Many species of penguins live in Antarctica as well as many other locations in the Southern Hemisphere. World Penguin Day takes place on April 25th, while Penguin Awareness Day takes place on January 20th.
Here are some fun books children and their loved ones may enjoy:
The library is a great place to learn new crafts. Every month we have craft programs for kids. In March we celebrated Dr. Seuss' Birthday by creating "Cat in the Hat" and ''Red Fish, Blue Fish" crafts, and on March 23rd we'll be making Play Dough in the library. But you don't have to wait for a craft program to have fun learning new crafts. The library has some great craft books that can teach you how to do new and exciting craft projects. Come by the library and check one of them out!
These books were recently made into movies. Look for them on DVD, too!
These books are being made into upcoming movies:
Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz. The movie, to be released March 22, 2013, will star Tina Fey.
After Earth - A Perfect Beast by Michael Jan Friedman, Robert Greenberger and Peter David will be made into a movie--as yet untitled--starring Will Smith. No release date has been set. After Earth - A Perfect Beast, coming out the end of April 2013, is a prequel to After Earth by Peter David which will be coming out as an eBook and a paperback in May, 2013.
Two days ago, Michelle Obama announced that Argo was getting the Oscar for Best Picture of 2012. It also won Best Adapted Screenplay for the year, which means it was one of the many award-winning films that owes its inception to a work that came before it. Of the nine Best Picture nominees this year, three were based on novels (Les Miserables, Life of Pi and Silver Linings Playbook), one was based on a stage play (Beasts of the Southern Wild) and two were based on non-fiction books (Lincoln and Argo). Unsurprisingly, many of these titles currently have waitlists at the San Jose Public Library, but you can always place your own hold!
Argo also has the unique distinction of being an Oscar winner that also used a magazine article for its source material: The Great Escape: How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans From Tehran, which appeared in Wired magazine in April 2007. The article is freely available online.