Friday, October 28, 2011

CA & National Literacy Calendar: November 2011

California Literacy Calendar: November 2011


Literacy & Library Events & Conferences

- local, California and National -

Southern California Library Literacy Network

for more information

Info about local Tutor Training Workshops is always Scrolling in the Right Frame.

Southern California Literacy Events: November 2011
Nov. 1 National Family Literacy Day
Nov. 2 Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy Manhattan Beach 10:30am
Nov. 4+ California Reading Assc. PDI Vacaville CA
Nov. 5 Fall Literacy Conference - South Bay Literacy Council
Nov. 5 Fall Gala: Children’s Literature Council of Southern California 12:30pm
Nov. 5 Autism Sensory Friendly Films: PUSS IN BOOTS 10am
Nov. 8 COME FLY AWAY - San Diego Council on Literacy 7pm
Nov. 9 San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival 7pm
Nov. 12 National Gaming Day @ Your LibraryNov. 19 Tellabration - Saturday before Thanksgiving
Nov. 28+ Reading Comprehension Strategies = On Line Cyberspace

California Literacy Events: November 2011
Nov. 1 National Family Literacy Day
Nov. 5 Catesol Regional - Northern California UC Davis
Nov. 10 SCLLN Professional Development Day @ CLA Pasadena CA
Nov. 11+ California Library Association Conference Pasadena

Nov. 12 CLA Keynote Presentation Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D. 8:30am
Nov. 11+ California School Library Association Conference Pasadena CA
Nov. 12 National Gaming Day @ Your Library

National & International Literacy Events: November 2011Nov. 1 National Family Literacy DayNov. 2+ Library 2.011 Worldwide Virtual Conference CyberSpace
Nov. 2+ ProLiteracy Conference USCAL Houston TX
Nov. 3+ Assistive Technology Industry Assn Conference Chicago
Nov. 3 Learning Disabilities Worldwide Conference Purchase NY
Nov. 5 Autism Sensory Friendly Films: PUSS IN BOOTS 10am
Nov. 9+ CAEL International Conference Chicago
Nov. 9+ International Dyslexia Association Conference Chicago IL

Nov.9+ National Black Storytelling Festival Atlanta
Nov. 10+ Reading Intervention Conference for Grades K-12 Jackson, Mississippi

Nov. 12 National Gaming Day @ Your LibraryNov. 13+ Connecticut Children's Book Fair University of Conneticut
Nov. 15+ Summer Changes Everything Conference San Francisco
Nov. 18+ National Council of Teachers of English Orland FL
Nov. 19+ ACTFL Convention Boston MA
Nov. 19 Tellabration
Nov. 30+ LRA National Reading Conference Jacksonville FL
Nov. 30+ TASH Annual Conference Atlanta GA

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Monrovia Library - Monrovia Volunteer Dedicated to Literacy

Monrovia Volunteer Dedicated to Literacy
Joan Sinsheimer has been a longtime volunteer for literacy in Monrovia. 10.21.2011 by Alison Roeske

Artist, tutor, and fitness buff Joan Sinsheimer has traveled the world, but nowadays, she spends much of her free time at the library teaching people how to read.

She has dedicated many hours over the years to tutoring adults enrolled in Monrovia Public Library’s Literacy Services program and children in the Monrovia school district. Sinsheimer first began volunteering at Monroe Elementary because of a friend she met at her gym, Movement Unlimited.

“One of the reading specialists asked me if I wanted to be a volunteer,” said Sinsheimer. “I just wanted to contribute to the community.”

At first, Sinsheimer volunteered with Monroe Elementary’s Language Arts program, where she helped students focus on reading texts, improving their reading comprehension, and increasing their vocabulary.

Sinsheimer began working with Literacy Services when the old Monrovia Public Library building was still standing. She appreciates the new library, which she said is larger and has more access to technology. She has tutored numerous adults through Literacy Service’s program over the years.

“I like the flexibility of it. I can meet whenever it’s convenient with my student,” she said. “My student reads to me a lot. I pick words that are unfamiliar to her and she writes sentences from the new words.”

Currently, Sinsheimer works with a cosmetology student who emigrated from Mexico.

“I’ve always liked libraries, I’ve always liked schools, and I’ve always liked fitness. Those are things I seek wherever I go,” she said. READ MORE !

Friday, October 14, 2011

Newport Beach Library - Castles made of sand

Castles made of sand
Commodore Club's annual contest draws artists, spectators to Big Corona on Sunday.
Daily Pilot: 10.03.2011 by Amy Senk

CORONA DEL MAR — There were mermaids reading books, a whale, a pyramid — even a crime scene where a sand kid who smashed a sand castle was being pursued by a sand detective — that were all part of the Corona del Mar Sandcastle Contest at Big Corona beach on Sunday.

"That's funny," said Mark Philipp of Aliso Viejo as he surveyed the "Castle Smashing Investigation" sculpture.

"It's amazing," his wife, Beth Philipp, said. "I just am amazed at all the creativity. There's a lot of hard work."

The teams set up before lunch in their assigned plots, using buckets to tote seawater to create slurries of sand. They worked from drawings and plans, forming their creations and then using brushes and other tools to get the details just right.

"They said, 'Make scales,' and the next thing you know, you're a professional scaler," said Danny Sullivan, who worked on the mermaids that formed the logo for the Newport-Mesa ProLiteracy entry. READ MORE !

Friday, October 7, 2011

Health Literacy Month - October 2011

Health Literacy Month

Health Literacy: Choose Your Poison
Play: Pills or Candy Game

California Poison Control System
Medications can easily be mistaken for candy.Out of more than 4 million poisonings reported each year to poison control centers across the country, it is estimated that over 90% of them occur in the home.

The majority of non-fatal poisonings occur in children under the age of 6.The CPCS provides California residents with the most up-to-date information and 24-hour help in case of poison exposure. Pharmacists, nurses, physician-toxicologists and poison information providers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year:
1 . 800 . 222 . 1222

Text Messaging (SMS)
TIPS to 69866
in Spanish - PUNTOS to 69866

Free “Ask An Expert” on Facebook

Follow CPCS on Twitter

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Professional Development Day: November 10

SCLLN Professional Development Day
November 10, 2011
@ California Library Association Conference7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Hilton Pasadena
168 South Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101

Join SCLLN for an info-packed day of workshops on leading your literacy program into the future and maximizing your impact with your stake holders:

Morning Sessions: 9am-11:15am [ choice of 1 ]
Sense & Sensibility
~ sensibly creating boundaries in literacy programs
Panel Discussion

Connecting With Your Community
~ building relationships
Cathay Reta, Literacy Coordinator
Azusa City Library

Afternoon Sessions: 1:45pm-4pm [ choice of 1 ]
Making the Most of Your VolunteerMatch Account
~ using new tools & features
Jennifer Bennett, Senior Manager Education & Training

21st Century Skills & Digital Literacy
~ what do learners & tutors need to know
Marian Thacher, Director


Registration: $175.00
Includes: Continental Breakfast and Lunch

Space is limited, please register as early as possible !