Melissa Levin: feels like spring, even in winter

MELISSA LEVIN, 1958 – 2015 If you’ve been to the Children’s Library at Central, you’ve noticed Treasure Hunt, a beautiful, bold, intricate mural that runs along the entire glass wall of the children’s programming room. This is one of the last large pieces created by Melissa Levin, a vibrant, passionate artist. Melissa died last week… Read More Melissa Levin: feels like spring, even in winter

Planning, preparation, and play – gearing up for summer

Guest post by Barb Janicek, Children’s Librarian It’s February. It’s freezing. It’s snowing. All the children’s programmers sit around a table. “It’s time to plan our summer programs!” Long before we even feel the hints of spring, we have the summer schedule filled with free programs meant to engage kids in fun, creative activities. Studies… Read More Planning, preparation, and play – gearing up for summer

“We built it, and they came!”

We’re wrapping up March Break Boredom Busters – more than 50 programs and events at our five library locations, including toddler dance parties, drama workshops, Minecraft, March Break Movies, craft sessions and more. Teens and tweens learned how to make and edit videos, and created their own websites. This year, we were especially thrilled to feel the buzz… Read More “We built it, and they came!”