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.
October Is National Arts and Humanities Month
Americans for the Arts | September 08, 2009
Be one of the 10,000 communities and millions of people throughout the United States who celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month every year. Join us in recognizing the many ways the arts and culture enhance our lives.
Collaborating to Create Award-Winning School Programming
Sandra Wiseman | September 04, 2009
On a beautiful Sunday morning in June, I was standing in the convention center in Anaheim, California. I was there on behalf of my school, to receive a check for $4,000 and plaque as part of the Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming.