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Media Smart Libraries Community Event

Teens, parents, and educators are invited to join a conversation on Empowering Youth through Digital Media!

The ability to create and share information on the Internet can be a powerful experience. So just exactly how are teens today using digital media to empower themselves? This public event brings together a panel of young adults who will tell their stories about using digital media to express themselves in a positive way to spread their message and connect with others. Our panelists include authors Anna Caltabiono, Jenna O’del, and Sean Fay Wolfe, as well as Claudia Morales, social activist from the Harry Potter Alliance. Together these panelists will discuss what it means to be empowered, what digital and social media tools they use and why, and provide inspiration to teens, parents, and educators.

Using Digital Media to Empower Youth

Saturday, April 16th, 2-4pm

Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, RI

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Our target audience is young people ages 12 and up, parents, educators, librarians and others serving youths. Please forward this email to colleagues, friends, family, and youth and after school organizations.

Registration information will be forthcoming.

Media Smart Libraries

The Media Smart Libraries program is building partnerships to support children in a digital age. Through workshops and public events such as this, we hope to increase the awareness of the importance of digital and media literacy skills of children, families, and the community and the role libraries can play in making this happen. This project was awarded to the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies at URI and was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Grant # LG-07-14-0045-14