Thursday, February 26, 2009

Early Learner Book Club

Last Saturday was February's Early Learner Book Club, our program for 3-5 year olds. Here are a few adorable photos to share:


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Family Fun and Learning Night

The Carnegie Center welcomed 80 people to our Heart Healthy Family Fun and Learning Night. Here are a few shots:

More photos to come soon.
Hope you are having a great week!


Monday, February 23, 2009

Books We LOVE Part 2

Here are some more books we LOVE.

Jennifer Mattox, our Development Director,
LOVES "Pride & Prejudice. Long novels, like The Witching Hour, are also something I LOVE---they give you a chance to really spend some time with the characters and understand what drives them."

VISTA member and CCLL tutoring coordinator, Fatimah Shalash, finds is difficult to choose. "Hmm this is a tough one for me because I change favorite books all the time! Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, though it’s been a while. The First Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling), and The Giver by Lois Lowry."

I personally have a lot of books that I LOVE! But, I do have a new favorite. I just finished The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. Definitely check it out!

Happy Reading!


Friday, February 20, 2009

Youth Meeting Authors with Will Hillenbrand

The Carnegie Center was excited to host author and illustrator, Will Hillenbrand, for our Youth Meeting Authors program on Tuesday. Here are a few photos:

We hope to see you tonight for Gallery Hop, between 5-8 pm. UK Opera Theatre will be here performing excerpts from their Lincoln Opera.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Books We LOVE Part 1

I know that Valentine's Day was last week, but the Carnegie Center staff wanted to take a moment to honor some of the books that they LOVE. These are the books that they would read over and over and over again, without ever getting tired of them. We hope that it will inspire you to revisit an old favorite or check out a new book.

Amy Nichols, VISTA Volunteer Coordinator has serveral books that she LOVES. "How can I pick only one or two?? The Hero and The Crown by Robin McKinley is one of my perennial favorites. Robin McKinley is the best at using and reworking old fairy tale themes for a modern audience, and this novel comes complete with a slightly lame warhorse, an awkward and wryly funny heroine, and dragons and mages galore. I also LOVE Persuasion by Jane Austen. It definitely has some sad undertones that her earlier novels don’t, but I love its portrayal of faithful love rekindled."

Sarah Combs, our Marketing and Communications guru LOVES "Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block. I first fell in love with the book as a teenager, and it still has the power to turn gloomy days into sequined sunny dazzlers and to cheer me up when I’m home sick with a cold. Better than Vitamin C!"

Stay tuned for more books we LOVE!

Happy Reading!



Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Five Books to Read about Love

Last Thursday, the Carnegie Center hosted another installment of our "Five Books" series. This one pertained to the Five Books to Read on Love. Here is instructor Donna Ison's FABULOUS list! You will definitely want to check these out for some fun, February reading:

1. Youth in Revolt: The Journals of Nick Twisp by CD Payne
2. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
3. The Persian Boy by Mary Reanult
4. A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay
5. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

BONUS: Check out Donna's new book, The Miracle of Myrtle: Saint Gone Wild.

Stay tuned for book's that the Carnegie Center staff LOVES to read!

Happy Reading!



Friday, February 13, 2009

Homework Help at the Carnegie Center

The Carnegie Center welcomes students K-12 to come get group homework help from volunteer tutors for one hour per week at any of the following times. Sessions will cap at 6 students per hour. No registration is required; simply come, sign in, and get your student the help they need!

Tuesday – 4pm, 5pm, 6pm

Wednesday - 4pm, 5pm, 6pm

Program begins Tuesday, February 17th!