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Raise your hand if you’ve had an amazing teacher! Each of has had a teacher who inspired, challenged, or changed us in some way. I will forever be grateful to my first grade teacher, Mrs. Hicks for instilling in me a love of reading; to Mrs. Gallagher for making her middle school classroom a warm refuge; to Mr. Denny who promoted me to first alto saxophone in my high school band; to Dr. Ross for being an amazing lecturer of English Literature; and lastly to Dr. Sinclair-Faulkner for his insightful commentary on comparative religion. As a parent, I am now indebted to the teachers of my children for their compassion, enthusiasm, and commitment. Take a moment this week to celebrate those amazing teachers (especially those who live at PVCC) who have had an impact on your life. Use the #ThankaTeacher hashtag and join thousands showing their support for our nation’s teachers. – Paula
PVC will celebrate Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22nd with a wide range of activities, including:
OPEN FORUM: Enjoy fresh healthy food and learn about sustainability through student displays (KSC1000A)
View the film FRESH. FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers, and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system
Student PVCC Community Garden Groundbreaking Ceremony
Here in the Buxton Library, we’ll have on display some amazing sculptures created in Nathan Feller’s ART115 Three-Dimensional Design class. All of the sculptures were crafted with found/recycled materials. Also, some objects made from recycled materials in Jaimee Corbet’s, BIO105 Environmental Biology class will mingle with our book and media display. Come check them out and be inspired to make your own commitment to change that will last beyond Earth Day.
Here are some suggested activities to mark the day:
1) Skip a shower and save some water
2) Ride your bike to work/school
3) Plant a tree
4) Set up a compost bin (surprisingly easy!)
5) Donate used items to a charitable organization OR
6) Find used items online through Freecycle.org
7) Clean up litter in your neighborhood
8) Talk to others about environmental issues, or post on social media. Add a hashtag for like-minded followers: #earthday #sustainability #renewableenergy #gogreen #FaceOfClimate
8) Make a #GlobalSelfie with NASA
9) Recycle old electronics
10) Eat locally grown produce
Perhaps you haven’t checked out a book in years. Maybe you think that libraries aren’t that important anymore in a digital world where everything is at your fingertips.
During National Library Week (April 13-19), try to imagine a world without libraries. What would that look like? Who would be affected?
All across America and the world, there are vulnerable people for whom technology and literacy is out of reach. Libraries empower those people and all people to have access to the information, space, and assistance they need to succeed. Just because information can be made digital doesn’t mean it is free. Libraries are on the front lines in protecting that right to free and reasonably priced information.
Take some time during National Library Week to consider the following:
Libraries empower the individual
Libraries support literacy and lifelong learning
Libraries strengthen families
Libraries are the great equalizer
Libraries build communities
Libraries protect our right to now
Libraries strengthen our nation
Libraries advance research and scholarship
Where to start? How about this sampler platter: 100 poems by 100 poets : an anthology
“With its surprising juxtapositions and gargantuan range of voice and style, ’100 Poems by 100 Poets’ brings old favorites into a new light and less well-known poems out of the shadows.”