Join Maple Valley and Odom Blvd Branches for this four-part series on Wednesdays, February 1, 8, 15 & 22. Presented by Dr. Lathardus Goggins on using the Rites of Passage Model for achievement.
Register online, in person, or by phone at 330.864.5721.
Dr. Lathardus Goggins II has been an advocate for youth and education for more than thirty years and is the author of "Bringing the Light into a New Day: 365 Black Nuggets of Wisdom for Each Day of the Year," "African Centered Rites of Passage and Education Foundation: African-Centered Education," and "Facing the Rising Sun: Lessons For the Authentic Self."
Dr. Goggins' formal studies include Geography, Higher Education Administration, Learning Theory, Philosophy and Foundations of Education, African-American Studies, African-centered Rites of Passage, HIV/AIDS Prevention Instruction, Cultural Diversity, Trauma Sensitive Teaching Practices, Restorative Practices, and Anti-Racist Education. Professionally, Dr. Goggins has worked with "at-risk" youth as a Prevention Specialist and has worked for more than 20 years in higher education. As a scholar, he examines the relationships between socialization, learning theories, and academic achievement. Particularly using the rites of passage model as a framework for educators to better understand where students are in their development and what services and activities would be appropriate. Additionally, Dr. Goggins is the primary investigator of the First Person Research Projects.
The program is virtual and will be presented on Zoom. A log-in will be sent no later than three days before the event. Please do not share the web link for this program. If someone else is interested in attending, please have them contact the library to register.
A webcam and microphone may be necessary for participation in this interactive event. If you have one or neither of these, your level of participation will be limited. If you do not have an email address, please contact the Maple Valley Branch at 330.864.5721 to learn how to participate in this program via phone.
Books by Dr. Latharus Goggins II available at the library:
"Bringing the Light into a New Day: African-Centered Rites of Passage" by
Lathardus Goggins II.
"Central State University: The First Hundred Years, 1887-1987" by Lathardus Goggins.
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Virtual Program | History | Education | Community Discussion |
|Mon, Mar 20||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 21||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 22||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 23||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 24||12:00PM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Mar 25||10:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Mar 26||Closed|
The Maple Valley Branch Library is a key component of a neighborhood that finds a welcoming community gathering place within its walls. Artwork features local artists Debra Calhoun, Melissa Daubert, and the late Miller Horns, and a plaque pays tribute to poet and Maple Valley childhood customer Rita Dove. Rich book, movie, and music collections celebrate, among other genres, the extensive contribution of African-Americans to the arts, literature. In addition, the library is a hub of activity that ranges from computers and computer classes, WiFi, printing, copying, scanning and faxing, to hundreds of programs for all ages on themes as diverse as local history, book discussions, crafting, storytelling, homework help, and more.
Local non-profit groups meet at the Maple Valley Branch Library frequently, and Library staff can be found participating in events at local schools and as participants in community organizations working toward neighborhood success. Maple Valley Branch Library is the one-stop spot for education, creativity, and entertainment to suit all interests.