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When: 08/19/2016
Where: Estes Valley Library
335 E Elkhorn Ave
Estes Park, Colorado  80517
United States
Contact: CAL Staff

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CATS Division Meeting Agenda


Friday, August 19, 2016

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 pm

Estes Valley Library, Estes Park, CO


                        10:00 am      Sign in, network, and enjoy coffee and snacks!

10:15 am         Welcome and Introductions

10:30 am         The Power of Story, Carol Edwards

                        Stories are all around us. They are in the news, on social media and in movies as well as in books.  Do they matter? What is it about story that works?  This will be an interactive presentation that will allow us to consider the many forms that story take in our lives and in our libraries.  Come prepared to pick a favorite genre read among these choices: fantasy and SF, historical fiction, romance, suspense/thriller, traditional mystery and literary.

Carol Edwards has worked in public libraries for a number of years, always with a focus on youth services.  She is a Colorado native, attended CU-Boulder and received her MLIS from UW-Madison.  She has always been torn between toddlers and young adults when deciding who her favorite audience is. Currently working as the SPELL Project Coordinator (Supporting Parents in Early Literacy through Libraries), Carol also keeps her hand in by reviewing books and attending PDK, the reader’s advisory group at DPL where she worked for eight years before attempting to retire.

11:15 am         Break

11:30 am         Pop Culture Classroom

                            From comics to cosplay to board games, pop culture offers countless opportunities to engage students in fun and interactive learning experiences! Join Pop Culture Classroom in this hands-on presentation to get advice, ideas, and resources to help you incorporate pop culture into your programs in order to boost student engagement and attendance. You'll also learn how pop culture-based education can support critical skills like literacy, storytelling, art, critical thinking, community building, self expression/awareness, and much more.

                            Adam Kullberg, MFA, is the Education Program Manager at the Colorado-based education nonprofit, Pop Culture Classroom. He works year-round with schools, community centers, libraries, and nonprofits from across Colorado to implement pop culture-based education into new and existing programs, as well as into Pop Culture Classroom's premier annual event, Denver Comic Con.

12:30 pm         Lunch in Estes Park

1:15 pm           Puppet Making with Kerry Aiken

                        Puppets allow unique ways to tell stories.  Puppets not only can be used within storytime, but as a program for school aged children and families.  Kerry will share ways she uses puppets and methods to engage children to perform a puppet show of their own.  Instruction on making a simple sock puppet will be provided.

                        Kerry along with her husband, Bob traveled as “Artists in the Schools throughout Colorado, Montana and Iowa back in the 80’s making puppets and performing puppet shows.  Her next career was as a Children’s Librarian in Estes Park, where for 25 years she developed a puppet repertoire for 60 different storytimes.

2 pm                Break

2:10 pm           Puppets and Props Ideas Exchange

                        Share successful techniques for using puppets and other props, whether it be for preschoolers at storytime or teens at an after school program.

2:45 pm           CATS Division Business Meeting and Closing

3:00 pm           Adjourn






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