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A Reminder: The Last Day to Record Time for Prizes in our Summer Reading Clubs is August 21st.
Summer Readers – Don’t Miss Our Carnival This Thursday!
or Our Teen Party a Week from Tuesday!
End of Summer Teen Party (Entering Grades 7-12) Tuesday, August 25, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Registration is required and begins August 4.
PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers must sign up by Friday, August 21 to receive their volunteer certificate at the party. Otherwise, certificates can be picked up on or after September 8th.
See “Amelia Earhart” at Somerville Library on Saturday.
Families with children over seven are invited to Meet Amelia Earhart performed by The American Historical Theatre at the SOMERVILLE Library this Saturday, August 22, 2015 , 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Portrayed by Pat Jordan
Learn about her friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt and her meeting with Orville Wright.
Find out why she would not wear the typical flying gear of the time and why she was called Lady Lindy.
Learn all about her life and the heroic path she paved for women in aviation.
This will be a program for adults , teens and children over 7 years of age. Please register in advance.
Let Your Fingers Do More Walking:
Think you know the rules about backwards-facing seats and booster seats? Think again. New laws start on September 1. Make sure your car seat is up to code.
Why is it easy for some people to learn to read, and difficult for others? It’s a tough question with a long history. We know that it’s not just about raw intelligence, nor is it wholly about repetition and dogged persistence. We also know that there are some conditions that, effort aside, can hold a child back. Socioeconomic status, for instance, has been reliably linked to reading achievement. And, regardless of background, children with lower general verbal ability and those who have difficulty with phonetic processing seem to struggle. But what underlies those differences? How do we learn to translate abstract symbols into meaningful sounds in the first place, and why are some children better at it than others? Read MORE.
Helping a New Reader learn to read? – Try this chart!