A.J. Juliani writes: "Libraries are vastly important to our social and economic future. We often forget that in many communities, many schools, and many areas around our country (and the world) libraries serve as a refuge for not only reading but also learning.
There’s a movement in the United States and many other countries to add makerspaces to libaries. We are going through a process now in my school district of planning and looking at what a library should look like in 2016 and beyond.
I know libraries are a sacred place because I was a bookworm growing up. I also know that these spaces can be used for making, creating, and designing, as much as they can be used for reading, researching, and consuming information.
But in a rush to make the library more about creation, we must not forget that it is a place that still needs to be focused on literacy. It still needs books, it needs adults to encourage reading, it needs to be open and safe and free."
Violante Saramago Matos viajou ao passado até 8 de Outubro de 1998, dia em que se soube da distinção máxima da Academia Sueca para o seu pai, o escritor José Saramago. Sobre Bob Dylan diz: “Penso que foi uma forma da Academia reconhecer que a literatura não é feita apenas de romances"
Oct. 14, 2016 marks the 90th birthday of Winnie-the-Pooh! (All that honey must have real health benefits. ) To celebrate everyone's favourite Silly Old Bear and his friends, we've come up with 90 weird and wonderful facts about the Hundred Acre Wood. 1. Winnie-the-Pooh was published on Oct. 14, 1926 and
O humorista e seis estudantes estiveram juntos há dias a preparar a sua participação no Fórum dos 20 anos de Rede de Bibliotecas Escolares. É nesta sexta-feira, na Gulbenkian. E Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa também vai.
There is little in this universe I love more than the end of my kids’ days. No matter how frazzled I am, or what superhuman efforts they put up to resist bedtime, snuggling up with them tucked in and a pile of books beside us is the tonic we need to end our days. Kids
As the protests continue in Charlotte, NC we are seeing the familiar and racially biased messages about protesting surface again. Many have critiqued our media reporting and our national conversation on protesting, pointing out the disparities in language and escalation tactics that are used depending upon the race of the protestors. As a parent, I’m particularly mindful of the potency of the words and images that are widely shared at a time like this. They are impossible to escape.
Instead of shielding my children from these images and conversations I seek to both:
Point out that the way these protestors are treated and talked about is different because of the color of their skin AND expand our conversation and narrative about the act of protesting.
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