From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Big Hero 6,” an action comedy adventure about brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action and all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, the CG-animated “Big Hero 6″ hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014.
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Children’s Book Week is administered by Every Child A Reader, a non-profit literacy foundation, and sponsored by the Children’s Book Council.
Children’s Book Week originated in the belief that children’s books and literacy are life-changers. In 1913, Franklin K. Matthiews, the librarian of the Boy Scouts of America, began touring the country to promote higher standards in children’s books. He proposed creating a Children’s Book Week, which would be supported by all interested groups: publishers, booksellers, and librarians.
Mathiews enlisted two important allies: Frederic G. Melcher, the visionary editor of Publishers Weekly, and Anne Carroll Moore, the Superintendent of Children’s Works at the New York Public Library and a major figure in the library world. With the help of Melcher and Moore, in 1916, the American Booksellers Association and the American Library Association sponsored a Good Book Week with the Boy Scouts of America.
In 1944, the newly-established Children’s Book Council assumed responsibility for administering Children’s Book Week. In 2008, Children’s Book Week moved from November to May. At that time, administration of Children’s Book Week, including planning official events and creating original materials, was transferred to Every Child a Reader, the philanthropic arm of the children’s publishing industry, and The Children’s Book Council became a CBW anchor sponsor.
For more information, visit www.bookweekonline.com.
The Ann Arbor Antiquarian Book Fair returns to the Ballroom of the Michigan Union at 530 S. State Street in Ann Arbor on Sunday, May 19, 2013, from 11am to 5pm. Come see some 40 booksellers, map and print dealers gathered in one location. You will find first editions, old and collectible books, literature, children’s books, Americana, prints and more. Your $5 admission fee benefits the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan.
For more information exhibiting at the fair), contact the book fair director Jay Platt at the West Side Book Shop in Ann Arbor (113 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor MI 48104), ph. (734) 995-1891, or via email.
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National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride. Whether you bike to work or school; to save money or time; to preserve your health or the environment; to explore your community or get to your destination, get involved in Bike Month in your city or state — and help get more people in your community out riding too! Need some ideas? Use the League’s Bike Month Guide to learn how to get started promoting your event, also download our “It’s me, Tyler!” National Bike Month coloring page below! [Source]
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The Vernal Equinox
Ah, spring! This season brings increasing daylight, warming temperatures, and the rebirth of flora and fauna.
The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” Days and nights are approximately equal everywhere and the Sun rises and sets due east and west. [SOURCE]
Rise of the Guardians is an epic adventure that tells the story of a group of heroes - each with extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.
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PLOT: Jack Frost is a carefree boy who has no responsibilities in the world aside from bringing winter wherever he goes. But everything changes when Pitch, the Nightmare King, begins his plan to engulf the world in darkness. The Guardians, Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and the Sandman enlist Jack to join their group to stop Pitch and protect the children of the world.
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Thomas the Tank Engine™ chugs into Greenfield Village for 6 days of family fun and entertainment! April 27-28 and May 4-5 and 11-12, 2013, ride with Thomas around the village, meet Sir Topham Hatt™, enjoy storytelling, live music, shopping and much, much more. This family event offers children and their grownups the opportunity to ride with classic storybook friend Thomas the Tank Engine™ at heritage railroads nationwide. Parents, grandparents and siblings join their aspiring engineers in the fun. The Day Out With Thomas experience will engineer miles of smiles for the whole family and introduce a new generation to the timeless excitement of railroading.
Member tickets go on sale beginning March 13, 2013. Non-member tickets go on sale beginning March 27, 2013.
Greenfield Village admission is required for every non-member to ride Thomas. You will not be admitted to Greenfield Village for the Day Out With Thomas™ program without a membership or a valid Greenfield Village ticket. Village admission will be added automatically to your Thomas purchase unless you are logged in as a member of The Henry Ford.
Click here for more information and an exclusive Railroaders’ Breakfast event made especially for your little engineer.
Our good friends over at Goodrich Quality Theaters are offering FREE SPRING MOVIES, starting March 2nd! Saturday and Sundays at 9 and 10am, you and your little one(s) can enjoy The Lorax, Madagascar 3, Paranorman, and more for 9 weekends straight. Tickets are first come, first served. Check out the movie lineup below!
- 3/2-3/3: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
- 3/9-3/10: Ice Age 4
- 3/16-3/17: Three Stooges
- 3/23-3/24: Rise of the Guardians
- 3/30-3/31: Madagascar 3
- 4/6-4/7: Hotel Transylvania
- 4/13-4/14: Pirates! Band of Misfits
- 4/20-4/21: Paranorman
- 4/27-4/28: The Lorax
Playing at all Goodrich Quality Theaters locations:
Ada Lowell 5 (Lowell), Bay City 8 (Bay City), Cadillac 5 (Cadillac), Canton Cinema (Canton), Grand Haven 9 (Grand Haven), Hastings 4 (Hastings), Holland 7 (Holland), Jackson 10 (Jackson), Kalamazoo 10 (Kalamazoo), Krafft 8 (Port Huron), Lansing Mall Cinema (Lansing), Oxford 7 (Oxford), Quality 16 (Ann Arbor), Saginaw 12 (Saginaw), Three Rivers 6 (Three Rivers), W. Columbia 7 (Battle Creek)
Brownsburg 8 (Brownsburg), Eastside 9 (Lafayette), Hamilton 16 IMAX (Noblesville), Huntington 7 (Huntington), Lafayette 7 (Lafayette) Lebanon 7 (Lebanon), Portage 16 IMAX (Portage), Wabash Landing 9 (West Lafayette)
Kendall 10 (Oswego), Randall 15 IMAX (Batavia), Savoy 16 IMAX (Champaign), Willow Knolls 14 (Peoria)
Capital 8 (Jefferson City), Forum 8 (Columbia)
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