We have added Home School Enrichment to our homeschooling collection. It is a bimonthly (6 times per year) publication that promotes non-denominational Christian values in education.
It has published recent articles on developing a philosophy of education, teaching entrepreneurship, working with special needs children, homeschooling and socialization, and how to stay inspired.
. . . → Read More: New Homeschooling Magazine
We had a great evening for our first meeting of the literary club (which so far lacks a proper name). More than 20 people attended the event. We agreed to meet the third Thursday of each month, making the next meeting Nov. 18th from 5 to 7 p.m. We will meet again at the Baker’s Market Cafe. A specially-priced dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m., but it is not necessary to order a meal. I’ll be putting up a page devoted to this group (look under the Program/Services tab), which will include a list of the books we talk about during the meeting. . . . → Read More: From the Director: Literary Club Update
In May, 2010, the Library participated in the Maine Public Utilities Commission’s Efficiency Maine Business Energy Audit Program. A walk-through audit revealed several ways the Library could reduce its energy use and save money, including more efficient lighting, upgrading insulation, installing an on-demand hot water system, insulating hot water pipes, and providing better movement . . . → Read More: From the Director: Energy Audit Results
♦ A free workshop for parents, teachers, and caregivers of non-verbal children, sponsored by the Franklin Children’s Task Force and the Wilton Free Public Library. Presented by Sherry Walrath, ASLTA.
When: Saturday, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Where: Franklin County Children’s Task Force, 113 Church St., Farmington.
♦ Space is limited . . . → Read More: Sign Supported Speech Workshop
Not everyone feels comfortable with the traditional book club model where club members choose which books they will read over the course of a year, then get together on a regular basis to discuss them. It means several people will need to buy, borrow, or download the titles. And what if you really . . . → Read More: From the Director: A different kind of book club.