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Fun Math Programs for Kids

Bedtime Math is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids learn to love math so they can become capable adults. Dedicated to “math and mischief,” Bedtime Math offers families a playful math problem every day, on everything from ninjas to flamingos. These free problems are posted on the Bedtime Math website, on the app (both iPhone and Android), and in a daily email.

New NASA Space Science Program Training Opportunity!

Discover how robotic explorers continue to advance our understanding of the Red Planet! The experience is free. Registration is limited to forty participants. Participants are responsible for travel, housing, meal costs, and all logistical arrangements. A stipend of up to $,1200 is available for thirty participants. Activities will take place at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida.

During the experience you will:

Featured Library: Irving Central Library

This month, we’re highlighting Irving (Tex.) Central Library for the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programming it’s offering throughout the month of August. The programs are centered around a traveling exhibition on loan from NASA and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

STEM programming with NASA!

Once again, we’re having student volunteers blog programs of interest from the ALA Annual Conference. This time, Nicole Helregel covers “Creating Out-of-This-World Children’s Programs with NASA Materials,” held on Sunday, June 30, at 8:30 a.m.

New for June at EDSITEment

This month, EDSITEment offers standards-ready text resources; examines General George Patton’s “Speech to the Third Army”; discovers Pearl Buck’s America; rounds up Fourth of July resources; looks at the Battle of Gettysburg; and discusses Walt Whitman and the Civil War.

USA PATRIOT Act Revisited at the ALA Annual Conference

Editor’s Note: While this ALA Annual Conference event is not programming-related, I thought given the recent NSA leaks it might be of interest.

Are you surprised by the latest revelations of government surveillance programs? Are you interested in the government’s need to improve the balance between individual privacy rights and terrorism prevention?

PL’s Guide to the 2013 ALA Annual Conference

The ALA Annual Conference in Chicago is just around the corner, and Programming Librarian’s recommended programs and events are now available. Check out the Programming Librarian’s Guide to the ALA Annual Conference as you plan your conference activities. This guide is the one-stop shop for author programs, special events, and other opportunities to build your skill set and find programming ideas and resources during the conference. You’ll find programs addressing topics such as:

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