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Bring the NEW Zoo to YOU when you can’t make a trip to the NEW Zoo! The Zoomobile can meet your group’s needs with an ‘edZOOcational’ program brought right to your location!
Talk about a wild way to get your students excited about education - they will bring the NEW Zoo right to you! Live animal ambassadors will be sure to liven up any classroom, special event, or school assembly. The Zoomobile offers a variety of pre-designed programs, or they can tailor one specifically for your group’s needs.
Participating in Wisconsin’s 2019-2020 Battle of the Books? Penworthy makes it quick and easy to purchase all of the titles you need. The BOB order form includes the Elementary, Middle, and Senior Battle of the Books titles in the best binding available. You may order all 58 titles for $977.70 or pick-and-choose the titles you need.
Partner with WPT and Host a Community Screening Exploring the Lasting Impacts of Trauma and New Approaches to Care
Wisconsin Public Television has had a decades-long relationship with Wisconsin’s libraries and childhood resource agencies through their popular Reel to Real community event partnership with the Wisconsin Library Association.
As part of this powerful community partnership, they’re asking public libraries to consider hosting a free community screening and dialogue around a critical topic impacting our youngest – childhood trauma, and the need for trauma-informed care awareness, support and training.
Libraries are encouraged to partner with WPT and host a screening of Not Enough Apologies: Trauma Stories, an original Wisconsin Public Television news documentary examining the "childhood welfare to adult prison pipeline," and the positive impacts of trauma-informed care.
For more information, including details on how to request a screening kit, view: https://dpi.wi.gov/wilibrariesforeveryone/host-community-screening-wisconsin-public-television
Absolute Science is an amazingly fun and educational program aimed at children of all ages to become engaged in the world of science through their demonstrations and experiments. They offer a fun, interactive live program as well as an array of exciting "Reaction Stations" where kids make and take awesome experiments.
The time when wild animals are having babies is upon us, and with that the DNR’s Keep Wildlife Wild team is hard at work.
The Keep Wildlife Wild team is tasked with providing information about wildlife species natural behaviors, tips on how to determine if a baby wild animal is truly orphaned, and what to do if someone finds a wild animal who is sick or injured. It provides handouts and a lesson plan, which includes an interactive activity and a list of Keep Wildlife Wild-themed books!
These resources and many more can be found at our Keep Wildlife Wild web page, under the Educational Materials tab.
An award winning documentary selected by American Public Television
Too Soon to Forget: The Journey of Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease
For those offering dementia-related CE and programming, Rush University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Chicago has developed an amazing set of two DVDs that explores the impact that younger onset Alzheimer’s has on the affected person and their family.
Narrated by Celebrity Chef and Supermodel B. Smith and her husband, the documentary is being shown on PBS stations across the country. In addition to adding these DVDs to your circulating collections, librarians might consider using the DVDs as the basis for a program open to the public on this important topic… or for staff training. There are no restrictions on its use.
Tribal Nations Maps introduces the most comprehensive maps of pre-contact and at-contact Native North America to date. These maps use Tribal Nation’s original indigenous names for themselves, and show where Tribes were just before contact with outsiders, as well as the last homelands they defended. The intent of these maps is to instill pride in Native peoples and to be used as teaching tools from a Native perspective.
These maps are part of Aaron Carapella's Tribal Nations Map series-which covers the Nations indigenous to the “United States,” “Canada,” "Mexico," "Central America," "South America" and “Alaska." Your purchase supports multiple upcoming maps. Aaron credits the many hundreds of Cultural directors, elders, educators and linguists that have helped him centralize these names onto one visual display.
Immigration to Wisconsin is not new. But the issues are complicated. Current concerns can make them hard to fully comprehend. This series of ShopTalk offers history, stories, and the law to help us think about immigration today.
Hello, my name is Melanie Burgess. I am from Keyser WV and I am the author and illustrator of the new award winning children's book called Stinky Owl.
I would like to tell you about my book. My book features the birds of prey from the Rocky Gap State Park aviary and the illustrations are from the park's campground. The book is centered around the Great Horned Owl. Great Horned Owls are one of the few birds of prey that regularly eat skunks. This owl enjoys eating skunks so much that he smells bad and has no friends and is lonely and sad.
The book has true facts about each bird of prey in the story along with actual pictures of the birds with additional facts at the end of the book. This story is educational and has a cute story line.
The latest issue of Check It Out magazine is here. Dubbed the Showtime Issue, this edition includes many amazing ideas to help you dazzle your community in the coming months.
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Ann lived and worked all over the world until the age of thirty-one when she realized her Life Dream by finally coming to live in America permanently. She is extremely proud to have become a US Citizen in 1998. For nearly fifteen years, she taught both English (as a foreign language) and Spanish. Fluent in four of six languages, Ann’s favorite motto is: “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today!”
This is her first publication and tells the story of her childhood, international adventurous travels and life journey up until the present day. She lives in Colorado Springs with her devoted husband Jimmie, son Ryan and two cats, Maya and Dexter.
Debra Morningstar is an enrolled member of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of WI–Turtle Clan. As a professional storyteller and cultural presenter for the past 26 years, she has performed in schools, libraries, festivals and conferences across the US and Canada.
Her collection of Native American stories called “Tales From the Lodge” was nominated for a NAMA award in 2009.
Debra artfully weaves Native flute, drum, and song into her entertaining and thought-provoking performances. She is available for Keynotes, Festivals, Museums, Libraries & Conferences.
The Duelling Dames are on tour! Enjoy local rates while they are in your area, and hefty discounts for multiple library visits.
With 50 performances in libraries and fairs, The Duelling Dames is a swashbuckling show that teaches history with hilarity, astounds with swordplay, and is brave enough to bring participants onstage (Don't worry, only foam swords are used then with participants).
This all female anti bullying swordfighting show has a story message of...peace!
"We offer a program called "Incredible Bats" featuring live Fruit Bats. This is a multi-media presentation in which we display live Egyptian Fruit Bats and African Straw-colored Fruit Bats. It is a program well suited for children and adults.
Our one-hour multi-media program starts with an interactive power point presentation dispelling the common myths and giving an overview of bats worldwide. Embedded in it is our echolocation video from our YouTube channel. The latter part of the talk focuses on local bats and the challenges facing them. After the talk portion two different species of fruit bats are displayed for Q&A.
At least one of our striped skunks is brought along for petting and photo ops. You can see our four skunks on our IncredibleSkunks Facebook page. We can also bring out a tarantula, axolotl or gecko.
We are licensed by the USDA as Class C exhibitors and carry exhibitor's insurance. We are located in the south suburbs of Chicago and have been giving presentations for over 20 years.
Visit our web site or go to our Incredible Bats Facebook page.
Your friends at Incredible Bats"
Looking for a fun, musical and magical way to celebrate our universe in 2019? Uncle Mike's music will have your patrons of all ages singing, clapping, and dancing along to such classics as the "Chicken Dance" and "The Happy Wanderer," and learning exciting new songs like "The Flying Machine Polka," all of which tie into 2019's Universe of Stories theme.
David Stokes is an award winning Naturalist/Educator/Entertainer in Wisconsin. This summer, he is offering library programs for families and children.
A Universe of Animals…Bio-Diversity
David uses songs, live animals and things to touch.
He also includes puppets, artifacts, riddles, sign-language and humor.
David is a Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education Teacher of the Year and an “Aldo Leopold” award winner. The Northshore United Educators (WEAC) honored David for educational excellence.
Find out more about his knowledge of Nature, the programs he offers to schools and other institutions, his press kit, and his schedule.
Your Playbooks for Building a Successful Career and Launching a Thriving Small Business
The At Your Best book series that was just released by Skyhorse Publishing. The series provides A-to-Z, step-by-step game plans for building great careers and successful small businesses in the Skilled Trades as a Carpenter, Electrician, Plumber, HVAC/R Tech, Welder, Mason or Painter. Carpenter is also translated to Spanish.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the author, Juan Carosso, at (206) 641-1695.
Traveling Lantern has been educating and entertaining children nationwide since 1985. Its mission is to bring great stories to children, to draw them into an active theater experience, to excite their minds and to tickle their imaginations.
For the 2019 SRP Space and Showtime themes:
My Mother The Astronaut
To the moon and beyond!
Aquarius' mom is an astronaut and today is "Take your child to work day". Aquarius can't wait to go to NASA and find out what it's like to be in space!
They visit Mission Control where she meets scientists and engineers who show her what they do and she learns all about space travel. Her imagination blasts off and she dreams of incredible journeys through the cosmos!
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