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"STEAM-UP"
By Rosa Rodriguez, Deaf Literacy Center Coordinator

The Pinellas Public Library Cooperative's Deaf Literacy Center held a Deaf Teen camp "STEAM-UP" (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) for twenty five Deaf and Hard of Hearing high school students this past August 11-15, 2014. The camp was hosted at the St Petersburg College Clearwater Campus. The goal of the camp was to educate, encourage and inspire Deaf/HH teens about STEAM possible future careers as well as to foster teamwork, leadership and citizenship. Students participated in a board range of interactive STEAM activities, hands-on and math workshops and educational site visits (ConMED-Linvatec, Raytheon and ZVRS) geared toward careers in STEAM.

At the week-long camp, students were able to interact with Deaf/HH professionals like Fred Beam, a high school math instructor Jenny Locy, a Regional Outreach manager at Z Video Relay Service, Rose Hukins, a Deaf Video phone installer for Sorenson Communications and Bill Irwin, a Deaf Professional Photographer among other. The camp ended with a student lead presentation of skills learned and a trip to MOSI in Tampa.

The camp was funded by in part a St. Petersburg College National Science Foundation grant. Event community partners/collaborator include: Family Center on Deafness, ZVRS, Sorenson Communications, Invisible hands and Deaf community volunteers!

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10th Annual Jazz & Jambalaya

On Saturday evening, October 18, 2014, the Clearwater Library Foundation will host its 10th annual Jazz & Jambalaya. Guests will listen to the sounds of smooth jazz from Clearwater's Jazz Holiday in Coachman Park, while enjoying cool breezes on the Main Library's West Terrace, along with the spectacular views from the Roof Top Terrace. Admission prices include a wonderful array of local fare, with a full bar and valet parking. This year E & E Stakeout Grill, RUMBA, Clear Sky Beachside CafeĢ, Eatin' Fresh, Chart House Cork'N Brew, Nauti Nancy's, Hamptons Haute, Pensare and Mixx will be the local restaurants providing a New Orleans style fare.

This year's sponsors are USAmeriBank, Belleair Bluffs Branch, Think Tank Studio, Charles Melges - CQM, Rick & Janet Clemens, Merrill Lynch, Tampa and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Clearwater; media sponsor is Clearwater Beacon.

All proceeds from this event go to support the programs of the Clearwater Library Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation. The Foundation provides funds for enhancements to programming, services and collections of the Clearwater Public Library System. To date they have raised over 4.3 million dollars for the Library System.

For reservations or further information, call the Foundation offices at (727) 562-4970 x 5189 or x 5088

 

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