Creative Aging at Rouses Point Dodge Memorial Library
Donna J. Boumil | November 29, 2012
Throughout the workshop the student artists gained confidence, motivation, and great enthusiasm toward this art medium. There was a tremendous amount of conversation and encouragement from the student artists and teaching artist. The student artists could not wait to show me their progress and product at the end of each class.
Recycled Craft Day
Carrie Rogers-Whitehead | November 27, 2012
I love to put on a recycled craft activity, and I’ve offered one for Earth Day for the last four years. It’s amazing what things you can do with junk. It’s also a great way to encourage children to make their own crafts at home with things they find around the house.
New for November at EDSITEment
Angela Hanshaw | November 20, 2012
This month, EDSITEment provides a teacher’s companion to the PBS documentary The Dust Bowl, looks at the inner chapters in Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath, enhances your understanding of Vonnegut’s classic short story “Harrison Bergeron,” discusses the Electoral College, reviews Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, and offers a Spanish language lesson plan for beginners on colors.
Q&A with Gordon Paul, Traveling Exhibition Shipper
Jennifer Dominiak | November 15, 2012
Join us for another behind-the-scenes look at traveling exhibitions at the ALA Public Programs Office. Today, we find out how exhibitions get where they are going. Gordon Paul has been the owner of Craters & Freighters of Chicago, a specialty shipping company, for the past sixteen years.
Betsy Blankenship | November 13, 2012
I am always on the lookout for easy marketing/outreach activities that take little effort and staff time to pull together, especially since my library is small with few staff. In November 2011, as I was reading messages on an email discussion list one day, someone mentioned using an Expression Wall.
Young voters @ your library
Megan McFarlane | November 08, 2012
The library has long been referred to as the cornerstone of democracy, providing free and equal access to information for all people. Adults across the country know that their library is a go-to resource when it comes to being a well-informed participant in the electoral process.
Featured Library: Pleasanton Public Library
Brian Russell | November 06, 2012
The Pleasanton (Calif.) Public Library is this month’s featured library for their recently launched book club for parents, Challenge Success Parents, which addresses issues related to parenting.
Creative Aging at Wells Memorial Library
Karen Rappaport | November 02, 2012
On an autumn morning in the Adirondacks, participants gathered for the third session of a Creative Aging drawing class, chatting and surveying a large drawing hanging in nonfiction. Teaching artist Grace Potthast assembled the class.