Tuesday, August 5, 2008

School is just around the corner...

Sharpened pencils. Elmer's glue. A brand new box of Crayola crayons never before opened, never before used. Backpacks. Composition books and college-ruled paper and 5 subject notebooks... These are the things that remind me of the end of summer, of those days just before school will start. There's a certain amount of excitement that goes along with it and the promise of new things to be learned. We're in those days now, and for some school is just a couple of days away.

Here at the Carnegie Center, we're also preparing families for a new school year. Spaces in tonight's Back to School Bash are completely filled, and we are already taking enrollments for our afterschool tutoring program. In the next couple of weeks we'll have a schedule of fall workshops and events that youth and families will LOVE, including Family Fun and Learning Nights, Early Learner Book Club, writing workshops, and more. If school days are behind you, you'll still find we we have something for you too--including workshops, art events, and our New Books by Great Writers series. E-mail Katherine if you'd like to join our e-mail or snail mail list to receive the fall brochure.

Speaking of new books...as you may have seen, National College hosted a Breaking Dawn book release party to celebrate Stephenie Meyer's newest book, complete with actors to play the characters and act out a couple of scenes. National College also collected donations for the Carnegie Center at the event--many thanks! Here are some photos from the party:

The "cast" of Breaking Dawn

A scene from "Edward & Bella's wedding"
starring Justin Witt & Kayla Perkins

And me with "Edward"

And who says reading, writing, and learning can't be fun? (Someone who's never been to the Carnegie Center, I'd imagine! Maybe you should introduce them...)

Warm wishes,
Guest Blogger

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