Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Whittier Literacy Scrabble Challenge - October 17

Join us for our annual Scrabble Challenge!
October 17

SCRABBLE fans!! We need you!!
Come play, eat dinner, and win GREAT prizes!

First Church of Christ Hall on Hadley @Newman Hall
Call (562) 698-6598 for registration information.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Literacy Jobs - California ::: Butte, San Francisco, San Diego

Literacy Jobs - California

plans directs and supervises the daily fiscal and business activities of literacy grants, budgets and program expenditures in support of the operational literacy agenda for Butte County
This is a SUNSET POSITION that is set to end 06/30/2015

Room to Read – San Francisco
conduct quantitative analysis of literacy achievement data for the purpose of determining appropriate fluency rates in each of our languages

Kaplan – San Diego
will assist in a family Literacy Program

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Easy Voter Guide: Your Voice. Your Vote. November 4, 2014

Easy Voter Guide: Your Voice. Your Vote.
November 4, 2014 California General Election

Table of Contents

View the Easy Voter Guide online in English or Spanish.
View and download printable guides in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean.

Los Angeles Public Library - Pros and Cons

The League of Women Voters will present "Pros and Cons" programs at various LAPL branches during the month of October. These informative one-hour programs will give a non-partisan description of each ballot measure—along with arguments by both supporters and opponents—to help voters make better decisions when they go to the polls on Election Day.

Get the facts, hear the arguments both pro and con, and decide for yourself!

Cut through campaign hype about the November ballot measures and learn the facts! The League of Women Voters will give non-partisan descriptions of each ballot measure, along with arguments by both supporters and opponents.

Upcoming events

October 9, 2014 6:30PM to 7:30PM
October 11, 2014 1:30PM to 2:30PM
October 18, 2014 1:00PM to 2:00PM
October 18, 2014 3:00PM
October 21, 2014 6:00PM to 7:00PM
October 21, 2014 6:00PM

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

California Library Literacy Services @ Library of Congress Literacy Awards: October 8

Library of Congress Literacy Awards – October 8

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington will deliver opening remarks, and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein will make a keynote address during the second annual Library of Congress Literacy Awards presentation ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. in room LJ-119 of the Thomas Jefferson Building, located at 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. The event, sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

Library of Congress Literacy Award Winners Announced

Room to Read, SMART, Mother Child Education Foundation Take Prizes

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced at the Library of Congress National Book Festival the winners of the 2014 Library of Congress Literacy Awards, a program originated and sponsored by philanthropist David M. Rubenstein.

California Library Literacy Services
Headed to DC today at the invitation of the Library of Congress to represent California Library Literacy Services and share one of our Best Practices -- Roles & Goals -- a learner-centered approach to establishing individual literacy goals and measuring impact.

Best Practices – Library of Congress Literacy Awards
A “Best Practices” publication was produced to highlight outstanding work of the organizations that applied for awards in 2014 and 2013.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

National & International Literacy & Library Events: October 2014

National & International Literacy & Library Events: 
October 2014
Literacy & Library Events & Conferences
- Local, California and National -
the Southern California Library Literacy Network
for more information

Health Literacy Month          Dyslexia Awareness Month

3/14 - 10/5
The Infinite Library. Sites of Knowledge in the Ancient World (Colosseum, Rome Italy)


10/2 - 10/3
          Conference on Learning Disabilities (PHILADELPHIA, PA)

10/3 - 10/5
National Storytelling Festival (Jonesborough TN)

9am - 3pm
Dyslexia for a Day in Des Moines, Iowa

10/6 - 11/14
Global Read Aloud 2014 - Peter H. Reynolds is focus this year.
Miraculous Journey Edward Tulane, Kate DiCamillo; Fourteenth Goldfish, Jennifer L. Holm; One For the Murphy's, Lyndy Mullaly Hunt; Fault in Our Stars, John Green

10/8 - 10/9

10/9 - 10/12
Comic Con - New York

10/10 - 10/11
Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards & Colloquium, MIND THE GAPS (Simmons College, Boston)

Health Literacy Conference (San Antonio TX)

10/10 - 10/11
KidLitCon 2014 (Sacramento CA)

10/10 - 10/12
Power of Picture Books: Links to Literacy and Learning (Honesdale, PA)


10/12 - 10/18
Teen Read Week  - Dare to read for the fun of it !

USA Toy Library Conference (Los Angeles CA)

Plain Language Day 

10/15 - 10/17
Alliance for Children and Families Conference (Pittsburgh, PA)

10/15 - 10/17
Closing the Gap Conference (Minneapolis, MN)

Dictionary Day - Celebrates the birthday of Noah Webster (1758)

Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians (Wake Forest University)

10/19 - 10/25

National Day of Writing - National Gallery of Writing


Lit Crawl (Seattle WA)

10/23 - 10/25

Lit Crawl (Austin TX)
          10 am                       Sensory Friendly Films - BOOK OF LIFE


10/27 - 10/29
Internet Librarian (Monterey Conference Center, Monterey CA)

10/30 - 10/31
Natl Coun for Workforce Education Conf (Pittsburgh, PA)

Kid Lit Events - Children’s Book Council
Fun children's and young adult literature events from coast to coast!

Friday, October 3, 2014

California Book Festivals & Events: October 2014

California Book Festivals & Events: October 2014
Books, Comics, Poetry, Storytelling, Writing and More !

LitQuake SF: Oct 10-18
Lit Crawl SF: Oct 18
Lit Crawl NoHo – LA: Oct 22
Feast for the Eyes: Gastronomy & Fine Print: Oct 24-25 - Book Club of California, SF
Los Angeles Black Book Expo: Oct 25 – LA Southwest College
California Capital Book Festival: Oct 25-26 - Sacramento

Ongoing ::: Thru November
This traveling exhibition celebrates its 33rd year as a showcase for children’s book illustrators whose original artwork is seldom seen outside the studio or publisher’s office.

Your one stop for all the most exciting literary events in the LA area