MISS SHANNON’S HOT COCOA PLAY-DOUGH
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup of cocoa
1/2 cup of salt
1 1/2 Tablespoon of vegetable oil
1 cup of boiling water
Mix the dry ingredients together and add the oil and boiling water. Throw a healthy of handful of flour onto your work surface and knead the dough thoroughly. Add glitter if you want! And whatever you do, DON’T TRY TO EAT THE DOUGH!!! It smells so good but it tastes like YUCK.
Allow me to introduce myself…my name is Mandy Roberge (formally known to children everywhere as “Miss Mandy”) and I am the new Library Assistant in the Children’s Room here at Lawrence Library. And it bears mentioning that I am pretty happy about that.
Because I love to write, I have pleaded with the powers-that-be to let me take over this blog for awhile until they kick me out and let someone else do it. So for now, you are stuck with my words, my pictures, my thoughts as I tell you about all the awesome things we have going on here and about reading, literacy, kids — basically whatever I feel like talking about when I sit down at this desk and imagine who might be out there reading. Moms? Teens? Our senior-est patrons? Whoever you are — I’m talking to YOU!
Today I want to let you know that despite the distinct lack of white amid the outdoor landscape, it’s full-on winter here in the Children’s Room. We have a serious winter theme running through the room, with not only lots of snowman related activities but also plenty of books that will tickle your coldest funny bones.
With a new focus on teens and tweens, I am also pleased to announce that I will be here on:
January 17th from 2 to 4 p.m. to offer FREE HENNA TATTOOS to patrons!
Prior to coming to the library, I have worked as a traveling henna artist for the better part of a decade and I have been offering library workshops for as long. I am excited to show the Lawrence Library patrons this unique art form and maybe if you are feeling brave, you will come get a tattoo. I hope you will stop by and introduce yourself to ME!