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Atlanta BookPALS Star in "Lend Me An Ear!"

Tuesday, October 06 2009 @ 01:19 PM EDT


Don't miss this fabulous evening of Old Time Radio presented live on stage by over 30 local members of AFTRA, SAG, and Actors Equity, including several Atlanta BookPALS, complete with a sound effects man, benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank! BookPALS include: Lisa Allender, Karen Beyer, Angie Harrell, Helen Ingebritsen, Doug Kaye (who not only performs, but also directs and is co-producer!), Martha Knighton, and Minnie Tee!

"Lend Me An Ear!" Full Cast

Takes place on Monday, October 26th, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at the New American Shakespeare Tavern located at 499 Peachtree Road, NE in Atlanta. For tickets, go to:

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BookPALS Read at the Great Minnesota Get-Together!

Friday, September 04 2009 @ 05:43 PM EDT


Minnesota BookPALS were invited once again by Education Minnesota to read at their booth during the State Fair on September 3rd. Our terrific volunteers -- Tom Sherohman, Vickijoan Keck, Janan Terpstra, Mary Kay Bodeen, Betty Rasmussen, Sandi Walker, Rich Reeder, Mary "Em" Burns, Colleen Barrett & Laura Wiebers -- kept the crowds engaged all day. Special thanks to Education MN staffer Denise Specht who took a turn reading, and to WCCO-Radio producer Dan Geiger who scheduled a live interview for us at the Fair, then regaled us with his portrayal of Robert the horse (who loved roses). Thanks also to Education MN staff members Chris Carlin & Doug Stone for doing such a great job in coordinating this event.

Tom Sherohman

Vickijoan Keck

Dan Geiger

Betty Rasmussen

Sandi Walker

Rich Reeder


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Pencil PALS program started this year at PS 255 in Brooklyn

Tuesday, August 04 2009 @ 08:34 PM EDT

New York

This year twenty eight adult Pencil PALS wrote to students in Mrs. Venturino's class 4th grade class at PS 255 in Brooklyn. As you can see by the pictures, friendships were created and the final event was a fun day for all.

The students in Mrs. Venturino’s 4th grade class showed the visiting adult Pencil PALS their ballroom and salsa dancing skills. The class had won numerous awards for their achievements in this dance form.

Evelyn Fermin is pictured with her student Pencil PAL Andrea Lee at PS 255. Evelyn visited that day with Andrea during her physical education class.

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Reading Club Assemblies acknowledge students for reading 30 or more books during the school year

Tuesday, August 04 2009 @ 07:45 PM EDT

New York

The Reading Club Assemblies were a huge success this year. NY BookPALS traveled to two schools to put on an end of year performance and award ceremony to congratulate the children for reading thirty or more books during the school year. Students in 4th and 5th grade that have read 30 books or more are given a T-shirt from NY BookPALS to acknowledge the reading that they have done.

Puppets were created this year for our Reading Club Assemblies. Pictured are Tatiana Pico and Noemi De La Puente performing during the assembly.

Pictured performing are Tatiana Pico, Margaret Flanagan, Barbara Mundy, Noemi De La Puente, and Jon Mindel.

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End of Year Volunteer Recognition Event at MOMA (Museum of Modern Art)

Tuesday, August 04 2009 @ 02:31 PM EDT

New York

For the second year in a row, NY BookPALS hosted a special gathering to thank those that volunteer their time to BookPALS.

Pictured are:
(Back row) Julie Reiley, Megan Hunt, Wallace Wood, Barbara Mundy, Rob Neil, Michael Stever, Rebecca Damon, Jason Deitz, Jon Mindel, Sheila Mart ,Margaret Dawson (Middle row) Evelyn Fermin, Ruth Last, Francesca Di Mauro with daughter, Leila Holiday (Front row) Julie Reily, Nico Bocio, Faye Lindsey.

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