So you’re wondering if games are right for you or your child. Should you invest in the next generation of systems or, more importantly, the next generation of gamers? I endorse video games for what they are. But more importantly, I endorse video games for what they should be – what they teach, what they develop, what they become. I’d like to make a case for the playing of video games and in doing so reveal a bit about myself. Read More..
“Dude, what time is it?”
“Dude, its Adventure Time!”
If you just smiled when you read the above quotes, you must be familiar with the popular Cartoon Network series Adventure Time. Now in its fifth season Adventure Time follows the capers of Jake the Dog and Finn Read More..
It’s getting cold out there! The chilly mornings make it hard to get out the door, so here’s a storytime to try at home. Alternate between a book and rhyme or two and you’re set!
If you would like to add more to the storytime, you can create some streamer pom poms to move and shake during the songs about autumn leaves and blowing wind. Take crepe paper Read More..
Join us, along with Hometown Games, for a morning filled with board, card, and dice games! Learn a new game, make some new friends, or come play an old favorite. This event is open to all ages, so bring your family and friends to try out some new games and have fun.
When: Saturday, November 16
Time: 9:00-11:30 am
Where: Library Events Space
This event is part of an international day of gaming in libraries put together by the American Library Association. We are also participating in a global game of gossip as well as an International Super Smash Bros. Tournament for teens.
When I was in grade school I would faithfully watch the Mr. Wizard television show every week. I would gaze in amazement as he mixed beakers of liquid and they miraculously changed colors, or poured substances into a paper cone that would bubble, foam, and then harden into a solid Styrofoam shape. During that time period my father would often return from trade shows and tell Read More..
If you haven’t checked it out yet, many popular franchises undergo a LEGO treatment as a cross promotion meant for the fans of popular movies and the popular building block toys. Many times the LEGO version tends to lend itself to being more kid friendly than the original work. Because of this, these games might be a nice building block Read More..
If you have been looking in the Picture Book section in the Children’s Area lately, you have noticed what seems like general disarray. The shelves are looking bare and the familiar books are not where they used to be! There is a plan.
We are organizing the picture books into general Read More..
The following is a list of games that fall into three categories. First, they are all fairly new releases in prolific series in what most consider the video game canon. Second, they have all been received with near universal critical acclaim. And finally, they are all personal favorites of LPL staff member Philip who puts out these monthly recommendations Read More..
Come travel the world through books and songs at the Multicultural Storytime. We will travel to India, South America, Europe and the Middle East. Bring your open minds and open ears Saturday mornings from Oct 5th to Nov 2nd at 10:30 a. m. Each Saturday will feature a different language and culture for you to explore. Our presenters are as varied as the languages they represent from a KU professor to a stay at home mom. See you soon. Jalda hī milatē haiṁ. Até breve. Hasta luego. زودی شما را ملاقات خواهم کرد.
The release of the Xbox360/PS3/Wii generation of consoles marked a time when the video game industry was really attempting to try to redefine the video gaming experience. The Wii was designed for motion sensor capability on release, with the PS3 releasing the “Move” and XBox 360 releasing the “Kinect” shortly afterwards. Read More..