Thursday, August 27, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Homeschooling Resources

Years ago I started one of my first blogs and...from there, have made many others. It's old and somewhat archaic :)  but...the resources are good.

My intent was to make it the Craig's List for Home schoolers.  That didn't happen though it was a good start.  You can find it here:  Homeschool List.

On it, I listed some of my favorite books when I began to homeschool.  They were those that shaped my view on education, how the brain works, and how to have a successful and wonderful home schooling experience. I still highly recommend those.  They give a great overall view of how to open our minds to new and better possibilities for the education of our children, and for our own quest of life-long learning!

I hope that perhaps this resource may be of some benefit to some of you.

Heidi Allen Garvin
Utah Valley Homeschooling FB Group and Website  :)

Homeschool List

Monday, July 6, 2015

Friday, July 3, 2015

Orem Library Summer Events - July

Mon., June 29: Music & Movement 10:00am
Mon., June 29: Shakespeare for Kids: Much Ado About Nothing 4:00pm
Mon., June 29: Film Screening: Oceans (G) 6:30pm
Mon., June 29: Summer Concerts in the Park: Bluegrass Thunder (Bluegrass) 7:00pm
Tue., June 30: Children's Summer Reading: Timpanogos Cave 2:00pm
Tue., June 30: Teen Summer Reading: Whale Rider (PG-13) 2:00pm
Tue., June 30: Pins & Needles 7:00pm
Wed., July 1: CoderDojo 2:00pm
Thu., July 2: Teen Summer Reading Outing: Bug Collecting at Big Springs Park 2:00pm
Thu., July 2: Kids Chess 4:00-6:00pm
Thu., July 2: Open Chess 6:00-9:00pm
Thu., July 2: Timp Tellers 7:00pm
Fri., July 3-Sat., July 4: Library Closed for Independence Day

Mon., July 6: Music & Movement 10:00am
Mon., July 6: Shakespeare for Kids: Richard III 4:00pm
Mon., July 6: Film Screening: The Land Before Time (G) 6:30pm
Mon., July 6: Summer Concerts in the Park: Annie's Romance (Celtic) 7:00pm
Tue., July 7: Children's Summer Reading: Science Libratory 2:00pm
Tue., July 7: Teen Summer Reading: Entomology 2:00pm
Tue., July 7: Pins & Needles 7:00pm
Wed., July 8: PERC Game Day 2:00pm
Wed., July 8: CoderDojo 2:00pm
Wed., July 8: Utah Valley Writers 6:00pm
Thu., July 9: Kids Chess 4:00-6:00pm
Thu., July 9: Open Chess 6:00-9:00pm
Fri., July 10: Death by Aria 6:00pm
Fri., July 10: Film Screening: Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (PG) 6:30pm
Sat., July 11: Saturday Storytime 10:30am
Sat., July 11: Tumbleweeds Film Festival Screening: Havana Curveball (NR) 2:00pm

Thank you,

Orem Public Library

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Climbing Tree - "Meet-Up"

The Climbing Tree Meet Up

Purpose: To learn about available high quality resources to help teach kids STEM and Art.
Attendees: Parents and teachers of K-6 kids.
When: Friday, June 26th, 3-4pm
Where: American Fork Public Library, Conference Room
RSVP: Please email if you plan on attending. Also indicate whether you plan on bringing kids (they are welcome).



  • Joe from The Climbing Tree will invite everyone to introduce themselves
Sharing resources

  • With laptops or mobile device, access The Climbing Tree Meet Up Google Doc. On this document we will take notes so everyone can go home with a list of resources discussed.

  • The Climbing Tree will start off by sharing a high-quality resource and explaining our experience in using it to help teach kids STEM and Art.

  • We go around the room taking turns explaining our favorite one or two resources we’ve used to teach kids STEM and/or Art. We emphasize online resources, but these can be local or other resources as well.

  • Each person sharing should plan on taking about 5 minutes. Sharing is voluntary.
End of formal meeting. Enjoy the food and further network in whatever ways you wish.

About The Climbing Tree: The Climbing Tree is a startup that believes exploring resources you didn’t know you didn’t know can be a powerful thing. We think these Meet Ups provide powerful knowledge sharing and networking in the realm of STEM and Art education for kids.

The Climbing Tree is developing a website that provides a visual way to explore resources for teaching kids STEM and Art. Though the focus of these Meet Ups is to share knowledge with those in attendance, we will also be using the notes from these Meet Ups to help us generate content. This website project is a for-profit venture. However it will most likely provide free access to basic features which we believe will provide great value to parents and teachers.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Orem Library Events - June 2015

Library Events:

Mon., June 15: ESL Class 9:00am
Mon., June 15: Music & Movement 10:00am
Mon., June 15: Shakespeare for Kids: Cymbeline 4:00pm
Mon., June 15: Film Screening: Song of the Sea (PG) 6:30pm
Mon., June 15: Summer Concerts in the Park Kickoff: Maddie Wilson (Country/Pop) 7:00pm
Tue., June 16: Children's Summer Reading: Bean Museum Animal Show 2:00pm
Tue., June 16: Teen Summer Reading: How to Train Your Garden 2:00pm
Tue., June 16: Pins & Needles 7:00pm
Wed., June 17: ESL Class 9:00am
Wed., June 17: CoderDojo 2:00pm
Thu., June 18: Kids Chess 4:00-6:00pm
Thu., June 18: Open Chess 6:00-9:00pm
Fri., June 19: Film Screening: All is Lost (PG-13) 6:30pm
Sat., June 20: Saturday Storytime 10:30am

Mon., June 22: ESL Class 9:00am
Mon., June 22: Music & Movement 10:00am
Mon., June 22: Shakespeare for Kids: Othello 4:00pm
Mon., June 22: Film Screening: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (G) 6:30pm
Mon., June 22: Summer Concerts in the Park: Jerseystreet (Classic Rock) 7:00pm
Tue., June 23: Children's Summer Reading: Author J. Scott Savage 2:00pm
Tue., June 23: Teen Summer Reading: Birding Skills 2:00pm
Tue., June 23: Pins & Needles 7:00pm
Wed., June 24: ESL Class 9:00am
Wed., June 24: CoderDojo 2:00pm
Wed., June 24: Utah Valley Writers 6:00pm
Thu., June 25: Teen Summer Reading Outing: Birdwatching at Rock Canyon 6:30am
Thu., June 25: Kids Chess 4:00-6:00pm
Thu., June 25: Open Chess 6:00-9:00pm
Thu., June 25: SCBWI 7:00pm
Fri., June 26: Film Screening: The Poseidon Adventure (PG) 6:30pm
Sat., June 27: National Federation of the Blind 10:00am
Sat., June 27: Saturday Storytime 10:30am
Sat., June 27: After Hours Teen Movie Night: The Sandlot (PG) 6:30pm

Orem Public Library

Monday, March 2, 2015

Ukelele Class - A.F.

Power Up Ukulele Group Class
  • Each week offers a general interest lesson on various ukulele skills (chords, strumming, fingerpicking, soloing, tablature, etc.). There is a class website that fully supports all the lessons.
  • Lessons are followed by meeting with each of the students to work on their individual goals and review progress.
  • Students can choose their own music to work on and apply the skills from the lessons to their songs, or ask for assignments appropriate to their level.
Next session begins March 4th, 6:30pm.
AF Rec Center : Arts Council Classrooms
$45 per six week session (less than $8 a week)
Contact M. Ryan Taylor for more information:

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Historical Conquest - Educational Card Game

We were asked to help spread the word about this new card game for youth.  It's a way to learn about history while enjoying a wholesome fun game as a family or with friends.

"The collectible card game to replace games like Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, and Magic: The Gathering." 

"From card games that have no redeeming value, Historical Conquest brings a enjoyable game that kids can learn about world history while playing, strategizing, and socializing. A way to fuse entertainment and enlightenment. If you have ever played the board game of Risk, it is a mixture of that plus the previously mentioned card games."

Historical Conquest Card Game

Historical Conquest Card Game

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Orem Library Events January

Orem Public Library gladly accepts donations of gently used books, video items, CDs, etc. Please bring them to the circulation desk. Items not added to the collection will be sold and the proceeds will benefit the library. All donations are tax deductible.

Library Events:

Mon., January 5: Film Screening: Pete's Dragon (G) 6:30pm
Tue., January 6: Pins & Needles 7:00pm
Tue., January 6: E-book Class 7:00pm
Wed., January 7: R. E. A. D. 4:00-5:30pm
Thu., January 8: Kids Chess 4:00-6:00pm
Thu., January 8: Open Chess 6:00-9:00pm
Thu., January 8: Utah Valley Writers 6:00pm
Thu., January 8: New Year, New You: Pins & Needles 7:00pm
Fri., January 9: Special Screening and Q&A: An Ordinary Hero: The True Story of Joan Mulholland 7:00pm
Sat., January 10: Saturday Storytime 10:30am
Sat., January 10: Tumbleweeds Film Festival Screening: Bears (G) 2:00pm

Mon., January 12: Film Screening: Reign of Fire (PG-13) 6:30pm
Tue., January 13: New Year, New You: Dancing Lesson 7:00pm
Tue., January 13: Pins & Needles 7:00pm
Wed., January 14: R. E. A. D. 4:00-5:30pm
Wed., January 14: WeNooch Society 6:30pm
Thu., January 15: Kids Chess 4:00-6:00pm
Thu., January 15: Open Chess 6:00-9:00pm
Thu., January 15: New Year, New You: Utah Valley Home Ownership Project 7:00pm
Fri., January 16: Film Screening: Dragonslayer (PG) 6:30pm
Sat., January 17: Saturday Storytime 10:30am

Thank you,

Orem Public Library

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Help with Homelessness in Provo

From "The Weightier Matters" we get the following wonderful post.  Thanks, Heather, for sharing with us!

We are trying to raise money (and awareness) to provide emergency shelter for the homeless in the Provo area during the winter months. Would you consider sharing this blog and/or donating just $5? [Link at end of blog post] The money goes to the Provo Food and Care Coalition--a legit non-profit organization that currently offers meals and some shelter, but doesn't have space or funding for the many people in need. All funds would be used for motel vouchers or bus fare to the Salt Lake shelter.
My husband has been writing a series of blog posts on the topic of homelessness, starting with this one:  The Weightier Matters

Monday, December 15, 2014

FREE Concert Tonight; A.F. Library

The American Fork Children's Choir and UFO HUM (Ukes for Others) present a free Christmas Concert at the American Fork Library, 7 pm on Monday, December 15th.

Please join us for Christmas favorites . . .

Do You Hear What I Hear?
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Little Drummer Boy
Silver Bells
Jingle Bell Rock
Shepherd Shake Off Your Drowsy Sleep
The Friendly Beasts
Come Running, You Shepherds
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
Away in a Manger
Silent Night
. . . and the premiere of a new chorusical, Shepherds and Angels Sing.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Orem City Library On-going Events

Storytime & Laptime at the Orem Library

Laptime: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10:00am in Ship's Cove. A 20 minute program for babies, toddlers & their caregivers with songs, fingerplays & short stories to introduce our youngest patrons to the world of words.
Storytime: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10:30am in the Storytelling Wing. A 30 minute program for preschoolers & young school age children with stories, puppets & activities to engage youngsters & highlight the joys of books & storytelling.
Bilingual Storytime:  3rd Wednesday of each month at 10:30 AM in the Storytelling Wing.  Once a month, come experience a special bilingual session of story time! Talented storytellers introduce the audience to words & phrases in Spanish through terrific books & music (.)
Saturday Storytime:  Every Saturday at 10:30 AM in the Media Auditorium.  Saturday Storytime introduces reading to children through games, toys and a variety of fun picture books and stories.

Chess for Kids & Open Chess

Want to stretch your mind and improve your mad game skills? Come to the Main Library on any Thursday for your chance! Volunteers are available for help with Kid’s Chess from 4-6pm.  Bring your own board if possible, and meet on the North Wing Mezzanine, or come to Open Chess from 6:00 - 9:00 pm in the Book Discussion room in the South Wing.

Shared Reading

We don’t just do summer reading programs here. Our Shared Reading program is designed to help your child keep up the good reading all year-round. The simple program encourages you and your child to become reading partners, as together you set reading goals and talk about what you read. You can create your own reward system for meeting your goals, but the library, through generous donations from local businesses, also provides several prizes for your child to choose from once a month.  Sign up at the Children’s Reference Desk.

Children's and Teen Summer Reading Programs and Rewards

Each year, starting in early June, you can sign up for Summer Reading at the Orem Library!  Kids and teens can earn weekly rewards such as coupons to local restaurants, arcades and museums when they set and meet reading goals. Come to the library often throughout June and July to attend a variety of free programs for kids and teens, including storytimes, games, art workshops and other events.

Film Screenings

Catch regular screenings of Hollywood classics, blockbuster hits, and the finest of cinema from around the world each week, Monday at 6:30 PM, Friday mornings at 10:00 and Friday evenings at 6:30 PM in the Media Auditorium.  And don't miss Dr. Dean Duncan's film presentations the second Friday of each month.

See:  Orem Library for more information

Friday, November 21, 2014

Orem Library Events

Mon., November 17: ESL Class 9:00am
Mon., November 17: Music and Movement 10:00am
Mon., November 17: Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope (PG) 6:30pm
Mon., November 17: The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship: Aspen Winds and Rachel Hedman 7:00pm

Children enjoying Orem Library Event

Tue., November 18: Pins & Needles 7:00pm
Tue., November 18: SCBWI 7:00pm
Wed., November 19: ESL Class 9:00am
Wed., November 19: R. E. A. D. 4:00-5:30pm
Wed., November 19: Utah Valley Writers 6:00pm
Wed., November 19: RISE Institute for Literacy 7:00pm
Thu., November 20: Preschool Vision Screening 10:00-11:30am
Thu., November 20: Kids Chess 4:00pm
Thu., November 20: Open Chess 6:00pm
Thu., November 20: Hope After Suicide 7:00pm
Thu., November 20: Book Launch: Drops of Awesome by Kathryn Thompson 7:00pm
Fri., November 21: Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (PG) 6:30pm
Sat., November 22: Saturday Storytime 10:30am
Sat., November 22: Bob Peterson and Friends 2:00pm

Mon., November 24: ESL Class 9:00am
Mon., November 24: Film Screening: Star Wars, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (PG) 6:30pm
Mon., November 24: Derek Banks, Piano Prodigy 7:00pm
Tue., November 25: Pins & Needles 7:00pm
Wed., November 26: ESL Class 9:00am
Wed., November 26: Library Closes at 6:00pm
Thu. and Fri., November 27 & 28: Library Closed for Thanksgiving
Sat., November 29: Saturday Storytime 10:30am

Thank you,

Orem Public Library

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Homeschool If You Can!

It's been a while since I've posted on here.  My time has been spent on a few other sites.  But, today I'll share a brief message about homeschooling.  HOMESCHOOL IF YOU CAN!  That's it.  :)

Look into it.  It's WONDERFUL!

Here's my personal journey:

I raised three children alone (from ages 6, 4 and 3) on a very limited budget, but we home schooled.  That has made ALL of the difference!

We were closer as a family.  We worked and learned together.  We found ways to serve and to develop individual gifts and talents.

I have NO regrets.  I spent time with my children while they were growing.  I was able to teach and nurture and love them in a way that I couldn't have had they been gone for 6 or more hours per day.

Sure, it was challenging.  Somedays I didn't know if I had the energy to do it all. (Single parenting is hard enough.)  But, family devotional and prayer in the morning inevitably boosted my spirits or taught me something that I needed to be reminded of.

My children are all now grown.  The oldest, a 20 yr. old daughter, just returned from an LDS Mission to Virginia and North Carolina.  She's working at a job she loves (BYU Motion Picture Studio) and will be going back up to BYU-Idaho in January.  (A WONDERFUL place to attend college.) She's a delight, good natured, wise beyond her years, helpful around the home, a beautiful seamstress, creative, artistic, musical and even-tempered.

My second child, a son, graduated early from high school (he had a few classes there his Jr. year), has been working full-time for a computer company, and will be leaving next week to serve as an LDS Missionary in Idaho and Oregon.  He is very excited and very ready. He's a self-starter, self-learner and...he's the one I ask when I can't figure something out.  His brain works that way; incredible.

My youngest, another daughter, turned 17 in June.  She graduated early from high school as well - at age 16.  She has been in several performing groups and is a talented actor, singer, and dancer.  She's outgoing and loves and cares about people.  She's also sensitive and intuitive and has been gifted to find jobs where she could be with those needing extra friendship and care.  She's also the one who mowed the 2-acre lawn on the riding mower each week at age 12, and has cared for many cats, dogs, hamsters, fish, and guinea pigs.  

All of my children have had to learn how to work hard, how to serve, how to help around the house, how to cook, clean, care for others', and be frugal.

It's not been easy.  I'll be the first to tell you that.  I've blogged on some of my other sites about the importance of marriage and family, because I know first-hand, how much children suffer when they don't have a father in the home for them.

But, we're also better for the wear.  We've learned things through our suffering that we may not have learned otherwise.  We're more aware of the sufferings and struggles of others.  And, we're learned to turn to the Lord in all things.  He has been a vital part of our learning, growing, and overcoming.

The reason I want everyone to home school is that the rewards of so doing are marvelous.  The trials may be there as well.  Inspiration is needful as each child learns and develops unique gifts and talents etc., strengthens the family.  Friendships are forged with siblings in a way that they otherwise might not.  And, children are able to learn and grow and develop in a safe and loving environment where the Spirit of the Lord dwells.

Yes, someday they will have to go out into the 'world' (I have heard that argument many, many times.)  But, why send them out before they are ready?  Before they are developed and nurtured enough with family values to be able to withstand the things they will be faced with?

How many of us would pluck up a plant that is barely beginning to grow?  We shouldn't do that with children either.  Keep them at home as long as you can.  Teach them in the right ways so that they can then be amazing learners, workers, with integrity and values, so that they can then go out into the world and make it a better place.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

BEST Homeschooling Books For Sale

Here are some of our FAVORITE Homeschooling (and other) books.  Kids have graduated. We're simplifying. Also included are some of Grandpa's books from his many years of being a University Engineering Professor, Entrepreneur, Educator, Life-long learner.  (We're trying to help him downsize as well.)
Find contact info. for me on our FB group (see to the right).
Thanks, Heidi G., Founder "Utah Valley Homeschoolers) 
(or...if you live in Utah County, you can text me:  801-607-1520)

Favorite Books about 'Why' and "How' to Homechool:
Better Late than Early:  A New Approach to Your Child’s Education (Raymond and Dorothy Moore)
The Unschooling Handbook:  How to Use the Whole World as Your Child’s Classroom
The Teenage Liberation Handbook:  How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education SOLD
The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook  (Dorothy and Raymond Moore)
Free at Last:  The Sudbury Valley School
Family Matters; Why Homeschooling Makes Sense  (David Guterson)
Dumbing Us Down:  The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling- 2 copies
Dumbing Down our Kids:  Why American Children Feel Good About Themselves But Can’t Read, Write, or Add (Charles Sykes)
Choose to Learn; Teaching for Success Every Day.  (Russell T. Osguthorpe, Lolly S. Osguthorpe)
Insult to Intelligence:  The Bureaucratic Invasion of our Classrooms (and testing) 2 copies
A Place Called School:  Prospects for the Future
Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World 
Nobody Don’t Love Nobody: Lessons on Love from the School With No Name
Making Minds Less Well Educated than our Own
The Right Choice, The incredible failure of Public Education and the Rising Hope of Home Schooling, (Christopher Klicka) 

Learning with the Body in Mind: The Scientific Basis for Energizers, Movement, Play, Games and Physical Education
Brain Gym:  Teacher’s Edition (Revised)
The 4Mat System: Teaching to Learning Styles With Righ-Left Mode Techniques
Building on Children’s Strengths:  The Experience of Project Spectrum
Project Spectrum:  Preschool Assessment Handbook
The Learning Revolution:  A Life-Long Learning Program for the World’s Finest Computer Your Amazing Brain
Music and the Mind (Michael Ballam) (audio cassette)
How to Lower Your Fat Thermostat
Color Your Future, Using the Color Code to Strengthen Your Character (Taylor Hartman, Ph.D.)
Discover Your Child's Learning Style; Children Learn in Unique Ways - Here's the Key to Every Child's Learning Success

Mathematics for the Million:  How to Master the Magic of Numbers

About Education and Reform:
The Unschooled Mind; How Children Think & How Schools Should Teach, Howard Gardner 
Closing of the American Mind, An unparalleled reflection on today's intellectual and moral climate.  Allan Bloom
Disrupting Class:  How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns (Clayton Christensen)
The Exhausted School; The First National Grassroots Speakout on the Right to School Choice., Carnegie Hall, NYC
John Locke; Some Thoughts Concerning Education and...Of the conduct of the Understanding.  
Outcome Based Education, Understanding the Truth about Education Reform
The Whole Language OBE Fraud: The Shocking Story of How America is Being Dumbed Down by It’s own Education System-
    (by Samuel Blumenfield)
The End of Education:  Redefining the Value of School, (Neil Postman)
Careers:  A Guide for Parents and Counselors.  (Darryl Laramore) 

Thomas Jefferson on Leadership:  Executive Lessons from His Life and Letters

Noah Plan:
Noah Plan –English Language Curriculum Guide- The Principle Approach ($25.00)
Noah Plan –Mathematics Curriculum Guide – The Principle Approach–k-12 ($25.00)

The Little Prince (Antoine De Saint-Exupery)
The Truth About Sparrows.  (Marian Hale)
Believing Christ, The parable of the bicycle and other good news (Stephen E. Robinson)
Exploring Life Through Literature ($20.00, hardback, 1955)

Preach My Gospel, Large Manual 

America, Freedom:
The Myth of Separation, What is the Correct Relationship between Church and State (David Barton)
Putting Democracy to Work
The Purpose of Education in American Democracy (hardcover)
The Next American Frontier (Robert Reich) 
America: To Pray or Not to Pray; A statistical look at what happened when religious principles were separated from public affairs 
     (by David Barton) 
The Cleansing of America, Cleon Skousen

Write From the Start, Tapping Into Your Child's Natural Writing Ability (Donald Graves, Virginia Stuart)
A Collection of Reading for Writers; A Complete Course in Freshman English, 1949
Writing to Learn; How to Write - and Think - Clearly about any subject at all.  William Zinsser. 
Montessori Books:
The Secret of Childhood (Maria Montessori) SOLD
The Absorbent Mind (Maria Montessori)
Dr. Montessori’s own handbook, (Maria Montessori)
The Montessori Method (Maria Montessori)
The Discovery of the Child (Maria Montessori)
Montessori Today: A Comprehensive Approach to Education (Mari Montessori)
The Joyful Child, Essential Montessori (magazine with products) (free w/purchase)
Child of the World (magazine with listed product ideas) (free with other books)
The Essential Montessori, An Introduction to the Woman, the Writings, the Methoc, and the Movement (Elizabeth G. Hainstock)
Montessori for the New Millenium: Practical Guidance on the Teaching and Education of Children of All Ages, Based on a Rediscovery of the True  Principles and Vision of Maria Montessori

Gifts, Talents, Strengths, Disabilities:
Why give ‘gifts’ to the Gifted?:  Investing in a National Resource
Your Spiritual Gifts can help your Church Grow
Simple Steps to Impossible Dreams:  The 15 Power Secrets of the World’s Most Successful People
Soar with your Strengths:  A Simple Yet Revolutionary Philosophy of Business and Management
Your Natural Gifts:  How to Recognize and Develop them for Success and Self-Fulfillment
They’re Not Dumb: They’re Different:  Stalking the Second Tier (Occassional Paper on Neglected Problems in Science Ed.) 5 copies
Help for the Hopeless Child:  A Guide for Families

Teaching, Learning
How to Tutor (Samuel L. Blumenfeld)
Teaching to the Brain's Natural Learning Systems.  (Barbara K. Given)
All Kinds of Minds:  A Young Student’s Book about Learning Abilities and Learning Disorders
Learning to Learn, 1996
The Teaching-Learning Process, Keystones of Education Series, James L. Kuethe
Teaching as a Subversive Activity, A no-holds-barred assault on outdated teaching methods - with dramatic and practical proposals 
        on how education can be made relevant to today's world.  Neil Postman & Charles Weingartner 
Motivation; Psychological and Educational Implications.  (Melvin H. Marx, Tom N. Tombaugh) 
Teaching Thinking, (Edward de Bono)
Constructivism and the Technology of Instruction:  A Conversation
Conscientious Objections:  Stirring Up Trouble About Language, Technology and Education  (Neil Postman) 
To Think  (Frank Smith) 
Why Read?  (Mark Edmundson) 
Engaging the Online Learner:  Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction 
Entrepreneurship etc.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship, (Peter Drucker)
In China’s Shadow; The Crisis of American Entrepreneurship (Reed Hundt)
The Work of Nations:  Preparing Ourselves for 21st Century Capitalism
The Entrepreneurial Imperative; How America’s Economic Miracle Will Reshape the World)
The World is Flat; A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century (Thomas L. Friedman)
Merit Badge Handbooks “Inventing” – (have 7 of them) 

The Game of Work:  How to Enjoy Work as Much as Play
Influence:  The Psychology of Persuasion

Technology, E-Learning Etc.
147 Practical Tips for Teaching Online Groups; Essentials of Web-Based Education.  (Donald Hanna, Dudka, Runker)
Building Learning Communities in Cyberspace; Effective Strategies for the Classroom.  (Rena M. Palloff, Keith Pratt)
Michael Allen's Guide to e-Learning; Building Interactive, Fun, and Effective Learning Programs for Any Company. 
Designing World-Class E-Learning; How IBM, GE, Harvard Business School, & Columbia University are Succeeding at e-Learning
       (Roger C. Schank, Ph.D.) 2 copies
Building Learning Communities in Cyberspace, (Effective Strategies for the Online Classroom)

Family History
Getting It Right: The Definitive Guide to Recording Family History Accurately. (Mary H. Slawson)