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Spring! Poetry to Sing Out Loud

Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by LaurenJoan

Flower Faces Happy Spring - time to sing aloud with POETRY - it's National Poetry Month! Spring Sound the flute! Now it's mute. Birds delight Day and night; Nightingale In the dale, Lark in the sky -- Merrily, Merrily, merrily to welcome in the year. Little boy, Full of joy; Little girl, Sweet and small; Cock does crow, So do you Merry voice, Infant noise, Merrily, merrily, . . . more »

FLASH!! April 5th - Poetry Festival Takes OVER Milpitas Library !!!

Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by LaurenJoan

Milpits Library's Poetry Festival On Saturday, April 5th... Oh the glory of poetry - in a festival of talent and insight with gourmet cuisine most "fare".... Finally, at long last - Milpitas Library is proud to present: David Perez - SCC Poet Laureate - providing Poetry! Along with a compendium of Poets! Erica Goss Los Gatos City Poet Laureate Kim Johnson Slam Poet - Gypsy with a Pen - . . . more »

What's in a Lexile Number for Little Chicks?

Posted on Friday, March 21, 2014 by LaurenJoan

Go Ask Alice and Joanie B Lexile this, Lexile that it's Library-hens who know content! Dear Alice and Joanie B, Do Library-hens Lexile their books? What's in a Lexile Number for little chicks? Signed, Bawk-ffled by Reading + Books = Numbers Dear Bawk-ffled, Wraaawk! We're Library-hens - Lexiles are just algorithmic persuasions of mathematical equations, While Library-hens are amazin' 'cause they know content qualifications! Bawk! If we were Robot Library-hens we . . . more »

Vintage St. Patrick's Day + Poetry for Kids = Smilin' Irish Eyes

Posted on Saturday, March 8, 2014 by LaurenJoan

St patricks day blimp Mora na maidine dhuit. (More-uh nah mod-gin-uh g-wit.) Top of the morning to you. All things Irish are coming 'round our merry way this St. Patrick's Day - Erin Go Braugh (Long Live Ireland)! What better way to celebrate then with beguiling images from St. Patrick's Day past (thank you, Pinterest) + Irish poetry + Irish music? So, put on your green, play the soundcloud . . . more »

These Irish Eyes are Smilin'

Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014 by LaurenJoan

St patricks day blimp Mora na maidine dhuit. (More-uh nah mod-gin-uh g-wit.) Top of the morning to you. All things Irish are coming 'round our merry way this St. Patrick's Day - Erin Go Braugh (Long Live Ireland)! What better way to celebrate than with beguiling images from St. Patrick's Day past (thank you, Pinterest) + Irish poetry + Irish music? So, put on your green, play the soundcloud . . . more »

Poulets dans 1700 Au Château de Versailles - The Chicken Dance of France

Posted on Saturday, February 22, 2014 by LaurenJoan

alice in wig It was nearly time for the sun to rise and... in the coop, upon her roost, Alice was dreaming of another sun, in another time -- the Sun King, le Roi-Soleil -- and the dawn of the Chicken Dance.... in France... At the Palace of Versailles - Au Château de Versailles Chickens of 1700 - Poulets dans 1700 A la Française -- WRAaawwwk! Alice fell . . . more »

Sweet-Candy-Crush Poems + Vintage Valentines = LOVE

Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 by LaurenJoan

Valentines chocolates vintage Sweet-Candy-Crush Poems + Vintage Valentines = L-O-V-E Love and candy go best together at Valentines time and the sweetest way to love is through poetry, of course! Here's a sample of sweet poetry from SCCLD's Children's Collection and vintage valentines from Pinterest for your own best, candy-heart-filled Valentine's Day. Chocolate, Chocolate by Arnold Adoff Chocolate, chocolate I love you so I want to marry you . . . more »

London Grammar, San Fermin - whoa! - Music for Chicken Emo

Posted on Friday, January 31, 2014 by LaurenJoan

Alice and Joanie B, SCCLD Library Hens, need to cluck! their emo (or emocore) in music and Paul Krugman, NYT opinionator and Noble Prizer in Economics, pecks the way to --emo- music-makers-of-the-moment....like... LONDON GRAMMAR... ...and...SAN FERMIN... Alice: Bawwk! Now - I could cluck and cry to London Grammar all day long... Joanie B: Rrrawk! Sonsick - I feel my gizzard swell from "not an album . . . more »

Chick Lit + Rooster Romance = Happy Egg Story

Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 by LaurenJoan

Reading to chicks Ahhh... chickens and roosters and romance stories.... can it mean happy eggs? Alice and Joanie B, library-hens, take their chick lit seriously - readers' advisory is at the top of their professional pecking order....no wonder Alice "bawked! " when she saw the "so-crowed" news from the U.K.: Breaking News!! REAL LIFE STORIES Chick lit -- for hens! First Book Aimed at Chickens Has Been Written . . . more »

Chickens Cross the Road Not Taken...

Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 by LaurenJoan

chickens on the road Alice and Joanie B. Dream of a World of Roads to Cross... In the New Year, Alice and Joanie B. are chickens who are ever questioning and questing--pecking around for answers through their adventures, crossing many roads. The inner-chicken always crowing for exploration and chicken-self-determination. For Alice and Joanie B. - such restless angst is best addressed through poetry, whether chicken themed or chicken nuanced. . . . more »

Ho! Ho! Ho! for Christmas Po(etry)

Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by LaurenJoan

vintage christmas image In all the hustle and bustle of the holidays - it's nice to catch a few sweet moments to remember the simple riches we hold dear. . . What better way to rediscover these moments than through poetry - and to share them with our children? Team up poetry with vintage Christmas images - and JOY is within your grasp! Poetry from books at SCCLD . . . more »

Alice and Joanie B for the Love of Napping

Posted on Friday, December 13, 2013 by LaurenJoan

napping joanie b Never under-estimate the power of taking a nap! Alice and Joanie B. - hardworking, cluckin' and scratchin' and referencin' library-hens that they are - love a good nap on their days off.... Favorite napping positions: Joanie B's best nap technique is to tuck her beak into soft feathers of a resting wing... Alice likes to blop on the grass and close her eyes tight, ready . . . more »