November 2011

Attend a Free Workshop on Astronomy and Maya Culture

“Calendar in the Sky” is a NASA-funded project led by the UC Berkeley Center for Science Education at the Space Sciences Laboratory to engage the American public in NASA science (space exploration, astronomy, planetary and Earth sciences, etc.) via the broad interest in Maya culture. This project emphasizes the interplay of science and culture embodied by Maya calendars and addresses misconceptions about the Maya. It also uses NASA resources to inform the public about the astronomical basis of the Maya calendar system and dispels misconceptions about the year 2012.

Plan Your El día de los niños/El día de los libros

To better serve the growing population of libraries offering events for El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), also known as día, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) released a new día website.

Incubate Art at Your Library

“So it Goes” by Tom Linfield

Are you looking for creative ideas for arts-based programming, or wondering how your library can better support the arts and artists in your community? Do you have great arts programming at your library that you want to share? The Library as Incubator Project is here to help!

A Novel Idea @ your library

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). During the month librarians across the country and around the world will be reminding would-be writers of all the great resources they have to offer when it comes to writing their masterpiece. Here are just a few stories of how libraries are promoting this creative initiative.

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