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October 2017

Overcoming Past Victimization for Successful Reentry into Society

Date:
Friday, October 20th
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 am

This lecture examines narratives of incarcerated women and their experiences with addressing their pasts as a means of successful reentry to society post- incarceration.

Folk Tales, Fairy Tales, and Fables

Date:
Friday, October 27th
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 pm

Folk tales by Charles Perrault, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, literary fairy tales by Hans Christian Anderson and Aesop's fables will be discussed. Some of the oldest stories are still the best.

November 2017

Poetry and Verse Novels

Date:
Friday, November 3rd
Time:
9:30 am - 11:00 am

This session will consider the various forms and functions of poetry for young children, middle graders, and young adults. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences with poems and songs they have memorized from childhood.

Picture Books and Visual Texts

Date:
Friday, November 17th
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Examination of how words and illustrations work together to tell a story. Selection and discussion of outstanding picture books from the history of children's literature.

January 2018

Illinois’ First Farmers: The 1,000th Anniversary

Start:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
1:30 pm
End:
Thursday, January 18th 2018
3:30 pm

This class with Michael Wiant of Dickson Mounds Museum will highlight archaeological field work and the discovery of extraordinary objects.