Featured Library: Beaufort County Library
Brian Russell | September 27, 2012
A popular program presented by libraries each year is “One City, One Book,” which promotes literacy by encouraging a community to read—and discuss—the same book at the same time. Using a similar format, the Beaufort County (S.C.) Library is presenting “One County Reads One Country” this fall.
Bring the Excitement of NASA’s Mars Explorations to Your Youth Programs
Keliann LaConte | September 25, 2012
The Lunar and Planetary Institute is hosting a FREE NASA-supported training, Explore: Life on Mars?, which will be held in conjunction with the 2012 MPLA/NLA/NEMA Tri-Conference. This two-day training features hands-on activities and supporting resources about NASA’s investigations in the scientific field of astrobiology
Creative Aging in Our Communities: The Public Library Project
Mary Davis Fournier | September 20, 2012
The field of creative aging focuses on the beneficial and powerful role of the arts in enhancing the quality of life for older adults, and is increasingly recognized as an important contributor to positive aging efforts. As the population of aging Americans steadily increases, libraries are experiencing a growing need for valuable programming to address patron needs and interests.
Free Dust Bowl Resources from PBS
Angela Hanshaw | September 18, 2012
The Dust Bowl, a two-part, four-hour documentary series by Ken Burns, chronicles the environmental catastrophe that, throughout the 1930s, destroyed the farmlands of the Great Plains, turned prairies into deserts, and unleashed a pattern of massive, deadly dust storms that for many seemed to herald the end of the world.
New for September at EDSITEment
Angela Hanshaw | September 13, 2012
EDSITEment celebrates Constitution Day and the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation this September. In addition, for National Hispanic Heritage Month, EDSITEment looks at noted Hispanic poets from the seventeenth and twentieth centuries as well as offers Spanish-language resources for the novel Esperanza Rising.
Help Connect Girls with Science
Adine Thoreen | September 11, 2012
The SciGirls CONNECT Program is looking for organizations that are committed to gender-equitable STEM programming for girls ages 8–13 to join our growing list of partners. We encourage all applicants to collaborate with at least one additional organization in their community.
Let the Day of Games Begin!
Kristin Boyett | September 06, 2012
American Library Association’s International Games Day on November 3, 2012, is a great way to entice people into the library for a day of fun and learning. Many library collections not only house electronic resources and e-books, but have now begun collecting games. This event is a great way to showcase this collection along with any related collections.
Featured Library: Bartlett Public Library District
Brian Russell | September 04, 2012
Bartlett (Ill.) Public Library District’s intergenerational program, Pages Across the Ages, pairs senior citizens with children, ages six to twelve, as pen pals. The pilot program included twenty-two pairs of seniors and children, who began by simultaneously reading the same book each month.