It’s a busy few weeks at CLiF! During the pandemic, we’ve been offering free virtual programming for kids, families, educators, and the general public. We’ve got some exciting events coming up in the next week and we hope that you, your classroom/program, or family can join us.

Illustrating Nature with Author/Illustrator Jason Chin
Thursday, April 22, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST

co-hosted by VT Digger*
This afternoon, join us for a special Earth Day event featuring author/illustrator Jason Chin! He’ll show us how he creates his nonfiction picture books about nature and we’ll draw together. Kids of all ages welcome. Bring your drawing materials! Learn more & sign up here.

(The video will also be available on VT Digger’s YouTube channel.)

*If you make a membership donation to VT Digger this month, a low-income child in Vermont will receive a new book from CLiF!

Poetry Without Tears: A workshop with Verandah Porche
Friday, April 23, 7:00-8:00 p.m. EST

Teens and adults of all skill and experience levels welcome! We’ll hear some of Verandah’s poems, write a collaborative poem, and work on our own. Come ready to write! Learn more & sign up here.

April Vacation Comics Camp with Marek Bennett
Monday, April 26-Friday, April 30, 12:00 noon-12:20

Join graphic novelist Marek Bennett for twenty-minute drawing sessions every day this week at noon. Bring your pens, pencils, markers, crayons and be ready to draw! Learn more here (no sign-up required, just find Marek on his YouTube channel every day next week).

You Can’t Pour From an Empty Cup: Strategies to Help Educators Navigate Forward with Karen Gross
Wednesday, April 28, 3:00-4:30 p.m. EST
Karen Gross, educator, author, and leader in the field of trauma-responsive education, will discuss ways for educators of all kinds (teachers, librarians, out-of-school-time providers, afterschool programs, and parents) to manage the many stresses they are encountering, including trauma transmitted to them from their students whether online or in person. Through the demonstration of concrete strategies, she will offer insight into educator self-care that will facilitate teachers helping their students manage the traumas brought on by or worsened by the pandemic. 
Register here

We hope to see you at a CLiF event soon!

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