Raise a Reader Day - Sept. 24th
It was a dark and stormy morning but that didn't stop local keeners from
hawking newspapers for Raise-a-Reader funds! Thank you to Port Moody Mayor Mike Clay along with Dave, Linda, Barb and Lynne for showing up at the Westcoast Express Station in Port Moody at 6 am last Wednesday. Thank you to ALL the local people who got up early to volunteer for Raise-a-Reader in other locations in the Tri-Cities and the lower mainland. Click this link to read the announcement from the BC Government on their $500 000 contribution to Raise-a-Reader : Raise-a-Reader News
Senior's Writing Workshop
In September, The Tri-Cities Literacy Committee's Adult Literacy Working Group partnered w ith Glen Pine Pavilion in Coquitlam to offer a six session Senior's Writing Workshop titled Writing Memorable Moments. The instructor, Sharon Cairney, worked with nine seniors to inspire and encourage them to write about a memorable moment in their life. The participants appeared very happy with their new skills and the opportunity to spend some quiet time writing. Here are a few quotes from the students:
"looking at different memoirs helped to stimulate different types of writing...." "I found joy in writing. I liked being able to be away from my problems for two hours."
Thank you to Sharon for offering such an interesting series of lessons for these people! Here is a list of the titles of the students' memoirs:
A Survivor of British Schooling
My Father, JB
The Butterfly Wing
The summer I was Six
A Special Station Called Rowfant
Of Combat and Double G Cup Bra
Latest Little Free Library opens Sept. 27th
This Little Free Library is in front of the Port Moody Arts Centre on St. John's St. It is one of several Little Free Libraries that opened this year with the help of a $250 grant from the Tri-Cities Literacy Committee. The January 2015 edition of Literacy News will feature pictures of all the Little Free Libraries in the Tri-Cities. For more information on how to get a grant to build your own Little Free Library, please contact Barb Mancell at firstname.lastname@example.org
This Month's Cool Idea...
Have you heard of the Drinkable Book? You will be in awe when you see what it does.
Click here to watch a short two minute video about the Drinkable Book.