Friday, April 29, 2016

Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events : : May 2016

Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events
May 2016

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



May 02+ Children's Book Week "A great nation is a reading nation"
May 02+ National Library Legislative Day Washington DC
May 03   Teacher Day
May 06+ Steinbeck Festival Salinas
May 09+ Reading Is Fun Week - RIF
May 10   Autism Sensory Friendly Films CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR 7p
May 14  Women's Literary Festival Santa Barbara
May 14  Autism Sensory Friendly Films CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR 10a
May 21  Readathon Day #Readathon2016
May 24  Autism Sensory Friendly Films NEIGHBORS 2  7p
May 28  Autism Sensory Friendly Films ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS 10a
May 30  Overview of Dyslexia Screening Cyberspace May 30 — Jun 24, 2016


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar :: May 2016

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar: May 2016

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

             Redlands Library        Huntington Beach

May 01 Literacy FUNd raiser “2 Across” Redlands Library 2:30p
May 04 Adult Literacy Learner Orientation READ/San Diego Library 5:45p
May 04 Adult Literacy Learner Orientation Huntington Beach Library 6p
May 05 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation South Bay Literacy Co Torrance Library 7p
May 07 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Chino Hills Library 9:30a
May 07 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Yucaipa Library 10a
May 07 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Grand Terrace Library 10:30a
May 09 Adult Literacy Tutor Training Santa Barbara Library 1p
May 10 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Carlsbad Library 12N
May 10 Adult Literacy Tutor Training READ/San Diego Library 6p
May 11 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Fontana Library 5p
May 11 Adult Literacy Tutor Training Newport Beach Library 9a
May 12 Adult Literacy Tutor Training Burbank Library 6p
May 14 Duck-A-Thon Literacy FUNd raiser Huntington Beach Library 10a
May 14 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Placentia Library 1p
May 14 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Adelanto Library 11a
May 14 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Chino Library 10a
May 14 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Lake Arrowhead Library 10a
May 16 Adult Literacy Learner Orientation READ/San Diego Library 9:45a
May 16 Adult Literacy Volunteer Orientation Corona Library 7p
May 17 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Co Hesperia Library 3p
May 18 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Barstow Library 11a
May 19 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Carlsbad Library 6p
May 19 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Big Bear Library 4p
May 21 Adult Literacy Tutor Training Santa Barbara Library 1p
May 23 Adult Literacy Tutor Workshop Downey Library 9a

Beverly Hills Library Adult Literacy last Friday of month 10:30 - 12 N
LAPL Adult Literacy volunteers receive 7 hours of Online Instruction
Local Tutor Workshops :: Always Scrolling in the Right Frame
Statewide Workshops @ California Library Literacy Services


Monday, April 25, 2016

Literacy Library Jobs :: West Marin | Glendale | Beaumont

Literacy Library Jobs – California

Spanish Language Services
West Marin Literacy Program and Point Reyes Library
ESL classes and one-on-one tutoring to English language learners throughout West Marin County.
DEADLINE:  May 16

performs duties that routinely draw upon and require specialized knowledge, experience and skills and abilities related to literacy programming. 

Early Literacy Outreach Librarian - FT

driving a van for outreach delivery of library service to child-care providers, programming for the target audience and collection development for the children's collections and the outreach Ready to Read Van.


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Redlands Library :: Literacy FUNdraiser :: " 2 Across "

Have Fun & Support Redlands Adult Literacy

 “2 Across” by Jerry Mayer
May 1, 2016
Reception and Performance



The fun begins at 2:30 pm with a dessert reception and a Redlands Adult Literacy Open House. Visit with Redlands Adult Literacy supporters, tutors, learners and lovers of reading and crossword puzzles.

The reception will be followed at 3:30 pm with a performance of “2 Across,” a poignant and witty 90-minute, one-act play written by Jerry Mayer. Local thespians, Deborah McFatter and Jeff Richards star in the play, directed by Kerry Jones.

Redlands East Valley High School
Blackstone Theater
1000 Colton Avenue
Redlands

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the A.K. Smiley Public Library or by contacting literacy@akspl.org. Checks may be made payable to Friends of A. K. Smiley Public Library, Attn. “2 Across.”

DONATION NEWS
Modern Woodmen of America has agreed to match any donations up to $2500 so that Redlands Adult Literacy can start an adult literacy book club.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Huntington Beach Library :: Online High School Diploma and More !

Online High School Diploma and More!
Open Doors: March 2016
Huntington Beach Public Library Literacy Volunteer

Huntington Beach Public Library is offering qualified community members the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate through Career Online High School, a program brought to public libraries by Gale, a part of Cengage Learning.

HBPL will award scholarships for Career Online High School to qualified learners looking to earn a high school diploma and advance their careers. Classes are supported by board-certified instructors; students have 24/7 access to the online learning platform, along with an academic coach. Coursework begins in one of eight high-growth, high-demand career fields, before progressing to the core academic subjects. Many students are able to graduate in as few as 4 to 6 months by transferring in previously earned high school credits, with a maximum completion of 18 months.

Huntington Beach residents can learn more about Career Online High School in the HBPL Literacy Office or by selecting Career Online High School from the library's web page.

This pilot program is managed by Literacy Volunteers-HBPL, sponsored by the Huntington Beach Public Library, and funded by California State Library and the Friends of HB Library.  READ MORE @

SCLLN Member Libraries offering the Career Online High School program

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Los Angeles Public Library :: Writer to Writer

Writer to Writer
READ:  Spring 2016
Adult Literacy Services | Changing lives one chapter at a time.
A newsletter written by students and tutors

Congratulations Are in Order Congratulations to Leonard Utley, winner for his letter to Tom Gilroy, author of In Bikole: Eight Modern Stories of Life in a West African Village, and to Hyun Mi Kim, runner-up for her letter to Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.


The Writer to Writer Challenge is an annual competition for adult learners in public library literacy programs. Learners write a letter to an author of a book or magazine telling them how their lives were influenced by what they read.

The competition is sponsored by the Southern California Library Literacy Network (SCLLN), and the winners and runners-up were recognized at an awards ceremony on March 5 during the SCLLN conference. Winners in each category had an opportunity to read their letters during the ceremony, and all winners and runners-up received a copy of a book that has been published with their letters.  READ MORE @

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Altadena Library :: Bob Lucas Memorial Branch

Bob Lucas Memorial Branch
CONNECT: April 2016

The Bob Lucas Memorial Branch Library and Literacy Center has been serving the West Altadena neighborhood since its opening in 1957 (and reopening in 1991 after being closed for 13 years due to Prop 13 budget cuts).

Our history is a rich one with the establishment of the adult literacy program, Let’s Read Altadena in 1990 at the Branch. The literacy program is one of few in the region with the next closest one being in Glendale. The literacy program has provided volunteer opportunities for community members as tutors and has helped many adults improve their reading and writing skills over the years.

In addition, the literacy program offers free ESL classes to students and free one-on-one tutoring for adults. Train to be a tutor on-line at your own pace and when it is convenient for you. Call 626-798-8338 for more information.

In addition to our literacy programs we offer craft programs, movies, and games for children. We offer fun flick fridays showings of popular newly released children movies once a month. Throughout the year we also run reading programs such as our Winter Reading Program that encourages kids to read books, complete book reports and earn prizes. Other activities we offer are DIY inspirations Stations such as the “make your own Valentine card” station and game days. We also have an exciting line up of performers for this year’s summer reading program. Whether it be books, crafts, tutors, classes, community information, research help, study space, computer access, scanning, copying, printing, or up-to-date DVDs, we have something for everyone at our library!

Come visit us today!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Literacy Library Jobs :: Glendale :: Beaumont

Literacy Library Jobs – California

performs duties that routinely draw upon and require specialized knowledge, experience and skills and abilities related to literacy programming. 

Early Literacy Outreach Librarian - FT

driving a van for outreach delivery of library service to child-care providers, programming for the target audience and collection development for the children's collections and the outreach Ready to Read Van.


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Zonta Club's team wins Burbank Library's Trivia Challenge

Zonta Club's team wins Burbank Library's Trivia Challenge
Burbank Leader:  4.09.2016 by Anthony Clark Carpio

For the last 18 years, members of the Zonta Club of Burbank have competed in the Burbank Library's Trivia Challenge, but they had never taken home the trophy.

After answering a slew of questions — some easier than others — and a small kerfuffle with the judges, the women-empowerment organization finally became champions Thursday night at the Ritz Banquet Hall in St. Leon's Cathedral.

About 100 people attended the fundraiser for the Burbank Library's literacy program, which offers free one-on-one tutoring for adults who read or write below an eighth-grade level.

"This is a demonstration of our commitment to literacy, the library and this community, which we are all a part of," Zonta Club member Nickie Bonner said after posing for photos with a medal around her neck.

The audience tried guessing the answers to the questions, which were asked by Drew Sugars, Burbank's public information officer.  READ MORE @

Monday, April 11, 2016

ACTION ALERT :: Letters Needed in Support of Library Funding in California State Budget :: CLA

ACTION ALERT
Letters Needed in Support of
Library Funding in California State Budget
NEWS FROM THE CAPITOL: 4.08.2016 by Mike Dillon & Christina DiCaro, CLA Lobbyists

The Senate and Assembly Budget Subcommittees have been meeting weekly at the State Capitol in order to review and to make recommendations regarding various program funding areas proposed in Governor Brown’s 2016-17 State Budget.

Send letters to 10 key legislators involved in the Budget process, in order to ensure that the California Library Association’s “Budget ask” is realized.
Letters are due by April 29.

ACTION REQUESTED
•Approve the Governor’s January Budget proposal to provide an additional $1.8 million in funding to the California Library Services ActBudget Item 6120-211-0001.

•Approve the Governor’s January Budget proposal to provide $3 million in one-time funding to the California Library Services Act for the purpose of collaborative “digital delivery” uses.  Budget Item 6120-215-0001.

•Approve a request by the California Library Association to provide $4 million in one-time funding for broadband connectivity grants in order to continue to bring public libraries on to a high-speed broadband “backbone” operated by the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC).

•Approve a $1-2 million increase to the California Literacy Services program in order to restore public library literacy programs, provide enhanced resources for existing programs, and continue to address the backlog of adult literacy learners in need of assistance at the library.

Additional information on these items can be found on the CLA webpage in the Advocacy “Day In the District” section.

Please address letters to the following individuals and send them via mail or fax no later than April 29:

Senate Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Education Finance
State Capitol, Room 4072  Sacramento, CA.  95814
Fax:  (916) 651-4939

Senate Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Education Finance
State Capitol, Room 2054  Sacramento, CA.  95814
Fax:  (916) 651-4926

Senate Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Education Finance
State Capitol, Room 2048  Sacramento, CA.  95814
Fax:  (916) 651-4937

Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance
State Capitol, Room 2160  Sacramento, CA.  95814
Fax:  (916) 319-2107

Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance
State Capitol, Room 217  Sacramento, CA.  95814
Fax:  (916) 319-2176

Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance
State Capitol, Room 3152  Sacramento, CA.  95814
Fax:  (916) 319-2141

Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance
State Capitol, Room 4177  Sacramento, CA.  95814
Fax:  (916) 319-2165

Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance
State Capitol, Room 4166  Sacramento, CA.  95814
Fax:  (916) 319-2170

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Huntington Beach Library :: Walk! Run! READ! FUNdraiser :: April 23

 Walk!   Run!   READ! 
April 23

Our 4th annual 5K Walk/Run and Kids' Fun Run will be held in Central Park on Saturday, April 23.


The 5K runners start near Kathy May's at 8am, with the walkers close behind. At 9am, we will have the kids' run, followed by storytime with Miss Debra & Mr. Kevin. Stay for a pancake breakfast, which will be included in your event registration.

Haven't walked or run this distance in a while? Prepare for the event by joining the library's first "Couch to 5k Reading Club." This 6-week training program runs Wednesdays & Saturdays, March 12-April 20. We will discuss books to listen to while you walk, and get you in shape to walk or run Literacy's 5k on April 23rd. 

Call 714-375-5106 for more details, and join the fun.


For more information about the 5k, go to our website: walkrunread.com.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Easy Voter Guide :: June 7 :: Presidential Primary Election

Easy Voter Guide
California Presidential Primary Election

YOUR VOTE. YOUR VOICE.
Presidential Primary Election
June 7, 2016

Sign up to vote
May 23: Last day to register to vote in this election.
May 31: Last day to request a “vote by mail” ballot.
Jun  07: ELECTION DAY  Your polling place is open from 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

~ President
~ Representatives in U.S. Congress and the California State Legislature
~ A proposed law for California, Proposition 50: Suspension of Legislators
~ Other candidates and proposed laws depending on where you live

Voting for President
The political party you choose will determine which candidates for President appear on your ballot.

If you register without choosing a political party, there is still a way you can vote for a candidate for President:

Three of the political parties, American Independent, Democratic, and Libertarian, will allow voters with “no party preference” to ask for their ballots in the June 7 election.

But if you want to vote on presidential candidates for the Green, Peace & Freedom, or Republican Party then you must re-register and select that party. Just make sure you re-register by the May 23 deadline.

You can sign up to vote if you are:
•   18 years or older by Election Day
•   a U.S. citizen
•   not in prison or on parole for a felony To sign up to vote, get a registration form:
•   Fill out the form online at REGISTER TO VOTE
     in English, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, or Vietnamese.
•   Or call 1-800-345-8683 to have the form sent to you.
•   Or pick one up at the library, post office, or DMV.

There is no cost to register.
Fill out the form completely and mail it in. You will be asked to include your driver’s license number or other identification.

When should I sign up?
•   Sign up (register) by May 23, 2016, to vote in the June 7, 2016, election.
•   If you are already registered, you need to fill out a new form only if you move, change your name, or want to change your choice of political party.

Produced for statewide elections in California since 1994, the Easy Voter Guide is a collaboration of the League of Women Voters® ofCalifornia Education Fund and the California State Library.