Monday, June 01, 2015

Learners and Tutors: Join the Wednesday Night Readers Book Club

This is the reading schedule for Project Read's learner and tutor book club for the second half of 2015. Tutor-learner teams are encouraged to pick up FREE books and audio books (yours to keep). All we ask is that learners who take these materials make plans to join the lively and rewarding discussions held on the last Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM. We make the unabridged audio books available so that learners at any reading level can take part in these book discussions.
 
Deep Down Dark by Héctor Tobar  -- (books available May 27) Book Discussion on June 24
When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. For Deep Down Dark, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Héctor Tobar received exclusive access to the miners and their tales.

A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks – (books available on June 24) Book Discussion on July 29
There was a time when the world was sweeter. When the women in Beaufort, North Carolina, wore dresses, and the men donned hats.  Landon Carter remembers 1958, his last year at Beaufort High.

Killer Angels by Michael Shaara  -- (books available on July 29) Book Discussion on August 26
This novel reveals more about the Battle of Gettysburg than any piece of learned nonfiction on the same subject. Michael Shaara's fictional account of the three most important days of the Civil War. Reading about the past is rarely so much fun as on these pages.

The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve – (books available on August 26) Book Discussion on September 30
As a pilot's wife, Kathryn has learned to expect both intense exhilaration and long periods alone, but nothing has prepared her for the late-night knock that lets her know her husband has died in a crash. As Kathryn struggles with her grief, she descends into a storm of publicity stirred up by the modern hunger for the details of tragedy.

Fire Season by Phillip Connors – (books available on September 30) Book Discussion on October 28
For almost a decade, former Wall Street Journal reporter Connors has spent half a year keeping watch over New Mexico's Gila National Forest, Connors introduces us to his wilderness in this lyrical and occasionally suspenseful of his curious and lonely occupation.

Pearl Harbor Christmas by Stanley Weintraub – (books available on October 28) Book Discussion on December 2 - one week later than usual due to Thanksgiving holiday
Christmas 1941 came little more than two weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The shock was worldwide. While Americans attempted to go about celebrating as usual, the reality of the just-declared war was on everybody’s mind. A deeply moving and inspiring story about what it was like to live through a holiday season few would ever forget.

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Monday, May 04, 2015

In-Service for Project Read Tutors - May 13



Discover Free Instructional Apps to 
Enhance Your Tutoring Sessions




An In-Service Workshop for Project Read Tutors
Wednesday, May 13
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Main Library
Learning Studio / Bridge at Main (5th Floor)


Join us for an interactive look at some free instructional applications available for iPhone and iPad
which can help your learner improve his or her phonics, word recognition, spelling, and pronunciation skills.


Please call (415) 557-4388 if you plan to attend, 
or just reply to this email. 

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