- May 26 & 27 - All libraries CLOSED for Memorial Day
Join us at the Almaden Branch Library on Wednesday, May 18, at 3:30 p.m. as the library's Program Room is turned into a laboratory for young scientists. Children will investigate chemical reactions with dry ice as they solve a dilemma presented within a folktale.
"Dry Ice Science" is presented by the Children's Discovery Museum and stimulates kids to explore the wonders of science. This challenging science program integrates language arts and problem-solving with interactive experiments. The program:
• Develops experimental design and problem-solving skills
• Promotes essentials of observation
• Sparks students' curiosity
This event will be held in the library's Program Room and is intended for kids ages 5 to 12.
This event is made possible through the generous contributions of Friends of the Almaden Branch Library.
I love this rendition of the classic old tale. The Three Silly Billies by Marge Palatini adds a modern twist to the old tale by having various folktale characters such the Three Bears and Little Red Riding Hood pool resources to pay toll. Be prepared for spectacular fun ending and then some more.
Is how we like our fairytales to end, but in truth most of the Brothers' Grimm fairytales do not end so sweetly. In A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz the narrator tells us the truth about our beloved fairytales and provides us with his take on the story of Hansel and Gretel, the Seven Swallows and a variety of other Grimm's tales. Be warned that these stories are not for the faint of heart, but make for a great adventure with a valuable lesson to be learned by all readers young and old.
If you like this story you may also be interested in the series by Michael Buckley called The Sister’s Grimm. Follow the adventures of Daphne and Sabrina Grimm, descendents of the brothers’ Grimm as they discover their role in the fairy tales written by their ancestors and how they must protect and save the world from the evil characters in these tales.
Want to learn more about the Brothers’ Grimm and their tales?
Want even more?
Check out the Folk and Fairy Tale collections at your San José Public Libraries.
Do you like gingerbread cookies and gingerbread houses? If the answer is yes, you may enjoy The Little Cookie, written by Margaret Hillert and illustrated by Donald Charles. This easy to read version of the Gingerbread Man folk tale includes reading activities and a list of the 48 simple words used in the story.