New Jersey Association of School Librarians Conference 11-14 & 11-15-08

Friends: I arrived in East Brunswick, New Jersey on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at the Hilton Hotel for the New Jersey Association of School Librarians Conference. After signing books at the Libraries Unlimited booth, I went to dinner with Debby Laboon (Libraries Unlimited’s Authors Respresentative) and Anne Scharff (Greenwood Press’ Sales Representative). We met Judy […] Read More

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Professional Development Workshop at the Southeastern Massachusetts Library System – Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Friends: Today, I presented a daylong professional development workshop for the Southeastern Massachusetts Library System. The first part of the workshop began with Handmade Tales: Stories to Make and Take, based on my book of the same name. The librarians learned all kinds of hands-on stories: cut and tell, draw and tell, fold and tell, […] Read More

Categories: Arts, Entertainment Unit, math, Renovations

Organized and Energized! Part 3 – The Living Room/Family Room

ORGANIZED AND ENERGIZED! PART 3 – THE LIVING ROOM/FAMILY ROOM By Dianne de Las Casas The Living Room or Family Room If this is the place where your family gathers to watch T.V., play games, and talk, then you definitely need to take control of the clutter in this area. You probably have a number […] Read More

Categories: Bookshelves, Cleaning, Entertainment Unit, Family, Living Room, Organization, Organization Supplies