Monday, October 30, 2017

Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events :: November 2017

Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events
November 2017

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

@CalLibAssoc    #NewWorldsEmerge 

Jewish Book Month Nov. 12 – Dec 12

Oct. 29+ International Games Week @ Your Library
Nov. 02 HOME A Living Archive Photographic Exhibit: Friends of Literacy Services-Escondido Library, thru Feb 1
Nov. 02 CLA Just-in-Time Literacy Instruction Program Management Skills Riverside 1:15p
Nov. 02 EveryLibrary Fundraiser at CLA Lake Alice Trading Company Riverside 8p
Nov. 02 CLA Adult Literacy XPRIZE Competition Riverside 2:45p
Nov. 03 CLA Literacy Interest Group Meeting Riverside 1p
Nov. 03 CLA Rural California + Digital Literacy + ESL Instruction Riverside 4:30p
Nov. 03 CLA Leamos @ the Library Riverside 3:30p
Nov. 04 CLA An Invitation to Family Literacy Riverside 3p
Nov. 04 Write to Literacy Conference CSU Northridge 8:30a
Nov. 18 Tellabration (Saturday before Thanksgiving) Have the Talk of a Lifetime
Nov. 27 Overview of Orton Gillingham Approach Cyberspace 4 weeks
Nov. 27 Special Ed Law and Dyslexia Cyberspace 4 weeks

Saturday, October 28, 2017

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar :: November 2017

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar :: November 2017

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

Nov. 01 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Fontana 5p
Nov. 02 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Crestline 12:30p
Nov. 02 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation South Bay Literacy Torrance Library7p
Nov. 04 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library 29 Palms 9a
Nov. 04 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Chino Hills 9:30a
Nov. 04 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Yucaipa 10a
Nov. 04 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Diego Co Library El Cajon 10a
Nov. 04 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Crestline 12:30p
Nov. 04 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Hesperia 3p
Nov. 04 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Barstow 3:30p
Nov. 06 Adult Literacy Tutor Training READ/San DiegoLibrary10a
Nov. 07 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Carlsbad Library 12N
Nov. 09 Adult Literacy Tutor Training Newport Beach Library 9:15a
Nov. 14 Adult Literacy Tutor Training Placentia Library 6p
Nov. 14 Youth Literacy Tutor Orientation Words Alive San Diego CA 1p
Nov. 15 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Highland 5p
Nov. 15 Literacy Trivia Challenge Ventura Co Library 6p
Nov. 16 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Big Bear 3p
Nov. 16 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Carlsbad Library 6p
Nov. 18 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Yucca Valley 9a
Nov. 18 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Grand Terrace 10:30a
Nov. 18 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Adelanto 12N
Nov. 20 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Corona Library 7p
Nov. 25 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Rialto 10a
Nov. 25 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Apple Valley 10a
Nov. 27 Adult Literacy Tutor Training Santa Barbara Library 5:30p

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

Friday, October 27, 2017

National City Library :: Work Readiness Workshops

Work Readiness Workshops

Literacy Services helps adults improve their basic reading, spelling, and math skills empowering them to reach their full potential in life. We match adult
learners with trained tutors for one-on-one or small group sessions.

Reading, Writing, Spelling and Math Tutoring
Computer Readiness Classes (Basic and Intermediate)
GED, Citizenship Test Prep, Driver's License Test Prep

Literacy Computer Lab
The Literacy Computer Lab is a special computer lab for adult literacy learners. The lab includes access to Mavis Beacon Typing, Lexia Strategies, Ultimate Phonics, Rosetta Stone, Math Tutor, and Learning Express. The lab is open during Literacy Office hours.

If you or someone you know needs help, contact Literacy Services staff.

All services are free and confidential! 619-470-5860

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Oceanside Library :: Request for Proposals :: Adult Literacy Services

Request for Proposals - Adult Literacy Services
Oceanside News: 10.24.2017

The Oceanside Public Library, a department of the City of Oceanside, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP), seeking a qualified consultant to review all aspects of the Library’s provision of literacy services for English-speaking adults, or Adult Literacy services. These services offer a path to literacy for adult learners, building skills and changing lives in a positive, confidential environment. The consultant’s recommendations may be applied to the Oceanside READS Literacy Program, or to any Adult Literacy services the Library may provide or coordinate.  

The consultant will be expected to address the following areas and make recommendations:

> Community adult literacy needs and outcomes analysis
> Progress and status tracking for adult learners
> Resource management to meet objectives and service level needs
> Tools and materials
> Marketing and collaboration

Proposals must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. PST on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.

Please direct all questions to Brad Penner, Library Division Manager, no later than Friday, November 3, 2017.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

California Library Association Conference :: Nov 2-4 :: Literacy

 New Worlds Emerge
Nov 2 – Nov 4 :: Riverside


Literacy Pre-Conference
Nov 2: Just-in-Time Literacy Instruction and Program Management Skills
1:00pm - 4:15pm
Five experienced library literacy coordinators will provide advice to colleagues
2:45pm - 4:15pm
Adult Literacy XPRIZE Competition 
Shlomy Kattan, Senior Director of the $7M Barbara Bush Foundation

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Nov 3: Leamos (Let's Read) at the Library: Lessons Learned Teaching Spanish Literacy
3 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Cathay Reta Adult Literacy Coordinator Azusa City Library
Rolando Olivo Adult Literacy Coordinator Riverside County Library Systems
New worlds do emerge when you learn to read for the first time. For adult Spanish speakers who never attended school, that is exactly what is happening at libraries throughout California.

3:00pm - 3:45pm
Let’s be honest, when it comes to family reading California families don’t have a level playing field.

4:30pm - 5:15pm
Learn how Butte County Library established a digital literacy program for rural valley residents at a farm labor camp.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Huntington Beach Library :: Literacy FunRaiser :: Wine & Words Oct 27

Wine & Words
Huntington Beach Public Library
Literacy Volunteers
October 27, 2017. 7-10 pm
Meadowlark Golf Club 
16782 Graham Street
Huntington Beach

On Friday, October 27th, Literacy Volunteers – Huntington Beach Public Library will host “Wine & Words,” our 5th annual fundraising event in support of our literacy program. =Join us as we raise funds and awareness of adult literacy in our community.

The event will be held at the Meadlowlark Golf Club from 7-10 pm. Parking is free! Registration is $65 per person. We will be tasting a variety of wines from your wine specialists at Southern Hemisphere Wine Center. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Visit us or call (714) 375-5102 to register now.

Special Guest Speaker!
Jami Goldman Marseilles, motivational speaker, teacher and gold medal athlete inspires and connects with the audience on the importance of dedication, perseverance, stamina, strength and triumph.

You will hear from literacy participants, as well as our keynote speaker, who is sure to inspire with her story of overcoming adversity.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Ventura Co Library :: Adult literacy Program Expands to Ojai

Adult literacy Program Expands to Ojai
Ventura Co Star: 2.23.2017

The Ventura County library system’s READ Adult Literacy Program will open a new location Wednesday at the Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave.

The READ program provides free help with reading and writing for English-speaking adults. Tutors will be available for free on-to-one tutoring from 5-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. New students are welcome.  WATCH VIDEO

Monday, October 16, 2017

Newport Beach Library :: Literacy FunRaiser :: Happy Hour with Lisi Harrison :: Oct 21

Happy Hour with Lisi Harrison
Best-selling Author of "The Dirty Book Club"
October 21 :: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Central Library Friends Room
1000 Avocado Avenue
Newport Beach

Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy invites supporters to enjoy Happy Hour with Lisi Harrison, author of “The Dirty Book Club.”

Scheduled for release on October 10, “The Dirty Book Club” marks the New York Times best-selling author’s debut into adult fiction. The event includes a wine and cheese reception before the program, as well as a Q & A session following it. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Harrison’s novel focuses on four modern-day strangers who mysteriously inherit a dirty book club started in the 1960s. The unlikely friends bond over naughty bestsellers, sharing intimate details of their lives with each other. Inspired by the characters in the novels they read—and the notes passed down by the club's original members—the new members of The Dirty Book Club help each other find the courage to rewrite their own stories and risk it all for a happy ending.

Before becoming a best-selling author, Lisi Harrison was the Senior Director of Development for MTV where she created and developed new shows for the network. She is the author of over 25 books, including many in the very popular young adult fiction series, The Clique. A native of Canada, Harrison now makes her home in Laguna Beach. She has been a proud member of her own dirty book club since 2007.

Tickets for the Happy Hour with Lisi Harrison are available at $25 per person beginning September 1. Space is limited and tickets are expected to sell out quickly, as they did last year. Proceeds from the event fund literacy services for adult learners at the Newport Beach Public Library.

For more information, call (949) 717-3874

Friday, October 13, 2017

Redlands Library :: Reading & Literacy: A Shared Journey

Reading & literacy: A shared journey
Redlands Daily Facts: 10.05.2017 by Don Sprould

Much like the adult learners celebrated recently on Redlands’ Adult Literacy Day at the A.K. Smiley Public Library and Lincoln Shrine, Dr. Francisco Jiménez had come a long way to share in the moment.

When the author and Santa Clara University professor emeritus recently took the podium to discuss his life and book, “The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child,” he had much in common with many of the more than 250 in attendance.

“The Circuit” has been a book club selection in the library’s adult literacy program. As an educator, Jiménez worked to develop inclusive and multi-cultural programs and, as an author, he embraced an audience that shared his passion for learning. “I’m a little bit emotional [at the reception] to tell you the truth,” he confessed.

Quotes posted on the wall of Contemporary Club auditorium spoke of program values and successes of participants. Beneath a sign that read, “Literacy changes lives. Thanks to the Adult Literacy Program,” placards with photos of program participants proclaimed:

“Now I am a United States citizen.

“Now I am able to help my son with his homework.
“We are advocates for our special needs child.
“I have made a new friend.
“I was able to pass my English class and now I am heading to a 4-year college.
“I can read.”

Through the library’s adult literacy program, volunteers help lifelong learners build skills necessary to join the community of readers — a journey that also opens the way to opportunities for more education and the better jobs and lives that come with it.  READ MORE @

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Newport Beach Library :: Nominate :: GreatNonprofits Badge

GreatNonprofits :: Top-Rated Badge :: Nominations

Nonprofits, gather 10 positive reviews (4+ stars) by October 31st to earn your 2017 GreatNonprofits Top-Rated badge.

It's easy! Just take a minute to nominate them for a 2017 Top-Rated Award and you could help them gain tremendous exposure and online promotion worth up to $20,000.
All you have to do is share a new, positive story (4 or 5 start) for your favorite nonprofit. You can also share a new story for a nonprofit you have reviewed before. You can share feedback and stories on as many nonprofits as you like!

hey tacking very personal care to each client . Always satisfied . I am tacking tutor classes weekly there and use library books and CD all the time.
Natalia13:  Client Served 08/01/2017

his firm helped me to get a grip in the US. All the tutors giving their best to improve their learners life in the USA. An unique curriculum for each learner! - that's the speciality of all the tutors. The literacy coordinator Cherall doing a great job and she's the backbone of this organization. They are serving learners from more than 10 countries, and thus each learner is improving intercultural skills too. All the management team, Cherall, Victoria, tutors, volunteers, and learners make this firm a perfect place for each newcomer to the USA.
SRJ1:  Client Served 08/01/2017

very life has a period of time that has a great impact on it in a distinguishable way. Literacy Program changed my life as an immigrant and gave me a brighter resolution of life. Being with people who help others selflessly is a life changer opportunity for me. All they want is to help others to achieve their personal goals.
Negar:  Client Served 08/07/2017

hat a marvelous opportunity for learner and tutor alike! Cheryl Weiss oversees a program whose impact reaches FAR beyond its small office within the Newport Beach Library. Each week hundreds of us work with our students in 2 hour increments to achieve the goals that our adult learners have identified as their priorities. This is individualized learner at its finest!
Joni N: Volunteer 09/07/2017

 am grateful and honored to be a volunteer tutor and writing facilitator for the Newport / Mesa ProLiteracy Program of The Newport Beach Library. The invaluable experience I have gained seeing our Learners go from beginners to advanced stages in English Language Development is gratifying and beyond words. I give much of the credit to our Director, Cherall Weiss and staff for developing a program designed to encourage and provide each Learner with the necessary tools to achieve their goals.
Writer: Volunteer 08/05/2017

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Huntington Beach Library :: Recognizing our Best ~ Central Literacy Awards Event

Recognizing our Best ~ Central Awards Event

June 13, 2017, was Literacy Volunteers' Annual Awards Event, where learners and tutors received recognition for their exemplary work and the new Board of Directors was voted in. Following the theme of "What is Black & White & READ All Over?" the room was appropriately decorated in theme colors, including the dessert table, with a delicious array of black, white, and red pastries and desserts. In the center of each table, books with specially made black & white covers were arranged, each representing a novel read by one of our learners or tutors.

Literacy Specialist Diane Moseley led the evening by presenting awards to tutors and learners who had shown special growth during the year. Top honors went to The CONVERSATION CLASSES, led by Barbara Robertson and Lynn Bryant. While both Barbara and Lynn give kudos to their learners, we commend the efforts of these two who have given so much to their classes, which have become a vibrant hub of activity and learning.

The honorable Mayor of Huntington Beach, Barbara Delgleize, joined us for the entire evening, offering to present the awards. We are grateful to our city's #1 citizen for honoring Literacy Volunteers and recognizing the work that we do. It was a thrill for all the winners to have their picture taken with Barbara, making the night even more special.  READ MORE @