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Bullying Prevention Month
Bullying Prevention Month
Oct 1 all-day
Bullying Prevention Month
STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S. Each week of Oct. has a different focus. See resources at: http://stompoutbullying.org/campaigns/national-bullying-prevention-awareness-month
NSRA Sponsorships
NSRA Sponsorships
Oct 1 all-day
NSRA provides sponsorships for projects promoting literacy throughout the state. Sponsorship applications are due Oct. 1. Visit our website to locate the information.
Reading Classic Coaches
Reading Classic Coaches
Oct 1 all-day
Reading Classic Coaches
Reading Classic Coaches Names are due Oct. 1  Promote the love and excitement of reading to your students by participating. Visit their website http://readingclassic.wix.com/read and their facebook page.
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Blue Shirt Day
Blue Shirt Day
Oct 2 all-day
Blue Shirt Day
Put an end to racism, hatred, homophobia, digital abuse, bullying and cyberbullying In schools, communities and on your social media pages. STOMP Out Bullying™ http://stompoutbullying.org/campaigns/blue-shirt-day-world-day-bullying-prevention/
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Willa Cather
Willa Cather
Oct 3 all-day
Willa Cather
The Willa Cather Foundation offers curriculum units on Cather’s novels that include interdisciplinary activities and incorporate different modes of learning and reading levels. Our classroom materials meet current Nebraska State Standards. Our virtual tour (www.virtualcather.org)[...]
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NE 150th Birthday
NE 150th Birthday
Oct 4 all-day
NE 150th Birthday
Honor our Nebraska heritage, celebrate our growth and plan for our future with these Teacher Resources. https://ne150.org/education
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Kristin Ganoung 6:30 pm
Kristin Ganoung @ Grand Island Public Library
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Kristin Ganoung @ Grand Island Public Library | Grand Island | Nebraska | United States
Author, Kristin Ganoung, George and the Stolen Sunny Spot, will be presenting and autographing at the Grand Island Public Library. Central Nebraska Reading Council  http://www.kristinganoung.com/
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Jordan Sonnenblick
Jordan Sonnenblick
Oct 6 all-day
Jordan Sonnenblick
Jordan Sonnenblick will present Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. He is an American author of young adult fiction. Recently published, The Secret Sheriff of 6th Grade.  follow him on Twitter @jsonnenblick check out his website https://www.jordansonnenblick.com/ 
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Children’s Literacy Festival 8:45 am
Children’s Literacy Festival @ Shell Creek School
Oct 7 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm
Children’s Literacy Festival @ Shell Creek School | Columbus | Nebraska | United States
Three specialists—Kristin Ganoung, author, Gifford Farm Bellevue-Star Lab, Lois Smith, artist.   Students will again receive free books, free treats, and have a lot of fun. Sponsored by East Central Nebraska Reading Council
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Fire Prevention Week
Fire Prevention Week
Oct 8 all-day
Fire Prevention Week
Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan. Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8-14. http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/fire-prevention-week
Teen Read Week
Teen Read Week
Oct 8 all-day
Teen Read Week
Libraries and schools across the world celebrate Teen Read Week, Oct. 8-14 with a variety of special events and programs aimed at encouraging teens to read for pleasure and to visit their libraries for free[...]
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School Lunch Week
School Lunch Week
Oct 9 all-day
School Lunch Week
“School Lunch: Recipes for Success,” is designed to tell your school lunch story, including the ‘secret ingredients’ to your success! Use the tools, tip sheets, and other materials Celebrate National School Lunch Week, Oct. 9-13.[...]
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Dinah Zike
Dinah Zike
Oct 10 all-day
Dinah Zike
Foldable guru, Dinah Zike, will present on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. Her materials will be in Exhibit Hall during conference starting on Thursday, Feb, 22. Foldables are interactive student made 3-D graphic organizers to assist[...]
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NLA Conference
NLA Conference
Oct 11 all-day
NLA Conference
NLA Conference will be held in Kearney Oct.11-13, 2017. Sponsored by the Nebraska Library Association http://nebraskalibraries.site-ym.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=966227&group=
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Writers on Loan
Writers on Loan
Oct 12 all-day
Writers on Loan
Writers On Loan is a community outreach program providing traditional writing workshops in venues ranging from businesses and middle schools to prisons and youth detention centers. To schedule a Writers’ On Loan workshop, or to[...]
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Dictionary Day
Dictionary Day
Oct 16 all-day
Dictionary Day
It is Dictionary Day, commemorating the birth date of Noah Webster in 1758. For grade level activites check:  http://www.educationworld.com/a_special/words.shtml  
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Black Poetry Day
Black Poetry Day
Oct 17 all-day
Black Poetry Day
Celebrate the contributions of all African Americans to the world of poetry on Jupiter Hammon’s birthday. Hammon was the first African American to publish poetry in the United States.  http://www.afropoets.net/
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Jumpstart, Read for the Record
Jumpstart, Read for the Record
Oct 19 all-day
Jumpstart, Read for the Record
12th anniversary of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®, a global campaign that generates public support for high-quality early learning and highlights the importance of building children’s vocabulary and love for reading. This year’s book, Quakers[...]
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Natl Day on Writing
Natl Day on Writing
Oct 20 all-day
Natl Day on Writing
Help writers from all walks of life, recognize how important writing and the variety of writing we engage in for personal, professional, and civic purposes  http://www.ncte.org/dayonwriting/about  
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Celebration of NE Books 2:30 pm
Celebration of NE Books @ Nebraska History Museum
Oct 21 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Celebration of NE Books @ Nebraska History Museum | Lincoln | Nebraska | United States
Hear Nebraska authors and learn about Nebraska stories at the Celebration of Nebraska Books. Black Elk Speaks by John G. Neihardt will be featured, with a presentation by Tim Anderson.  http://centerforthebook.nebraska.gov/programs/celebration.html
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World Series Begins
World Series Begins
Oct 24 all-day
World Series Begins
Bring the World Series into your classroom with these other activities. http://www.edutopia.org/blog/world-series-classroom-activities-matthew-davis
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MRC Innovative Unconference 8:00 am
MRC Innovative Unconference @ UNO's Roskins Hall
Oct 28 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
MRC Innovative Unconference @ UNO's Roskins Hall | Omaha | Nebraska | United States
Join Metro in celebrating innovations in  literacy education. MRC Members $10.00 Nonmembers $30. Register through information link http://www.metroreadingcouncil.org/mrc-innovative-unconference1.html 
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Halloween
Halloween
Oct 31 all-day
Halloween
An online magazine filled with Halloween resources. http://www.halloweenmagazine.com/intro.htm