Education

Internet usage among older adults lags behind younger user and many older adults cite the lack of relevancy to their lives as a reason for not going online.  However, internet usage by older adults has been slowly increasing and websites written by and for older adults are available. Websites challenging readers to decide what is ageist are Ashley Appleton's  Yo, Is this ageist? , Dr. Bill Thomas' Changing Aging discusses alternative care options, and Senior Planet  encourages aging with an attitude.

Parenting the Montessori Way: Spring Science Speaker

Banyan Montessori will present Ms. Debra Herron. Deb has 30 years of Montessori Primary Teacher experience in both public and private schools. She has been a staff member at the Michigan Montessori Teacher Education Center for over 10 years training other Montessori teachers. Debra also instructs adult learners in the areas of Zoology, Botany, Physics, Sensorial and Parent Education.

Deb will be presenting on Montessori Science at home and school including how to work with children by exploring different science ideas, concepts, methods, and themes. Participants will also learn how to make their your own materials, set up a learning environment and the employ the Montessori philosophy. Parents of children ages infants to 15 years will be able to enjoy and benefit from the presentation.

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Raja Yoga Healing Meditation: Family Edition

Raja Yoga Meditation helps you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, your intrinsic positive qualities and your innate value. There is beauty in all of us and through meditation the inner beauty not only is revealed to the self, but also to the people around us. Join practitioners from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University on the last Saturday of every month from 4:00-5:45PM, to explore these universal concepts and encourage your inner spiritual development toward a fresh perspective on values such as justice, freedom, respect and love. Sessions will be interactive and experiential, where your tools for the inward journey will be explored and shared.

February's session will feature volunteers from Kids Helping Through the Arts. They will be making origami lotus flowers. This session welcomes attendees of all ages and levels. Bring the family down for crafts and an interactive meditation session.

Lotus by Eve licensed under CC 2.0

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Starfish Family Services Early Literacy Workshops

Starfish Family Services provide free, high quality, early literacy training to day care providers, caregivers and parents. They teach topics developed by the independent, non-profit HighScope Educational Research Foundation whose mission it is to train and develop people in early learning commuities. Join us on the second Monday of each month at 6:30PM as Starfish's instructors share one of over 30 training topics.  

June: Engagement and Family Partnerships: In this training, participants will learn the importance of developing strong relationships with families and strategies to support sustained partnership and engagement.

July - Treasure Baskets: Participants will learn about heuristic play and it's importance for young children, which materials appeal most to sensory-motor learners, and to develop treasure baskets containing these materials.

 August - Respecting Families Part Three: Developing a Cultural Competency Plan: What does it mean to be culturally competent? In this training, participants will discuss and gain a working knowledge of what is culture, explore their own cultural ‘script’, and learn how to create a culturally competent environment for families. Participants will draft a cultural competence plan for their own program

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It's going to be an unforgettable day of thrilling discovery as Kipper and his friends go exploring. Includes 7 episodes.

For generations, Richard Scarry has entertained and educated children with the beloved characters of Busytown, including Huckle and Sally Cat, Lowly Worm and Hilda Hippo. Now the whole gang's here and they are all having The best outside fun ever in their new DVD adventure!.

Babies will smile at everything there is to see, hear, and discover at the park! Smell the flowers, bounce the balls, enjoy the playground, and settle in for a picnic. A play-along program specially designed for a babies' social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Highlights include: sizes and shapes; peek-a-boo play and visual exploration of the world; concepts of "up" and "down"; relationships, emotions; cause-and-effect, events sequencing; diverse musical styles.

Join Barney and his friends on magical journeys filled with fun and excitement as they branch out and enjoy the outdoors with activities, exercising, discovery, and just relaxing along the way. Come along with Barney, Baby Bop, and BJ for big-time fun under the stars that the whole family will enjoy.

Parenting the Montessori Way

The Montessori method and philosophy is well proven and scientific. It is process oriented and helps the child normalize in a prepared environment and utilize his/her fullest potential. This method has worked for 100 plus years and if used will lay a solid foundation for your childrens' lives. The aim of this on-going program is to provide parents the necessary tools to prepare their environment to suit the needs of their child, to set simple and workable ground rules and to help their child build his/her concentration, confidence, coordination, independence and order. The program's vision is to create a positive and joyful parenting experience that helps the child develop in all aspects of life. Parents may receive lesson plans from actual school environments to use or make at home. This program is presented by the staff from Banyan Montessori Academy.

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Homework Help: NHS Tutors at CPL

NHS students are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework help. If you're interested in getting tutored:

  • You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
  • If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library
  • You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials

Days and Times

  • Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library
  • Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library
  • Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library

There will be no tutoring during breaks or school closures/snow days.

Those seeking tutoring will be helped on a first come first, served basis. They will be allowed a 30 minute maximum if there is a line.  

TUTORING FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR WILL CONCLUDE ON MAY 25.

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