Friday, September 30, 2016

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

Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events
October 2016

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

Oct. 05   World Teachers' Day
Oct. 07+ LitQuake, San Francisco  @Litquake
Oct. 08   Great Valley Bookfest, Manteca
Oct. 08 Fall Gala Children’s Literature Council Southern California 9a @childlitcouncil
Oct. 09   Teen Read Week  @yalsa
Oct. 11  Day of the Girl #dayofthegirl
Oct. 11 Autism Sensory Friendly Film GAMBIT 7p
Oct. 13  Plain Language Day @iplainday
Oct. 15   Walk4Literacy, Sacramento
Oct. 15 Write to Literacy Conference, CSU Northridge
Oct. 15 Great Minds Don't Think Alike - Honoring Henry Winkler LA
Oct. 16  Dictionary Day
Oct. 16  National Friends of Libraries Week
Oct. 17 Give Me 20 Challenge RAINBOW FISH thru Dec 9 @bookitprogram #BOOKITkid
Oct. 17+ Internet Librarian, Monterey  @LibConf
Oct. 20  National Day of Writing  #WhyIWrite
Oct. 22  Make A Difference Day  @mdday
Oct. 22 Inland Empire Disabilities EXPO, San Bernardino  @dyslexiaSoCal
Oct. 25 Autism Sensory Friendly Films JACK REACHER 7p
Oct. 26 LitCrawlLA, NoHo  @LitCrawlLA
Oct. 27  Read For The Record - The Bear Ate Your Sandwich  @Jumpstartkids
Oct. 28+ CUE Fall Conference, Napa Valley  @cueinc
Oct. 28 Cognitive Diversity Embracing Difference, Chapman Univ 8:30a
Oct. 31 Overview of Orton Gillingham Approach Cyberspace thru Nov 25
Oct. 31 Reading Comprehension Strategies Cyberspace thru Nov 25

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar :: October 2016

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar
October 2016

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

                                    Oct. 21  Wine & Words            Oct. 22 Happy Hour
                                                        Huntington Beach Library      Newport Beach Library

Oct. 01 Adult Literacy Tutor Training LEARN San Diego Co Library 10a
Oct. 01 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Library Lake Arrowhead  10a
Oct. 01 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Library Rialto 10a
Oct. 01 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Library Yucaipa 12N
Oct. 04 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Carlsbad Library 12N
Oct. 04 Youth Literacy Tutor Orientation Words Alive San Diego 1p
Oct. 04 Adult Literacy Tutor Training Huntington Beach Library 6p
Oct. 05 Adult Literacy Learner Orientation READ/San Diego Library 5:30p
Oct. 06 Adult Literacy Tutor Training READ/San Diego Library 6p
Oct. 06 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation South Bay Literacy Torrance Library 7p
Oct. 08 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Library Yucca Valley 9a
Oct. 13 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Carlsbad Library 6p
Oct. 15 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Library Chino 10a
Oct. 17 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Corona Library 7p
Oct. 18 Adult Literacy Learner Orientation READ/San Diego Library 10a
Oct. 18 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Library Hesperia 3p
Oct. 19 Adult Literacy Learner Orientation Newport Beach Library 10a
Oct. 21 Wine & Words FUNraiser Huntington Beach Library 7p
Oct. 22 Happy Hour with Maria Semple Newport Beach Library 6p
Oct. 26 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Newport Beach Library 10

Beverly Hills Library Adult Literacy: last Friday 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

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Orange Co Library :: READ OC - Honors San Clemente & Heritage Park Libraries

OC READ Honors San Clemente & Heritage Park Libraries
READ WRITES: Summer 2016

OC READ has been grateful to receive the consistent support of all the branches and staff within the OC Public Libraries system, and each year honors a branch that has gone above and beyond in their support of literacy.  When the San Clemente Branch planned its major renovations and reopened last summer, Branch Manager Karen Wahl made sure to set aside space for a comfortable, private literacy center where tutors and learners could work together without worrying about the distractions and awkwardness of meeting in the public eye. Now the space is stocked with literacy materials and available for any tutor and learner who need it.

This year, OC READ also presented our first ever Outstanding Literacy Collection award to Heritage Park Library.  Branch Manager Cheryl Nakaji, Librarian Nadya Mircheva, Office Manager Catherine Clark and the entire branch team are strong supporters of literacy and the growing multicultural community that they serve.  The Irvine Heritage Park team seamlessly fields questions, patiently helps learners access the resources they need, and helps tutoring pairs find more quiet places to work at the busiest branch in the system. Last summer, former IHP librarians Jennifer Johnson and Julia Butler recognized a need to set aside space for a literacy and ESL collection that would be accessible to READ participants and the public.  They contacted READ about what materials would best support adult learners’ goals and lobbied their Friends for the funds to purchase these materials. In January, the nearly 100 book collection became a reality and is now housed in the section of the library that overlooks the charming Heritage Park pond. Many thanks to the entire Heritage Park team for making a refuge for literacy.  READ MORE @

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Upland Library :: Trivia Bee - Silent Auction - Raffle for Literacy

15th Annual Trivia Bee,
Silent Auction & Raffle for Literacy
Upland Library Adult Literacy
September 29 :: 6 pm

Shine a Light on Literacy

Join us for the 15th Annual Trivia Bee, Silent Auction & Raffle for Literacy. The fun and games begin at 6:00 p.m., on Thursday, September 29th, in the Carnegie Library. The Trivia Bee is sponsored by local business owners and community organizations. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Upland Public Library Adult Literacy Program for which state funding is determined by the amount of local funds raised.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Banned Book Week :: Literacy | Ventura Co | Moorpark | ALA OIF | Censorship | DCPL | Politics Prose | Flintridge Books

Tweet – Tweeter – Tweetest
Superlatives from SCLLN

At #vclOjaiLibrary we put all the books
THEY don’t want you to read in one convenient place.

#BannedBooksWeek is almost here!
Don't forget to come to the library for your BBW
#wanted poster!

add a #Twibbon now!

#BannedBooksWeek is in 5 Days!
Lot of upcoming events.
Check out our reminder email

@OIF  Sep 20

Join @VickyBaker on 29 Sept to chat with
@CLBaldacchinov, @jessicaherthel, Wendy Doniger

It's almost #BannedBooksWeek
& @dcpl is helping us hide
these censored books in plain sight

So touched by the city's response to #UncensoredDC
Thanks to our amazing partners.
Couldn't have done it w/o U!

@dcpl_literati  Sep 16

Banned Books & Indie Picks

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Los Angeles Public Library - Voter Information at Your Local Library

LAPL Voter Information

This year is an important year for our nation. We want to encourage all eligible Californians to register to vote and cast a ballot. Registration deadline to vote in the November 8 election is October 24. We can help! Voter registration and nonpartisan programs on ballot measures are available at your local library.

Your country. Your voice. Your vote.

Voter registration is conveniently available at local libraries.
Sign up to vote, or check if you are registered.

Get informed.

Learn about the measures that will be on your ballot. The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles will present non-partisan descriptions of ballot measures at their popular Pros and Cons programs. Get the facts, hear the arguments, and decide for yourself!

Sep 27 :: Voter Registration Day
in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean !

Monday, September 19, 2016

Huntington Beach Library :: Family Literacy :: Oak View Celebrates Its Own

Oak View Celebrates its Own
Open Doors: September 2016

The Oak View Family & Community Center Gymnasium was filled almost to capacity Monday evening, August 22, as the Oak View literacy participants gathered to celebrate and honor learner achievements.

Huntington Beach Library Director Stephanie Beverage, City Council member Eric Peterson and Literacy Board President Susie Hodge gave brief congratulatory speeches. Excellence Awards were presented to learners who succeeded above and beyond during the past year. Twelve learners graduated from a computer class where they had learned how to send and receive emails, shop on line and do their personal banking.  Special award certificates were presented to five learners for outstanding achievement, and two were recognized for passing the citizenship test. Tutors received pins for their years served.

Amy Crepeau, Oak View Literacy director, received a surprise thank you and congratulations from tutors, learners and literacy staff. Former library staff member Kevin Moran spoke and Rocio G, a learner in the program, presented her with a bouquet of flowers and a book in recognition of her recent attainment of her Master's Degree in Library Science. Amy was extremely moved and surprised, and we extend our congratulations for her hard work and diligence in earning her degree.

Afterwards, the amiable crowd enjoyed desserts and beverages provided by literacy volunteers and learners. The positive energy, happiness and conviviality at Oak View always creates a cheerful atmosphere. If you haven't had a chance to attend one of their enjoyable events, plan to do so in the future. You'll be glad you did and will go home humming a happy tune!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Literacy :: #HispanicHeritageMonth | @laplenespanol | @LACountyLibrary | @SantaMonicaLibr | @camarillolib | @UplandLibrary | @librarycongress | @RWTnow

Tweet – Tweeter – Tweetest
Superlatives from SCLLN

¡Celebra el Mes de la Herencia Latina con nosotros!

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!
Join us for special events, art activities, & more:

at the #Pico #Library this Saturday 9/17 11am-2pm.

with Storytime Amigos!
Wednesdays from 9/14 - 10/12 at 3pm in the Pirate Ship!

Today marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, a time where we celebrate the many contributions Hispanics...

Here's a site full of resources for
Sept 15-Oct 15

Celebrate the culture, art, and achievements of Hispanic people,
Sep 15-Oct 15:

@RWTnow  Sep 15

Thursday, September 15, 2016

San Diego Public Library :: READ/San Diego Annual Tutor Conference

READ/San Diego Annual Tutor Conference

On June 11, 2016, READ/San Diego hosted its 26th Annual Tutor Conference at the

The conference featured an impressive lineup of presenters for a day of informative, enjoyable, hands-on workshops. The conference workshops focused on strategies for teaching vocabulary, grammar, word recognition, online resources and technical tools for tutors, phonics, reading comprehension, math, ESL, and GED preparation.

A catered luncheon was served featuring keynote speaker Dr. Danny Brassell’s presentation "The Reading Makeover."

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Sep 27 :: Voter Registration Day :: Easy Voter Guide

Easy Voter Guide
November 2016 Election
in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean!

Your county elections office will mail you a Voter Guide with a Sample Ballot that lists everything you can vote on, including candidates for local government offices.

Visit Voters Edge to see what will be on your ballot.
It’s easy. Just enter your home address.

• You are eligible to vote if you are a U.S. citizen, 18 years or older.
• You must register to get on the official list of voters in your county.
The deadline to register is October 24 to vote on November 8 !
• You can pick up a voter registration form at your library or post office, have a registration form mailed to you by calling 1-800-345-8683, or fill out the form online at Register To Vote California.
• It is important to fill out the form completely. You will be asked to include your driver license number or other identification.
• Once you are on the list, you only need to re-register if you change your address, change your name, want to change your political party, or because you are no longer in prison or on parole for a felony.

Voting for Proposed Laws (Propositions) California voters will also make decisions on 17 proposed state laws (propositions).
51: Bonds for School Facilities
52: Private Hospital Fees for Medi-Cal
53: Public Vote on Revenue Bonds
54: Changes to the Legislative Process
55: Extend Tax on High Income
56: Tobacco Tax
57: Parole, Sentencing and Court Procedures
58: English Language Education
59: Political Spending Advisory Question
60: Condoms in Adult Films
61: Prescription Drug Costs
62: Repealing the Death Penalty
63: Gun and Ammunition Sales
64: Making Recreational Marijuana Legal
65: Money from Carry-Out Bags
66: Death Penalty Court Procedures
67: Plastic Bag Ban n Proposition

Other Links

An encyclopedia of American politics and elections covering local, state and federal politics.
Can I Vote
Can I Vote helps people find information about U.S. elections in all 50 states, such as registration deadlines and guidelines regarding absentee voting.
A nonpartisan site displays tweets that were published and then deleted by local and national U.S. politicians and presidential candidates.