Saturday, March 28, 2009

Earth Hour- Tonight (Saturday 3/28/09) at 8:30PM

Celebrate Earth Hour tonight at 8:30PM by turning off your lights and appliances.
It is a worldwide celebration.
See details here:


Curious about what's happening near you
See here for information about New York City

Friday, March 27, 2009

Triangle Shirtwaist Fire -Then and Now

Remembering the 98th Anniversary of the Triangle Fire*

On March 25, 1911, 146 young immigrant workers died in a tragic fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York’s Greenwich Village. Within minutes the fire spread to consume the building’s upper three stories. Firefighters who arrived at the scene were unable to rescue those workers trapped inside because the doors were locked and their ladders could not reach the factory floor. This tragedy galvanized a city to fight for labor reform and safety in the workplace.

In 2006, 99 NYC workers were killed on the job, one-third of them from a fall.

Today, unions are desperately fighting to prevent the senseless deaths of workers.

Join us as we honor those who were killed on the job and fight to prevent the killing of more workers in New York City.

Friday, March 27, 2009 • 12 - 1:00 pm

Corner of Washington Place & Greene Street—just east of Washington Square Park

* See this excellent online resource

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Uri Shulevitz Caldecott and Newbery winner speaks at Rutgers

Event: Exploring Picture Books

Speaker: Uri Shulevitz

Time: 2 pm, Sunday, March 29, 2009

Location: Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University

Please join Caldecott- and Newbery-winning author and illustrator Uri Shulevitz as he discusses his award-winning book “How I Learned Geography.” The recently published book explores his childhood memories of World War II and the power of the imagination. Shulevitz will discuss the creation of this extraordinary book and the autobiographical story that lies behind it.

“Exploring Picture Books” is an ongoing series at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University. See:

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New Jersey Global Education Conference-4/4/09

New Jersey Global Educators
Ninth Annual Conference Announcement
“Future Directions”
April 4, 2009 - 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Brookdale Community College – Warner Student Life Center
765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738

9:30 to 9:45 Registration

9:45 to 10:00 Welcome

10:00 to 10:50 Keynote Speaker: Lisa Solmose, Department of Education
- The Role of Global Education in Post-Secondary Institutions-

11:00 to 11:50 Academic Organizations in Global Education

12:00 to 12:50 Best Practices in Global Education

1:00 to 2:00 Lunch - Future Directions for Global Education in New Jersey

2:00 Distribution of Certificates*

The New Jersey Global Educators promote and enhance global and multicultural education in curriculum, professional development, research, and student program development in two and four year institutions of higher learning in the state of New Jersey.


Conference Registration Form

Mail registration form and fees to Ellen J. Lindemann, NJGE Treasurer; Raritan Valley Community College; P.O. Box 3300; Somerville, NJ 08876. A $10.00 late registration fee will be applied for registration the day of the conference. Please make checks payable to Raritan Valley Community College. (Registration fee includes morning coffee & tea, afternoon lunch and 4 hours NJ PDH)

Conference Fee for (check one):

Non- Members: $75.00
(includes conference registration and a one year bonus free membership)

Members: $50.00 (members in good standing)

Students: $20.00

Name: _______________________________________

Address: _______________________________________

Institution: ____________________________________

Email Address: _________________________________

For more details, contact Katherine Tietge, NJGE Chair ( or 732-255-0400 x2272) or Janice Thomas, Chair NJGE Conference Committee ( or 732-224-2799. Maps and Directions to Brookdale Community College:

*Four Professional Development Hours

Education Job Fair for NJCU students and alumni

April 2, 2009; 3:30-6:00 PM

The NJCU University Community is invited to attend the 9th annual NJCU Education Career Fair being held on Thursday, April 2, 2008 in the Multipurpose Room of the Gilligan Student Union Building. The time of the Fair is 3:30PM to 6:00PM.

The purpose of the Education Career Fair is to provide an opportunity for undergraduates and alumni to meet with recruiters, identify career opportunities and arrange employment interviews. ALL EDUCATION MAJORS AND ALTERNATE ROUTE CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

For further information contact:

Mike Moriarty
The Frank Capone Career Development Center
Vodra Hall, Room 101
(201) 200-3571 or 3005

Monday, March 09, 2009

Young Adult Literature Events in NYC

Juvenalia Smackdown

Monday, 3/16, 4-6pm, Tompkins Square Park branch of the NYPL, 331 E. 10th Street

Join Holly Black, Cassandra Claire, Alaya Johnson, Justine Larbalestier, David Levithan, Diana Peterfreuend, Scott Westerfeld as they read some of their (ahem) less accomplished work from their middle school and high school years. Hosted by Libba Bray.

I Have Seen the Future…and It Sounds Like This
Wednesday, 3/18, Mulberry Street Branch of the NYPL, 10 Jersey St.6pm

Teen authors are notoriously stingy about reading from their works-in-progress. But for Guest of Honor Joe Monti, authors Libba Bray, Rachel Cohn, Eireann Corrigan, Justine Larbalestier, Barry Lyga, and Scott Westerfeld are willing to share a little bit from their future books. Hosted by David Levithan.

The Five-Borough Read
Thursday, 3/19

BROOKLYN: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

Gayle Forman
Jenny Han
Leslie Margolis
Abby Sher
Matthue Roth
Robin Wasserman

BRONX: Bronx Library Center, 310 E. Kingsbridge Road, Bronx

Coe Booth
Madeleine George
Paul Griffin
Brian Sloan
Melissa Walker

MANHATTAN: Countee Cullen Branch, 104 W 136th St

Matt de la Pena
Daphne Grab
Mary Hogan
Barry Lyga
Carolyn McCormick

MANHATTAN: Jefferson Market Branch, 425 Avenue of the Americas


David Levithan
Bennett Madison
Lauren McLaughlin
Billy Merrell
Marie Rutkoski

MANHATTAN: Webster Branch, 1465 York Avenue

Lisa Ann Sandell
Courtney Sheinmel
Rachel Vail
Cecily Von Ziegesar
Martin Wilson

QUEENS: Far Rockaway Branch, 2002 Cornaga Ave, Queens 4-5pm

Tara Altebrando
Laura Dower
Heather Duffy-Stone
Aimee Friedman
Eliot Schrefer
Siobhan Vivian
Rita Williams-Garcia

STATEN ISLAND: St. George Library Center, 5 Central Avenue 4-5pm

Kate Brian
Judy Goldschmidt
Michael Northrop
Micol Ostow
Lynn Weingarten

Rock Out with TIGER BEAT!
Thursday, 3/19, 6pm at Books of Wonder

By day, Libba Bray, Daniel Ehrenhaft, Barney Miller, and Natalie Standiford are upstanding authors. But by night, they turn into … TIGER BEAT, the first ever YA author rock band. Tonight is their debut public performance … and it’s sure to go down in legend.

With opening act The Infinite Playlists (Rachel Cohn and David Levithan reading a litany of musical references, but mercifully not singing).

I Love You, New York: Teen Lit in the City

Friday, 3/20, 6pm, NYPL, 42nd Street, Court Room

Join authors Coe Booth, Paul Griffin, Maureen Johnson, David Levithan, Cecily von Ziegesar, and Rita Williams-Garcia in a spirited reading and discussion about teen novels set in New York City – from the glamour of the gossip girls to the grit of the Bronx projects, from the everyday battles of the high school halls to the extraordinary events of 9/11.

Stuff for the Teen Age Ceremony
Saturday, 3/21, 1pm, NYPL, 42nd Street, Celeste Bartos Forum

This new list only has the best of the best, and includes books, music, movies, and video games. Featuring a keynote by Walter Dean Myers

Teen Authors Celebrate Teen Readers
Sunday, 3/22, NYPL, 42nd Street, Trustees Room, 1pm

Over a dozen authors salute teen readers and teen advisory board members from around the city, including Blake Nelson, reading from his upcoming novel Destroy All Cars.

The Biggest Teen Author Signing EVER
Sunday, 3/22, Books of Wonder, 4pm

Join over 40 authors for a signing extravaganza as they take over Books of Wonder, sign books, and converse with fans new and old. An incredible event that is sure to go down in book-signing history.

Authors include:

Nora Baskin
Jessica Blank
Judy Blundell
Coe Booth
Elise Broach
Susanne Colasanti
Sarah Darer-Littman
Matt de la Pena
Heather Duffy-Stone
Daniel Ehrenhaft
Gayle Forman
Aimee Friedman
Madeleine George
Maureen Johnson
Kristen Kemp
Justine Larbalestier
David Levithan
E. Lockhart
Barry Lyga
Carolyn Mackler
Sarah MacLean
Megan McCafferty
Lauren McLaughlin
Neesha Meminger
Billy Merrell
Blake Nelson
Micol Ostow
Matthue Roth
Marie Rutkoski
Lisa Ann Sandell
Courtney Sheinmel
Abby Sher
Brian Sloan
Jennifer Smith
Rachel Vail
David Van Etten
Ned Vizzini
Adrienne Maria Vrettos
Cecily von Ziegesar
Melissa Walker
Robin Wasserman
Scott Westerfeld
Suzanne Weyn
Maryrose Wood
Lizabeth Zindel