Event Calendar

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Black Eyed Susan Tapestry (BEST) 2018

Date(s): September 18, 2018

Time: 8:45 AM  EST - 4:00 PM  EST

Love talking about books? Join us for the Black Eyed Susan Tapestry (BEST) workshop, a celebration of children and teen titles. Learn about the Black Eyed Susan Award and participate in a full day of small group discussions of the 2018 nominees. An award winning children’s author, Lisa Graff, will be speaking and sharing some of her great titles and characters. As an added feature, Barb Langridge of A Book and a Hug and Paula Willey of Baltimore County Public Library will share exceptional juvenile books from 2018. You will discover titles that you love and loathe, and even a few that will surprise you. All participants must read titles in 3 of the 6 book groups. A buffet lunch will be offered.

During the registration process you will be asked to indicate which groups you have chosen.

Book Groups (CHOOSE 3 Groups)

Picture Books
Barnes, Derrick D – Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
Daywalt, Drew – The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors
Murray, Carol – Cricket in the Thicket: Poems About Bugs
Petty, Dev – Claymates
Reynolds, Aaron – Nerdy Birdy
Grades 4-6
Applegate, Katherine – Wishtree
King, Amy - Me and Marvin Gardens
McGovern, Cammie - Chester and Gus
Morpurgo, Michael - An Eagle in the Snow
Williams-Garcia, Rita - Clayton Byrd Goes Underground
Graphic Novels: Grades 4-6
Koch, Falynn - Bats: Learning to Fly
O'Neill, Katie - The Tea Dragon Society
Ostertag, Molly - The Witch Boy
Renner, Benjamin - The Big Bad Fox
Rubin, Sean – Bolivar
Grades 6-9
Anderson, John David- Posted
Day, Alexandra- Only Road
Gratz, Alan, Projekt 1065
Korman, Gordan- Restart
Wolk, Lauren, Beyond the Bright Sea
High School
Kaplan, A.E.- Grendel’s Guide to Love and War
Marquardt, Marie- Radius of Us
McManus, Karen- One of Us is Lying
Moore, Kate-Radium Girls
Sedoti, Chelsea- As you Wish
Graphic Novels: Grades 6-9
Chanani, Nidhi- Pashmina
Jamieson, Victoria- All’s Faire in Middle School
Oima,Yoshitoki- A Silent Voice
Siegel, Mark- Five Worlds: Sand Warrior
Xu, Ru- Newsprints

Getting to Know & Serving English Language Learners

Date(s): September 18, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM  EST - 4:30 PM  EST

Want to learn more about the customers you serve, specifically English Language Learners? How about a few phrases in Spanish? Join SSD as we help you to connect even better with these customers with Vilma Sandoval-Sall, English Language Learner Program Coordinator of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System. Vilma and her team will cover these topics along with resources you can utilize to break the language barrier. Light refreshments will be served. The program will be held from 1:00 - 4:30 on Tuesday, September 18th, at the Elkridge Branch of Howard County Library System. Please register by September 4, 2018. Registration limited to 25 participants.

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