Wednesday, September 30, 2015

CeDIR Citings Fall Issue

Twice a year, the CeDIR library issues a new edition of the newsletter, CeDIR Citings. This fall's edition focuses on Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). The issue offers resources on writing IEPs, websites, books, and a book review.

To read this issue of CeDIR Citings, please visit:

To see a list of past issues, visit:

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Neighborhood Heart and Soul

The City of Bloomington’s Housing and Neighborhood Development Department is hosting a workshop “Neighborhood Heart and Soul,” led by Phil Stafford, Center Director for the Institute's Center on Aging and Community, on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 401 N. Morton St. Stafford is a cultural anthropologist and national leader in the age-friendly community movement.

This free workshop is for neighborhood residents who want to explore the treasures that drew residents to their neighborhoods and look into future neighborhood projects that will keep residents there. The workshop will include activities and methods that help residents establish what they want to preserve, value, add and develop to help shape each resident’s own neighborhood.

Registration is not required, but if you register by Monday, Oct. 12, a map of your neighborhood or area may be provided as a tool to work with as you explore the array of possibilities of projects in your neighborhood.

To register for this free workshop or to inquire if you live within the boundaries of a neighborhood association, please contact Vickie Provine, Program Manager at or call 812.349.3505.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Library Closed this Friday

Due to a staff training, the CeDIR Library will be closed this Friday, October 2nd. We will re-open on Monday, October 5th at 8:00 a.m.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Indiana’s first accessible canoe, kayak launch opens

Want to enjoy some time on the water? Now in northwestern Indiana, everyone can!

"A new accessible boat launching facility in northwestern Indiana will make it easier for paddlers of all abilities to get on the water. The canoe and kayak launch at Michigan City’s Hansen Park complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), making it the first of its kind in Indiana.

Known as an EZ Launch, the facility will help make Trail Creek and the Lake Michigan Water Trails system more accessible for both able-bodied paddlers and paddlers with physical limitations."

Read more about it at:

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Statistics done wrong: The woefully complete guide

Statistics Done Wrong is a pithy, essential guide to statistical blunders in modern science that will show you how to keep your research blunder-free. You'll examine embarrassing errors and omissions in recent research, learn about the misconceptions and scientific politics that allow these mistakes to happen, and begin your quest to reform the way you and your peers do statistics. -book description

Interested? Email us at to check out this title or use to find it in a library near you.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Way leads on to way: Paths to employment for people with intellectual disability

Way leads on to way: Paths to employment for people with intellectual disability looks at the current status of our efforts to achieve the goal of meaningful employment by examining the following areas: emerging best practices in employment, the return-to-work process for disability beneficiaries, transition planning, vocational assessment and preparation, supports in competitive employment, postsecondary education, service learning, and planning and supporting employment.

Interested? Email us at to check out this title or use to find it in a library near you.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Mobile App Monday - Imagistory

Imagistory provides an entirely new reading experience. Not only is it fun and easy to use, it's also highly educational, helping to foster creativity and imagination. It can also help develop language and early literacy skills. Using wordless picture books, you and your child use your imaginations to create a story with the pictures. The stories you create can be recorded and saved so you can listen to them again later and share them with loved ones.

Want to learn more about it? Please visit:

Friday, September 18, 2015

Sally Simon Simmons' Super Frustrating Day

Got a child who has trouble managing their emotions? In Sally Simon Simmons' Super Frustrating Day, we get a glimpse at a young girl who wants to do everything herself and can't control her emotions when things don't go the way she wants them to. With simple rhyming and gentle guidance from her teacher, Sally learns about patience and practice.

Interested? Email us at to check out this title or use to find it in a library near you.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

I still love you: Nine things troubled kids need from their parents

In I still love you: Nine things troubled kids need from their parents, author Michael Ungar shares what he's learned from his own background and three families he has counseled to help parents struggling with troubled teens of their own. Ungar believes that these nine things can help teens turn their lives around and flourish:

  • Structure 
  • Consequences 
  • Parent-child connections 
  • Lots of peer and adult relationships 
  • A powerful identity 
  • A sense of control
  • A sense of belonging, spirituality, and life purpose 
  • Fair and just treatment by others 
  • Safety and support 

Want to check it out? Email us at or use to find it in a library near you.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Accessible playgrounds

Looking for a place to play? NPR has a tool that will help you find an accessible playground where everyone can have fun. This database will let you search your address or search nearby for a playground that is open to people of all abilities.

Take a look at:

Monday, September 14, 2015

Mobile App Monday - CareSync

Caring for a loved one? With CareSync, you can enter information before doctor visits, share relevant summaries with your loved one's doctors, and find out what happened after the visit. You can also:

• Access complete medical record when you need it the most.
• Medication: Track meds, blood pressure, glucose, weight, & more.
• Prepare for appointments: Organize questions and send information to doctors in advance.
• Get more out of appointments: Manage tasks, documents, photos, and even voice recordings at the visit.
• And more

Want to learn more about it? Please visit:

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Library Closed Tomorrow

The library will be closed tomorrow, September 11th, for an all-day staff training off-site. We will re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, September 14th.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Prickly Jenny

Know someone who could be considered "prickly?" In Prickly Jenny, a young girl is observed being emotional and full of contradictions. One moment she wants to be left alone and the next she cries for her mother. While there is no obvious solution presented, the book acknowledges that sometimes even the smallest of us has unsettled emotions.

Want to check it out? Email us at or use to find it in a library near you.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Good kings bad kings: A novel

Good kings bad kings: A novel is the 2012 winner of the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, a prize that was created to promote fiction that addresses issues of social justice and the impact of culture and politics on human relationships.

This book takes us into the lives of a group of typical teenagers―alienated, funny, yearning for autonomy―except that they live in an institution for juveniles with disabilities. Each chapter gives us a glimpse at a different person using his or her own voice and dialect.

Interested? Email us at or use to find it in a library near you.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Holiday Hours

In observance of the Labor Day holiday next week, we will close today at 4:00 p.m. and re-open on Tuesday, September 8th at 8:00 a.m.

Have a happy holiday!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Evaluating online teaching: Implementing best practices

Evaluating online teaching: Implementing best practices guides faculty members and administrators in crafting an evaluation process specifically suited to online teaching and learning, for more accurate feedback and better results. The authors address challenges that colleges and universities face in creating effective online teacher evaluations, including organizational structure, institutional governance, faculty and administrator attitudes, and possible budget constraints.

Interested? Email us at to check it out or use to find it in a library near you.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Competing while blind

A Franklin, Indiana, high school student competes in her school's cross country meet. It's not so unusual an occurrence except for the fact that she's blind.

"I don't believe in blindness," says Logan Anderson. "I don't believe it's a disability. I think that's ridiculous and shouldn't stop anyone from doing anything they want to do."

An article found on has the whole story. Read it at:

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

What's New?

September is upon us! The trees are already starting to offer their annual brilliant bursts of color and the nights are getting cooler while the days are getting shorter. The change of seasons is ahead but before we get too far into the new month, let's first look back at the new items that came into the library last month.

Want to see the whole list? Please visit: