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Friday, February 24, 2017

Learning is *Fun*damental at the FABLab

Have you checked out FCPL's FABLab yet? So far, we feel the program series is definitely living up to its name (thanks, Fresno Ideaworks!). Here are a few snapshots of what we've been up to in the branches.

Take-A-Part, Auberry Library (2/4)


 
Take-A-Part, Auberry Library (2/4)
Making Nerdy Derby cars, Sunnyside Regional Library (2/8)
Nerdy Derby, Sunnyside Regional Library (2/8)


Castle Battle, Fig Garden Library (2/11) Photo: Fresno Ideaworks
Does all of this look like fun to you? Come make our last two FABLab programs even more "fab":

Saturday (2/25) Take-A-Part at Clovis Regional Library 
  • Fresno Ideaworks will be on site from 3-5 pm, helping kids deconstruct electronics and small appliances.


  • Build a toy derby car and race it around the Nerdy Derby track!



Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Win it Wednesday: The Memory Wall

Every Wednesday we will give away a new book. For a chance to win, just fill out the form at the bottom of the page and you'll be entered into a drawing. The drawing will run from Wednesday through 11:59 PM Friday and winners will be announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Win it Wednesdays.)


The Memory Wall  by Lev AC Rosen

Severkin is a brash, brave gray elf treasure hunter. He slinks through the shadows of Wellhall's spiraling stone towers armed with twin daggers and a bow and arrows, plunders ancient ruins, and slays fearsome monstrosities with ease.

Nick is twelve, and not Severkin--not in real life, anyway. Nick is convinced his mother's diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's is a mistake, but no one believes him. His only escape is the high-fantasy online multiplayer world of Wellhall, where, as Severkin, he can face any problem with strength and skill. But then Nick finds himself fighting alongside Reunne, an older gray elf who reminds him of someone he knows in real life, someone he thought he had lost. And his worlds begin to collide...

Want this book? Fill out and submit the form below, for a chance to win your very own copy!


 


Friday, February 17, 2017

So Many Weekend Programs, So Little Time!

All Fresno County Public Library branches will be closed this Monday (2/20), in observance of Presidents Day, but we're making up for our planned absence with a fun selection of weekend kids' programs.


Story Times
 
Saturday, 2/18:

Sunday, 2/19:



Activities 

Saturday, 2/18:



Study Buddies

Saturday, 2/18:

Homework Help at Woodward Park Regional Library, 10 am- 12 pm

Sunday, 2/19:

Read to a Dog at Clovis Regional Library, 3-4 pm


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Win it Wednesday: Thomas Paine: Crusader for Liberty

Every Wednesday we will give away a new book. For a chance to win, just fill out the form at the bottom of the page and you'll be entered into a drawing. The drawing will run from Wednesday through 11:59 PM Friday and winners will be announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Win it Wednesdays.)


Thomas Paine: Crusader for Liberty, How One Man's Ideas Helped Form a New Nation  by Albert Marrin

Thomas Paine was one of the most influential writers of the eighteenth century. He brought the world Common Sense, Rights of Man, and The Age of Reason: clearly written arguments against political, civil, and religious bigotry.

Thomas Paine is often called the father of the American Revolution, even though he was not a signer of the Declaration of Independence. With his pen, he introduced the idea of liberty into the mainstream and turned the tide of public opinion toward independence. American troops clung to his words "These are the times that try men's souls" to boost their morale in their darkest days. But when he became caught up in the French Revolution, he risked his reputation and even his life.

Thomas Paine: Crusader for Liberty is both a biography and an exploration of the power of ideas to change the world. Award winning author Albert Marrin brings to life a time, a man, and a principle that shaped the United States if America and, indeed, the entire world.

Update: This great new read goes to Patricia M.! Remember: if you didn't win the drawing, you can still find this book at FCPL.