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Fishburne Acquires Film Rights for ‘The Alchemist’

June 29, 2007

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Actor and director Laurence Fishburne has acquired the rights to Paulo Coelo’s novel The Alchemist.  This novel about a young Spaniad who travels around the world and searches for hidden treasures in Northern Africa is often included in high school literature courses. Advertisements

Trejo Institute Scholarships Still Available

June 24, 2007

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From over at Beyond the Job: A few scholarships are still available for the 2007 Trejo Foster Foundation Institute next month focusing on health information issues for Hispanics and Latinos. The conference also offers reduced rates for students. The deadline for scholarship applications and early-bird registration has been extended to June 30, 2007. Registrations received […]

Summer Readings

June 20, 2007

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  Well, my plan was to read dozens and dozens of books this summer.  To knock one more piece of classic fiction off my list and get caught up on the latest YA books!  That was before I began teaching summer school.  Teaching is A LOT of work!!!  Don’t get me wrong, I’m enjoying it, […]

Gifts in KInd

June 18, 2007

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  A national nonprofit can help you receive in-kind donations from some of the nation’s largest corporations. Gifts In Kind International links corporate resources to nonprofits serving youth and communities.  Examples include computer hardware and software, clothing, personal care items, toys and furniture.  You pay only for the shipping.

Esperanza!

June 11, 2007

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My Venture grants, offered by MTV, encourage Latino youth to start leadership organizations and other ventures that improve learning or solve problems.  Grants are available for up to $1000 and are due no later than 29 June.

Board Games

June 11, 2007

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Do you have board games in your library?  This article from IYI gives compelling reasons to have them, and may a family game night!

Reading. Is that all you’re doing this summer?

June 9, 2007

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From over at Librarian in Black. Have you planned summer programs?  Being in a school library, we haven’t really even moved into the concept of summer programming, but the significance of doing so would be another article. The article I did read addressed those who stick with the tried and true summer reading programs, calling […]

Poets Laureate to Gather in Indianapolis

June 7, 2007

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POETS LAUREATE WORLDWIDE TO GATHER IN INDIANA FOR BIENNIAL EVENT The National Gathering of Poets Laureate will be held in Indianapolis this June 22-28. The theme of the Gathering is "Sporting Words" as the participants will use poetry to celebrate Indiana's rich history and current culture in athletics. The Indiana Arts Commission is collaborating with […]

New Draper Book Due in October

June 7, 2007

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November Blues by Sharon Draper