July 2012

Hoppy Hour at the Library: A Homebrew 101 Workshop

This April, we turned our Conference Room into a brewery. The community of Darien, Connecticut, is full of “lifelong learners”: those with the strong desire to tinker, dabble, and dip their toes into all kinds of experiences. With this conviction in mind, I organized a Homebrew 101 workshop right here at Darien Library.

Use It, Love It, or Need It: Help Your Patrons Declutter

One of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions is getting organized! In January 2011 we decided to help our patrons get the year off to a good start by bringing in a professional organizer to conduct a program about how to get and stay organized … we called it “Organizing 101.”

Pinning Your Way to Fabulous Programming

If you’re a fan of arts and craft or recipe websites (or just spend ridiculous amounts of time wandering aimlessly around the internet, like myself), odds are that you’ve heard about Pinterest. If not, then you should definitely go explore. Be forewarned, though—you may look up hours later to find that the entire afternoon has inexplicably passed you by.

New for July at EDSITEment

Today, EDSITEment celebrates two July 12 birthdays: Henry David Thoreau and Pablo Neruda. EDSITEment also remembers William Faulkner, looks at the histories of London and the Olympics, celebrates New Mexico’s 100th anniversary as a state, offers a summertime reading list, goes to war, and reviews the events of July 1968.

2012 ALA Annual Conference Roundup

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth a million. Check out these interviews that took place during the 2012 ALA Annual Conference.

Fresh off of reading at the Live! @ Your Library stage, poet Javier Huerta spoke with the ALA Public Programs Office’s Mary Davis Fournier about how libraries influenced him as a child, during his time on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, and as a student at the University of Houston.