Lewisburg Literary Festival 2017
Throughout the festival, LLF provides numerous events for all ages and likes. From literary workshops to children's programming, both Friday and Saturday evenings are full with programming to keep attendees engaged and active. See below for some of our premiere offerings for the 2017 festival.
Greenbrier County Library
Since its launch in 2012, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine’s (WVSOM) Healthy Children's Initiative and Abracadabra television series have served as a springboard for greater visibility of the school and engagement with health issues of importance to West Virginians.
WVSOM's Healthy Children's Initiative is composed of four elements – the television series, online activities, live events and publications.
Outreach efforts into schools, community centers and health fairs around the state allowed WVSOM to further connect with young audiences on issues of health and wellness. Educational concepts have been developed to address childhood health, science and other themes with supporting materials distributed to West Virginia school teachers, librarians and other educators who may incorporate the show's messages into their classroom instruction. In collaboration with WV Public Broadcasting, new elementary curriculum modules are in development to encourage improved retention of health messages.
"As I travel around the state to meet with government and education leaders, alumni, donors and friends of the school, I find an enhanced awareness of who WVSOM is as an institution and what we stand for in terms of medical education, rural care and patient health. This is important to the advancement of our mission," said WVSOM President Michael Adelman, D.O., D.P.M., J.D. "Whether it is the compassion and commitment demonstrated by our students in their community service projects, the work of WVSOM's Healthy Children's Initiative to improve health outcomes for a new generation of West Virginians, or the impact our student doctors and graduates are having in their day-to-day care of others, WVSOM stands out as an institution passionate about service."
Abracadabra has recently been nominated for a Regional EMMY® award in the 53rd Annual Ohio Valley regional recognition program. "This is the first nomination Abracadabra has received for a regional EMMY® and we are thrilled to be recognized for such a prestigious honor," stated Adelman. "However, we recognize that the true honor is mentoring youth to make choices to improve their health and well being. The live characters, adult and children, on Abracadabra serve as role models to apply the health and nutrition concepts presented in the show." Abracadabra has completed five seasons.
Abracadabra airs on WV PBS at 1:00 p.m. weekdays.
Visit the website abracadabra.org for a variety of games and activities involving health, science and magic.
In addition to WVSOM, current sponsors of Abracadabra include: WV Public Broadcasting, Charleston Area Medical Center, Highmark Blue Cross-Blue Shield, and the BrickStreet Foundation.