While many kids and families are practicing self-isolation and social distancing at home, many are looking for some fun and activities during the upcoming fall months ahead. Well, the Highland Public Library has just the answer with the addition of their new virtual program Checkers Library TV.
Checker Library TV is a monthly virtual online educational entertainment program starring Checkers the Inventor, his robot sidekick, Snoozer, and a variety of special guest visitors including medical professionals, community leaders, police officers, and firefighters, and other special guests in highly-produced 30-minute episodes.
Each episode also includes a variety of segments featuring storytelling, health tips and news, art projects, science experiments, book recommendations, games, contests, trivia, interviews, and more. It promises fun for the entire family.
Checkers The Inventor along with his characters, gadgets, and inventions creates interactive education and entertainment. Checkers The Inventor has specialized in producing multi-media educational entertainment for libraries, schools, online platforms, and live events for a decade. He is known for his creative, high-energy live library programs, as the author of a kids book series, a presenter hosting five different educational programs for elementary, middle and high schools, and an innovator in multimedia educational entertainment content, producing online video content targeted to kids ages 3-12 with over 6 million views worldwide on YouTube.
Checkers & Snoozer were selected to perform at The White House three times for over 150,000 guests!
This new program series offers libraries the ability to reach kids and families online during this crisis period and all school-year long with this true one-of-a-kind engaging program for area families.
Checkers Library TV is an exciting addition to the library’s digital library, online content, and virtual programs. The series offers new episodes each month all school-year long through Memorial Day 2021.
Visit highlandlibrary.org/checkerstv to tune in!
The series is produced by ERG Productions in association with Checkers TV, LLC.
The Highland Huskies Spirit Wear Sale page is live! No need to be part of Highland Elementary School to purchase items, as this is Husky Wear for all HCSD members. These will be shipped directly to your home! https://saink.com/highlandpta
Flag Changing Ceremony
American Legion Post 739 organize and present monthly Flag Changing Ceremonies on the Walkway to honor our region’s veterans and their service to our country. These events, organized and presented by these local veterans’ organizations, are open to all who wish to attend. The next Flag Changing Ceremony is Sunday, October 25 at noon. Location: Center Overlook of the Walkway Over the Hudson (by the flagpole).
Curbside Crafts at the Highland Library
Curbside : Pumpkin CD Craft
Create a Pumpkin CD Craft. Registration is required. Pumpkin CD kits are available through our curbside service and are available until Saturday, October 17th. Kits are limited to 15 and registration is required. Please contact the library at 845-691-2275 to schedule a pick up time.
Curbside: Paper Roll Ghost Craft Kit
Weekly Word Game Challenge :
Registration is required. Paper Roll Ghost Craft Kits are available to be picked up through our curbside service and is available all week long until Saturday October 17th. There is only 15 kits available for the week. Age limit: 8-13. The kit includes cardboard roll, paper, tissue paper,googly eyes and instructions. New to the craft kits are a book that will go with the subject of the craft. Book needs to be returned within 3 weeks from when you checked it out. Please call the library at 845-691-2275 and schedule a pick up time.
DIY Fall Charm Bracelet
Make a fall themed charm bracelet using shrink plastic! Registration is required. Kits are available to be picked up through our curbside service and are available until Saturday, October 17. Kits are limited to 12 participants and registration is required. Please contact the library at 845-691-2275 to schedule a pick up time. This craft is for Teens and Adults.
Directions: 1. Words must be of four or more letters. 2. Words that acquire four letters by the addition of “s” such as “bats” or “dies” are not allowed. 3. Additional words made by adding a “d” or an “s” may not be used. For example, if “bake” is used, “baked” or “bakes” are not allowed, but “bake” and “baking” are admissible. 4. Proper Noun, slang words, or vulgar or explicit words are not allowed.
TODAYS WORD: BEDTIME
(RESULTS: BED-time: the time one goes to bed).
Average word mark 18 words. Time limit 35 minutes. Challenge Level: 26 words
Weekly Word Game Challenge Last Weeks Answers:
Rest result rule ruse russet rust rustle slue slur suer suet sure surest ulster user less lest
Lues lure lust luster lute tress true truss tussle
During these difficult and uncertain times, I have been trying to spend the last few weeks on what I like to call “Pops of Positivity”. Since I cannot keep you posted on events that are going on, and many of us have been feeling disconnected without these events I think it important to focus on the good, even more than ever. Each week in my column, I’ve been trying to highlight any story from our wonderful community that highlights little moments, or Pops!, of positivity when so much negative is surrounding us. If you have a “Pop of Positivity!” you would like to share during quarantine, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-706-9582.