Author Archives: kathymacmillan

30% off at Familius.com – AND benefit Toys for Tots!

Now through November 29, get 30% off my books at Familius.com when you use coupon code SignAndShine30. PLUS, for every book you order, Familius Press will donate a book to Toys for Tots! Click on the books below to order! … Continue reading

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November Programs for Families

Little Hands Signing Storytimes with Kathy MacMillan at Queen Anne’s County Library For babies through age 5 with adult caregiver. Let’s sign together! Share stories, songs, and rhymes and learn basic American Sign Language to aid in everyday communication. Presented … Continue reading

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Kidlit Class and Spooky Fun This Weekend!

It’s going to be another busy weekend!  Hope to see you at some of these great events: If you’re attending the Maryland Writers Association 2022 Conference, From Brain to Bookshelf, this weekend, be sure to check out Kidlit Market 101 … Continue reading

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Programs This Weekend

Little Hands Signing: Fall & Halloween Signs (for all ages) Saturday, October 8, 2002 at 11:00 am Mary Riley Styles Public Library, 120 N Virginia Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046 Sing, sign, dance, and play with Kathy MacMillan, author of … Continue reading

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Register now for these popular ALA eCourses for Librarians and Educators!

Registration is now open for upcoming sessions of my popular eCourses through the American Library Association! American Sign Language for Library Staff, Level 1 eCourse begins October 31, 2022 American Sign Language for Library Staff, Level 2 eCourse begins January … Continue reading

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Read Local Challenge: Free Webinars and More!

I am excited to once again be participating in the Read Local Challenge, a reading incentive program featuring traditionally-published authors and illustrators in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Delaware, and West Virginia, sponsored by the MD/DE/WV region of the Society of … Continue reading

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FREE Workshop for Licensed Childcare Providers

Little Hands Signing in the Classroom: Childcare Provider Workshop When: Saturday, September 17 – 1:00pm – 4:30pm Where: Leonardtown Library, Leonardtown, MD Age Group: Adult Register here Free workshop for licensed childcare providers. Learn how using sign language with children can improve … Continue reading

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Signing this Saturday at the MD Renaissance Festival

I’ll be signing at the Maryland Renaissance Festival in Crownsville, MD this Saturday! Hope to see you there! Saturday, September 10 from 11 AM-5 PM: Maryland Renaissance Festival: Visiting Author at Page After Page Bookstore Come learn to write your … Continue reading

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Register now for Serving Deaf Patrons in the Library, a 2-part webinar from ALA

Serving Deaf Patrons in the Library A two-part webinar series taking place on Wednesdays, September 7 and 14, 2022 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific. Library services are for everyone, and that includes the deaf community. In this workshop, Kathy … Continue reading

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Add Some Signs to Your Storytime Toolbox!

Little Hands Signing Professional Development Webinar: Autumn Signs Friday, September 9, 2022 11 AM-12 PM Eastern/10AM-11 AM Central/9 AM-10AM Mountain/8AM-9AM Pacific 1 hour, Online via Zoom Add some American Sign Language to your storytime toolbox! In this interactive session, we’ll … Continue reading

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