On the Go with Senior Services Library Programs for Any Time and Any Place

On the Go with Senior Services  Library Programs for Any Time and Any Place

Share one or two stories from National Public Radio's (NPR) Driveway Moments: Dog Tales and National Public Radio's (NPR) Driveway Moments: Cat Tales. • Share other books about animals/pets, such as All Creatures Great and Small by ...

Author: Phyllis Goodman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440872297

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 150

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Not only does this book offer insights into how to better serve all seniors, but it also provides complete step-by-step instructions for dozens of exciting and engaging programs that can be held both onsite and offsite. While serving the senior population is a standard service in public libraries, it has traditionally focused on in-house programs and homebound services. On the Go with Senior Services is different. With this inspiring and practical guide, your library can rejuvenate its in-house services with new programs and also take them on the road—to retirement and assisted living communities, adult day care programs, and nursing homes and rehab centers. With such diversity in the senior population, this book describes strategies for designing senior programs that fit your community's needs. It offers a trove of templates for programs that range from crafts, word games, pop culture, pets, holidays, humor, mysteries, technology, and music. It offers tips and suggestions on how to interact with seniors, including those who may have a variety of physical and cognitive needs. There are also guidelines for working with individuals suffering from dementia. A robust list of further resources is provided. The growing population of seniors presents librarians with new challenges and opportunities, and this book is a valuable guide to navigating and embracing them. • Features program templates with step-by-step instructions guaranteed to save you time • Offers ideas for programs that can be conducted at the library or offsite senior facilities • Provides surefire ideas for working with seniors and technology • Covers segments of the senior population not thoroughly addressed in other professional sources, helping librarians fill in or expand into areas • Includes guidance on working with seniors with dementia or Alzheimer's
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Routledge Companion to Radio and Podcast Studies

The Routledge Companion to Radio and Podcast Studies

Over 70 stories, gathered from 2003 to 2009, an era in which NPR began to reposition itself from a premiere broadcast journalism network to a transmedia brand, are gathered under the Driveway Moment moniker; importantly, ...

Author: Mia Lindgren

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000586701

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 504

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This comprehensive companion is a much-needed reference source for the expanding field of radio, audio, and podcast study, taking readers through a diverse range of essays examining the core questions and key debates surrounding radio practices, technologies, industries, policies, resources, histories, and relationships with audiences. Drawing together original essays from well-established and emerging scholars to conceptualize this multidisciplinary field, this book’s global perspective acknowledges radio’s enduring affinity with the local, historical relationship to the national, and its unpredictably transnational reach. In its capacious understanding of what constitutes radio, this collection also recognizes the latent time-and-space shifting possibilities of radio broadcasting, and of the myriad ways for audio to come to us 'live.' Chapters on terrestrial radio mingle with studies of podcasts and streaming audio, emphasizing continuities and innovations in form and content, delivery and reception, production cultures and aesthetics, reminding us that neither 'radio' nor 'podcasting' should be approached as static objects of analysis but rather as mutually constituting cultural forms. This cutting-edge and vibrant companion provides a rich resource for scholars and students of history, art theory, industry studies, journalism, media and communication, cultural studies, feminist analysis, and postcolonial studies.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

I Thought My Father Was God

I Thought My Father Was God

And Other True Tales from NPR's National Story Project Paul Auster. T. WO. L. OVES I N OCTOBER 1977 I was twelve years old and nuts for both baseball and Colby (our swaggering, sophisticated black cat). One afternoon, those two loves ...

Author: Paul Auster

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781466828995

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 416

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One of America's foremost writers collects the best stories submitted to NPR's popular monthly show--and illuminates the powerful role storytelling plays in all our lives When Paul Auster and NPR's Weekend All Things Considered introduced The National Story Project, the response was overwhelming. Not only was the monthly show a critical success, but the volume of submissions was astounding. Letters, emails, faxes poured in on a daily basis- more than 4,000 of them by the time the project celebrated its first birthday. Everyone, it seemed, had a story to tell. I Thought My Father Was God gathers 180 of these personal, true-life accounts in a single, powerful volume. They come from people of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life. Half of the contributors are men; half are women. They live in cities, suburbs, and rural areas, and they come from 42 different states. Most of the stories are short, vivid bits of narrative, combining the ordinary and the extraordinary, and most describe a single incident in the writer's life. Some are funny, like the story of how a Ku Klux Klan member's beloved dog rushed out into the street during the annual KKK parade and unmasked his owner as the whole town looked on. Some are mysterious, like the story of a woman who watched a white chicken walk purposefully down a street in Portland, Oregon, hop up some porch steps, knock on the door-and calmly enter the house. Many involve the closing of a loop, like the one about the woman who lost her mother's ashes in a burglary and recovered them five years later from the mortuary of a local church. Hilarious blunders, wrenching coincidences, brushes with death, miraculous encounters, improbable ironies, premonitions, sorrows, pains, dreams-this singular collection encompasses an extraordinary range of settings, time periods, and subjects. A testament to the important role storytelling plays in all our lives, I Thought My Father Was God offers a rare glimpse into the American soul.
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Arguing with Idiots

Arguing with Idiots

“washing your car in the driveway” William M. Welch, “No Driveway Carwashes, Wash. State Says,” USA Today, September 28, 2008, www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-09-28-car-wash_N.htm. * “keeping a cat in your store” Kate Hammer, ...

Author: Glenn Beck

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439166838

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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FUNNY. FRIGHTENING. TRUE. It happens to all of us: You're minding your own business, when some idiot informs you that guns are evil, the Prius will save the planet, or the rich have to finally start paying their fair share of taxes. Just go away! you think to yourself -- but they only become more obnoxious. Your heart rate quickens. You start to sweat. You can't get away. Your only hope is... ...this book. Glenn Beck, author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers An Inconvenient Book and Glenn Beck's Common Sense, has stumbled upon the secret formula to winning arguments against people with big mouths but small minds: knowing the facts. And this book is full of them. The next time your Idiot Friends tell you how gun control prevents gun violence, you'll tell them all about England's handgun ban (see page 53). When they tell you that we should copy the UK's health-care system, you'll recount the horrifying facts you read on page 244. And the next time an idiot tells you that vegetable prices will skyrocket without illegal workers, you'll stop saying "no, they won't" and you'll start saying, "actually, eliminating all illegal labor will cause us to spend just $8 a year more on produce." (See page 139.) Idiots can't be identified through voting records, they can be found only by looking for people who hide behind stereotypes, embrace partisanship, and believe that bumper sticker slogans are a substitute for common sense. If you know someone who fits the bill, then Arguing with Idiots will help you silence them once and for all with the ultimate weapon: the truth.
Categories: Political Science

New York Magazine

New York Magazine

Rear view: Schnabel in the driveway of his Montauk house. ... He stares off to the side for a moment. ... the rest of the artist-zhlubs who slog through their lives buying stretcher bars and canvas and turpentine, listening to NPR, ...

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Page: 92

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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Psychology

Psychology

... MY FATHER WAS GOD AND OTHER TRUE TALES FROM NPR'S NATIONAL STORY PROJECT ) o Intelligence • What Is Intelligence ? ... Having tired of pitching tennis balls against the wall behind our driveway , hoisted my Wiffle bat and began ...

Author: David G. Myers

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ISBN: PSU:000065050712

Category: Psychology

Page: 984

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Indianapolis Monthly

Indianapolis Monthly

[2] Knocks: Invented stories for the American media about fighting with the French Foreign Legion. ... Tavis Smiley With nationally aired talk shows on PBS and NPR, Smiley, who grew up in Kokomo, is the man among young broadcasters in ...

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Page: 360

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Indianapolis Monthly is the Circle City’s essential chronicle and guide, an indispensable authority on what’s new and what’s news. Through coverage of politics, crime, dining, style, business, sports, and arts and entertainment, each issue offers compelling narrative stories and lively, urbane coverage of Indy’s cultural landscape.
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