|Youth Briefs: 2-27-14|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune|
|Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:24|
Skype with Monica Carnesi
Families are invited to a special "Paws for Reading" Skype visit with author/illustrator Monica Carnesi at the Wood County District Public Library Children's Place on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Every year on the first Wednesday of March, LitWorld, an advocacy campaign for the human right of literacy, calls worldwide attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories. Carnesi, originally from Brazil, is one of several authors willing to participate via Skype visits with classrooms and libraries around the world. The Children's Place contacted Carnesi as her award-winning picture book "Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic" was a good fit with "Paws for Reading," a weekly library program featuring Ben, a registered therapy dog, who listens to young readers.
Carnesi lived in Bowling Green in the 1990s while her husband was a graduate student at Bowling Green State University. She frequently used the library and is currently working as a public librarian in Pennsylvania.
"Little Dog Lost" is her debut picture book. "Sleepover with Beatrice & Bear" will be coming out this summer. For more information about Carnesi, see her website www.monicacarnesi.com. For more information about this program, contact the Children's Place at 419-352-8253.
Pint Size Prom is March 8
Bowling Green Parks and Recreation is hosting the Pint Size Prom on March 8 from 4 to 5:15 p.m. at the Veteran's Building in City Park.
This is an event for those ages 5 and under and their parent/guardian - a prom for the little ones. Dress up and head over to City Park for dancing, snacks, kids' interactive music and stroller valet parking.
Participants will receive a souvenir photo and frame, and the kids will get a goodie bag to take home. The cost is $16 per pair for residents, $19 per pair for nonresidents and additional kids are $6. The deadline to register is Monday. For questions or more information call 419-354-6223 or visit the website at www.bgohio.org (parks and recreation).
Kids' 'MacBeth' on stage
TOLEDO - The Toledo Repertoire Theatre presents the "Young Rep's MacBeth, A Kid's Cautionary Tale Concerning Greed, Power, Mayhem, and Other Current Events" at 16 10th Street, March 14-16.
Presented by actors ages 7-13 and directed by Amy Heuring, this shortened, kid-friendly adaptation by Nancy Linehan Charles from William Shakespeare's popular Scottish tragedy is told within a lively and humorous story-theater frame.
MacBeth and his Lady covet the crown while witches, ghosts, kings and soldiers sweep across the landscape, carving out the battle between good and evil. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and younger. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7 p.m.; the Sunday show is at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 419-243-9277 or visit www.toledorep.org.
Terra State CC needs KidsCollege instructors
FREMONT - Lifelong Learning at Terra State Community College is looking for individuals who would like to teach for this summer's KidsCollege session.
For more than 20 years, KidsCollege has offered academic enrichment opportunities for hundreds of children. Course offerings vary from year to year, but usually include classes in art, computers, fitness, history, language, math, music, science and more. These fun, informative courses are developed for children in first- through eighth-grades.
"The children just love to learn new things and meet new friends," said Amanda Pochatko, coordinator of the program. "And we offer so many courses that sometimes the kids have trouble just picking a couple. KidsCollege is really the highlight of our summer."
KidsCollege is July 14-18.
For more information visit www.terra.edu/learning, or call Pochatko at 419-559-2205.
Kohl's Cares taking nominees
The Kohl's Department Stores Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes this year to more than 2,300 young volunteers who have made a positive impact in their communities.
Nominations for kids ages 6 to 18 will be accepted until March 14 at kohlskids.com. Kohl's is encouraging parents, teachers, neighbors and friends to nominate outstanding youth, in celebration of their time, energy and passion to helping others.
Two nominees from each of the more than 1,100 Kohl's stores nationwide will win a $50 Kohl's gift card, and nearly 200 will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward higher education. Ten national winners will be awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships for higher education, and Kohl's will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner's behalf.
Since the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program began in 2001, Kohl's has recognized more than 19,500 kids with more than $3.9 million in scholarships and prizes. For more information or a list of past Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program winners, visit kohlskids.com.
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