Friday, December 4, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
6th floor, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland Campus
October 26, 2009 - February 26, 2010 (during regular Library hours)
OPENING RECEPTION November 19, 5:30-6:30pm
Annual Exhibition of the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine
Curated by: David Carey, Jr. and Blanca Iris Santiago
Assisted by: Robert Atkinson, Reza Jalali, Victoria Chicon
In the whitest state in the nation, recent immigrants struggle between wanting to be visible and wanting to fade into the background. Whether by conscious decision or destiny, Maine is now home. This exhibition explores the triumphs and challenges of Mainers from such diverse paces as Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
For further information or to schedule a gallery talk, contact Susie Bock, email@example.com, 207-780-4269.
For directions: http://usm.maine.edu/discover/maps.html
Susie R. Bock
Head, Special Collections
Director, Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine
Library Liaison, Women and Gender Studies
University of Southern Maine Libraries
314 Forest Ave.
PO Box 9301
Portland, ME 04104-9301
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 10:00 – 1:00
Breakwater School gym, 856 Brighton Ave., Portland
EXPLORE BOOKS that take your child around the world. The fair features the latest children's books and classics depicting the cultures of China, Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, as well as African American, Native American, Latino American, Jewish American, Muslim American and immigration books.
MEET THE AUTHOR Grace Lin, award-winning author and illustrator of the newly-released Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (the 2009 Parents' Choice Gold Winner) and more than a dozen other children's books, will be on hand to meet the children and autograph books from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. See more about Grace and her work at her website: www.gracelin.com
PLAY Kids can play Minli's Journey (a problem-solving game based on Grace's Where the Mountain Meets the Moon) and try their hand at Chinese calligraphy.
COME AND SHOP The fair will also sell treats, traditional Chinese clothing and other goodies.
THE BOOK FAIR IS FREE and open to the public.
EDUCATOR DISCOUNT Educators receive a 10% discount on all books.
FOR MORE INFORMATION email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit cafamchineseschool.org.
Presented by the Chinese and American Friendship Association of Maine's Chinese School.
Titles selected by Kirsten Cappy of Curious City (www.curiouscity.net).
*ABOUT C.A.F.A.M. AND CHINESE SCHOOL*
The Chinese American Friendship Association of Maine (C.A.F.A.M) is
a non-profit cultural organization whose members include Chinese-
Americans, Americans who have lived or worked in China, parents who
have adopted children from China, and others with an interest in
Chinese history and culture. In addition to the Chinese School,
C.A.F.A.M. offers lectures, holiday celebrations, and an annual
Chinese New Year celebration.
Friday, November 13, 2009
- How to Feel Better: Coping & Working With Emotion
- Encouraging Creativity: Thinking Outside the Box
- Finding Friends: A Sense of Belonging
- Even Grouches Can Change: Looking Past Assumptions & Attitudes
- Pure Fun: Laughter & Joy
- Feeling Loved & Safe: Nurturance
- Being Yourself: Accepting & Believing In You
- Inner Strength: Strong Girls & Boys
- Fantasy & Magic: Let Your Imagination Soar
- Love of Words: Books Celebrating Books, Writing, & Language
- Bedtime Soothers: Night Time Doesn't Have to Be Scary
- Super Heroes: Feeling Strong Through Hero Identification
(x-posted w/parenting for peace)
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Kids' brains are high-performance engines, and if we want them to do their best in school, we need to provide them with clean, high-quality fuel. For growing children this means a balanced diet of delicious whole foods, grown in a nutrition-enhancing way without toxic pesticides, and prepared in an appealing manner that also preserves nutrients. Solid science has shown that food affects kids' memory, attention, and cognitive skills. Even whether or not they eat breakfast changes their test scores. What they eat, how their food is grown, and how their food is processed can all help their brains to operate at their very best. Let's give our kids the edge they deserve.Has anyone made any concrete changes or have specific strategies that might help the rest of us detox without too much stress?
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
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