Chat with LitWorks author Dave Roman on Sat, Feb 22 at 1pm

litworks_2014_logoLitWorks is coming!  Work yourself up to our teen book fest by chatting with one of our authors online.  You can chat with graphic novelist Dave Roman this Saturday, February 22 at 1pm CST.  Links to the online chat will be posted on the RHS website.  Or join us in the 2nd floor conference room at Eisenhower Public Library for an Author Chat Party.  Music, food, and laptops available for your viewing and posting pleasure.  Need more info?  See Mrs. Gonzalez in the library.

 

Here is the link for Dave Roman’s chat

RHS Italian National Honor Society Members Pack Food for Ugandan Children

inhs-evelynIt all starts with food!  Three years ago, 18,000 children died per day due to starvation, but today that number is down to 6,200.  There is hope and a solution.  Through the work of humanitarian groups like Feed My Starving Children, that number can go down to zero. By providing only four ingredients — vitamins, vegetables, soy and rice — we can feed starving children around the globe. FMSC and its partners provide food to seventy countries around world.

Today, Ridgewood Italian National Honor Society members packed 62 boxes of food for starving children in Uganda. That translates to 13,392 meals that can feed 36 kids for a whole year. Two hours of work per student can feed one child for a year. It comes at a price, though, as the cost of the food packed is $2,946. Feed My Starving Children is looking for donations to keep up their cause. A donation of any amount will help feed the starving children of the world!

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Comincia tutto con il cibo. Tre anni fa, 18,000 bambini  morivano al giorno per la fame, ma oggi quel numero è diminuito a 6,200.  C’è speranza e una soluzione. Con l’aiuto di gruppi umanitari come Feed My Starving Children, il numero puó diminuire a zero. Dando solo quattro ingredienti- vitamine, verdure, soia e riso- possiamo dare da mangiare a bambini affamati nel mondo.  Feed My Starving Children e i loro soci danno da mangiare a 70 paesi nel mondo.

Oggi i membri del’ INHS hanno impaccato 62 scatole di cibo per i bambini affamati dell’ Uganda.  Questo significa che i13,392  pasti daranno da mangiare a 36 bambini per un anno.  Due ore di lavoro per uno studente puó dare da mangiare a un bambino per un anno intero. Peró, c’è un prezzo da pagare. Costa $2,946.00 per il mangiare che abbiamo impaccato oggi. Feed My Starving Children cerca donazioni per continuare questo programma importante. Apprezzano qualsiasi aiuto finanziario. Aiutiamoli!

Harwood Heights Hosts Youth Forum on Saturday, April 12

Ridgewood High School and the Village of Harwood Heights are sponsoring a Youth Forum on Civic Engagement.  The event will be hosted at the Harwood Heights Village Hall on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm.

The following distinguished guests will be speaking at the event: US Congressman Quigley, State Sen. Mulroe, State Rep. Martwick, State Rep. McAuliffe, and Harwood Heights Mayor Jezierny.

The main purpose of this event is to explore the connections between youth, community, and government. More specifically, it is…

  • to share opportunities available to the youth to make an impact in their community
  • to start a conversation between young adults and government leaders
  • to highlight potential future careers in the public sector

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Final LitWorks Author Chat with Jennifer E. Smith on Saturday

litworks_2014_logoLitWorks: Teen Book Fest is coming!  Work yourself up to this big event by chatting with author Jennifer E. Smith this Saturday, March 8th at 1pm CST.  Links to the online chat will be posted on the RHS website.  Or join us in the 2nd floor conference room at Eisenhower Public Library for an Author Chat Party.  Music, food, and laptops available for your viewing and posting pleasure.  Need more info?  See Mrs. Gonzalez in the library.

Chat with LitWorks author Antony John on Sat, Feb 8 at 1 pm

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LitWorks is coming!  Work yourself up to our teen book fest by chatting with 3 of our 6 authors online.  The first online author chat is with Antony John and you can chat with him this Saturday, February 8th at 1pm.  Links to the online chat will be posted on the RHS website.  Or join us in the 2nd floor conference room at Eisenhower Public Library for an Author Chat Party.  Music, food, and laptops available for your viewing and posting pleasure.  Need more info?  See Mrs. Gonzalez in the library.

 

Here is the link for Antony John’s chat

LitWorks is today, April 5!

litworks_2014_logoJoin Eisenhower Library and Ridgewood High School for our 5th annual LitWorks Teen Book Fest celebrating authors and reading. This year you’ll meet these six amazing authors: Jack Gantos (Printz award winner for Hole in My Life; Newbery Award winner for Dead End in Norvelt), Antony John (ABE selection for Five Flavors of Dumb), Kody Keplinger (wrote her first book The DUFF at 17), Marie Lu (NY Times bestselling author of Legend), Dave Roman (Harvey award nominated author of Astronaut Academy) and Jennifer E. Smith (Goodreads choice author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight).

Early Bird Special! Come to Eisenhower between 9:00 and 9:45 am. Get treats courtesy of Fannie Schmoe’s Bakery, buy books at 10% off, get a chance to win one signed book from each author and meet with our surprise LitWorks guest. (Which author will it be?)

Then head over to Ridgewood for an open author session at 10:00 am. introducing all six authors. After lunch provided by Vince’s Italian Restaurant, get to know and interact with three of your favorite authors. End the day by purchasing books and getting them signed at our autograph party.
Free for all teens. $5.00 for adults.

Saturday, April 5, 9:00 to 4:00.

 

LitWorks on Social Media

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