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Caz Middle School and library collaborate

Caz Middle School and library collaborate on author visit

James M. Deem, this year's visiting author at Cazenovia Middle School, will spend Friday, Nov. 17 with the Cazenovia middle schoolers, discussing his research on ancient Pompeii and bog bodies.

At 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, he will make an entirely different presentation at the Cazenovia Public Library, discussing his work researching Egyptian mummies. The site is particularly suitable, as the library was given an Egyptian mummy in 1894. This is the first time that the Middle School Library program and the Cazenovia Public Library have collaborated to present a children's author.

Anne Hegel, the teacher-librarian at Cazenovia Middle School, would like to thank the Cazenovia Central School Enrichment Committee for making this opportunity possible for the middle schoolers, as well as Val and Jim Barr of the Brae Loch Inn. She would also like to thank the Friends of the Library and Betsy Kennedy for the library's hospitality and funding for James Deem's Saturday presentation.

More information about James M. Deem is available on his web site, jamesmdeem.com, where people can read about his expertise in ancient civilizations and nonfiction writing and research.

All of the middle school students will attend Deem's presentation. There is plenty of room for parents to join in at the high school auditorium, even if it is at a different time than their child's presentation

Seventh graders will be at the presentation from approximately 8:10 to 9:25 a.m. Fifth graders will be at the presentation from approximately 9:35 to 10:55 a.m. and sixth graders will be at the presentation from approximately 1:20 to 2:35 p.m.

To learn more about Egyptian mummies, come to the Cazenovia Public Library at 10 a.m. Saturday Nov. 18.

All middle schoolers study ancient civilizations. This is an opportunity to make a link with what is going on in the middle school.

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