Duncan McDougall will host a virtual training and storytelling session for students and community volunteers working together at the Albert Bridge School. He will share stories and discuss ways for adults to share books and make reading fun.
Year of the Book Applications Due!
March 10, 202112:00-11:55
Virtual Author Series: Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
March 10, 20211:00-2:00
Register here to receive a link to meet Natalie Kinsey-Warnock and hear more about her books and historical research
CLiF Community Literacy Conference - Session #1
March 10, 20213:00-4:30
Incorporating Nonfiction in your Curriculum
CLiF Board of Advisors member Mary Ann Cappiello will discuss the role of nonfiction books across the curriculum. She will highlight a few different new nonfiction books (over the last year) and some teaching ideas connected to the strengths of those books, and she will model one of those activities in a combination of presentation and active application.
John and Jennifer Churchman will present virtually to the K-2, 3-5 grades at Currier Memorial School. Hopefully Laddie or other animals on the farm will join too! PreK-2 is from 11-11:30 and 3-5 is from 10-10:45
Storytelling Training: Nashua, NH
March 11, 20213:30-4:30Nashua, NH
Duncan McDougall will host a virtual training and storytelling session for students at YMCA Educational Academy in Greater Nashua. Students at two program sites will exchange letters and write journals about their COVID experiences. Duncan will talk with kids about ways to share their book reviews.
Virtual Author Series: David Martin
March 17, 20211:00-2:00
Register here to receive a link to meet David Martin and hear more about his books and music.
CLiF Community Literacy Conference - Session #2
March 17, 20213:00-4:30
Using Comics Across Subjects Marek Bennett will lead the group in creating a four-panel comic and discuss techniques for using comics in conjunction with primary resources, poems, and personal journals.
Virtual Book Club for Grown-Ups: 1st Case by Chris Tebbetts & James Patterson
March 19, 20217:00-8:30
Join us to discuss Chris Tebbetts' and James Patterson's new novel, 1st Case, with author Chris Tebbetts. Sign up here.
Author Visit: Milton, NH
March 19, 20219:00-11:00Milton, NH
Author/illustrator John Steven Gurney will virtually visit with the K-5 grades at Milton Elementary School.
Virtual Author Series: Karen Gross
March 24, 20211:00-2:00
Register here to receive a link to meet Karen Gross and hear more about her books.
CLiF Community Literacy Conference - Session #3
March 24, 20213:00-4:30
Finding Your New Story Idea Chris Tebbetts will lead us in a multi-part exercise aimed at identifying writers’ fascinations/favorite kinds of story elements, and using those as inspiration for a new story idea. We’ll begin and end the session with discussion, including Q&A, as well as sharing work from a few brave souls. This activity has mostly been delivered to middle grade classrooms, but is also flexible enough to be adapted for others.
Songwriter Jon Gailmor will do virtual visits with PK-1 and 2-5 grades at the Bridgewater Hebron Village School; together they will create a song.
Author Visit: Clarendon, VT
March 29, 20219:00-10:00Clarendon, VT
Primary grades at Clarendon Elementary School will enjoy a virtual visit with The Churchmans and maybe Laddie or other animals on the farm.
Virtual Author Series: John Steven Gurney
March 31, 20211:00-2:00
Register here to receive a link to meet John Steven Gurney and hear more about his books and his art.
Virtual Author Series: Jon Gailmor
April 7, 20211:00-2:00
Register here to receive a link to meet Jon Gailmor and hear more about his songwriting and performing.
Family Storytelling: Highgate, VT
April 10, 202112:00-1:00Highgate, VT
Duncan McDougall will help kick off the Highgate Library and Community Center's 1000 Books Before Kindergarten with virtual storytelling for families. Children will work with the Library for a curbside book giveaway.
Author Visit: Bridgewater, NH
April 21, 20219:00-11:00Bridgewater, NH
Bridgewater Hebron Village School students will meet virtually with author/illustrator John Steven Gurney. He will do two presentations, PK-1, grades 2-5.
61% of low-income families have no children’s books at home.