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All March 2021
Mystery March starts off with a 31-day Scavenger Hunt to complete at home. The Library will provide a list of items to track down in this adventuresome activity.
Beginning March 1, kids can pick up a Mystery Craft Kit at the library. It includes a top secret assortment of craft supplies, and children are encouraged to use their imaginations to create whatever they like. Craft kits may also be picked up via a curbside appointment for contactless delivery. Make an appointment at waylibrary.info.
All month long, kids who come in to the library will have a chance to identify the disguised picture book characters on display in the Youth Services department, using just the clues provided and their observation skills.
There will be two virtual discussions of the mystery book The 100-Year-Old Secret by Tracy Barrett. The Bookaneers (for kids 8-12 years old) will meet via Zoom at 4:15pm on Thursday, March 4, and the Homeschoolers’ Book Talk (for homeschooled kids 8-12 years old) will meet via Zoom on Monday, March 15 at 1:30pm. Books are available at the library and on Hoopla with a library card.
Finally, on Wednesday, March 24 at 4:00pm, Way Library is pleased to host children’s author Tracy Barrett for an online author’s visit and discussion of her book series The Sherlock Files. The author of more than twenty books for children and young adults, Barrett admits she’s much too interested in too many things to stick to one genre, so she has published nonfiction as well as historical fiction, mysteries, fantasy, time travel, myth and fairy-tale retellings, and contemporary realistic novels.
At the end of Barrett’s talk there will be a Q & A session, and the library will raffle off five signed copies of her books to those in attendance. Registration is now open at waylibrary.info. A Zoom invitation will be sent out the day before the author visit.
Monday, March 15, 2021
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Ages: 8 – 12 years old
Join us for a fun discussion about this month’s book selection via Zoom. We will be reading "The 100-Year-Old Secret" by Tracy Barrett. Xena and Xander Holmes have just discovered they’re related to Sherlock Holmes and have inherited his unsolved casebook! The siblings set out to solve the cases their famous ancestor couldn’t, starting with the mystery of a prized painting that vanished more than a hundred years ago. Can two smart twenty-first-century kids succeed where Sherlock Holmes could not? Modern technology meets the classic detective story in this terrific new mystery series that will intrigue young sleuths everywhere!
Our discussion will take place via Zoom and a Zoom link will be e-mailed to you before the program. Online registration is now open. Digital copies are available on Hoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.com/or physical copies are available at the Youth Services desk.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
All Ages Welcome
Join us for an online visit with children's author Tracy Barrett and discuss her book series "The Sherlock Files"! Tracy Barrett has written more than twenty books for children and young adults. She’s much too interested in too many things to stick to one genre, and has published nonfiction as well as historical fiction, mysteries, fantasy, time travel, myth and fairy-tale retellings, and contemporary realistic novels. She knows more about ancient Greece and Rome and the European Middle Ages than anyone really needs to know, can read lots of dead languages, and used to jump out of airplanes. She was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study medieval women writers and won the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Work-in-Progress Grant in 2005. She taught Italian and other subjects at Vanderbilt University for almost thirty years.
At the end of Tracy's talk there will be a Q & A and we'll raffle off 5 signed copies of Tracy's books to those who attend! Online registration is now open.