The Staff Development Committee has put together a great line-up of webinars. Check out the printer-friendly file below for a listing of all upcoming webinars. Don't miss the first webinar to be held December 1--Early Literacy: Why Tennessee Libraries Should Get on Board. All webinars will take place at 12 p.m. CST.
January 8, 2015, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Learn about the basics of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia-related illnesses with a focus on the impact on the brain, the person, and the caregiver. For more info, call the Lewis County Public Library at 931-796-5365.
Supporting literacy comes in many forms, and Nashville (TN) Public Library's puppet troupe, Wishing Chair Productions, are part of a broader early literacy strategy that can be emulated by parents, educators, and other library programs.
"... s part of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, a team of professional archivists, curators and conservators from the Tennessee State Library and Archives will be on-hand to digitize privately-owned Civil War manuscripts, artifacts, and photographs from Tennessee citizens and visitors free of charge as part of the “Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee” project 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 13 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 14 at 611 Main Street in Franklin..."
December 11, 2014, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Learn about the basics of chronic disease with a focus on hypertension, heart disease, and depression. For more information about this program, call the Lewis County Public Library at 931-796-5365.
"What do roley hole marbles, white oak baskets, shape-note singing, and banjoes have in common? All are examples of Tennessee folk culture or "folkways" available online in the Tennessee State Library and Archives’ newest digital collection..."
Please make plans to join The Center for Children's & Young Adult Literature (CCYAL) and Union Avenue Books as we celebrate "Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast" blogger Julie Danielson's first nonfiction book, Wild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature, co-written with Elizabeth (Betsy) Bird and the late Peter Sieruta.
There will be a small reception at Union Avenue Books from 5:00-6:00 p.m. (EDT), and a lecture in the Patrick Auditorium (Room 321) in the Communications Building on the University of Tennessee campus from 7:00-8:00 p.m. The reception and lecture are both free, and Julie will be signing books at the reception. Who: Julie Danielson When: November 11th, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (small reception and signing), and 7:00 p.m. (lecture), all times are EDS Where: Reception at Union Avenue Books, 517 Union Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902; 865-951-2180 Where: Lecture at the University of Tennessee, Patrick Auditorium (Room 321, Communications Building, 1345 Circle Park, Knoxville, TN 37996); 865-974-7918 Julie Danielson is internationally known for her blog, "Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast," http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/, where she interviews authors and illustrators, showcases noteworthy children's book art, and blogs about children's books. She is also a professional reviewer forKirkus, and Bookpage. According to her official biography, she has been a judge for the Society of Illustrators' Original Art Award and the BolognaRagazzi Awards at the Bologna Children's Book Fair in Italy. She also currently teaches "Picturebooks Across the Curriculum" for her alma mater, the School of Information Sciences, College of Communications & Information at the University of Tennessee. Questions? Contact Dr. Cindy Welch at email@example.com, or 865-974-7918.