Join UNESCO in celebrating World Poetry Day today March 21. Begun in 1999 World Poetry Day supports "linguistic diversity" worldwide. "Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings." Check out the guide to Poetry for children and young adults in Cubberley Library's Curriculum Collection.
Cubberley Education Library has a new guide on Immigrants and refugees in books for children and young adults. These books which are part of our Curriculum Collection are available to be checked out by members of the Stanford community.
How can we best make sense of the digital strands and data that comprise a 21st century life? Explore innovative solutions to this challenge and others facing both individuals in the digital age, and scholars in the cultural heritage and digital humanities sectors, at the Personal Digital Archiving (PDA) 2017 Hackathon. The Hackathon is sponsored by Stanford University Libraries and will be held from March 31 - April 1, 2017 at the Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center on the Stanford University campus.
The tree in the courtyard : looking through Anne Frank's window by Jeff Gottesfeld and illustrated by Peter McCarty tells the story of Anne Frank and her family from the point of view of a tree outside their hiding place. This deeply moving book is meant for children in grades two to four. Check out other Children's books with a Jewish theme in Cubberley Education Library's Curriculum Collection.
November is picture book month and we invite readers of all ages to check out the display of picture books in Cubberley Library. Picture books are enchanting to look at, creating lifelong readers and instilling literacy skills from an early age. There is a website dedicated to encouraging everyone to celebrate literacy at http://picturebookmonth.com. Every day in November there will be an author or illustrator explaining why they feel picture books are important. There is also an activities link to a variety of authors' and illustrators' pages. For example, Jan Brett's link is a coloring book page related to her book The mitten : a Ukrainian folktale.
Celebrate Dizzy Gillespie's birthday with a wonderful new children's book at Cubberley Library about his collaboration with Charlie "Bird" Parker and the birth of bebop: Golio, Gary, and Ed Young. 2015. Bird & Diz. "BEBOP! Like riding a musical roller coaster, it'll make your head spin."
In 2011 the United Nations declared October 11th the International Day of the Girl Child. The U.S. branch is "an 100% youth-led movement fighting for gender justice and youth rights. Our work to dismantle the patriarchy and fight for social justice is rooted in girl-led activism across the country, using October 11th as a day of national action." For resources in Cubberley see these guides: