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Are you thinking you've surely misread the title of this blog?  That there's no way in the world you or any other parents would ever discourage their kid from reading?  I'm afraid it happens, often without you even knowing it!  Have you ever accidentally done one of these things to discourage YOUR child?

Parenting is hard.  Always has been.  Always will be.  But modern parents are facing challenges past generations didn't have to face . . . because they didn't exist yet.  Like social media.  You can learn how to be Social Media Smart at our next Practical Parenting on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 3 p.m.  There are benefits of social media but also evidence of emotional and behavioral side effects. As a parent, what should you know and what should you consider doing about it?  Dale Wisely, Ph.D. will help you think it through.  Dr. Wisely is Director of Family Life at Prince of Peace Catholic Church & School. Prior to joining Prince of Peace, he was Director of Student Services at Mountain Brook Schools for 12 years, where he continues to serve as a consultant. He has been a child and adolescent clinical psychologist for 37 years.  There is no registration required for this event.  Simply follow the stars through the Kid Zone to the Youth Program Room.

Kid Lit Coffee Break is for adults who love children's books . . . reading them and talking about them.  Miss Katie Jane, reader extraordinaire (that's me!), will share some of her favorite recent reads.  This usually leads to lots of discussions about the greater kid lit world and also the titles our attendees have been reading.  There will be free coffee and desserts from the library's East 59 Cafe.  And free books as door prizes!  So join us Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 3 p.m. in the Youth Program Room at the end of the starred hallway in the Kid Zone.  I promise you'll fall in love with Kid Lit Coffee Break.

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With anything from classes, book discussion groups, your favorite fiction and nonfiction materials, to live music our adult services is sure to have something for everyone!