Author Archives: kathymacmillan

ASL for Library Staff: Level 1 Starts September 28! Register Now!

Announcing new sessions of my popular eCourses from the American Library Association – including a brand new offering for American Sign Language for Library Staff, Level 2! Register for one or bundle them all and save!  Discounts available for groups … Continue reading

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The Runaway Shirt Q and A with Deborah Kalb

Thank you to Deborah Kalb, author of The President and Me series, for hosting me for a Book Q&A about The Runaway Shirt! Read the Q&A here!

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Free Online Storytime This Saturday!

Little Hands Signing Sing, sign, play, and learn basic American Sign Language in these fun, hands-on storytimes for the whole family.  These FREE online Storytimes hosted by Carroll County Public Library’s Eldersburg Branch (MD). Registration required at the links below. … Continue reading

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ASL for Librarians eCourses from ALA Publishing

Announcing new sessions of my popular eCourses from the American Library Association – including a brand new offering for American Sign Language for Library Staff, Level 2! Register for one or bundle them all and save!  Discounts available for groups … Continue reading

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Laundry Love Storytime Tomorrow on Instagram

It is a truth universally acknowledged that doing laundry is not fun – unless you have a little one around to make it into a game, or really cool tools to make it easier.  I have long been a fan … Continue reading

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Register now for the Little Hands Signing Professional Development Series 3!

Little Hands Signing Professional Development Storytimes Series 3 Join us for weekly interactive “annotated storytimes” that teach basic American Sign Language vocabulary and demonstrate how to use the signs in storytime activities and the early childhood classroom. Each session will … Continue reading

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Q and A with the author and illustrator of THE RUNAWAY SHIRT

Congratulations to Claire Freeland, winner of the giveaway of signed copy of THE RUNAWAY SHIRT! Find out more about the book and get your copy at https://tinyurl.com/runawayshirt   On September 1, 2020, illustrator Julia Castaño shared a storytime and art … Continue reading

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2-Part Webinar: Serving Deaf Patrons in the Library

Serving Deaf Patrons in the Library A two-part online workshop, each session lasting 90 minutes, on Thursdays, September 17 and 24, 2020 , 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific Library services are for everyone, and that includes the deaf community. In … Continue reading

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Librarian and Teacher Resources for NITA’S DAY

I’m so excited to share with you this printable guide to using Nita’s Day in the classroom or storytime! Check it out for tips and tricks for sharing signs during the story, and following up with other fun ASL activities: … Continue reading

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Tomorrow: Online THE RUNAWAY SHIRT Celebration

Join author Kathy MacMillan and illustrator Julia Castaño as they read their new picture book, The Runaway Shirt, share an art demo, and answer your questions about making picture books. Head to the Familius Facebook page on September 1st at … Continue reading

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