Get It Write @ your library
Angela Hanshaw | September 30, 2010
It’s always the write time to offer writing classes at your library. You’re sure to find people in your community who would like an introduction to writing or the chance to build upon their writing skills. Here are just a few program examples for all ages, from fiction to nonfiction to poetry.
Banned Books Week 2010
Angela Maycock | September 28, 2010
Happy Banned Books Week! This year marks our twenty-ninth year of celebrating the freedom to read, an issue that’s as vital and relevant to libraries today as ever. Banned Books Week is an opportunity to raise awareness about the role of libraries in fighting censorship and providing access to diverse materials.
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.