Book cover of Screenwise, photograph of author Dr. Devorah Heitner and five kids looking down at phone screens
Friday, August 19, 2022

Join us for the Neighborhood Library Association's Fall Community Read event. We will be joined by Screenwise author Dr. Devorah Heitner as she discusses her book and teaches parents how to support their children's use of technology, how to embpower kids to make positive choices online, and how to create a smart tech culture within a family. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

Screenwise helps parents recognize that the social wisdom they have gained throughout their lives is a relevant and urgently needed supplement to their kid’s digital savvy. The core message of the book is that kids need mentoring, not (just) monitoring, and that kids deserve more empathy from adults about growing up in the digital age. The book offers advice on helping kids navigate friendship and identity issues that are common among new texters, gamers, and social media users. 

The event will take place on Tuesday, October, 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Novi Middle School Auditorium. Free childcare services are available during the event for children ages 5+. The first 25 attendees to arrive at the event will receive a complimentary copy of Screenwise. This program is sponsored by the Neighborhood Library Association (NLA), Novi Educational Foundation (NEF), and Novi Community School District (NCSD)

Register for the event through the Novi Public Library event calendar.

Copies of the book are available in our New Book Shelf for check out.