Scholastic Book Fair is Coming! Oct. 12-16
The Fall Book Fair will be set up for business right after Fall Break. Monday Oct. 12-Friday night, Oct. 16. There will be two special events:
Breakfast With the Books-Tuesday Oct. 13, 7-7:45am. Parents are invited to bring their students to the library to shop in the book fair and have donuts and milk.
Fall Festival-Friday night Oct. 16 5-7 pm
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Community Reading Project for Children
One book, One Frankfort for children is a community reading program that encourages all kids in the Frankfort and Franklin county area to read and discuss the same book. the 2015 selection is Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper.
The PSPL has planned some exciting events for her visit. If you would like to attend please, contact PSPL @ 502-352-2665
Understanding Melody's Experience-Thursday Oct. 15 @ 4:30. Tweens in 4th and 5th grade can learn more about the main character's experience with cerebral palsy. Special guests and activities will provide information and hands-on experiences to help participants better understand Melody's journey.
Meet the Author-Tuesday, Oct. 20 @ 10:30 Come and hear Sharon Draper as she discusses Out of My Mind. This event will include 5th grade students from local and private public schools across the county and is open to the public.
Professional Development Workshop with Author, Sharon Draper-Tuesday, Oct. 20 @4:00 Registration is required. Open to all teachers.
Author reception: An Evening with Sharon Draper-Tuesday, Oct. 20 @6:30. Continue our celebration o One Book, One Frankfort with a reception in honor of Sharon Draper. There will light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the author personally.
Hispanic Heritage Month Continues
Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18.
The term Hispanic or Latino, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race. On the 2010 Census form, people of Spanish/Hispanic/Latino origin could identify themselves as Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or "another Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin." According to the 2010 Census, 50.5 million people or 16% of the population are of Hispanic or Latino origin. This represents a significant increase from the 2000 Census, which registered the Hispanic population at 35.3 million or 13% of the total U.S. population.
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