Multicultural Programming for Tweens and Families

Saturday, June 29, 2013 -
8:30am to 10:00am

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Speaker: Corrie Wallace, Director, Niles Township Schools' ELL Parent Center
Speaker: Jenna Nemec-Loise, Children’s Librarian, Chicago Public Library – Theodore Roosevelt Branch
Speaker: Linda Sawyer, Youth Services Program Coordinator, Skokie Public Library, Skokie, IL
Speaker: Nancy Sauer, Head Programming Librarian, Fountaindale Public Library

In the spirit of El día de los niños/ El día de los libros, celebrate many children, many cultures, and many books throughout the year. Hear from a panel of librarians and community partners who will share successful programs such as a Día Family Book Club, a weekend full of multicultural events, and a culture-focused, one book-one city initiative. Stay for an I-DÍA Showcase featuring hands-on program activities, and receive how-to handouts from libraries across the country.

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Skokie Coming Together Presentation 2013 ls.pdf - Uploaded by Holly Jin (Jun 29, 2013 - 1.26 MB
Dan_Mauller_Explorers_Club_ALA Handout.docx - Uploaded by Holly Jin (Jun 28, 2013 - 111.72 KB
ADD ART.pdf - Uploaded by Lindsey Dorfman-MI (Jun 28, 2013 - 387.69 KB
AC 13 CPL Roosevelt Dia Family Book Club.pdf - Uploaded by Jenna Nemec-Loise (Jun 27, 2013 - 4.73 MB
Programming with Origami.docx - Uploaded by Joy Oliver (Jun 27, 2013 - 6 MB
origami-fortune-teller-print.pdf - Uploaded by Joy Oliver (Jun 27, 2013 - 294.4 KB
Fountaindale Dia ALA Presentation-1.pdf - Uploaded by Holly Jin (Jun 27, 2013 - 2.99 MB
Tissue Paper Flowers Instructions.docx - Uploaded by Joy Oliver (Jun 26, 2013 - 58.84 KB
Example of Japan Craft and Activity.pdf - Uploaded by Dawn Zauner (Jun 26, 2013 - 241.97 KB
Passport to the World ALA 2013 Document Condensed.pdf - Uploaded by Dawn Zauner (Jun 26, 2013 - 185.29 KB
El dia de los ninos-candy sushi.docx - Uploaded by Marni Blanken (Jun 18, 2013 - 33.31 KB
Guatemalan Worry Dolls.docx - Uploaded by Chelsea Couillard-Smith (Jun 13, 2013 - 97.16 KB
Bottle-cap jewelry.docx - Uploaded by Chelsea Couillard-Smith (Jun 13, 2013 - 74.69 KB
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Here are instructions for a tween/teen-friendly craft that I will be sharing during the iDia showcase: Bottle-Cap Jewelry. Thanks to my fellow Sacramento Public Library staff member, Samantha LeBlanc, for sharing!

Here are instructions for a tween/teen-friendly craft that I will be sharing during the iDia showcase: Guatemalan Worry Dolls. Thanks to my former Sacramento Public Library staff member, Julieta Carillo, for sharing!

Here are simple instructions for candy sushi

Passport to the World Handout

Example of Japan Craft and Activity

Here's the instructions for making festive flowers for your next celebration!

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Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook, IL celebrates Dia with many programs, many cultures, and many ages every year! Check out Nancy Sauer's presentation to get a glimpse of a Diversity in Action day in Bolingbrook.

These are the instructions mentioned in the origami handout.

Ideas and resources for incorporating origami into your tween programming.

The attached slides feature highlights from Nuestros Libros Para Todos, a program made possible by the ALSC-Dollar General Dia Family Book Club Mini-Grant. Chicago Public Library's Theodore Roosevelt Branch is proud to be a 2013 Dia Family Book Club site bringing innovative multicultural programming to urban youth and families!



Take a look at Dan Mauller's Explorer Club at Rolling Meadows (IL) Public Library. This handout includes an overview of the program and a lesson on Panama.

Learn about Skokie's six week, one book - one city program that is completely focused on one culture each year!