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Archive for May, 2008

Please register to attend the Window to the World Reading Clubs. If you are not a former Reading Club participant, you must make an appointment to complete a learner assessment. Sorry, no walk-ins permitted. Please call to register or for more inforamtion: (510) 745-1480

 

FREMONT MAIN LIBRARY

Marianne’s Reading Club

9-11 AM

Mondays, July 7 – August 18

 

Susan’s Reading Club

10 AM – 12 PM

Border’s Book Store

Wednesdays, June 11 – July 30

 

Pat’s Reading Club

6 – 8 PM

Wednesdays, June 25 – July 30

 

Kathleen’s Writing and Reading CLub

10 AM – 12 PM

Thursdays,  July 10 – August 21

 

NEWARK LIBRARY

Linda’s Reading Club

10 AM – 12 PM

Saturdays, July 19 – August 23

 

DUBLIN LIBRARY

Patrice’s Reading Club

6 – 8 PM

Thursdays, June 5 – August 23

 

UNION CITY LIBRARY

Judy’s Reading Club

7 – 9 PM

Thursdays, June 12 – July 31

 

 

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For Write to Read students only. You must be registered to attend these workshops. Workshops for students are also open to tutors as part of in-service training. Please Call to register or for more information: (510) 745-1480. For a printable version click here.

 

SPELLING WORKSHOP FOR STUDENTS

By Write to Read teacher, Amy Prevedel

Union City Library

Weds. May 28,  6-8 PM

Would you like to learn how to spell better and have some fun at the same time? In this workshop we will try out spelling ideas that will help you write better. Come Join Us!

 

COMPUTER LITERACY WORKSHOP FOR STUDENTS

By San Francisco READ staff, Brian Castagne

Fremont Library, Van Doorn Room

Wednesday evenings 6-8 PM

June 11, 18 & 25

Review you email, internet and basic computer skills, and learn more advanced email skills like attaching and sending photos, sending to multiple recipients. There will be extra tutors to help you.

 

WRITING WORKSHOP FOR TUTORS

By teacher and trainer, Sue Mark.

Fremont LIbrary

June 24, 6-8 PM

A fun workshop on pre-writing exercises to help students organize their ideas and get started writing. Explore creative approaches with music, drawing and graphics. Continuing in-service training for Write to Read’s One-on-one and Reading Club tutors only. An excelent workshop for tutors.

 

SUMMER READING GROUP

with Bruce Larson

Union City Library

Wednesdays, starting on July 9 to August 27

Bruce is a great tutor. You will enjoy an excellent couple of hours with reading and conversation in a small group setting. This group has been on-going formany years and new students are welcomed.

 

WRITING WORKSHOP FOR STUDENTS

By Program Director, Luis Kong

Union City Library

Tuesday, July 22

6-8 PM

Learn fun and easy ways to write better and free your writing abilities. We’ll explore multiple ways to get your ideas rolling. Come ready to learn and have fun.

 

Call Us to Register: (510) 745-1480

You must first register to attend these workshops and be a current Write to Read student. Workshops for students are also open totutors as part of in-service training. Please Call to register or ask for more information: (510) 745-1480

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Write to Read invites tutors and students to join us for an End of the Year Get Together to celebrate student accomplishments and appreciate the wonderful volunteer tutors and staff who know how to make a difference. Come Celebrate!

 

Date: Wednesday, May 21st

Time: 6-8 PM

Place: Fremont Main Library, 2400 Stevenson Blvd, Fukaya Room A

 

Potluck – Bring your favorite dish

Drink and beverages provided by Write to Read

 

BRING YOU FAMILY    *   FREE BOOKS FOR KIDS

BRING A FAVORITE BOOK PARAGRAPH OR YOUR OWN WRITING TO SHARE

 

PLEASE RSVP (510) 745-1480

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The Write to Read adult literacy program has two Literacy Specialists positions immediately available. These are provisional positions.

 

The two Literacy Specialist positions open are:

 

Tutor Coordinator 0.5 FTE – Coordinate, train, and recruit tutors for one-on-one tutoring and Reading Clubs for second language learners. Match tutors with learners and support the integration of learners into small group in-depth learning.

 

Literacy Teacher 1.0 FTE – Teach ABE classes for adult learners at County library branches and community sites. Develop curriculum, learning materials, train peer tutors and work as a team with contract teachers providing reading and writing small group learning to a diverse urban population of adult learners.

 

Candidates must still apply with the County. The Alameda County job announcement, on-line application and supplemental questionnaire are available at www.acgov.org. To go directly to the job announcement, click here. Last date for filing is June 6, 2008 at 4:30 PM.

 

All candidates must apply for the Literacy Specialist position no matter what the specific working job description they are interested in or have been hired as a provisional employee. The top five finalists in the Civil Service Oral Exam. Finalists will be interviewed by the Alameda County Library and adult literacy staff for the positions below. When applying state both full time and part-time preference and County location. The positions below are locatd in Fremont at the Extension Services in the AC Library administration building. Those candidates who have been hired as provisional employees must re-apply and be on the top five selected.

 

For more information, please call Dr. Luis Kong, Write to Read program director.

(501) 745-1484

lkong@aclibrary.org

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