Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Book Signing At Camp Lejeune....HOOAH!

When I was once again extended the invitation to share my books with the families and friends of U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, I accepted with a sense of pride and excitement.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Patrick Henry Elementary-"A Promoter of Learning On All Counts"

Over the past five years, I have come to know the community of learners at Patrick Henry Elementary School, Alexandria City Schools.  As a Board Member of Reading Is Fundamental of Northern Virginia, I have had numerous visits to Patrick Henry and observed RIF book distributions that have engaged students in the art of learning and the love of reading.  My most recent visit on October 27th to the library of Patrick Henry was no different.  Librarian, Kelsey Frey and her Media Assistant, Dana Sterling, set the stage for a variety of literacy activities for all students.  And, the community of learners at Patrick henry were eager to select their RIF book from a wide array of titles and genres!

Meet My Book Club

Beginning in September of this year, myself, Christine Baldwin, Librarian of The Armed Forces Home, and "America's Finest," the residents of AFRH have been meeting on Wednesday afternoons for lively book discussions.  It is the best!  Christine Baldwin and I began to put the word out early on in September about our literacy idea, and we both were delighted when the residents began signing up.  We now have eleven in our group, and we continue to welcome residents that wish to join in on the Wednesday afternoon sessions of conversations and camaraderie.  All members decide on a specific book title, and dedicate to read and be prepared to share knowledge and opinions about our selected read.  Thus far, we have engaged in a well known mystery, a biography, and our present book surrounds itself with our country's 16th President and his illustrious Cabinet.