Friday, February 28, 2014

California Book Festivals: March 2014

Books, Comics, Poetry, Storytelling, Writing and more !

National & International Literacy & Library Events: March 2014

National & International Literacy & Library Events: March 2014

SCLLN
Literacy & Library Events & Conferences
- Local, California and National -
Southern California Library Literacy Network
for more information


Mar 3  Read Across America Day
Mar 4  National Grammar Day Language is something to celebrate
Mar 5  World Read Aloud Day Imagine a world where everyone can read...
Mar 6  World Book Day celebrating 25 years of Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury’s classic read aloud We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.
Mar 7  Health Literacy Conference, Portland OR
Mar 7+  Women's Literacy Gardens Conf, Univ Rhode Island
Mar 13+ Latino Children's Literature Conference, Univ of Alabama Tuscaloosa
Mar 13+ PLA 2014 Virtual Conference Cyberspace
Mar 16+ COABE, Pittsburg PA
Mar 18+ Everyone Reading Conference, NYU Kimmel Center
Mar 20  World Storytelling Day: #WSD14
Mar 26+ TESOL Annual Convention, Portland OR
Mar 29  Sensory Friendly Films - MUPPETS MOST WANTED 10a

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Southern California & California Literacy & Library Events: March 2014

Southern California & California Literacy & Library Events: March 2014

SCLLN
Literacy & Library Events & Conferences
- Local, California and National -
Southern California Library Literacy Network
for more information



Mar 3  Read Across America Day
Mar 4  National Grammar Day Language is something to celebrate
Mar 5  World Read Aloud Day- Imagine a world where everyone can read...
Mar 6  World Book Day celebrating 25 years of Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury’s classic read aloud We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.
Mar 8  SCLLN Literacy Conference, Buena Park Holiday Inn
Mar 8  CATESOL Regional: Los Angeles, CSU Northridge
Mar 14+  California Language Teacher's Association Conference, San Diego
Mar 17+ International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conf., San Diego
Mar 20  World Storytelling Day: #WSD14
Mar 21+ Special Ed Law & Dyslexia Cyberspace 4 wk class, Dyslexia Inst
Mar 21  Everylibrary California Meet & Greet, Long Beach Area 6p
Mar 22+ CUE Conference, Palm Springs
Mar 24+ Water Cooler Conf: early care & learning children 0-5, Sacramento
Mar 29  Sensory Friendly Films - MUPPETS MOST WANTED 10a
Mar 31  Orton Gillingham Overview Cyberspace 4 wk class, Dyslexia Inst

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

SCLLN Literacy Tutor Workshop Calendar: March 2014

SCLLN Literacy Tutor Workshop Calendar: March 2014

For Local, California and National
Literacy or Library Conferences and Events
Southern California Library Literacy Network
Calendar


Mar 1  ESL Tutor Training = Azusa Library 9a
Mar 1  Literacy Tutor Training = San Diego County Library 10a
Mar 4  Literacy Tutor Orientation = Carlsbad Library 12N
Mar 5  Literacy Learner Training = READ/San Diego 5:45p
Mar 6  Literacy Tutor Orientation - South Bay Literacy @ Torrance Library 7p
Mar 8  SCLLN Literacy Conference Buena Park Holiday Inn
Mar 8  Literacy Tutor Training = San Bernardino Co Rialto Library 1p
Mar 8  Literacy Tutor Training = San Bernardino Co Chino Hills Library 9a
Mar 10  Literacy Tutor Training = San Bernardino Co Wrightwood Library 3p
Mar 10  Literacy Tutor Training = READ/San Diego 10a
Mar 11  Literacy Learner Orientation = Newport Beach Library 10a
Mar 11  Literacy Tutor Orientation - Beaumont Library 5p
Mar 11  Literacy Tutor Training = San Bernardino Co Barstow Library 3p
Mar 13  Leamos, Mole & Mezcal = Centro Latino for Literacy @ Restaurante Guelaguazeta 7p
Mar 15  Soup & A Good Book = Whittier Area Literacy 11:30a
Mar 15  Literacy Tutor Training = San Bernardino Co Fontana Library 10a
Mar 15  Literacy Tutor Training = San Bernardino Co Yucca Valley Library 9a
Mar 15  ESL Tutor Training - Santa Barbara Library Solvang 1p
Mar 18  Literacy Tutor Training = San Bernardino Co Big Bear Library 4p
Mar 19  Literacy Tutor Orientation = Newport Beach Library 10a
Mar 20  Literacy Learner Training = READ/San Diego 9:45a
Mar 20  Literacy Tutor Orientation = Carlsbad Library 6p
Mar 20  Literacy Tutor Training = San Bernardino Co Highland Library 10a
Mar 20  Literacy Tutor Training = San Bernardino Co Adelanto Library 4p
Mar 22  Literacy Tutor Training = Azusa Library 9a
Mar 22  Literacy Tutor Training = Monrovia Library @ Azusa 91
Mar 22  Literacy Tutor Training = San Bernardino Co Apple Valley Library 10a
Mar 22  Literacy Tutor Training = San Bernardino Co 29 Palms Library 10a
Mar 28  Literacy Tutor Training = Ventura Co Library 5p

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

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

SCLLN 2013 Writer to Writer Challenge Awards: March 8


Southern California Library Literacy Network - SCLLN
Writer to Writer Challenge - 2013

The Southern California Library Literacy Network is excited to announce the winners and runners-up for the 2013 Writer to Writer Challenge! We received a large response—45 entries—and the quality of the letters was amazing! We are so proud of all of the learners who wrote letters. We are grateful to the coordinators and learner judging panels at Huntington Beach Public Library, National City Public Library, Newport Beach Central Public Library, and Carlsbad City Library for donating their time to judge the letters.

Please join us at the Southern California Library Literacy Network Literacy Conference at the Holiday Inn, Buena Park, on Saturday, March 8, where the winners will be recognized during the lunch program. The winners and runners-up will each receive a cash prize and a certificate, and may attend the conference at our expense but they must pre-register.  All letter writers will receive a certificate of participation.

Congratulations to everyone who entered the 2013 Writer to Writer Challenge!

Emerging Category
Winner
Celso López, Carlsbad City Library
“Heaven is for Real,” by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
Runners-Up
Robert Patterson, Carlsbad City Library“Harvests of Joy,” by Robert Mondavi
Stephanie Rodriguez, Rancho Cucamonga Public Library“Sable,” by Karen Hesse

Beginning Category
Winner
“The Three Little Pigs,” by Mercé Escardó
Runners-Up
Amatul Mohiuddin, Beaumont Public Library“A Thousand Splendid Suns,” by Khaled Hosseini
Marnalee Lopez, Newport Beach Public Library“Beautiful Boy,” by David Sheff

Intermediate Category
Winner
Alejandrina Rodríguez, Carlsbad City Library
The Lemon Orchard,” by Luanne Rice
Runners-Up
Dominique Calhoun, Carlsbad City Library“It’s Your Time,” by Joel Osteen
Selina Kim, Newport Beach Public Library“The Wedding,” by Nicolas Sparks

Advanced Category
Winner
Hermond E. Jones, Carlsbad City Library
Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun?” by Reginald F. Lewis, Blair S. Walker, and Richard Parsons
Runners-Up
Blanca Flores, Beaumont Public Library“Skinny,” by Donna Cooner
Teruyo Mori, Newport Beach Public Library“To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee

Carrie Scott and Tiera Garfield
Carlsbad City Library Learning Center
Writer to Writer Co-Chairs


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Imperial Valley Library

Imperial County adult literacy still a challenge
Imperial Valley Press: 2.20.2014 by Heric Rubio

When Monica Woo came to the United States from Korea 15 years ago, the English language was as foreign to her as the country she was arriving in.

Even after becoming a citizen, it still took the El Centro resident a run-in with immigration officers before deciding to take on the task of learning the language.

“Two years ago I went to Korea and when I came back, immigration asked me what I had to declare, and I couldn’t answer,” Woo said.

So with the help of Adult Literacy Services at the Imperial Public Library, she embarked on a mission to not only speak, but read English as well, a decision that she says has left her feeling happier and more confident.

With the most recent Imperial County statistics available showing an illiteracy rate dangerously close to 50 percent, stories like Woo’s could likely be found throughout the Valley.

Last conducted in 2003, the National Assessment of Adult Literacy is a representative assessment of English literacy among American adults age 16 or older, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

During the assessment, 41 percent of Imperial County’s population at the time was lacking basic prose literacy skills; almost triple the national rate of 14 percent.  READ MORE !

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Huntington Beach Library - Wine & Words Fundraiser: Feb 22

Wine & Words: February 22


Raffles!
Silent Auction!
Wines from Orange County wine company ONEHOPE!

Huntington Beach Library Literacy Volunteers second annual wine tasting event is coming up soon on Feb. 22.
Registration is $35 per person: Register today to reserve your spot.
Includes tasting opportunities of nine different wines, plus light appetizers, games and other fun, and raising funds for literacy!

HBPL will also have a raffle and silent auction opportunities, with the chance to win gift certificates to local restaurants, themed "Wine & Words" pairings, and more!

Some of the confirmed raffle prizes include:

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Mr. Z - Corona Public Library

CNN Hero John Zickefoose (Mr. Z) will speak at the LDA Adult Luncheon
“Yes You Can"

Mr.Z is a natural storyteller and delights in bringing books to young readers. But that was not always the case. There was a time when reading the simple words of a picture book would have proved impossible for Mr. Z. He spent years in school overwhelmed with sadness that nothing came as easily to him as it did for others. He would become rowdy, preferring to be kicked out of class than to be called on by the teacher.

He was functionally illiterate, unable to read a prescription label, his children’s report cards or a menu. He was diagnosed as a young boy with dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity. For more than 30 years, Mr. Z was illiterate, barely capable of writing or reading his own name. He managed to graduate from high school, but he admits that he could only read a few words on his diploma.

His second grade son began asking him for homework help that he could not provide. At his wife’s suggestion, Mr. Z contacted the Corona Public Library and began literacy classes. Empowered by his new reading skills, Mr. Z has become an advocate for the struggling youth and adults in our society, drawing upon his own experiences in learning how to read and succeed in life. He has appeared on ABC, NBC, CNN and PBS. He has also given numerous radio interviews.

Monday, February 17, 2014

SCLLN Literacy Conference: March 8

Southern California Library Literacy Network
LITERACY CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
Is Now Open!
Early Bird Registration: Feb 24, 2014

Click Here To Register (pdf file)
$ 40.00: SCLLN Member Tutors and Staff
$ 15.00: SCLLN Adult Learners
LUNCH ONLY - Writer To Writer Awards Ceremony
   Members: $ 40.00
   Non-members: $ 50.00



After Feb 24 or @ Conference:
$ 60.00: SCLLN Member Tutors and Staff
$ 25.00: SCLLN Adult Learners
Non-Members - $ 75.00
LUNCH: $ 50.00 everyone

NO REFUNDS AFTER FEBRUARY 24

Please complete and submit the registration form. Scroll down to for workshop descriptions; you may print the descriptions and decide before going back online and registering.

Workshops will fill up quickly, so register now for another great conference!

You can forward the pdf to your program participants and they can register online. Group registration information is on the last page.



Because of membership dues and a partnership with the state library, we are able to offer the 2014 conference at last year’s price. Take advantage of this excellent pricing for a day filled with workshops, food, letters from the Writer to Writer Challenge winners, friendship, and more. Sign up today!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: Diane Moseley

Friday, February 14, 2014

Book Giving Day: February 14

Book Giving Day: February 14

A day dedicated to getting new, used and borrowed books in the hands of as many children as possible.

Three simple ways to celebrate International Book Giving Day!

1. Give a Book to a Friend or Relative.
Celebrate International Book Giving Day by giving a child a new, used or borrowed book.

2. Leave a Book in a Waiting Room or Lobby.
Choose a waiting room where kids are stuck waiting and there are few to no good books available. Purchase a good book, and deposit your book covertly or overtly in your waiting room of choice. The goal here is to spread the love of reading to kids, so choose a fun book, nothing controversial.

3. Donate a Book.
Wrap up a box of children’s books that your kids have outgrown and get them in the hands of children who could really use a book or two. Donate your books to your local second hand store, library, children’s hospital, or shelter. Alternatively, donate your books to an organization working internationally to get books in the hands of kids, such as Books for Africa.

How will you celebrate International Book Giving Day?

Thursday, February 13, 2014

litworldsays: Reading is like _______ .

World Read Aloud Day
March 5th. 


Fill in the Blank @litworldsays Feb 11
Reading is like ___________. 
and Tweet !

According to Pam Allyn, "Reading is like breathing in and writing is like breathing out, and storytelling is what links both: it is the soul of literacy. The most powerful tool that we have to strengthen literacy is often the most underused and overlooked, and that is a child's own stories"

Pam Allyn is a children's rights activist and Executive Director and founder of LitWorld, a global non-profit organization advocating for children’s rights as readers, writers, and learners.

Literacy is the foundation for emotional and physical well-being, intellectual growth, and economic security. The right to read and write is a fundamental human right and belongs to all people.


Worldwide at least 793 million people remain illiterate. Two-thirds of them are women. All over the world, children are hungry for learning and for the power it brings. Research shows that children learn to read and write best by writing and telling the stories of their own experiences. Yet it is rare to find safe spaces where children feel fully comfortable to do so.

. . . says
@litworldsays (For first time adult readers)
reading is like discovering your voice.

. . . says
Reading is like talking to an old friend.
Always warm, inviting, and easy to pick up where you left off. @litworldsays #readeveryday


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

California State Library's Grand Reopening: Feb 11-14

Celebrate California State Library's Grand Reopening Week
Feb 11 - 14

The California State Library has returned to the newly restored Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building after four years of extensive renovations and we'd like you to come and visit us. The building, a remarkable example of Neo-classical architecture located at 914 Capitol Mall, has been fully restored to its original beauty.

Help us celebrate our move back to this historic building February 11–14, 2014. We have put together a series of special events, exhibits and presentations for this week of celebration. The festivities begin Tuesday, February 11, and continue throughout the week.

We have a series of events that you might want to check out in the Library Meeting Room on the fifth floor. There will also be exhibits in Gillis Hall, the main reading room on the third floor; the Circulation Room also on the third floor; and other locations throughout the library. You can also go on a tour.
Tours will begin Tuesday, February 11, at 11 a.m. and will continue until 3:30 p.m. Beginning Wednesday, February 12, tours will be conducted at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays only. You can schedule a tour online on our website.

The presentations in the Library Meeting Room, Room 500 will be held Wednesday-Friday, February 12-14, from 9:30 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. Among the topics presented will be a look at how the government has used comics to get their message out; a fascinating collection of political memorabilia including buttons, ballots and posters; the seemingly incongruous relationship between government documents and love; plus a host of other topics. READ MORE !

Also @ Capradio.og: Listen

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Literacy Jobs: California

Literacy Jobs: California

Temporary, Grant Funded

general and clerical duties, including those related to Literacy Services for the Library and Community Services Department, with a strong emphasis on providing public service.

Deadline: Open

America Reads Work Study Student - PT

Kaplan Higher Education Campus, Palm Springs

assist in a family Literacy Program. The work study student must assist in a family literacy program.

Deadline: Open

Monday, February 3, 2014

Libraries - Share What You Know About Adult Literacy

TimetoReskill Slide Show

Share What You Know About Adult Literacy:

Libraries Invited to Provide Input
UpNext: The IMLS Blog: 1.23.2014 by mheintz
A Joint OVAE-IMLS UpNext Blog Post

Results from the latest international study of adult skills, Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) Survey of Adult Skills, show that the U.S. workforce trails many other developed nations in foundational skills essential for both individuals and the nation as a whole to thrive. These skills include the ability to read, the ability to understand numbers and do math, and the ability to solve problems using technology.


The site’s many resources include:
-A consultation paper, a 10-page paper that can be shared in advance of an event to provide background on the skills issue and the framework for the National Action Plan
-A toolkit, a step-by-step guide to running a local roundtable from types of people to invite to what questions to pose
-An online feedback form (Submit comments by March 14 to be considered in the Plan.)

Learn more about the results of the study by reading Time for the U.S. to Reskill? What the Survey of Adult Skills Says, a report completed by OECD at the request of the U.S. Department of Education.

Libraries play an important role in boosting adults’ foundational skills and they have the ability to offer important insights that can help shape the national action plan. Libraries can take part by hosting roundtable discussion to provide input on the plan.