ICfL staff members have had their eyes out for relevant stories, tools, and tricks so you don’t have to. Topics and resources for this month include October and November celebrations, health issues for adults, programming ideas, and lifelong learning sources. We hope you find these resources useful and inspiring. Enjoy!
Editor’s note: In response to some good feedback, future calendar items will focus on events at least one month out. This is to give you more time to plan events and displays. Keep those ideas and suggestions coming!
October is Family History Month and can act as a great lead up to gatherings during the winter holidays. The family storytelling that accompanies the Holidays is also a great way of inspiring materials for family reunion planning. This could also make a great program at your library.
October 4-8 is Digital Inclusion Week, an annual campaign that recognizes local digital inclusion organizations and special events that promote digital equity across the country
October 25-29 is Media Literacy Week, bringing attention to media literacy education by bringing together hundreds of partners for events and activities around the country
November is National Family Caregivers Month and a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. It offers an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities, and increase support for caregivers.
Sunday, November 7: Time to fall back. Daylight-Saving Time ends at 2:00 a.m. Turn clocks back one hour.
Thursday, November 25: Thanksgiving Day and the Library of Congress has a series of historical images that can be used with Analysis Tool and Guides to investigate the history of Thanksgiving Day celebrations. Learning for Justice has activities your library can use to responsibly discuss and celebrate the holiday.
- Jerome Public Library Anime Club for Adults
- “Work in Progress: Workforce Development in Public Libraries” has many examples of libraries providing job skills programming
- Understanding Misinformation a free webinar series from AARP. This workshop series includes three sessions: The Misinformation Landscape; Essential Fact Checking Skills; and Productive Conversations Without Confrontation
- Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s update on who is currently eligible for COVID-19 Booster Shots
- “Elder-friendly technology is a growing market” as boomers age, a new crop of iPads and Alexas are popping up. Are they necessary?
- “Today’s older people really are ‘younger’ than in previous generations” has highlights from a study on aging in Finland
- “You have the power to prevent a fall” shares ways adults can protect against falls. Need to talk with someone about fall prevention? The Idaho Commission on Aging has a Falls Prevention Conversation Guide to get you started.
- Ending ageism in health care from Changing the Narrative