Early literacy is not about teaching babies to read, or about teaching young children to read earlier. Learning to read is difficult for most, and each child learns at their own pace. Rather, early literacy is the sum of the experiences young ones have with verbal and nonverbal communication, books, print and storytelling before they are ready to read.
Eslanda "Essie" Cardozo Goode Robeson was the wife and business manager of the great musical legend Paul Robeson. She was born in Washington, D.C. in 1896 and attended the University of Illinois and Columbia University. One of her first jobs led her to be the first African American to serve as the head histological chemist of Surgical Pathology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
February is Black History Month or National African American History Month! In celebration of this month, these three apps can be used to share the accomplishments and achievements of Americans of African descent anytime of the year. Most of these apps can be used on an Android or iOS. One can be used on any smartphone with Internet access. The best thing is that they all are free. Download and learn something new!
The members of the Philosophy Cafe, a group of lovers of philosophy most of whom live in the Shaw neighborhood, are planning to discuss several Platonic Dialogues during the next few months in a series of meetings every third Monday at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library.
A collaborative poem from the hearts and minds of Shaw
When I think of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., I think of vision, of unity, and the spirit of collaboration. As a librarian, I think of how public libraries possess not only the power to enhance our capacity for creative thought, but to promote a sense of community. I think of how this rare institution represents one of the last remaining havens for public gathering and critical dialogue.
Happy New Year, friends! I’d like to invite you to our newest all ages story time, at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Come have your nightly bed time story with other little ones from our neighborhood, and wear your pajamas so we can see how cute you are! (I'm pretty excited to have an excuse to wear pajamas at work.)I am also excited to sift through our picture book collection and pull out the best books for bed time. What makes the best bed time books? The answer: Any book your child is excited to read! But here are a few of my bedtime-themed recommendations to try:
The new year has begun and you are a tech savvy professional looking for a job. You're on the run and you have no time to sit at a computer looking for job. Well, jobs come literally to your fingertips with the following apps downloaded to your smartphone, iPad, tablet or iPod.