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New for April at EDSITEment

This month, EDSITEment celebrates poetry and jazz, compares giants of Hispanic literature, close reads for civic reflection, looks back at the events of this month in 1968, discusses fairy tales and today’s youth, and shares some exciting news.

Librarians As Engineers: Robotics at Your Library

National Robotics Week (NRW) celebrates robotics technology development each April (this year it’s April 7–15). The NRW website advocates funding robotics programs while addressing its increasing use in healthcare, medicine, manufacturing, and other sectors. The site encourages educating the public about how robotics impacts society. It also encourages inspiring students to pursue careers in robotics and science, technology, engineering, and math-related fields (STEM).

New for March at EDSITEment

This March, EDSITEment focuses on Women’s History Month; offers a new lesson on the Magna Carta, a new unit on early American foreign policy, and a new launchpad on Benjamin Franklin; takes a look back at March 1968; highlights some of the best humanities on the web; and shares this month’s don’t-miss programs on PBS’s American Experience.

Teen Read Week Photo Contest Launched

As part of Teen Read Week 2011, teens can enter a photo contest and win autographed books or an e-reader from Penguin Books for Young Readers.

Workshops Bring Out the Artist in Everyone

Martin County (Fla.) Library System has hit the mother lode recently with a series of art workshops that have tapped into a seemingly endless number of potential participants.

Summer Activity Series for Teens

Programming Librarian seems to be on a teen programming streak lately, so I thought I’d add one more. In addition to the usual summer reading program, the Pasadena (Calif.) Public Library is hosting a series of special teen activities through July and August. The Try It @ Your Library Teen Camps will cover a variety of topics, from crafts, to illustration and visual arts, to performing arts, to technology and science:


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