On April 30, families, children and communities will celebrate our nation’s rich cultural tapestry during El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). Also known as Día, libraries across the country will host multicultural celebrations that include family programs, bilingual story hours, book giveaways, and other literacy events.
“Calendar in the Sky” is a NASA-funded project led by the UC Berkeley Center for Science Education at the Space Sciences Laboratory to engage the American public in NASA science (space exploration, astronomy, planetary and Earth sciences, etc.) via the broad interest in Maya culture.
“Calendar in the Sky” is a NASA-funded project led by the UC Berkeley Center for Science Education at the Space Sciences Laboratory to engage the American public in NASA science (space exploration, astronomy, planetary and Earth sciences, etc.) via the broad interest in Maya culture. This project emphasizes the interplay of science and culture embodied by Maya calendars and addresses misconceptions about the Maya. It also uses NASA resources to inform the public about the astronomical basis of the Maya calendar system and dispels misconceptions about the year 2012.
To better serve the growing population of libraries offering events for El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), also known as día, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) released a new día website.
Yesterday, the Fullerton (Ca.) Public Library (FPL) hosted a celebration of Latino food as part of Gustavo Arellano’s “Awesome Lecture Series!” Arellano, a lecturer with Cal State Fullerton’s (CSUF) Chicana and Chicano Studies Department, gave a brief presentation on the history of Latino food in Orange County. In addition, Arellano invited some of his students to present oral histories they had collected from local Latino restaurant owners.
This month, check out EDSITEment’s new look and sign up for a free webinar tour of the improved site. In addition, you can celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr.; mark the fiftieth anniversary of President Kennedy’s 1961 inaugural address; take a look at saints, relics, and devotion in Medieval Europe; and discover Middle Eastern history, religion, and culture.
This month, celebrate holiday traditions, go beyond C.S. Lewis’s famous wardrobe, relive Pearl Harbor, learn more about George Washington’s Christmas boat ride across the Delaware, celebrate Emily Dickinson’s birthday, and travel back in time to the City of Light in the first part of the last century.
Scene from We Shall Remain episode 1, “After the Mayflower”
This month, EDSITEment celebrates the Mexican Revolution Centennial and Native American History Month. It also offers Civil War lesson plans in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and, in time for Thanksgiving, a resource for Plymouth Colonial history and archeology.
Fiestas de Alfabetización Temprana en Español at King County Library System
This series explores the diversity within the writings of those whose linguistic and cultural heritage stems from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and other Spanish-speaking Central and South American countries.