Community Briefs – January 9, 2019

Head Start/Early Head Start need volunteers

The Head Start/Early Head Start Program is actively seeking volunteers from Saipan, Tinian, and Rota to serve as community representatives for the SY 2018-2019 Head Start Policy Council.

Qualification requirements:
Community representatives from the local community who are familiar with resources and services for low-income children and families; cannot be an employee or immediate relative of an employee for the CNMI Public School System; and may not have already served five terms on the Head Start Policy Council.

The deadline for interest is Jan. 25, 2019. Interested community members should email a brief letter of interest and resume to hsehs@cnmipss.org. The election of Community Representatives will be held during the January meeting of the Head Start Policy Council.

Should you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Jolene Sablan at jolene.sablan@cnmipss.org or call 323-7446/664-3761. (PR)

Survivors & caregivers support meeting tomorrow

All people facing cancer, their family members, and caregivers are invited to the next Commonwealth Cancer Association monthly support meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Jan. 10, 5:30pm at Hyatt Regency, Chamolinian Room.

To RSVP or for more information, call the Commonwealth Cancer Association at 682-0050 or email at ccamarianas@gmail.com. (PR)

Great Stories Club continues at JKPL

Calling all teens! The Great Stories Club is restarting after Super Typhoon Yutu. The next meeting will take place on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 12:30pm to 2:30pm.

If interested, sign up online here (​https://goo.gl/forms/IYLvrMVdjwKe6hnW2​), or visit the library to sign up! This month, we will be discussing the book ​March: Book 3​ by Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell and John Lewis—this is a wonderful graphic novel about the Civil Rights movement.

Unlike the previous book club sessions, effective in January, the Great Stories Club will meet once per month, after which meeting the participants will be able to keep the book. Food will be provided, and participants will receive an additional fun prize! If you or someone you know is interested —please sign up with the above link or in the library! We look forward to seeing you there!

Programs and activities are sponsored by the Friends of the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library, and are made possible by IMLS Grant # LSTA LS-00-18-0052-18 and IMLS Grant # LSTA LS-01-18-0058-18. In addition, the Great Stories Club grant is sponsored through the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For the latest news and events, visit the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s website at ​www.cnmilib.org and like and/or follow JKPL’s Facebook page, @joeten kiyu. Follow the library on Instagram @joetenkiyu and Pinterest @ Joeten Kiyu. The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s hours of operation are as follows: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm, Saturday, 9am-4pm, and closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays. (PR)

Tween/Teen/Adult January activities at JKPL

It’s January and the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library has lots of fun activities for tweens, teens, and adults. Please see below:

Friday, Jan. 11, all month​ – We are releasing our NEW Programs in a Bag! These are simple crafts or DIYs that you can check out, bring home, and return when you have completed the craft. These bags are available to patrons 10 and up, and have a 1-week checkout period. Library card required. The bags will change each month – this month’s activity is DIY Charger Cord decorating! Programs in a Bag will be released on Jan. 11 and will be available to check out all month.

Saturday, Jan. 19, 12:30pm-2:30pm​–The Great Stories Club is continuing on with ​March: Book 3​ by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. This is a wonderful graphic novel about the Civil Rights movement. The book club will meet once this month, from 12:30pm to 2:30pm, after which the participants will be able to keep the book and receive a fun prize! If interested, please sign up online at https://goo.gl/forms/xJvXHxBxZbkyEEYs2​ or in the library! Please note that the book club is for participants ages 13-18. Missed out on January’s book club? Sign up for the February book club!

Saturday, Jan/ 26, 1pm-2pm​ – Are you in grades 4th-12th? Do you like ice cream? If you answered YES to either of these questions, sign up for the Secret Science of Ice Cream! This is a fun program that will explore the science of how ice cream is made. We will learn about ice cream, make our own ice cream, then eat it! Registration is required, as well as a library card clear of fines. Children ages 12 and under MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Limited seating – sign up today at the Reference desk in the library!

Programs and activities are sponsored by the Friends of the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library, and are made possible by IMLS Grant # LSTA LS-00-18-0052-18 and IMLS Grant # LSTA LS-01-18-0058-18. In addition, the Great Stories Club grant is sponsored by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

We hope you will join us for these fun-filled events in January! For more information, call the library at (670) 235-7323/22 and/or pick up an events calendar, located at the front desk in the library. For the latest news and events, please visit the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s website at ​www.cnmilib.org and like and/or follow JKPL’s Facebook page, @joeten kiyu. Follow the library on Instagram @joetenkiyu and Pinterest @ Joeten Kiyu. The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s hours of operation are as follows: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm, Saturday, 9am-4pm, and closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays. (PR)

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