Monthly Archives: December 2014

Listen to the author Children’s Library

On January 3, 2015, Dr. Bina Thomas will be reading from her new children’s book ‘Anaconda in my Backyard and other stories’ at Children’s Library. This will be followed by an interactive session where children can share their little deeds of kindness and hope. Children can ask her about archaeology, and heritage. You also get the chance to pick up a copy of the book at the venue. For more information, call 9847320281 or 7561840542

Click here to register online

The book is a collection of short stories written for children by Bina, who is an archaeologist by profession. Each story tries to sensitize children to the environment, child labour, inequality and civic and social issues. The stories and the cover have been illustrated by Rakesh P. Nair and the book was published by Folio.


“The stories move through a spectrum of value-based models of good citizenship, ranging from concern for the environment and nature to confronting issues such as child labour and sound pollution and the spreading of joy and goodwill through spontaneous acts of mercy, honesty and generosity,” writes Paul Zacharia in his foreword to the book.

The book was released by Prof. Khyrunnisa A at the book fair in Kanakakkunnu on December 21 (Picture Courtesy: DC)


Quiz Contest Children’s Library organised a quiz contest, Schoolkutti Master Brains 2014 at Children’s Library on December 7th, for children in the age group of 10-13 years. Mr. Snehaj Srinivas who is the chief coordinator of Quiz Kerala was the quiz master. The event also included a presentation on how to become a good quizzer.


Questions to test the knowledge of students on current affairs, personalities and events from all over the world, were asked. After the initial written round, 12 students were selected for the final oral round. Parvathy Sunil of Christ Nagar International School and Jyotsna Nair of L’ecole Chempaka, Edavacode emerged winners.


Young Scientists – Weekend Science Workshops at Children’s Library Children’s Library presents weekend Science Workshops for Children in January 2015. Titled ‘Young Scientists’, this is a a unique programme that sparks passion for science through fun projects. The workshop will be facilitated by Green Butterfly Edu and will be conducted at Children’s Library.

Scientific Concepts

The following activities will be covered in the workshop.

1. Introduce kids to the structure of DNA
Model Type: Still Model
Materials Used: Straw , color cello tape
Take Home: Completed model and Worksheet
What they learn: How DNA builds our genes

2. Have fun with hands-on learning about the digestive system!
Model Type: Still Model
Materials Used:Ceiling board , plastic sheet, cotton and water bottle
Take Home: Completed model and Worksheet
What they learn: The parts of the digestive system and their functions

3. Want to show your kids the wonders of Sand Clock?
Model Type: Working Model
Materials Used: 2 Bottles , fine sand , stick, and plastic sheet
Take Home: Completed model and Worksheet
What they learn: To make a sand clock and learn to measure the time it keeps.

4. Candle Power
Model Type: Working Model
Materials Used: candle , wire, 2 nails, magnets, motor
Take Home: Completed model and Worksheet
What they learn: How to make electricity from candles

Dates: Jan 10, 17, 24, 31
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Age: 8 to 12 years

Rs. 1000/-

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Call 9847320281 for more information.

Gruffalo stole the show

On December 6, little ones at the library were delighted to attend a storytelling session by Asha Dash featuring the magical books by Julia Donaldson. They were excited to venture into the world of the Gruffalo and later the Gruffalo’s Child with Asha as they read the story together.


The event began by reading The Gruffalo to the children and discussing the story with them as usual. The children went through the story, taking different roles, including the fox, the owl, the snake, the mouse and the Gruffalo. The children were invited to explain how the characters felt at different times in the story.


As a rhyming, lyrical book, the story translated naturally to song. Kids enjoyed the catchy songs, humor and the role play too. The event emphasised both the importance of reading for children and its potential to be a pleasurable experience for all.