Book cellar speed dating

Attendees will still have access to our online matching and messaging system after the event but we hope this slight twist will add another element to our ever popular speed dating format.To help personalise content, tailor and measure adverts and provide a safer experience, we use cookies.Because of the nature of the class, the students do not tend to be readers, nor are they generally intrinsically-motivated to read. They really enjoyed this lesson, and my eighth grade library assistants, who saw the speed dating as they worked in the library, all asked me to do this with their classes, too. For the reading resource classes, I chose high-interest genres such as horror, humor, manga, nonfiction, survival, romance, sports, and realistic fiction. For my classes, I added a second nonfiction table since it was full every time.So here is what I did: : Decide how you want the tables set up. I put 10-15 books on each table to represent that genre. I also set up a Power Point with the directions for the minutes. As they came in, they noticed the signs and books, and I could already tell they were picking their genres, even though I hadn't said a word about what we were doing. The romance section was particularly popular, even with the boys, so I added some "non-pink" romances to that table for the boys.I wanted to use a smaller "test" group before trying this with a class of 35 eighth graders, so I tried it with our resource reading classes first.These classes are designed for struggling readers and generally have fewer than ten students. I had the best results with the eighth grade class, who better understood all my dating jokes ("sometimes you have to kiss some frogs", "sometimes you have to throw that fish back in", "if at first you don't succeed", etc.).

We want to celebrate you the readers with a Jennifer Latham, Marguerite Abouet, and Alex Lyttle! The authors will speed “date” with each group, but instead of telling readers about themselves, they’ll be telling readers about their new books! But after attending, you may want to start a group with your friends, or you may even meet a group to join at the event! Lincoln Avenue Across from Giddings Plaza and just north of the Chicago Brauhaus Parking and Transit: Limited parking is available at the meters located along Lincoln Avenue, across the street from The Book Cellar.Best of all, they were introduced to LOTS of new books and genres!Reading Group Choices is happy to partner with The Book Cellar during the ALA Annual Conference for a literary event to celebrate our readers.Exit the station and head east toward Lincoln Avenue, then make a left.A number of bus lines pass through the area, many stopping at the Brown Line Western Station.

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