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Children and families are invited to a brand new storytime lead by some of Ithaca’s greatest community leaders and male role models. Hear our readers’ favorite stories, and enjoy snacks and a craft. Our reader schedule is: February 7: Luvelle Brown; February 14: Michah Martorell; February 21: Eric Acree; February 28: J.R. Claiborne; March 1: Godfrey Simmons; March 14: Frank Towner; March 21: Alan Blankstein and March 28: Thomas Basher Jr.
Facilitated by Mary Ann Huntley, senior lecturer of mathematics and director of mathematics outreach and K-12 education activities at Cornell University, this program will explore the controversy and confusion related to newly adopted math standards. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and share their experiences with “new” math during Huntley’s presentation.
Children ages 5 and up and their families are invited to a science program lead by Cornell Center for Materials Research. Students will be introduced to rocks and minerals by handling and observing ones commonly found. They will perform different tests (color, streak, hardness) to learn about simple observable characteristics/properties used to identify rocks and minerals.