Create a Glass Wall of Poetry
Amy Schlumpf Manion | November 29, 2011
So I was thinking of those magnetic poetry kits that people put on their refrigerators and filing cabinets, when I got the idea to create a much larger version of it for our library to celebrate National Poetry Month last April.
New for November at EDSITEment
Angela Hanshaw | November 24, 2011
This month, EDSITEment looks at the Civil War, with lessons on Winslow Homer’s painting The Veteran in a New Field and Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg. EDSITEment also celebrates Native American Heritage Month and Madeleine L’Engle’s birthday.
Attend a Free Workshop on Astronomy and Maya Culture
Nancy Alima Ali | November 22, 2011
“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.
Want to Have an Award-Winning School Library?
Angela Hanshaw | November 17, 2011
The deadline for the Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming is fast approaching (December 15, to be exact), so I thought now would be a good time to highlight past award winners and share some application tips.
Plan Your El día de los niños/El día de los libros
Dan Rude | November 15, 2011
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. The completely redesigned site includes a día resource guide for public and school librarians, giving them everything they need to produce a Día event at their library.
Incubate Art at Your Library
Christina Endres | November 10, 2011
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!
Help Complete Your Community’s Streets
Angela Hanshaw | November 08, 2011
In the spirit of this month’s feature article and the topic of civic engagement, I thought I’d highlight a program near and dear to my heart: Complete Streets. As the National Complete Streets Coalition notes: “The streets of our cities and towns are an important part of the livability of our communities. They ought to be for everyone …”
A Novel Idea @ your library
Megan McFarlane | November 03, 2011
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.
Featured Library: Rosenbach Museum & Library
Lauren Mueller | November 01, 2011
This month we are highlighting Philadelphia’s Rosenbach Museum & Library and its ninth annual Dracula Festival, held in October. Home to Bram Stoker’s original research notes and outlines for Dracula, the museum and library celebrated the man, the myth, and the vampire…