We had a large and enthusiastic crowd for our Author Visit starring the one-and-only Bad Kitty creator, Nick Bruel!  Three of our young library patrons gave Nick a lovely introduction. Nick 1 Nick told us what it’s like to be an author and illustrator – and even how he comes up with ideas.  Nick showed us some tricks for drawing different Bad Kitty expressions. NIck drawing  We all created an original story together! That was cool! Nick answered question after question about Bad Kitty and himself.  And then he autographed so many Bad Kitty books that we thought his fingers might fall off! Nick autographing It was a really special evening, and we send massive thanks to Nick Bruel for sharing his ideas and creativity and inspiration with us!

To see all the pictures from our Nick Bruel Author Visit, CLICK HERE.

Music 1Let the singing and dancing commence!  Join Lori Cohen on Wednesday, September 30th, at 11 am for an interactive program of music and movement. Musical Tots is designed for kids five and under who are walking. Kids and caregivers, be prepared to sing ‘n shake! Sponsored by the Friends of The Field Library.

Musical Tots

Wednesday, September 30 at 11 am

Wednesday, October 28 at 11:30 am

Wednesday, November 18 at 11:30 am

Wednesday, December 16 at 11:30 am

Nick Bruel photo by  Marty Umans, Feb 2013The Field Library Children’s Room will be hosting an author visit with Nick Bruel on Friday, September 25th at 6:30 pm. Nick Bruel is the author and illustrator of New York Times bestseller Boing! and the Bad Kitty books!

Nick will talk about how he gets his crazy ideas, and what it takes to turn them into great books. Bad Kitty fans – and wannabe writers and artists – are invited to meet this talented, and always entertaining, author and illustrator.

At the end of the program, Nick will be available to autograph books. The library will have books to purchase.
All school-age children and adults are welcome. Refreshments to follow the program.

Nick Bruel is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist, and during his down time, he collects PEZ dispensers and grows tomatoes in the backyard. He lives in Tarrytown, NY with his wife Carina and their lovely cat Esmerelda.

Nick Bruel Author Visit

Friday, September 25 at 6:30 pm

Countdown to Kitty!

What a great time we had on Friday making these cool Bad Kitty holders! k4Not only are they as cute as you would expect Bad Kitty to be, but they are a great way to store lots of stuff!  k5We listened to part of “Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble”.  And that got us all excited about this Friday’s Nick Bruel Author Visit!

To see more pictures from our Bad Kitty Countdown, CLICK HERE.

Nick Bruel Author Visit

(yes, Nick is the author/illustrator of the Bad Kitty Books!)

Friday, September 25 at 6:30 pm

We’re all pretty excited about our upcoming Nick Bruel Author Visit — on Friday, September 25th at 6:30 pm.  After all, we are huge, huge, HUGE “Bad Kitty” fans!  Besides being ridiculously talented and interesting, Nick Bruel is supposed to be a funny, funny guy!  Yes,we heard that from very reliable sources (librarians).

Anyway, we decided to get ourselves ready for our Nick Bruel Author Visit with a special “Bad Kitty Countdown” program.  We’ll be reading some great Bad Kitty stories.  And then doing some fun Bad Kitty crafts.  Interested? Then join us for one or both! Please sign up if you can —  so we can make sure to have enough supplies on hand.

Bad Kitty CountdownBad Kitty Countdown:

Friday, September 11 & 18 at 3:30 pm

And did we mention that the Nick Bruel Author Visit is on Friday, September 25th at 6:30 pm?  

Last Thursday, we had our final Library Live program of the year:  Around the World!  We had over 120 children who traveled the globe (and no, they did not have to leave the building!).  They had their very own passports – which got stamped in Peru, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Puerto Rico, Domican Replublic, France, Italy, Jamaica – and a host of other countries. We had a chance to taste traditional foods from 17 different countries. We learned how to make origami and paper lanterns. We were wowed by traditional costumes from all over the world. We saw pictures galore.  And for 90 glorious minutes, we got a taste of the culture, history, cuisine, and day-to-day life from places far and wide.

The United States had a huge crowd all night long.  Here’s someone waving the flag: Around 18

Our Library Ambassador Robert was in charge of the Ecuador table – along with his mother and sister.  The fried plaintains were amazing!Around 26Mother and son at their fabulous — and very tasty — Bulgaria display:  Bulgaria

We all LOVED the gelato – and our hostess – from Italy: Italy

Bonjour!  Here we are at the French display.  We enjoyed the history, the baguette and cheese, and, of course, the French accent: Around 20

At the Japan table, we learned how to use chopsticks to pick up popcorn:Around 27

Here are two of our participants after a night of traveling.  See, they’re still smiling!Around 28This program is truly a labor of love!  What a fabulous way to find out about so many different cultures.  Huge thanks to our many library friends who shared their heritage with us! Your displays were all amazing!

To see more pictures from our Around the World program, CLICK HERE.

Labor Day Weekend CLOSED


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