Pride and Passion at the Highland Park Public Library
Beth Keller | September 23, 2010
Highland Park (Ill.) Public Library recently unveiled “Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience,” an exhibit organized by the American Library Association and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, to a standing-room-only-crowd.
New for September at EDSITEment
Shelley NiTuama | September 21, 2010
This month EDSITEment celebrates the signing of the Constitution as well as Hispanic Heritage Month. It also takes a look at the many hats of Benjamin Franklin and announces the launch of Mission US, an exciting series of online educational video games that engage students in United States history.
National Reading Group Month and Booklist
Mary Mackay | September 16, 2010
Booklist, the American Library Association’s review source, is proud to have been selected again as a partner for the Women’s National Book Association’s National Reading Group Month in October.
Go Wild At Your Library
Angela Hanshaw | September 14, 2010
I know two things about the wildlife in my neighborhood: my dog loves to chase it, and, given the chance, it will destroy much of my container garden. I suspect there’s more to animals in the city, however. Here are some programs I discovered on urban wildlife from libraries across the country.
Programming So Good It's Criminal
Angela Hanshaw | September 09, 2010
I'll best remember this summer for two things: the heat, and my steady diet of crime novels. As usual, my new interest in the genre led me to wonder how libraries were incorporating crime into their programming. Also as usual, I wasn't disappointed. Crime scene investigation is alive and well in our libraries.
The September Project
Angela Hanshaw | September 07, 2010
A recent comment on Programming Librarian Facebook page recently caught my eye. Sandy Whipple wrote that she “would love to see more libraries, both public and academic, hosting programs and events as participants in The September Project.” Sandy, I can't promise that this blog post will increase participation, but but it definitely seems a program worth sharing for those who are unfamiliar with it.
Featured Library: Dexter District Library
Angela Hanshaw | September 02, 2010
Now that summer reading programs have wrapped up, I found myself wondering how libraries were welcoming fall. I discovered Dexter (Mich.) District Library’s September line-up, which offers an impressive variety of programs for kids, families, and adults.
Q&A with Barbara Ungar, 2007 Jaffarian Award Winner
Colleen Barbus | August 31, 2010
Barbara Ungar is the Library Media Teacher at Central Elementary School in Wilmette, Illinois. Her program, Central School Third Grade Virtual Museum—A Day in the Neighborhood, won the 2007 Jaffarian Award.
Join the Next Great Stories CLUB
Angela Thullen | August 26, 2010
The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) announced the theme and book titles for the fourth round of Great Stories CLUB grants. YALSA’s Outreach to Young Adults with Special Needs Interest Group selected “Second Chances” as the Great Stories CLUB theme, along with the following titles: Hate List by Jennifer Brown (Little, Brown Books, 2009); Dope Sick by Walter Dean Myers (Amistad, 2009); and The Brothers Torres by Coert Voorhees (Hyperion, 2009).
Q&A with Sandra Wiseman, 2008 Jaffarian Award Winner
Colleen Barbus | August 24, 2010
Sandra Wiseman is the School Library Media Specialist at Woodsdale Elementary School in Wheeling, West Virginia. Her program, History Hits the Road to Woodsdale, won the 2008 Jaffarian Award.
Be an Armchair Traveler
Angela Hanshaw | August 19, 2010
I’ve been feeling the travel bug lately, but lack of time and money means I’ll be puting my dream vacation off, at least for a while. If I lived near Newnan, Georgia, however, I could travel vicariously through Newnan Carnegie Library’s Armchair Travelers program.
Q&A with Sally Rasch, 2009 Jaffarian Award Winner
Colleen Barbus | August 17, 2010
Sally Rasch is the librarian at the Carroll Academy for International Studies in Houston, Texas. Her program, Learning about the World with a Global Perspective, won the 2009 Jaffarian Award.