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Provo City Library visitors will get to view the art, creativity, and engineering behind some of their favorite pop-up books with the traveling exhibit Wizards of Pop: Robert Sabuda & Matthew Reinhart. This exhibit will be open at The Attic at Academy Square (located on the 4th Floor of the Library) from January 16 to March 27.  

Showcasing the works of Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart, this is the only traveling exhibition featuring the art of children’s pop-up books. An exciting balance of process pieces, initial sketches, concept pieces, preliminary art, prototypes, dummies, cut-paper collage artwork and nesting sheets, The Wizards of Pop: Sabuda & Reinhart, offers a great window into the world of pop-ups, and the precise engineering and detailed production techniques used to create them.  

Renowned for the extraordinary range and depth of their talents, and paper engineering skills, artists Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart have created many bestselling books together, as well as separately, some of which are featured in this show. No matter where you are from or how old you are, these books are sure to capture your attention. From Sabuda & Reinhart’s first collaboration on YOUNG NATURALISTS POP-UP HANDBOOK: BEETLES, and their last collaborative Encyclopedia series, to their solo pop-up book works such as Sabuda’s THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ, PETER PAN, and ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND and Reinhart’s STAR WARS, CINDERELLA and THE JUNGLE BOOK, this exhibition has something for everyone.  

Transforming the gallery into a magical land of pop-ups, fantasy and wizardry, pop-ups in plexiglas display cases in between the sketches, dummies, paper collages and trial pieces that the duo have engineered, this exhibition showcases creations that you can only dream of and draws you into adventures that you can only imagine. 

This exhibit will opened on January 16 and will remain open until March 27. Venue hours are Monday through Friday from 3:30 pm until 9:00 pm. The Attic at Academy Square is located on the 4th Floor of the Provo City Library, accessible only by elevator.  

This exhibition was organized by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene, Texas.

informational dvds family 1

It’s a new year and a great time to learn something new! Did you know that we have informational DVDs just for kids? Here are a few titles just added to the Children’s collection that your whole family might enjoy:

2.2 Shark LadySHARK LADY: THE TRUE STORY OF HOW EUGENIE CLARK BECAME THE OCEAN’S MOST FEARLESS SCIENTIST
(2017)

Jess Keating’s picture book comes to life in this video about the real life adventures of Dr. Keating, who studied sharks and other sea life. DVD includes read along subtitles.  

 

2.2 Drawing with MarkDRAWING WITH MARK
(2014)

In this series of videos, former Disney illustrator Mark Marderosian takes kids on adventures, showing them how to draw the things they see. Mark and the gang visit museums, zoos, and more. Check out all six DVDs in the series.  

 

2.2 Good Night YogaGOOD NIGHT YOGA: A POSE-BY-POSE BEDTIME STORY
(2017)

This film adaptation of Mariam Gate’s picture book demonstrates yoga poses to help children calm down in preparation for bedtime. You can also try GOOD MORNING YOGA to start the day.  

 

2.2 Born in ChinaDISNEYNATURE: BORN IN CHINA
(2017)

Disney’s annual Earth Day film celebration follows the lives of a panda, a golden monkey, and a snow leopard in China.  

 

2.2 Six DotsSIX DOTS: A STORY OF YOUNG LOUIS BRAILLE
(2017)

This animation of Jennifer Bryant’s book shows the determination of a blind boy who wanted to read so badly that he invented his own alphabet.

 

healthy relationships

When I was growing up I dreamed about falling in love, getting married and living happily ever after. I did eventually meet my prince charming, got married and then realized that the happily ever after part took a lot more work than I first thought. Don’t get me wrong, being married is wonderful, but after 18 years I’ve learned that to have a loving relationship that can weather the storms of life, you have to actually put a lot of work into it.

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it is a good time to think about the relationship you have or the one you hope to have someday. We have a great Learn It class coming up in February that will help teach some skills to improve your relationship.

I’m really excited for our Learn It class on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 7pm-8pm in the Shaw Programming Room (Room 260). Nevin G. Alderman, MA, CMHC, a relationship specialist will teach an hour-long class called Renew Love. In this class he will cover:

  • How to identify and avoid common relational pitfalls
  • Strategies to increase love, connection, and fulfillment
  • Tools for improved communication and conflict-resolution

This would be a great opportunity for a free date night!

If you can’t make it to the class, we have some great resources here in the library to help improve relationships. Here are a few of my favorite talks on CD and one audio book. Sometimes it’s nice to listen to short talks together and then be able to discuss the things you’ve learned.

AN ENDURING LOVE: FEEDING THE 7 BASIC NEEDS OF YOUR ETERNAL RELATIONSHIP
Matt Townsend
(2015)

Dr. Matt Townsend is a relationship coach and communications expert. He uses the acronym STARVED to help couples look at the seven basic needs that are vital to a healthy relationship. Most relationships are lacking in one or more of these areas, but he teaches how to feed a STARVED relationship and get back on the right path. 

FOR ALL ETERNITY: A FOUR-TALK SET TO STRENGTHEN YOUR MARRIAGE
John L. Lund
(2003)

Dr. Lund gives four different talks covering the topics of owning our words and behaviors, learning the love languages of others, conflict resolution skills, and apologies and forgiveness. These are great to listen to over and over again. The part on the different communication styles is really helpful. When you get married, you don’t always realize that the person you are married to may have come from a family that communicates very differently than you. Understanding content communication can really help a lot of relationships. 

I LOVE YOU: SIX TALKS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR MARRIAGE
John L. Lund, Douglas E. Brinley; Charles Beckert; Lucile Johnson; Bill and Chris Marshall
(2009)

This collection of six complete talks by popular LDS speakers provides proven ways to overcome many of the common challenges in marriage. 

LOVE ONE ANOTHER: A FOUR-TALK SET TO STRENGTHEN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS
John L. Lund
(2005)

In this talk set, Dr. Lund shares his knowledge on how to improve ourselves and our relationships. He uses humor and examples to make many important points. He mostly teaches to focus on the things that are within our control. 

THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES FOR MAKING MARRIAGE WORK
John M. Gottman
(2015)
Audio book available from Overdrive

John Gottman has been studying couples for years. This book shares his findings on what makes some marriages work, while others fail. Once you understand the seven principles, you can start using the strategies he shares to more effectively resolve any problem in the relationship.

reading aloud

Getting a child “ready” to start school seems to be on every parent’s mind as they look at preschool registration. There are plenty of ideas about what children need to be ready to learn. Parents often ask, "What do they need to know? Have I taught them all the things the teacher will expect?"

What if I told you the absolute best thing you can do to prepare a child for Kindergarten is read to them from the day they are born? Really. No need to spend time using flashcards when they are toddlers or preschoolers in a drill and kill fashion. Just start reading to your child early on—every day. If you don’t have a routine yet or didn’t start early, start now: read stories and books 15-20 minutes each day. Spend time engaging with your child by asking questions, pointing to pictures, laughing and crying at wherever the story leads.

Research has shown time and time again the success of children who have been read to. Children who were not read to spend years making up for lost time. From ages 0-3 the brain of a child is forming, making connections, and soaking up all the information and experiences in life. The best time to start exposing children to reading and new vocabulary is during these early years. Do you need more information to help you start? These will get you going . . .

1.31 Read Aloud HandbookTHE READ-ALOUD HANDBOOK
By Jim Trelease
(2013)

You know when a book is on its 7th edition that it must have some good information! Jim Trelease has continued to update the statistics of his handbook that was originally released in 1982. He answers the why, when, and how of reading aloud. He includes stories of people who have been impacted by experiences with reading aloud to their children. There is a treasury of read aloud books in the back which Trelease updates in every edition, especially for those who are new to the idea of reading aloud and are wondering what books to start with. 

 

1.31 Reading MagicREADING MAGIC: WHY READING ALOUD TO OUR CHILDREN WILL CHANGE THEIR LIVES FOREVER
By Mem Fox
(2001) 

Fox’s enthusiasm for reading to children is contagious. This quick read is a perfect jump-start to inspire parents and educators to implement more reading aloud. If you already have been reading aloud to children, it is the reminder that what you are doing is important. When a child is between the ages of 0-3 the benefits are not always as obvious right away; it is reassuring to know that spending the necessary time reading aloud to children is worth it. 

 

1.31 Thirty Million WordsTHIRTY MILLION WORDS: BUILDING A CHILD’S BRAIN: TUNE IN, TALK MORE, TAKE TURNS
By Dana Suskind
(2015)

This is a heavily research-based guide on the importance of speaking and engaging with children in the early years. Suskind, a medical doctor, has found through her practice that the success of cochlear implants depend on the involvement of parents who spend time talking and interacting with their children. It doesn’t matter if the children have the ability to hear if there is no one helping them exercise those new abilities. Suskind started an initiative to educate parents, using what she has learned about the importance of her easily implemented “Tune in, Talk More, and Take Turn” program. Every child benefits when they have caregivers who know how powerful these simple ideas are in the life of a child.

 

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