The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome
Thursday, May 27th at 6:00 PM
Temple Grandin, PhD, is one of the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the world. Dr. Grandin addresses the real issues of autism that parents, teachers, and individuals on the spectrum face every day. She offers helpful dos and don’ts, practical strategies, and try-it-now tips, all based on her insider perspective and a great deal of research.
Register for this special online event at bit.ly/39neep2.
This event is presented in partnership with Alpha Park Public Library, Ayer Public Library, Brimfield Public Library District, Chillicothe Public Library District, Eureka Public Library, Fondulac District Library, Henderson County Public Library District, Illinois Prairie District Public Library, Morrison & Mary Wiley Library, Morton Public Library, Peoria Public Library and Tremont District Library.
Join bestselling author and award-winning poet Jason Mott & John Parsley, Editor in Chief of Dutton, for a discussion about Hell of a Book on Tuesday, May 11 from 3:00-3:30 PM. Virtual doors open at 2:50 PM.
The John Sandford Program Recording is available on our YouTube channel. YouTube.com Elmwood Public Library
AARP Presents a Conversation with Kristin HannahSTART DATE:5/18/2021
START TIME:7:30 PM EDT
SUMMARY: Kristin Hannah, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including The Nightingale and The Great Alone, joins AARP for a discussion on her latest blockbuster -- and The Girlfriend Book Club's May Book of the Month -- The Four Winds.
Join us LIVE for a conversation with Kristin Hannah and bring your questions - she may answer them during the event!
This is a FREE event, but advanced registration is required.
There’s a Revolution Outside, My Love: Letters from a Crisis - Panel Discussion Featuring Daniel Peña and Kirsten West Savali moderated by Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 7:00 PM
This event will take place on Zoom Webinar. Click here to register.
Enjoy a group reading from the collection on May 14th at 8:00 PM through Elliott Bay Book Company.
Spring Alzheimer's Conference
Spring into the best communication techniques in Alzheimer’s disease! This is your opportunity to gain the most up-to-date tools and strategies to support quality care of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia types. Join us for a two day agenda to learn how to decode behavioral messages and identify methods to communicate and connect effectively. We will also hear from a diverse panel of caregivers offering powerful experiences and approaches. Don’t miss the fireside chat with Illinois Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton as she shares her journey as a caregiver for her mother and the “LG Cares; Through Our Eyes” campaign.
INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION For program information and registration options, visit ContinuingEducationPartner.com
Call (773) 930-3200 for group or special registration rates. Email email@example.com for more information.
Illinois Legal Aid Online
Know Your Rights Presented by Deja Jenkins, Community Navigator
Know what to do and say if you're stopped or approached by the police? Want to learn your rights and how to exercise them? This information session is for you! Hosted on Zoom EMAIL DJJENKINS@KNOX.EDU WITH QUESTIONS!
May 6th @ 6 pm
May 11th @ 12 pm
May 11th @ 2 pm
May 13th @ 6 pm
May 20th @ 6 pm
May 27th @ 6 pm
https://zoom.us/j/6072227296? pwd=S01ZRHdjYVA5WTRmTWYvY0l5NjQ1Zz09 Meeting ID: 607 222 7296 Passcode: kyr2021
When someone shows signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program offers tips on how to have honest and caring conversations to address some of the most common issues. Topics covered in the program include: » Going to the doctor » Deciding when to stop driving » Making legal and financial plans
Friday, May 28 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Peoria Regional Office
To register, please visit our website here: https://bit.ly/2QtVVYY
María del Carmen Rodríguez from USCIS Chicago (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) will be doing a virtual presentation on the dates listed below.
- Wednesday, June 9: Navigating USCIS Online
- Tuesday, September 21: Naturalization 101 --Becoming a U.S. Citizen
- Wednesday, December 8: Adjustment of Status -- Getting Your Green Card
This is a topic that is both timely and important, especially for people have questions that they would like to have answered.
The sign-up link is:
Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia & Practical Tips for Faith Communities
Listen by Phone or Join via Zoom Webinar Wednesday, May 5th 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer's; the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia; stages and risk factors; current research and treatments available for some symptoms; and Alzheimer's Association resources. Followed by, Faith-Based Communities face unique challenges when helping families who are living with Dementia. This program will have bonus content to provide practical tips that will improve your service and outreach. You will learn how to raise awareness on this issue with a small amount of effort, how to recruit more volunteers to help families in need, and how simple changes can have the most impact for your congregation. We hope you join us because Alzheimer’s Disease affects everyone!
24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900
Join Eoin Colfer and Artemis Fowl Confidential for a very special live event to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Artemis Fowl.
Twenty years ago, twelve-year-old criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl discovered a world below ground of armed and dangerous—and extremely high-tech—fairies.As well as stealing their fairy gold, Artemis stole the hearts of millions of readers over the course of the eight book series that forced him to fight for his his dysfunctional family, his magical friends, and sometimes, for the fate of the world thanks to a revolving door of rivals, enemies and nemeses.
Join Eoin Colfer and Artemis Fowl Confidential LIVE on Sunday 25th of April for a look back over the last 20 years of Artemis Fowl in the ultimate celebration for fans who will also be able to submit questions live to the beloved author.
The event is free and once registered you will receive a link to the event.
You can also submit questions in advance and celebrate the book's significant birthday by joining us in tweeting #ArtemisFowl20.
For more information about our full programme of Fowl events to celebrate 20 years of Artemis Fowl, please visit artemis-fowl.com
Virtual author visit
You're invited to a virtual author event with New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Marie Benedict as she talks about her latest book, THE MYSTERY OF MRS. CHRISTIE! There will be trivia, audience Q&A, and giveaways! Register for this free event here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eI8qtGZ7QOmiuHhcwIUW5w
The Music Never Stops: Virtual Concerts, DJ Sets, Dance Parties, and Classes
Stop Asian Hate: Virtual Anti-Asian Racism Events
Amanda Gorman answers: why is poetry your chosen medium?
Celebrated poet and Penguin author Amanda Gorman talks about why poetry is her chosen medium in this video. Click on the link below to hear directly from the poet herself!
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Online events for you
Child’s Play: Online Classes and Events to Keep Kids Busy at Home
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CONVERSATIONS ON HEMINGWAY: A VIRTUAL EVENT SERIES
- SPECIAL EVENT: A Conversation about HEMINGWAY (PBS) with Co-Director Lynn Novick
- Wednesday, May 5, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
- About this Event Join us for a special BOOKTHEWRITER event with Lynn Novick, Co-Director (with Ken Burns) of the recent PBS documentary HEMINGWAY (as well as the force behind the recent COLLEGE BEHIND BARS, and Co-Director of such classic PBS documentaries as JAZZ, BASEBALL, THE WAR, PROHIBITION, FRANK LLOYED WRIGHT and THE VIETNAM WAR.) Our special guest will be Amanda Vaill, author of HOTEL FLORIDA: TRUTH, LOVE AND DEATH IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR and a participant in the documentary.
This is a free event for members of BOOKTHEWRITER's Priority List. Please watch Hemingway (currently free on PBS) and come with questions for our guest!
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWSBANK SPECIAL REPORTS
NewsBank’s Special Reports are news articles, images, maps and other useful content grouped for convenience under specific topics and themes. They enable users to quickly locate information while helping them gain better insight into current global issues and events.
Following is a listing of ones that may be of particular interest at this time.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
National Military Appreciation Month
National Mental Health Month
World Health - Coronavirus
Film and TV Awards
Additional featured Reports covering current issues and events
World Politics and Government
Science and Health in the News
Each Special Report features current and retrospective coverage with new articles added daily. They constitute a unique value to your users and are included with your NewsBank subscription. There are over 60 Reports to be sure the information you need is always available.
Special Reports are easily accessible from the left side bar on your online resource menu page, on search screens and the Other NewsBank Products link in full-text newspaper products.
This video shows you how to find Special Reports, what they are and how they can be used.
GLOBE Observer Citizen Science Public Training
Activity: Water Pollution Clean Up
Civil engineers are very concerned about water quality. They devise systems for taking water from rivers, underground reservoirs, and even the ocean to provide water for drinking, irrigation, and flushing toilets. They also figure out how to clean the water after it’s been used so people and animals downstream have safe water to drink and use.
Learn how to design a water filter to remove pollutants. Watch Video >>
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Video: Water Wishes - Engineering for Those in Need
This video demonstrates how engineers can improve the lives of those in need. This short video highlights the work of Engineers Without Borders USA. Take a look at the work they are doing in Peru to provide community access to drinkable water.
Watch the Video
Digital App: Fly to Mars
We can only send spacecraft to Mars every two years. Have you ever wondered why? This simple simulation lets you launch a spacecraft from Earth to Mars. All you have to do is decide when to launch and we take care of the amount and direction of thrust. Easy, right?
Available on smartphones and tablets!
Download the Digital App
Play the Game on the Web
Virtual Program: Stellarium
Stellarium is a free and open source online planetarium that can be used for virtual night sky programs. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
View This Virtual Program
Let NASA bring the universe into your home.
Podcast: Rendezvous with Mars
“Houston We Have a Podcast” is the official podcast of the NASA Johnson Space Center from Houston, Texas, home for NASA’s astronauts and Mission Control Center.
In this episode (151), Patrick Chai, aerospace engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia, covers the challenges and needs for getting humans to Mars and the options for propulsion, duration, time, and staging.
Listen to the Podcast
The STAR Library Network (STAR Net) is a hands-on learning network for libraries and their communities across the country. STAR Net focuses on helping library professionals build their STEM skills by providing “science-technology activities and resources” (STAR) and training to use those resources.
STAR Net is built upon a strong network of collaborators and partners, led by the Space Science Institute’s (SSI) National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL). Partners include the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office, Collaborative Summer Library Program, Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Education Development Center, Twin Cities PBS (TPT), Institute for Learning Innovation (ILI), University of Colorado, University of Virginia, Urban Libraries Council, American Society of Civil Engineers, and Cornerstones of Science. Funding is provided by the National Science Foundation, NASA Science Mission Directorate, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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Women and the Vote: Happenings at Hull-House
As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the official certification of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum is partnering with RAILS and four Illinois libraries to pilot a new virtual suite of exhibits and programs commemorating the history of women’s activism and its evolution today, including women of color and queer communities.
For more details about this partnership and the resulting online experiences, read the press release or visit the Hull-House website.
More related links to the suffrage exhibits.
- Virtual Walk-through of Hull-House Museum and the Why Women Should Vote Exhibits
- The Jane Addams Hull-House has released a virtual walk-through of the exhibits in our collaborative project that celebrates women's right to vote. View it on YouTube; share on social media; tell your patrons about it.
- Map - Celebrating Women's Suffrage in Illinois
Libraries are invited to add community efforts and history about women's suffrage to this map. People across Illinois, as well as library staff, are invited to share their stories about the history of women's voting in their community and/or the current impact of today's women's activists.
Join this online event on November 17, from 6–8 p.m. This session will focus on three significant Chicago-based women activists who were connected in their reform work but who encountered difficulties in finding common ground.
In case anyone is thinking about making their own masks:
T Smithsonian Online Puzzles
All of these images are freely available through our Image Gallery, Digital Library or Biodiversity Heritage Library. Feel free to explore, download other images and maybe make your own boredom buster!
“The Lilac” from Eugene Grasset’s La plante et ses applications ornementales (1896).
A stunner of a book, Grasset’s design patterns focus on plants and flowers. It was intended to promote the Art Nouveau style.
Play online: jigex.com/CsBd
“The Lilac” from Eugene Grasset’s La plante et ses applications ornementales (1896).“The Koodoo” from Samuel Daniell’s African Scenery and Animals, 1804-05.
The kudu is a type of spiral-horned antelope. It’s one of many species (some now extinct) featured in African scenery and animals (1804-05), available in the Biodiversity Heritage Library. These hand-colored aquatint plates present artwork by Samuel Daniell, produced during an expedition to Africa at the end of the eighteenth century.
Play online: https://jigex.com/HzPd
“The Koodoo” from Samuel Daniell’s African Scenery and Animals, 1804-05.“Pour rêver un peu” from La guirlande, fasc (1919).
The title of this illustration says it all – “To dream a little”. It was published in 1919 in the French literary and art journal, La guirlande. The publication’s art director was Italian artist Umberto Brunelleschi, known for his book and fashion illustrations.
Play online: https://jigex.com/6N8V
“Pour rêver un peu” from La guirlande, fasc (1919).Cover from Aéroplane captif (1909).
Aéroplane captif is one of hundreds of pieces of aeronautical-themed sheet music collected by Bella C. Landauer (1874–1960). Landauer took an interest in aviation when her son became a pilot and scoured music shops to amass her collection. She’s one of many collectors featured in our exhibition, Magnificent Obessions: Why We Collect.
Play online: https://jigex.com/4E1R
Cover from Aéroplane captif (1909). Gift of Bella C. Landauer.“Smithsonian Institution, from the North East” from Robert Dale Owen’s Hints on public architecture . . . (1849).
This charming drawing of men and women strolling on the paths on the Mall in front of the Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle) is from Robert Dale Owen’s 1849 publication, Hints on public architecture, containing, among other illustrations, views and plans of the Smithsonian institution. Owen was a Smithsonian regent and the head of the Building Committee. The exterior of the building wasn’t actually completed until 1851.
Play online: https://jigex.com/Vggy
“Smithsonian Institution, from the North East” from Robert Dale Owen’s Hints on public architecture . . . (1849).Front cover from John Lewis Childs’ New, rare & beautiful flowers, (1890).
John Lewis Childs was born on May 13, 1856. He acquired a few acres and set up his business as a seedsman and florist at age eighteen, after one year as a florist’s helper on Long Island. His operation was based in Floral Park, New York, which was often featured in his catalogs. The Smithsonian Libraries holds more than 10,000 seed and nursery catalogs dating from 1830 to the present.
Play online: https://jigex.com/6Bzy
Front cover from John Lewis Childs’ New, rare & beautiful flowers, (1890).
Links for Kids:
Pigly is a free online personal finance guide offering over 100 financial calculators.
In-depth guide to help teach kids the importance of building an emergency savings plan.
Annuity.org is a free financial web resource accredited by the Better Business Bureau who believe when students learn financial literacy at an early age, it helps them to make astute decisions about their personal finances, as smart financial behavior leads to financially secure lives. They've created a guide dedicated to children learning financial literacy:
Welcome to Miss Jamie's Farm
Miss Jamie's Farm is a popular music show for young kids and their families, sharing values from life down on the farm through songs both new and familiar. Sing, dance, laugh and learn with Miss Jamie and her farm puppet friends!
Continuing its Read-Along series for children and families nationwide during the pandemic, PBS Kids is teaming up with Little Free Libraries for a selection of free online readings by a variety of celebrities and public figures. In addition to reading a children’s book, each guest will designate a location for a new Little Free Library in the U.S., which will feature a collection of diverse books.
The program starts on June 29 at 12 p.m. ET with NBA legend Dwyane Wade reading his wife and actor Gabrielle Union’s children’s book, Welcome to the Party. Upcoming guests will include Camila Alves McConaughey, Tim Gunn, Carla Hall, Anthony Ramos, Marley Dias, Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker and more.The series, which spotlights inclusive books and bilingual readings, will be livestreamed simultaneously on PBS Kids’ Facebook and YouTube channel and will remain available for later viewing. Accompanying literacy resources for each episode are available on pbskidsforparents.org.
STEAM Activity lesson plans:
17 Apps to Help Kids Stay FocuseApps That Act Like Math and Science Tutors for Homework Help
25 dance games (you might need to buy a special control from Amazon).
Apps, websites, and video games
Free Educational Apps, Games, and WebsitesTop Time-Management Apps
tips for taking in rapidly changing news
meditation apps for kids and families
Julie’s Library: Story Time with Julie Andrews
American Public Media
Listen on Apple Podcasts
Join beloved icon Julie Andrews for story time! Julie and her daughter, children’s author and educator Emma Walton Hamilton, invite you into their library to read their favorite children's books. Every story comes to life with sound, music and activities. Authors, kids and other special guests chime in, too! It’s a show that will inspire lively conversations and a lifelong love of reading. Produced by American Public Media.
Michelle Obama Announces Storytimes with PRH and PBS Kids
AT HOME LEARNING COLLECTIONS WITH ADDITIONAL LINKS
Georgia 4-H Activity Resources to Educate and Entertain Youth - https://georgia4h.org/about-us/resources/activity-resources
Iowa State Extension At Home Learning Resources - https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/4h-at-home-learning-resources
Nebraska 4-H Living Room Learning - https://4h.unl.edu/living-room-learning
New Jersey 4-H – 4-H from Home - http://nj4h.rutgers.edu/4h-from-home/
Michigan State University Extension Resources for School Closures - https://www.canr.msu.edu/family/Educational-Resources-for-School-Closures/index
Embryology in the Classroom – University of Illinois Extension, Fulton-Mason-Peoria-Tazewell Unit moved their regular Embryology in the Classroom program to an online format. Using videos, Facebook live, online photo album, and downloadable resources, 4-H staff provide information students of all ages will enjoy learning about the incubation process of chickens.
What’s Quackin? A Virtual Embryology Program – University of Illinois Extension, McLean County STEAM Program used duck eggs to teach about embryology. 4-H staff posted short Daily Quack Fact videos that include updates of the incubating eggs and hands-on activities.
Virtual Butterfly Adventures – University of Illinois Extension, Livingston County 4-H staff are teaching youth about the butterfly life cycle. New episodes are posted daily on the Livingston County 4-H Facebook page. They are currently working on creating a landing spot on their website to share all of the video links in one easy spot.
84 Easy Science Lessons You Can Do At Home – Michigan State University Extension - science activities using supplies you probably already have around the house: understanding your senses, physical science, engineering, animal science, plant science, environmental science, food science, and social science.
National 4-H Council – National Youth Science Day: Since 2008, National 4-H Council encourages youth to complete the National Youth Science Day challenge each fall. Past challenges including supply lists, instructions, and youth and facilitator guides are available for download. Depending on the challenge, some supplies are easy to obtain, while others may be more difficult.
Iowa 4-H and NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium STEAM Academy - Weekly STEAM challenges for youth in grades 4-12.
Steam Powered Family: Virtual Dissections Lab. Dissections. Does the word make you cringe? Feel a little sick to your stomach? Fill you with dread? For many reasons dissections can cause concerns for educators, but they are a very important part of a child’s education. Understanding how things work from the inside, is vital to developing a strong understanding of biology, physiology and anatomy. Thankfully there are many solutions available. So save yourself the mess and the stress in your lessons and labs with these options for virtual dissections.
From The Mountains To The Sea – Georgia 4-H Centers: We are excited to announce the #FromTheMountainsToTheSea series hosted by the Georgia 4-H Centers. These sessions will highlight many of the programs available at the 4-H Centers. Each weekday at 3:00 PM, Georgia 4-H environmental education staff will either post a session or go live on Facebook to bring our EE programming to your home: Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Burton 4-H Center, Wahsega 4-H Center, Tidelands Nature Center 4-H, Georgia 4-H at Camp Jekyll, and Fortson 4-H Center! This past week’s sessions includes lessons on snakes, oysters and creatures of the living shoreline, night critters of Wahsega, ocean feeding frenzies and goats. View the series archive. Tune in this week to learn more about Rock Eagle 4-H Center, alligators, amphibians, turtles and enjoy a spa day at Fortson Farm.
University of Massachusetts 4-H Green Genes: Genetics - UMass Amherst biochemistry professor Dr. Molly Fitzgerald-Hayes, Dr. Frieda Reichsman, Kim Pond of the Massachusetts 4-H Program, and Carrie Chickering-Sears, Director of Community Education in Animal Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have joined together to create a multi-media curriculum, Green Genes: a DNA Curriculum. Designed for the non-scientist adult working in out-of-school settings, this curriculum utilizes the experiential learning model and current research on how today’s youth learn to assist adults in teaching youth science concepts that are fun, informative and thought provoking. The intended audience includes youth workers, 4-H volunteers and educators, parents providing home-school education, and science teachers working primarily with youth between the ages of 10 and 13.
Michigan State University Extension 4-H Heads In, Hearts In: Full Science Activity Book - 100+ page activity guide for science activities at home. Free downloadable file.
University of Illinois Extension – My First Garden - An interactive website for kids on gardening. Grade 4
Growing Gardens Growing Healthy Youth – University of Maryland Extension – Quick and Fun Indoor Gardening Activities for Families.
Parts of A Leaf Activity Guide: Leaves are all around us! Follow this guide as you create leaf rubbings and learn to identify all the parts of a leaf.
Leaf Scavenger Hunt: Get outside and observe the trees around you! Use this scavenger hunt guide to find all the different ways to classify leaves.
Nature’s Colors Activity Guide: Nature is filled with colors! Challenge yourself by trying to discover all the colors you can find in the great outdoors.
Dish Garden Activity Guide: A dish garden is a garden of small plants that grow together in a shallow dish/bowl. The plants used in a dish garden generally stay small, grow at slow rates and should be compatible with each other.
Dish Garden Activity Guide
Seed Starter Activity Guide: Growing plants from seeds can be a fun and rewarding experience! Many times, gardeners begin their seeds in small containers before transplanting the seeds into larger pots.
Seed Starter Activity Guide
HEALTH & WELLNESS
National 4-H Council- 4-H Healthy Living Activity Guide: Download the 4-H Healthy Living Activity Guide for 30 hands-on, educational activities to help your child live a happy, healthy life.
Food Science Activities For Kids: Penn State University offers a list of easy, hands-on activities to help kids learn about Food Science.
4-H Yoga for Kids Videos: Oklahoma 4-H has put together a playlist of videos demonstrating yoga poses.
Heads In, Hearts In: Full Healthy Living Activity Book – Michigan State University Extension - The Heads In, Hearts In family enrichment program encourages families to use their minds as a tool to expand their knowledge around a variety of topic areas. This packet contains all 15 healthy living activities.
Energy and Environment Recorded Webinars
- Illinois Extension Horticulture YouTube channel
- Local Government Education archives
- Local Foods Small Farms YouTube channel
- Get Growing: Beyond Dirt (Recorded 4/2/20) Illinois Extension
- Caregiver Self-Care (Recorded 4/2/20) Illinois Extension
- Outlook and Farm Policy Moving Forward, farmdoc
- Global Transportation and Cash Flow Considerations, farmdoc
- Financial Perspectives on Agriculture and Coronavirus, farmdoc
- Virology of the Coronavirus Pandemic and its Impact on the Economy and Agriculture, farmdoc
- Coronavirus Impact on Ag Markets, Planting Decisions, and Agricultural Policy, farmdoc
- Your Personal Finances in a Time of Uncertainty ACE (Recording to come)
- Building Your Resilience: How High Do You Bounce, Illinois Extension
- The Economic Impact of Coronavirus. U of I Gies College of Business
- Where Do We Go From Here, ACE, University of Illinois Agricultural and Consumer Economics
- Easy Activities Involving Design
- Rainbow in a Jar
- Fun with Buoyancy
- Acids and Bases
- Fun in the Sun
- Binary Code
- Air Pressure
- Making Observations
- Fun with Fingerprints
- Wind Velocity
- Outer Space
Storybook Engineering - Explore simple machines and how they are used in everyday life.
- The Gingerbread Man – The wedge
- Rapunzel – The inclined plane
- Three Billy Goats Gruff – The wheel and axle
- Little Red Riding Hood – The lever
- The Little Red Hen – The pulley
- If You Give A Mouse a Cookie – The screw
Meet at STEAM Professional – Interviews and tours with local STEAM professionalsNavigating School Meals during COVID-19 Webinar
Links for Youth and Adults
The Mushrooms of Illinois webinar educated a large crowd during the live webinar as well as thousands via the recording. Dr. Andrew Miller, Director of the Herbarium at the Illinois Natural History Survey, presented.
Mushroom Workshop Reaches Thousands Via Live Presentation and Recording
Summer Camp for Grownups No matter where you’re spending this summer, you deserve some creativity, relaxation, and joy. So throw on that favorite tie-dye tee and pack your metaphorical bags, because we’re taking you back to Summer Camp . . . For Grownups.
The Penguin Random House Library Marketing Department were so thrilled to gather librarian love from around the country to send to 2020 grads. Hear what advice these librarians have to share!
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Starting 3/18/20, LibraryThing.com, both on the web and using our cataloging app, are free to all, to add as many books as you want. And, no, we’re not going to add ads. (We will keep showing a few Google ads to visitors, but they vanish as soon as you become a member.)
- Sign Up
- The LibraryThing app for iOS and Android
- More about LT2
- Our YouTube channel, with demos and such
At any time you may visit https://extension.illinois.edu/global/digital-webinars-and-training for the most current listing of webinars.
Publishers Weekly Makes Resources Free
We will make the digital magazine available to everyone regardless of whether you subscribe starting with the current issue (March 16, 2020).
Everyone can now access the digital edition of PW from www.digitalpw.com or from the PW app on iOS and Android.
Additionally, articles, past bestsellers lists and the reviews database, which includes a search feature and the reviews listed by genre, will be made available to all.
It's Time To Get Serious About Social Distancing. Here's How
Given the unknown, but increasingly problematic, status of the (Wuhan/China) coronavirus, here is a link from the CDC.
Dreams Take Flight at Your Local Library portrays children discovering the library and all it has to offer and it features the library's important role in STEM education. Please click the link to see the video on You Tube. https://youtu.be/FaSwEQ5-5T0
Storyline Online is a program of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization that relies entirely on gifts, grants and donations to fund Storyline Online and produce all of its videos.
Hula Hoopin Queen was selected by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation for its latest read aloud on Storyline Online, an interactive literacy website where well-known actors read popular, award-winning children’s books to help students fall in love with reading. In this video, media maven Oprah Winfrey reads our picture book The Hula-Hoopin’ Queen by Thelma Godin and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, a charming celebration of family and community ties.
Other Lee & Low titles on Storyline Online include Rent Party Jazz read by Viola Davis, Catching the Moon read by Kevin Costner and Jillian Estell and As Fast As Words Could Fly read by Dulé Hill!
For the Storyline Online Book Collection, click here.
Elmwood's Historical Society was recently part of an interview by Tim Shelby of WCBU radio. You may listen to the interview at https://www.peoriapublicradio.org/post/sculptor-lorado-tafts-legacy-undergoing-quiet-restoration-his-hometown#stream/0