Books that were flashtalked at the 
November New Book Seminar
Books that were flashtalked at the
September New Book Seminar

September New Book Seminar

Mark your fall September calendars now for the next CLASC New Book Seminar.

Date: Tuesday, September 20
Location: Cold Spring Harbor Public Library - 95 Harbor Road
Time: 10am - noon
Group Discussion Book: Pax by Sara Pennypacker
Sara Pennypacker will be the keynote speaker at the October 20 Fall Literature Conference.  In anticipation of this exciting day, please join us for a group discussion of Pax, which is already generating Newbery buzz.  After the group discussion of Pax, attendees will each flashtalk a new and noteworthy title to the group.
RSVP by September 16 to Marybeth Kozikowski
(631) 588-5024
Please include title of new book you will flashtalk to avoid duplication. 

What makes a quality easy or transitional reader? 
Find out when the renowned KT Horning joins us via Skype to discuss evaluating books for this crucial stage in young readers' development.  In preparation, participants are asked to read Chapter 6 "Easy Readers and Transitional Books" from Ms. Horning's seminal book From Cover to Cover (Collins, 2010).  Ask how to get a copy of this chapter when registering. 
The Skype discussion will comment on Don't Throw It to Mo! by David Adler.  To get the most from the discussion, read this Geisel-winning title along with Ms. Horning's chapter (only 24 pages). 
No individual flashtalks of new titles in this Seminar.
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time: 10:00am to Noon
Location: Sachem Public Library
150 Holbrook Road
Holbrook, NY 11741
RSVP to Marybeth Kozikowski at
February New Book Forum

This event is free of charge and open to all MLS students and children's librarians in Suffolk County.  Earn 2 professional development hours while exploring the best new children's literature.

Friday, February 26
10am - noon
Smithtown Main Library
1 North Country Rd, Smithtown, NY 11787

Group Discussion Title: Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena.  Join us for a group discussion of the multiple award-winning Last Stop on Market Street. How can a picture book win the Newbery Medal?  Is this the first time a picture book has been so honored?  A critical look at the history of the Newbery Medal along with a study of criteria language - and a spirited debate - will provide the answers!

Following the discussion, bring a new and noteworthy title to flashtalk to the group.

RSVP by February 19 to Marybeth Kozikowski
please include title of book you will flashtalk to avoid duplication

Daytime New Book Forum

Wednesday, March 25th
10:00am to 12:00pm
Comsewogue Public Library
170 Terryville Rd.
Port Jefferson Station
Join us for a group discussion of Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Sharon Draper's Stella by Starlight.  Bring a new children's title that has impressed you to flashtalk to the group.
Please rsvp to Marybeth Kozikowski, Sachem Public Library by Monday, March 23rd

*Save the Date*
Display Exchange
Friday, February 27, 10-12noon
Sachem Public Library

Join with fellow children's librarians and share your creative and best display ideas with your colleagues!

Click here for more info!

Fall Literature Conference
October 24, 2014
Group 2: Characters Gone Wild
Group 3: Focus On: Lois Ehlert
Group 4: The Story of My Life: Picture Book Biographies
Group 5: Real Facts, Real Fun!
Group 6: There's Always a Story in History
Group 7: Creepy and Morbid Tales: It Started With a Dark Story
Group 8: Series Starters: No One Can Read Just One
Group 9: It Started With Another Story: Classic Authors as Literary Characters
Group 10:Teenage Horror Story
Group 11: Twisted Tales
*Save the Date*
General Membership Meeting
Monday, November 10, 6pm
East Northport Public Library
Part I: Evernote - Ever Ready: An Introduction to Evernote
Learn how to use this suite of software and services designed for notetaking and archiving.  
Part II: Organizing Your Social Media
Learn how to properly maintain your social network profiles to ensure a positive online presence. 
*New Book Forum*
Thursday, November 20, 9:30-11:30am
Commack Public Library
This November, the CLASC New Book Forum sees daylight!!
Join us for a lively, learned group discussion of Jacqueline Woodson's Brown Girl Dreaming.  Bring a new children's title that has impressed you to flashtalk to the group.
RSVP by November 13 to Marybeth Kozikowski at Sachem Public Library.


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