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FOLSOI November Newsletter

FOLSOI November Newsletter

November is Native American Heritage Month Biden Signs Order for 24-7 Surveillance of all US CitizensThis month we celebrate and learn about Native Americans and Alaska Natives. During November, Reading Rockets encourages us to explore the rich history and traditions...

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Meet Charles Oldham, Historical Crime Writer

Meet Charles Oldham, Historical Crime Writer

Despite some gusty rain and the impending threat of Hurricane Ian, it was another full house at Harper Library last Thursday for FOLSOI’s popular Meet the Author program.  Even the author’s mother came down from Sanford to support her son, proving you’re never...

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FOLSOI October Newsletter

October is Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia Awareness Month This month we pay special attention to children and adults with learning disabilities. During October, Reading Rockets asks each of us to teach one person one new thing about learning disabilities. If you...

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Southport Book Festival: How a Story Becomes a Book

Southport Book Festival: How a Story Becomes a Book

Many of us have stories in our heads that never make it onto the printed page. Those who do complete this mysterious process – including Jeff Siebold, Jean Heller, John Graves, and Teri Brown, the “Authors We Adore by the Sea” – shared their methods at FOLSOI’s recent...

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FOLSOI Book Festival: Celebrating Another Great Year

FOLSOI Book Festival: Celebrating Another Great Year

This year’s FOLSOI Annual Meeting and Southport Book Festival: “Authors We Adore by the Shore,” was a success in anyone’s book! We filled the Southport Community Center with attendees intrigued to hear from award-winning local authors Teri M. Brown, John Graves, Jean...

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FOLSOI’s September 2022 Newsletter

FOLSOI’s September 2022 Newsletter

Bienvenido to our September Newsletter! It's time to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 - October 15. ¡Colorín colorado!, a bi-lingual site for educators and families of English learners, offers a fantastic collection of resources to help...

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What Would YOU Risk to Protect Banned Books? 

What Would YOU Risk to Protect Banned Books? 

For Banned Books Week (Sept. 18-24), I want to share the experiences of my mother and her parents who lived in Berlin as the Nazis came to power. The quotations below from my mother shine a light on the intellectual darkness that soon enveloped Germany.  “On the night...

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