always begin with the end in mind. (The 7 habits of highly effective people).

Now that you thought about the unpleasant stuff. Think about this... 

1. You matter. how you treat yourself matters

2. People matter, how you treat people matters.

3. There were great times in your past however, always remember the best times of your life are yet to come.

Exercise for this month: Write a mission statement for your life. (Feel free to share your mission statement in the comment section below.) 

Be clear, think about your mission statement very seriously.

Name your values (at least 3)

Name your principles (at least 3)

Name your strengths (at least 3)

Name your weaknesses (at least 3)

Need some help? Try this short, free aptitude test for strengths and weakness to help you get started. 

Keep a daily journal. Write down your spending, what happened to you, and how you reacted to that event. A good thing and a bad thing. Who you interacted with and why. Write in your journal every evening, always read the daily writing, think about what you wrote and your reaction. Did you grow because of this event or did you regress? 

We have some supplies to help with this progress at your local LLF Library. 

Monday, January 4, 2021

Lego Club- January

 A New Year Means New Challenges!

Lego Trivia Questions:

1. What is the plural of LEGO?

2. How many bricks are in each and all LEGO Minifigures (without a hat)?

3.What year did LEGO bricks go into space? 

Email us your answers* and any pictures of your completed challenges:
*The first email with the correct answers receives a prize!

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Life Hacks- DIY Dry Erase Board


Dry-erase message boards can be super helpful for keeping track of what you need, such as groceries, or reminders for things to do, but they’re usually pretty unattractive. So, in honor of a new year approaching, here's an easy fix for making an attractive board that will keep your thoughts organized in a cute way! Grab a picture frame and some paper of your choice. Cut the paper to fit the frame and set it in behind the glass. Get a dry erase marker and begin listing your reminders!

Monday, December 28, 2020

Kids' Reads - Steam Train Dream Train


The team behind the #1 New York Times bestseller Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site returns with another fabulous book for bedtime, Steam Train Dream Train! The dream train pulls into the station, and one by one the train cars are loaded: polar bears pack the reefer car with ice cream, elephants fill the tanker cars with paints, tortoises stock the auto rack with race cars, bouncy kangaroos stuff the hopper car with balls. Sweet and silly dreams are guaranteed for any budding train enthusiasts! Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally, for devices that support audio, this eBook includes a read-along setting.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

On Wednesdays We Make Crafts- Scarf Wreath


Love wreaths, but not the their price tags? Have extra scarves?  Upcycle scarves by turning them into  wreaths for your home! The best thing about this craft is that you can continue to wear the scarves once you take your wreaths down. How nifty!


Monday, December 21, 2020

Reindeer Storytime

 Just three more days until Santa and his reindeer make their way to visit us! Do you know all of the reindeer names?Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph and OLIVE? Wait a second, I've never heard of an OLIVE reindeer! Let's read all about this mysterious reindeer!

Who is the most famous reindeer?That's right, Rudolph! Let's read Rudolph's story, then sing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer together!

I know you've all heard of baby shark, but have you heard of Santa Shark?!

Don't let the reindeer have all the fun! You can play some Christmas games, too!
Stop by your local LLF branch to pick up a special treat to leave out for Santa's reindeer! And don't forget to track Santa's progress by visiting the NORAD site.