SCLA and CLASC, Inc. invite you to attend

Preparing for Civil Service Exams

Presented by Cheryl Caniano
Suffolk County Civil Service

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sachem Public Library
Light dinner will be served at 6.

Learn test taking strategies, the rule of 3, and ask questions about the civil service process.

Please register by e-mailing Kristen Todd-Wurm 

September New Book Seminar

Please come to the September CLASC New Book Seminar
Read a great new book this summer, take part in the discussion this fall and earn two professional development hours. 

All Suffolk County librarians and library students are welcome. 

EXCITING NEWS! Author Lauren Wolk will join us via Skype to discuss her new book during our meeting. 

Join us for a group discussion of Newbery Honor-winner Lauren Wolk's Beyond the Bright Sea. Following the Skype chat and group discussion, bring a new and noteworthy title to flashtalk to the group. Early Newbery predictions are especially welcome. 

Date and Time:
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
10:00 am to Noon

NEW Location:

Northport Public Library
151 Laurel Avenue
Northport, NY 11768
(631) 261-6930

RSVP by September 8 to Marybeth Kozikowski
(631) 588-5024 and ask for childrens reference desk
please include title you will flashtalk to avoid duplication

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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