Symposia Community Events – December 2008

Spoken Word Series

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Symposia Bookstore
510 Washington St.
Hoboken, NJ 07030
United States
Map and Directions
Information: Presenting artists from academia and industry, with voices from traditional to modern, co-hosts
Siobhan Barry-Bratcher and David Vincenti will introduce you to a panorama of poetry that will stretch
not only your view of the art, but your view of your world as well.

Each featured writer will read selections from their collection and then the microphone will open to the
public to share their work. This series is at 3pm on the first Sunday of each month at Symposia
Bookstore, 510 Washington St., Hoboken (unless otherwise noted). All events in this series are open to
the public and free – with a suggested donation of $3.

Matthew Thorburn (December 7, 2008) the author of Subject to Change (New Issues,
2004), selected by Brenda Hillman for the New Issues Poetry Prize. His poems have also
appeared in The Paris Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Barrow Street and other
journals. He is the recipient of a 2008 Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of
Congress and a 2008 Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from the Sewanee Writers’
Conference. An occasional book reviewer, his prose has appeared or is forthcoming in
Boston Review, Jacket, Pleiades and other journals, and he regularly writes about
writing at Now Then. Matthew Thorburn lives and works in New York City.

Event organized by DeBaun – Center for Performing Arts

Contact: Corneliu Rusu


Imagine Tomorrow – computer classes for young lerners
Location: Symposia Bookstore
510 Washington St.
Hoboken, NJ 07030
United States
Map and Directions
Information: Imagine Tomorrow is custom curriculum and classes designed exclusively for young learners. The program uses technology as a tool for learning and self expression. Children learn how to apply today’s technology in fun and meaningful ways. Classes are designed for young children turning 3 up to age 7. The program aligns to national Head Start standards and has received recognition by the NAEYC for how it ties in early literacy skills so creatively.

The student teacher ratio is 5:1 so the children receive personal attention while each child works on their own laptop! The children come to class and become computer detectives. They go on a mission to one of the Imagine Tomorrow worlds to solve that day’s computer problem. Each lesson has a critical thinking component, creative component, a mouse and a keyboarding activity.

The software adjusts to the academic and technical level of each child automatically. During class, children are never on the internet, all internet activities such as email and video conferencing are simulated in the software. However parents will be given a password to the ‘Online Adventure Journal’ so they can login the the Imagine Tomorrow website to see what their child has done in class. The adventure journal also allows the child to reinforce and show their parents what they have learned in class.

With Imagine Tomorrow computer classes, children unleash their creativity and imagination as they learn to use the power of today’s technology as a meaningful tool for their future.

The classes run from September through June. The sessions are broken up into 8 week blocks and we run 4 sessions through out the school year. Children may enroll at any point during the current session during the year.

Visit Imagine Tomorrow for more information

West Village Conversation Group

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Dante Caffe & Gelateria
81 MacDougal St.
New York City, NY 10012
United States
Map and Directions
Information: The West Village Conversation Group is open to anyone who loves to make new friends and find ways of improving personal or community life. The conversation topic is voted by the participants at the beginning of the meeting. The discussion is respectful, open, and creative and there is no pressure to contribute.

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Dante Caffe requires a $5 minimum order per person.

Facilitator: Rafi Cordova, actor

Contact: Corneliu Rusu

Puppetonia – Music & Puppet Shows

Symposia Bookstore:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10 and 11 am
Tuedays and Thursdays at 4 p.m.

Monroe Center, Studio C508 – Tuesdays at 10 am

Newport, Swim and Fitness Center:
Wednesdays at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 am

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