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Writers @ Work  Fall Series:

October 23rd at 4 p.m.  Poetry Reading and Q & A  Alison Stone

November 20th 4 p.m. Poetry Reading and Q & A  Maxine Silverman

Education Series:

Thursday, November 6, 2014 4:30 - 5:30 P.M. - Storytelling and the Common Core Standards (Grades PreK-12)

Presenter: Pamela Schembri, St. Thomas Aquinas College Library. Free

Thursday,  Dec. 11, 2014, 4:30-5:30 P.M. TeachinngClose Reading to Increase CCSS Student Reading Achievement Poster Session. St. Thomas Aquinas Ciollege Library.

Presenters: St. Thomas Aquinas College MSEd. Literacy Students. Grades K-12. Free

January, Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 4:30 - 5:30 P.M.(snow date Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015)

Reaching and Teaching Students on the Autism Spectrum in the Mainstream Classroom - Barbara Borosan, Autism Education Consultant & Scholastic author. Grades K-12 St. Thomas Aquinas College Library. Books available for purchase and signing. Free

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 4:30 - 5:30 P.M.(snow date Tuesday, February 10) 

Moving the Body, Growing the Mind: The Link Between Physical Activity and Student Achievement. St. Thomas Aquinas College Library. Grades _ - _ Free

Presenter: Carrie Steindorf,  Rockland County Health Department

March, Thursday, March 5, 2015, 4:30 – 5:30   

Teaching Informational Non-Fiction Writing for Reluctant Writers.  St. Thomas Aquinas College Library. grades 3 - 8 Free



Bill Batson

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 12th at 4:00pm

Bill Batson is an artist, writer and activist. He has worked for non profits, labor unions and
government in New York State as an organizer, writer and public relations specialist.

Bill is the co-publisher of, where he illustrates and writes a weekly column called Nyack Sketch Log and edits the weekly Local Arts Index.

He is also a contributor to New York History Blog.


Writers @ Work

THURSDAY, MARCH 19 at 1:00pm

Nikole Hannah-Jones is a graduate of Notre Dame University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was a Roy H. Park Fellow. She has been the recipient of awards including: the National Magazine Award, finalist for public interest, 2015; Columbia University Paul Tobenkin Memorial Award; Sidney Award;Siluran's Excellence in Journalism Award for online investigative news; Society for News Design Award of Excellence; Gannett Foundatoin Innovation in Watchdog Journalism Award; C.B. Blethen Memorial Award for Distingused Reporting in the Northwest; and The Society of Professional Journalists Pacific Northwest Excellence in Journalism Award. Her articles on eduaction and segregation have recently appeared in The Atlantic, ProPublica, and other newspapers and magazines. From 2003-2006 she was an education reporter for The News and Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina and from 2006-2011 she was a reporter for The Oregonian in Portland, Oregon.


Writers @ Work

THURSDAY, APRIL 16 at 2:35  pm

Colette Inez is an American poet and a faculty member at Columbia University.

She is the author of ten books of poetry.



CONSTITUTION DAY September 17 (Wednesday)


  • October 2 (Thursday)
  • February 5 (Thursday)



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