Yo Soy/I Am: Interdisciplinary Bilingual Identity Wall

Recent visitors to the Legner Learning Village Library may have noticed a new installation where the Quiet Room windows are usually found, a “Yo Soy/I Am” wall full of statements from the St. Anne’s-Belfield School community. The product of a collaboration between Librarian Sarah FitzHenry and Grades K – 4 Spanish teacher Erica Roth, the […]

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Cville OneBook: Tools for Difficult Conversations at St. Anne’s-Belfield School

Nearly 40 parents, students, and faculty members gathered for the Cville OneBook “Tools for Handling Difficult Discussions” workshop on Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Belfield Campus. Cville OneBook is a local movement that has been fundraising for more than a year to provide 2,500 copies of The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas to young readers in […]

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Things that Made My Brain Explode – November 10, 2018

Articles and news stories are constantly pushing me to consider something new, broaden my perspective, or change the way I look at an issue. My husband likes to joke that my brain explodes with something new on a daily basis. These articles – and the brain explosions that result from them – are so beneficial […]

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Changing the World, One Reader at a Time

Fitz Between the Shelves is changing. When I started writing about libraries in 2012, I had one goal: to advocate for my library program. What were we reading? What were we learning? How were kids using their designated library time? There was an undercurrent to each post: This space is important. Students use it, students need […]

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Charlottesville Women in Tech Switch On! Summit 2018

Curious about the good, the bad, and the ugly of social media? Want to know more about how social media tools can be used to help you define and expand your brand or business? I’m so excited to share the “stage” with Liz Hoeppner, the mastermind behind Grants and Communications (and a zillion other things) […]

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Coming Soon: Tools for Difficult Conversations, with Cville OneBook

Last year, Cville OneBook raised more than $10,000 to purchase copies of Angie Thomas’ novel, The Hate U Give, for young adult readers around Central Virginia. Since then, it has been amazing watching Starr’s story and it’s impact on Charlottesville: speakers have visited local high schools, we’ve seen artwork inspired by the story, and we even […]

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Things that Made my Brain Explode – November 2, 2018

Articles and news stories are constantly pushing me to consider something new, broaden my perspective, or change the way I look at an issue. My husband likes to joke that my brain explodes with something new on a daily basis. These articles – and the brain explosions that result from them – are so beneficial […]

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Starting a Conversation about anti-Semitism

I have a platform, and it’s obvious that I use it for more than just reviewing books. This is a space where I communicate my hopes, dreams, and fears for the world; where I talk about what matters to me through the books that I read and the lessons that I teach. But I’m also […]

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Things that Made my Brain Explode – October 26, 2018

Articles and news stories are constantly pushing me to consider something new, broaden my perspective, or change the way I look at an issue. My husband likes to joke that my brain explodes with something new on a daily basis. These articles – and the brain explosions that result from them – are so beneficial […]

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Above and Beyond Kindness

This is what above and beyond kindness looks like. 8th grade library interns organized a secret Halloween goodie exchange to brighten everyone’s busy October, called “Spooky Interns”. When they asked if I’d like to play, I explained that health related dietary restrictions mean that the candy-focused Halloween isn’t really a fun holiday for me, and […]

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