Archive for March, 2010

Family Literacy Forum, Mañana

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Tomorrow — Wednesday, March 31, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. — there will be a Family Literacy Forum at the Fair Haven branch of the New Haven Public Library, 182 Grand Avenue.

The featured speaker is Joyleen Albarracin, home-based manager for Windham Head Start. Her title: ¿Dónde está mi abuelita? (Where is my grandmother?)

Junta for Progressive Action and the Greater New Haven Literacy Coalition, in partnership with the New Haven Free Public Library, invite you to attend.

RSVP: info@gnhliteracy.org

St. Patrick’s Day for Literacy

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

According to Thomas Cahill’s New York Times opinion piece today, “Turning Green With Literacy”:

“Patrick’s converts . . . put down their weapons and took up their pens. They copied out the great Greco-Roman books, many of which they didn’t really understand, thus saving in its purest form most of the classical library. The Irish fanned out across Europe, salvaging books wherever they could, making copies, reassembling libraries and teaching the newly settled barbarians of the continent to read and write.”

Cahill asks, “Why celebrate the Irish? Because they saved Western civilization’s books.”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/17/opinion/17cahill.html?emc=eta1

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