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“Another wonderful day at the Hoover Library”

That’s Delia Ray, the author of Here Lies Linc, sitting in the middle of 362 enthusiastic TAG students. A great adventure took place at the Hoover Presidential Library on October 4, when we hosted a Book Talk which included a cemetery sleuth named Julie Zahs, original song lyrics written and performed by Jan Jasiewicz and Mike […]

New Art on Display

Education Assistant Pat, Volunteer Coordinator Kathy, Education Specialist Mary, and Artist Jim drove from the Hoover Presidential Library to present the Mt. Vernon school with a framed collage created  by author/illustrator Susan L. Roth. Washington Elementary was the lucky school to receive the collage by lottery after Mrs. Mauer and Mrs. Scearce’s fourth grade reading […]

Pennies for Peace

5,447 pennies! Where did they come from? Congratulations Calamus-Wheatland Community School District for all of your hard work in collecting 5,447 pennies. TAG teacher Susan Kruse said that every student helped with the project by bringing in pennies to donate to Pennies for Peace a project that provides school supplies to countries in need. What […]

Students Meet Author/Illustrator of 'Listen to the Wind' at Hoover

Article appeared in the Sun, October 28, 2010 Fourth grade students from Washington Elementary recently participated in a booktalk with author/illustrator Susan L.Roth. The booktalk was at Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch and was organized by Mary Evans of Mount Vernon. Roth’s children’s book, Listen to the Wind, is based on the story by […]

Students Meet Author/Illustrator of ‘Listen to the Wind’ at Hoover

Article appeared in the Sun, October 28, 2010 Fourth grade students from Washington Elementary recently participated in a booktalk with author/illustrator Susan L.Roth. The booktalk was at Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch and was organized by Mary Evans of Mount Vernon. Roth’s children’s book, Listen to the Wind, is based on the story by […]

Hearing Greg Mortenson Speak

I had the opportunity to hear Greg Mortenson speak at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, in March 2008.  My car filled with Three Cups of Tea fans had an extremely inspirational day. Greg started out by greeting the crowd, “As-Salaam Alaaikum.” (peace be with you in Arabic) He promotes peace, which he feels brings hope.  […]

Julie Zahs at the Book Talk

After completing my studies at Iowa State University in elementary education, I joined the Peace Corps. I then flew to the Marshall Islands where I taught 1st-8th grade students on the outer islands from l972-4.  My two years there got me totally “hooked” on traveling and learning about other cultures.  I returned to the U.S. […]

BOOK TALK

On October 20 & 21, 510 students and teachers came to the Hoover Presidential Library for a day of humanitarian efforts. Author/illustrator Susan L. Roth flew in from New York to talk about her book “Listen to the Wind: The Story of  Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea.” The book tells the story of […]

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