Sponsored by Oakland Schools with books provided by Book Beat, acclaimed children’s author Lester Laminack will be at the Royal Oak Public Library (222 E Eleven Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067) from 10:15-11:45 AM and the Southfield Public Library (26300 Evergreen Rd, Southfield, MI 48076) from 1:30-3 PM on Saturday, July 28th 2018 for “Buzzing for Books.” Students and parents alike will get to hear Lester speak about his books and give reading and writing strategies – it’s a terrific way to boost reading and writing skills during the summer months! REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Registration opens on June 25th.
For Royal Oak registration, click here.
For Southfield registration, click here.
Lester L. Laminack is Professor Emeritus from department of Birth-Kindergarten, Elementary and Middle Grades Education, at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina where he received two awards for excellence in teaching [the Botner Superior Teaching Award and the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award]. Lester is now a full-time writer and consultant working with schools throughout the United States. He is an active member of the National Council of Teachers of English and served three years as co-editor of the NCTE journal Primary Voices and as editor of the Children’s Book Review Department of the NCTE journal Language Arts (2003-2006). He also served as a teaching editor for the magazine Teaching K-8 and wrote the Parent Connection column (2000-2002). He is a former member of the Whole Language Umbrella Governing Board, a former member of the Governing Board and Secretary of the North Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children, and a former member of the Board of Directors for the Center for the Expansion of Language and Thinking. He served as the Basic Reading Consultant to Literacy Volunteers of America from 1987 through 2001. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Our Children’s Place [www.ourchildrensplace.com].