At the Uniondale Public Library, we are proud to partner with The Paideia Institute and offer Aequora as an after-school program. Aequora is a K-8 curriculum focusing on literacy education via Latin. Led by independent site-coordinators, Aequora has expanded to over 30 sites in 12 states.
At the Uniondale Public Library, we have chosen Aequora because we believe in the benefits of a classical education. Through The Paideia Institute's Aequora curriculum, our volunteers harness the classical languages’ power to improve literacy while making the ancient mediterranean world fun and accessible to students of all backgrounds. At the Uniondale Aequora site, we hold after-school Aequora sessions every Friday during the school term in the Story Time Room, 4-5 pm.
Our site coordinator, Isaac Hoffman, is a student at Hofstra University, where Aequora has been adopted as an Internship fo Classics students, under the direction of Professor Ilaria Marchesi. Our program has recently transitioned from the one at the Hempstead Boys and Girls Club to Uniondale — so, if you or your student liked Aequora there, we would love to see you again at our new location! With a small classroom setting we can create a small group of Latin speakers to have fun with as we explore the ancient past.