The Friday night, October 9th, kickoff will be an open house at the Osborne Public Library to honor Emporia State University professor Dr. James F. Hoy, the first recipient of the Don Coldsmith Award. This award is given annually to a distinguished Kansas author whose lifetime contributions have utilized the written word to enhance the proud literary legacy of the Sunflower State. The public can stop in at the library and visit with Dr. Hoy from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. There will be books written by Dr. Hoy available to purchase and have him sign. The evening will conclude with an informal presentation by Dr. Hoy talking about his writings.
The doors to the Festival will be open from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, October 10th, at the Osborne High School Gymnasium located at 215 West Washington Street in Osborne. Book publishers and authors from across the state will have booths set up to showcase their books about Kansas. Door prizes of Kansas books will be drawn for on the hour. Admission is free and a lunch stand will be on the site. There is a limited number of booth spaces still available for any exhibitor who might wish to participate.
47 miles North of Russell (I-70) on Highway 281 through the beautiful rolling hills of central Kansas
Harry Willems, Director Central Kansas Library System Great Bend Public Library 1409 Williams Street Great Bend, KS 67530 Voice: 620 792-4865 FAX: 620 793-7270 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: <http://www.ckls.org
September 14, 2009 was a star studded day for students at
Central Elementary in Burden. Nominated by Linda Bartel, Central Elementary was
the school chosen for the September KAKE TV Reading Caravan award. Susan Peters
and her camera man visited the school at 12:30 for a red carpet welcome. The
school was decorated with film reels, clapper boards, red carpet and a special
star for Susan Peters. She read The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens to all
of the students gathered in the library.
After the reading, the CES library was presented a 500.00
check for books by Matt Fellars of EMC insurance and Steve Atkins of
Stamford-Stover insurance. The money will be used to purchase some new
resources for the students. Biographies, animals, and new magazines are
The show was broadcast on KAKE TV 6:30 news on Saturday,
September 19. Everyone was excited about preparing for the filming and about
seeing themselves on TV.
New templates for Learning4Life Just in time for back to school, AASL has posted new templates for Learning4Life, the division’s national plan to implement the learning standards and guidelines for the 21st century. The templates can be downloaded from the resources pages. Templates include a brochure, letter frame, postcards (left), notecards, a PowerPoint template, bumper sticker, button, and web banners....
Conference attendees: Please bring at least 1 book for the "Help Us Learn...Give Us Hope" project, organized by Col. Gary LaGrange. Children in Iraq start learning English in 3rd grade, but their libraries have been destroyed by the war. They can be gently used, new, or even weeded books from your libraries, and they especially need English dictionaries. Please do not bring books that have anything about religion, violence, or are negative about the U.S. We will collect them at the registration desk.
If you want people to perform better,you reward them. Right?Bonuses, commissions, their own reality show.Incentivize them. That's how business works.But that's not happening here.You've got an incentive designed tosharpen thinking and accelerate creativity.And it does just the opposite.It dulls thinking and blocks creativity. Daniel Pink