More Great Stories about the Great Stories CLUB!
Angie Manfredi | October 30, 2009
Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally published on the YALSA blog. Thanks to YALSA and Angie Manfredi for letting us share this with you! There’s still time for you to apply for a Great Stories CLUB Grant! The Great Stories CLUB is a unique opportunity for you to reach out to underserved teens in your community and connect them with stories that can matter in their lives and open up their eyes to new horizons.
Share Your National Library Week Programming Ideas
American Library Association | October 27, 2009
Share your programming ideas and join in the discussion at ALA Connect’s new National Library Week community. The mission of the National Library Week community is to create an open discussion space for ALA members to communicate their ideas and develop new ways to celebrate and promote National Library Week in all types of libraries.
NEH Grants Available
National Endowment for the Humanities | October 23, 2009
The Division of Public Programs at the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities funds humanities projects that are intended for broad public audiences at museums, libraries, historic sites, and other historical and cultural organizations.
Globalization Trends in Library Programming
Mary Davis Fournier | October 20, 2009
The ALA Public Programs Office wants to hear from programming librarians about the types of issues, activities, and themes that are currently engaging communities. We welcome your input in the form of submissions to this blog, tips about great programming resources, responses to opinion surveys, and ideas for national program offerings.
Featured Library: Milner Library, Illinois State University
The ALA Public Programs Office | October 16, 2009
Milner Library at Illinois State University (ISU) in Normal just finished hosting the “John Adams Unbound” traveling exhibition, which focuses on Adams’ 3,500-volume personal library that his family donated in 1894 to the Boston Public Library.
Civic Engagement @ your library
Angela Hanshaw | October 13, 2009
The ALA Public Programs Office asked librarians to share their stories of civic engagement at the local library, specifically surrounding the 2008 presidential election season. As always, librarians came through for us, sharing stories as well as images and PR materials.
Last Chance to Order StoryLines New England and StoryLines Midwest!
ALA Public Programs Office | October 06, 2009
StoryLines is based on a series titled “Big Sky Radio,” which aired in Montana from 1993 to 1995 with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). StoryLines has been characterized as “a cross between ‘Larry King Live’ and college English class.”
Great Stories about the Great Stories CLUB
Angie Manfredi | October 02, 2009
Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally published on the YALSA blog. Thanks to YALSA and Angie Manfredi for letting us share this with you! You might have read about the Great Stories CLUB Grant here on the YALSA blog or maybe you received a flyer or e-mail about it. Now you may be wondering if this program is right for you, your library, and your community. What better way to find out more than to talk to some librarians who have used the Great Stories CLUB Grant in their communities?
SchoolJam USA Is Looking for Teen Bands
National Association of Music Merchants | September 29, 2009
Teen bands across the country are invited to step onto the stage to compete in the first-ever SchoolJam USA. This national, one-of-a-kind, teen battle-of-the-bands competition is accepting applications from middle and high school students aiming to showcase their talent.
Get Ready for the Next We the People Bookshelf
Angela Hanshaw | September 22, 2009
It’s that time of year again—time to apply for the We the People Bookshelf. This year’s theme, “A More Perfect Union,” seeks to promote reflection among young people on the idea of the United States as a union.
Where in the World Is John Adams?
Angela Hanshaw | September 15, 2009
Looking for a clever way to promote a program at your library and invite patron participation? Perhaps you could look to “Where in the World Is John Adams?” for inspiration.
Featured Library: Kansas City Public Library
Angela Hanshaw | September 11, 2009
The Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) helped define America and American literature by supporting literary talent during the Great Depression. In association with the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association, the Kansas City Public Library commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of this New Deal program with a series of free events throughout September and October 2009, including a screening of the documentary Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story.