Archive for October, 2010

Walking to Read: New Haven Reads

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

This week, there is a New Haven Register article on New Haven Reads and its recent “walk for literacy” event.

Books for Early Learning

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

This week the New Haven Independent described an effort to promote early learning and reading:

“Thanks to the Box of Books Project…Adriana (pictured with her dad, Matt Lipowski) is one of 1,600 lucky pre-schoolers at dozens of New Haven daycare programs who recently received a colorful box of books through the project. Lipowski, a student at Gateway Community College, picked up a box of seven books when he came to fetch Adriana, who’s 4, from the college’s Early Learning Center last week. The box included quality children’s books, including classics like Goodnight, Moon, as well as some bilingual books.  Lipowski described how his quality time with Adriana has changed after he was encouraged to reduce his daughter’s TV intake. ‘She takes a bath and then she reads a couple books and then she goes to sleep. No TV. Since the little orientation they had, we try to cut down on the amount of TV she watches.’ … Almost 13,000 new books were handed out to pre-schoolers in New Haven to promote early literacy. Sandra Malmquist, the director of the Connecticut Children’s Museum on Wall Street, wrote a grant for the project, and received $40,000 of federal stimulus money through the state…. The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven contributed $13,000. Malmquist [noted]: ‘Every child enrolled in New Haven Public Schools Head Start and Early Head Start programs will receive a beautiful box, donated by IKEA New Haven, filled with seven books…. In addition, children enrolled in some School Readiness classrooms, licensed family childcare homes and community-based centers will receive Boxes of Books.’”

“Listen Here” Reading Series, Thursdays through December 16

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

From the website of the New Haven Review:

“The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, New Haven Review, and New Haven Theater Company are pleased to announce the return of Listen Here, the weekly short story reading series in which actors from the New Haven Theater Collective read short stories chosen by New Haven Review editors.  The Fall 2010 season of Listen Here will take place on Thursday evenings, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., with reading occurring on a rotating basis at Book Trader Café (1140 Chapel Street), Lulu: A European Coffee House (49 Cottage Street), and Manjares Fine Pastries (838 Whalley Avenue, on the corner of West Rock Avenue).”

A detailed schedule is available, with readings held every Thursday — except for Thanksgiving — through December 16.

New Haven Reads, Science Literacy

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

The New Haven Independent covered an event to promote science literacy held recently at the New Haven Reads Community Book Bank.

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