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Forensic Science Day Camps for Middle/High School Students

July 24, 2014

Do you love watching TV shows about forensic scientists helping to solve crimes?

Register today for a free one day CSI camp at the library.  The camps will be hands on and learning how to retrieve and dust for fingerprints is just one of the many things you’ll learn.  The instructor for the camp is Dave Pauly, a professor of forensic science at Southern Methodist who also teaches teen camps at Georgetown University.  In between his college classes and  his summer camps for teens, he teaches classes at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Middle School Camp (rising 6th graders through rising 8th graders) will be held from 10-3:30 on Monday, August 11th, 2014.

High School Camp will be for rising 9th graders through 12th graders and 2014 high school graduates entering college in the fall.  It will be held on Tuesday, August 12th from 9-4.

Registration is required but there is no cost to attend.  No admittance at door without preregistration.

Use the link below to register.  You will receive a confirmation and a ticket through the web site.  We’ll send out additionally details the week before the camps.

If you have problems registering or questions call Megan at 883-3695.  Leave your name and phone number if you get a message and she’ll call you back.

This event will be held in the Morgan Community room on the 1st floor and is sponsored by Teen Services/Readers’ Service and the High point Public Friends of the Library.

Middle School Camp (rising 6th through rising 8th)
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=livkd8kab&oeidk=a07e9lvc4wq2c1f1531

High School Camp (Rising 9th through rising 12th,  2014 graduates of HS also eligible)
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=livkd8kab&oeidk=a07e9lvw5k609754334

Did You Know, Week 7: Adult Literacy services in the Library? Try Reading Connections!

July 21, 2014

Were you wondering where “Did You Know” went?  It took a week’s vacation, but it’s back with several important topics.

The library is home to a great community resource that you may not know about--Reading Connections!  Reading Connections is an organization that serves all of Guilford County, and its mission is: “To provide and advocate for free, individualized adult literacy services to promote life changes for Guilford County residents and surrounding communities.”

Reading Connections got its start with its location in Greensboro, but the High Point Public Library has been the home of their High Point operation since 2010.  From this space, Reading Connections is able to provide free adult literacy classes and individual tutoring for residents of the Greater High Point
community.  Their classes focus on skills such as basic adult literacy, English for Speakers of Other Languages, computer literacy, and much more.

The organization has a small staff that works out of the library, but they rely on community volunteers as tutors and teachers.  Volunteers do not need to have prior teaching experience, since Reading Connections provides all the tutor training and materials.

If you’d like more information about the classes or becoming a tutor, contact the Reading Connections Office at 884-7323, visit their website: http://www.readingconnections.org/, or “Like” them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/readingconnections.

This topic was one of several mentioned in the comments of the library technology survey we had in April.  We’ll be offering explanations on topics like this one over the next several weeks. To see the complete results of this survey, click here.

2014 Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs

June 16, 2014

The 2014 Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs are starting!
Rising 9th – 12th graders are invited to participate in the 2014 4TNS2RD- Spark a Revolution Summer Reading Program that runs from June 16th – August 9th. All teens that register by July 20th will receive a Pita Delite coupon. Contact Megan at 883-3695 or megan.bowers@highpointnc.gov for more information.

Registration has closed.
To record your books, Click Here

Adults 18 and older can participate in the 2014 Literary Elements Adult Summer Reading Program that runs from June 16th – August 9th with registration ending on July 6th. Contact Megan at 883-3695 or megan.bowers@highpointnc.gov for more information.

Registration has closed.
To record your books, Click Here 

More information on the 2014 Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs can be found here

Library Elf

February 18, 2011

HPPL, your perfect library, has purchased a subscription for you to the enhanced services offered by "Elf", your personal e-mail library reminder service. You can link to "Elf" here and sign up to start receiving convenient e-mail reminders about your holds, and reminders when your library books, DVDs, and other items are about to become overdue! 

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