What You Need to Know for the week of May 14
This week: CCS! Summer programs! Remembering Maurice Sendak.
Reminders & New Information:
* The 2012-13 Book Match lists are out, as well as the newly updated Book Match Nooks!
* All our Summer events are now up on our calendar and you can begin registering. We have a ton of great programs for our Summer Reading theme “Reading is Delicious!”
* Summer storytime registration begins May 29.
* Outdoor Drop-In Chess Saturday mornings from 10:30am-12pm.
* Stories Under the Stars Monday evenings from 7:30pm-8:00pm.
* Raptors 101 – learn about and meet a turkey vulture, a hawk, an owl, and a bald eagle, on June 13.
* Take a hands-on cooking class with chef Gale Gand, on June 20.
* James and the Giant Peach - American Eagle Production's musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved novel, on June 27.
* Meet Catherine Jinks - author of Evil Genius and the Pagan series, on June 28.
* "Delicious Art" with Terri Murphy - a workshop in delicious art, on July 11.
* The Magic Onion - not your typical fairy tale puppet show, on July 18.
Around the Web
* Have you seen The Avengers yet? Which characters from children's literature would make your Avengers roster? Also, a YA Avengers read-alike list.
* The next J.K. Rowling? Do we not know the definition of a phenomenon?
* Mr. Neil Gaiman blogged about his visit to Chicago. (But not, interestingly enough, about meeting our librarians! Humph!)
* Mr. Roger Sutton also blogged about Mr. Gaiman's visit to Chicago, and included the text for his wonderful introduction.
* Possibly one of the coolest bookcases ever.
* TOR interviews YA graphic novel author Vera Brosgol (Anya's Ghost).
* A kid's review of The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!
* Read an excerpt from Maggie Stiefvater's new novel The Raven Boys.
* The Magic Tree House series turned twenty this month - check out this interview with author Mary Pope Osborne.
Remembering Maurice Sendak
Some of these posts may link to content not appropriate for our younger readers.
* New York Times' eulogy.
* Chicago Tribune interviews library science professor Janice Del Negro about Maurice Sendak.
* Sendak remembered by The Guardian.
* A list of Horn Book interviews with Mr. Sendak, as well as a few reviews of Sendak works.
* From School Library Journal - the kid lit world remembers Maurice Sendak.
* Ten Ways Maurice Sendak Defined Your Childhood.
* Maurice Sendak: how it all began - an article about the very first book he illustrated, a physics book called Atomics for the Millions.
* io9 links to Sendak's legendary two-part appearance on the Colbert Report.
* A 1993 comic from Art Spiegelman about a personal visit with Sendak: IN THE DUMPS, followed by an interview with Spiegelman after Sendak's death.
* Terrible Yellow Eyes, a blog compiling work inspired by Maurice Sendak.
* Our pal Neil Gaiman on Sendak's passing on his blog, and in the Guardian.
* Tributes to Maurice Sendak from the Comics Journal.
* The Avengers, Sendak style.
Fun / Cool Stuff
* Caution - this link NOT FOR GERBILS: a live kitten cam.
* An elephant playing the harmonica. We'd like to hire her for a library concert, please, DC Zoo!
* Maps of the planets, pop-art style!
* An Augmented Reality sandbox. Woah.
* The library will be open late the Sunday before finals week... but we won't be providing IV drips for studying students, like this high school in China.
* Speaking of finals, anyone studying for physics may enjoy this video - a unicycler's guide to physics.
* Study for finals with YALSA's app of the week - Flashcardlet.
* Striking portraits of primates show how incredible apes really are.
* Big Picture photos of the SuperMoon from May 5.
* Attention two year-olds: T-rex, or mom and dad?
* Even orangutans love iPads!
Movies of Books
* Fat Kid Rules the World, directed by Matthew Lillard, has a Kickstarter.