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Final Program in Art of the Word Series Features Author Elizabeth Hughey

Elizabeth Hughey
Elizabeth Hughey

The final program in the Art of the Word series takes place on Tuesday, March 27, and features Birmingham resident Elizabeth Hughey. Elizabeth Hughey is the winner of the prestigious Iowa Poetry Prize for her poetry collection Sunday Houses: the Sunday House. Her “poems are made of the daily objects of our lives, but thrown into a kaleidoscope so what we are left with is a vital vision of the world.” (James Tate). She is a lecturer in the University Honors Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The program is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the Arrington Auditorium at the Central Library.

The Art of the Word is part of the fifth anniversary celebration for the WORD UP! Student Poetry Slam. For more information on Art of the Word, call 226-3670 or email

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I recently helped a woman who teaches elementary education at UAB. She also works with seven different schools in the area as some sort of advisor. I was sharing the Homework Alabama site to her (of which she was unaware!) and she shared one with me:
This takes you to Glen Iris School website, but she said most of the schools have similar sites; she just knew Glen Iris had a whole bunch of books listed. You click on ebooks and it takes you to a menu of actual children's ebooks that kids can click on to read online, or to have read to them. The ones I looked at were available for both reading and listening to in English and Spanish. There's another link that gives more information on the title, including reading level, word count, Lexile score, Accelerated Reader, and reading counts. There's another link that takes you to Quizzes.

We've agreed to keep in touch and trade information on databases and other resources, and she intends to share everything with her students and colleagues. Whether you're assisting patrons or have children or grandchildren, this is a great site for reading resources. I hope someone else finds it helpful.

Submitted by Kelly Laney
Springville Road Regional Library

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