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Page Turners Club Recommends - February 2014

Usually Mr. Mitch and Miss Becky choose the books to discuss for our Page Turners Book Club meetings, but this time we asked the Page Turners themselves to bring in a favorite book to talk about! Several (very brave) members filmed their book discussions. We think they're super fantabulously amazing (the books and the kids)!

Here are their recommendations:

The House of Hades, Rick Riordan

In a Blink, Kiki Thorpe

The Tail of Emily Windsnap, Liz Kessler

Airhead, Meg Cabot

The Series of Unfortunate Events, Lemony Snicket

Book of a Thousand Days, Shannon Hale

The Hollow City, Ransom Riggs

Marble Machines- February 2014

With just some pegboards, planks, clothespins, pipe cleaners, and funnels, kids and teens made amazing marble machines! You can see the talented designs that were made below.

Want to learn more about marble machines? Check out the Exploratorium's post on marble machines.

Toontastic - February 2014

We love to share stories at the library, but we also love to make up our own. Toontastic is an app that allows kids to author their own stories, while teaching them how to follow a traditional story arc. The app works with the iPad, iPad Mini, and iPhone. Download by pressing:

Download Toontastic App

Below are the stories made by Barrington Area Library kids in our latest program on February 14th.

The Astronaut

Clams, Pirates And Horses

Squid Fight

The Pirate

The Castle

Saving

Stop-Motion Animation - Winter 2014

In the winter edition of stop-motion animation, kids and teens (grades 3-5/6-8) combined their imaginations with technology to create some wonderful movies.

The librarians were extremely impressed with the attention to detail displayed by each group and their ability to work as a team. Their hard work was apparent, as each video is a masterpiece! Great work and remember, you can make a stop-motion video at home. Click on the links below to get specific instructions for your computer.

Step-by-step instructions: Windows Live Movie Maker (PC)

Step-by-step instructions: iMovie (Mac)