Wednesday, August 29, 2012

California Literacy Calendar: September 2012

California Literacy Calendar: September 2012

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 and California Literacy Events: September 2012
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month @ Your Local Library
Festival of Children: Sep 1-30 @ South Coast Plaza
Natl Adult Education & Family Literacy Week = Sep 10-16

Sep 8   International Literacy Day
Sep 8    LD Adult Support Group ProvTarzana Med Ctr 10am
Sep 13   Practical Help for Parenting a Struggling Reader = CyberSpace 6pm
Sep 16   Children's Books & Literacy Brunch = San Diego
Sep 21+ Southern California Writers' Conference = Los Angeles
Sep 22   FINDING NEMO - Autism Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theaters
Sep 23   Central Coast Book & Author Festival = San Luis Obispo
Sep 28   Manos Amigas/Helping Hands, Centro Latino = LA 5pm
Sep 30   Orange County Children's Book Festival @ Orange Coast College
Sep 30   National Story Night = Nationwide
Sep 30-Oct 6: Banned Book Week

National & International Literacy Events: September 2012
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month @ Your Local Library
Books That Shaped America, Library of Congress: thru Sep 29

Sep 5+   World Congress on Learning Disabilities = Oviedo, Spain
Sep 6+   Center for Health Literacy Conf = Arlington VA
Sep 8     International Literacy Day
Sep 12   Literacy Leadership Awards = Wash DC 5:30pm
Sep 13+ Social Media 101 = CyberSpace
Sep 15   Lit Crawl NY = NY NY
Sep 21+ KidLitCon = New York Public Library
Sep 22   FINDING NEMO - Autism Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theaters
Sep 22+ National Book Festival National Mall = Washington DC
Sep 24   Punctuation Day
Sep 24+ Turning the Page 2.0: Library Advocacy = CyberSpace
Sep 26+ Conference of the Book = Regensburg Germany
Sep 27+ New England Reading Assoc Conf = Nashua, NH
Sep 28+ Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards = Simmons College, Boston
Sep 30   National Story Night = Nationwide
Sep 30-Oct 6: Banned Book Week

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Literacy . . . Info . . . News . . . Questions

In Focus Martin Sheen on Adult Literacy Challenges
In Focus: 7.25.2012 by Kelly Broox

As our economy becomes more information based, the ability to read and understand the written word has become more critical than ever.

The TV program In Focus Martin Sheen is exploring education issues that impact all Americans, and one of the most pressing in the information age is insuring that adults can read.

Reading and writing of course are important to everyone, but for adults illiteracy means not being able to complete a job application or medical form. It can also be dangerous if an adult cannot read directions on medications. READ MORE !

Thursday, August 9, 2012

SCLLN Summer Literacy Newsletters

SCLLN Summer Literacy Newsletters

Check out the summer newsletters of SCLLNs member libraries.  News, updates, creative writing, events – READ MORE !

Carlsbad – Learning Connection
A Gallery of Celebration: photos are from annual Celebration held June 3, 2012.

Los Angeles Public – READ
Creative Corner: Learners Write Essays.

Newport Beach – Literally Speaking
Two Adult Learners to Attend ALLI will learn the skills and techniques necessary to become true “learner leaders”.

Orange County – READ WRITES
READ/Orange County 20th Anniversary Celebrated at the Annual Family Picnic and Awards Celebration: Literacy “Super Heroes” Recognized!

San Diego County – LEARN Alive
New Literacy Space in Vista.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Centro Latino for Literacy - Has Launched Has Launched
Centro Latino for Literacy

On July 9th, Centro Latino for Literacy, officially launched their newly redesigned Leamos™ website at a workshop called "Leamos: Online literacy solution for Spanish speaking youth and adults". It was held at the 2012 Annual NCLR Conference, "Lead the way" in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Over 40 people attended this workshop, where national and local illiteracy rates, the benefits and flexibility of the Leamos course, and different approaches for providing adult literacy were addressed.

Leamos™ (Let's Read) is a simple and easy-to-use pre-ESL online literacy course that teaches non-literate Spanish-speaking adults to read and write. Consisting of 43 instructional modules, it has been used successfully by thousands of individuals, adult education programs, libraries and more.

July 28: Passport to the Future Community Resource Fair

The Westlake Neighborhood Network (CARECEN, Centro Latino for Literacy, SALEF, PACE, and Mama's Hot Tamales) hosted the Passport to the Future Community Resource Fair. Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park; MacArthur Park Community Center; L.A. Commons; and Clínica Monseñor Oscar A. Romero also participated.

Over 160 residents accessed money management and legal workshops, health screenings and more. Each family received their own 'passport' of Westlake Neighborhood Resources. This collaboration is a symbol of the solidarity between organizations and the mutual goal to improve lives for the residents of the Westlake community.