Upcoming Events At FLPL

By  | August 19, 2017 | Filed under: News

 

FLORENCE-The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library has some fun activities coming up next week as well as some spots left in the Ready Set Ready! program for pre-schoolers.

 

 

Book Talk/Signing – Surviving the System: The Life of a Foster Child by Shameka Pointer
Saturday, August 19, 1:00 pm
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library
Author Shameka Pointer will visit FLPL to talk about her book Surviving the System: The Life of a Foster Child. This program is presented by Crossroads Community Outreach. Ms. Pointer, who was born in Decatur and grew up in Town Creek, first came into foster care at the age of 2, and she remained in foster care until she opted out of the system. She is now a Behavioral Youth Counselor and has a Master’s in Christian Counseling. In her book, Ms. Pointer explores foster care statistics and the labels that are placed on foster kids, and she also shares her story about how she overcame difficult situations to become a successful citizen. For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 28.

Book Talk/Signing – Determined to Survive: A Story of Survival and One Teacher’s Passion to Bring That Story to Life with co-author Amy McDonald
Sunday, August 20, 2:00 pm
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library
Teacher and Holocaust educator Amy McDonald will visit FLPL to talk about her book Determined to Survive: A Story of Survival and One Teacher’s Passion to Bring That Story to Life. The book shares the story of Max Steinmetz, a Holocaust survivor who cowrote the book with Amy.

Amy McDonald teaches U.S. History and Holocaust Studies at Shades Valley High School in Birmingham, Alabama. Amy was the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Honor Flight Birmingham, which flew over 900 WWII veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the WWII Memorial. As part of her work in Holocaust studies, Amy has traveled to Germany, Poland, and Lithuania with the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous. In December 2013, Amy received the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous Robert I. Goldman Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education. In 2014, Amy was accepted into the U.S. Holocaust Museum Teacher Fellowship Program, which is held in Washington, D.C. After completing this program in July 2015, Amy is recognized as a Teacher Fellow of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 28.

We still have spots open for Ready, Set, Read!

This fun class is designed to help students prepare for kindergarten. We practice motor skills (pencil grip, tracing, cutting), letter identification and sounds, and beginner sight words. This class is open for 4-year-olds who will enter Kindergarten the following fall. Registration is required.

We have two classes for Ready, Set, Read. One meets on Tuesdays from 1:30-2:15 pm, and the second class meets on Thursdays from 1:30-2:15 pm.

Register your 4-year-old for Ready, Set, Read by calling the Youth Services Department at 256-764-6564, ext. 14.

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