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Kansas Summer Reading Workshop for SWKLS – Thursday, March 24, 2011

Friends: Today was my fifth library system in Kansas for my summer reading workshop tour. Today I went to Southwest Kansas Library System in Dodge City. We began the workshop with a fun creativity exercise in which the workshop participants had to create a self portrait out of items from their purses, pockets and wallets. […] Read More

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Kansas Summer Reading Workshop, NWKLS – Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Friends: Today began the second half of my Summer Reading Workshop Tour in Kansas. I flew into Wichita on Tuesday, March 22, and, after a long drive, arrived at my bed and breakfast in Norton, Kansas very late. Thank you to Gail Santy and George Seamon for being my chauffer. Thank you, Gail, for your […] Read More

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South Carolina Association of School Librarians Conference – March 10-11, 2011

Friends: I’ve had some technical difficulties with my photos from my new camera so I only have a few shots on this blog from my iPhone. Last week, on Thursday and Friday, March 10 and 11, 2011, I was a featured author and speaker at the SCASL (South Carolina Association of School Librarians) conference. I […] Read More

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Bissonet Plaza Elementary Twisted Tales Residency Day 10 – Friday, December 17, 2010

Friends: Friday, December 17, 2010 was my tenth and last day of my Twisted Tales residency at Bissonet Plaza Elementary. It was a fabulous day and I had so much fun with the kids. My ten year old daughter, Kid Chef Eliana, came with me and we had a blast. On this day my third […] Read More

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Carnival Cruise Day 3 – Towel Animals – Monday, November 22, 2010

Friends: Since Day 3 was a mostly uneventful day at sea and I didn’t take any pictures, I thought I would share a summary of the week’s towel animals in my stateroom. As you can see from above, Day 1 was a puppy dog. Day 2 was a Brontosaurus dinosaur. My steward had to tell […] Read More

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Article: 5 Tips on How to Use Your Facebook Fan Page Effectively; August 28, 2009

5 Tips on How to Use Your Facebook Fan Page Effectively By Dianne de Las Casas If you are a business or a celebrity (author, artist, musician, or performing artist), you can open a “Fan Page” on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/advertising/?pages According to Facebook, a fan page can be used to “create a presence that looks and […] Read More

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Craft: Paper Bag Pinata

Friends: For your next party, try this super simple paper bag pinata! This one took me 10 minutes! Materials: Paper bag with handles (large gift bags work well) Construction Paper Streamers Glue Tape Markers Stapler Candy & small prizes Optional: Glitter Instead of the usual pinata, try this handmade version. With construction paper, create a […] Read More

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Louisiana Story Fest @ Bissonet Plaza Elementary – Day 10, Final Day Friday, February 27, 2009

100_9939 Originally uploaded by Story Connection Friends: My last day at Bissonet Plaza Elementary doing my Louisiana Story Fest residency was amazing. The students in 3rd, 4th & 5th grades performed beautifully. They did such a wonderful job that I have to say they were the best Story Fest performances I have ever seen. Thank […] Read More

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Louisiana Story Fest Residency @ Bissonet Plaza Elementary – Day 3 Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Friends: It was Day 3 of my Louisiana Story Fest residency at Bissonet Plaza Elementary. Ms. Lemoine’s first grade class was my first visit. The students really enjoyed my telling of Cajun Cornbread Boy. They loved the scarf activity and had a ball. Here they are dancing to Zydeco music. Then it was upstairs to […] Read More

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