Plan Your El día de los niños/El día de los libros
Dan Rude | November 15, 2011
To better serve the growing population of libraries offering events for El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), also known as día, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) released a new día website. The completely redesigned site includes a día resource guide for public and school librarians, giving them everything they need to produce a Día event at their library.
Incubate Art at Your Library
Christina Endres | November 10, 2011
Are you looking for creative ideas for arts-based programming, or wondering how your library can better support the arts and artists in your community? Do you have great arts programming at your library that you want to share? The Library as Incubator Project is here to help!
Help Complete Your Community’s Streets
Angela Hanshaw | November 08, 2011
In the spirit of this month’s feature article and the topic of civic engagement, I thought I’d highlight a program near and dear to my heart: Complete Streets. As the National Complete Streets Coalition notes: “The streets of our cities and towns are an important part of the livability of our communities. They ought to be for everyone …”
A Novel Idea @ your library
Megan McFarlane | November 03, 2011
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). During the month librarians across the country and around the world will be reminding would-be writers of all the great resources they have to offer when it comes to writing their masterpiece.
Featured Library: Rosenbach Museum & Library
Lauren Mueller | November 01, 2011
This month we are highlighting Philadelphia’s Rosenbach Museum & Library and its ninth annual Dracula Festival, held in October. Home to Bram Stoker’s original research notes and outlines for Dracula, the museum and library celebrated the man, the myth, and the vampire…
Join One of the Largest Family Game Days in History
Jennifer Peterson | October 27, 2011
On Saturday, November 12, more than 20,000 people in communities across the United States will come together in the spirit of play for the American Library Association’s fourth annual National Gaming Day @ your library.
Finding the History of Your Home
Angela Hanshaw | October 25, 2011
I live in a rehabbed condo in a building that’s about one hundred years old, and I’ve often wondered about who had lived there in the past, what the inside of the building looked like when it was first built, and how the building has changed over the years. If my home was in Fullterton, California, I likely would have been able to find much of that out.
Launch Your Library into Space Science!
Stephanie Shipp | October 20, 2011
We invite you to participate in the Countdown to Curiosity and the launch of the latest mission to Mars on November 22–25 at the Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront and the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This free, NASA-supported experience includes a two-day workshop, a VIP tour of Kennedy Space Center, and front row seats at the launch of the Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity.
Deadline Extended for National Library Week Grant
Megan McFarlane | October 18, 2011
Your library has something for everyone. This National Library Week, celebrate the ways your library provides a place where everyone belongs. The deadline for 2012 grant has been extended to Friday, October 28. U.S. libraries of all types are invited to apply for a $3,000 grant.
Cooking Up a Contest
Steve Zalusky | October 13, 2011
Editor’s note: Tie this contest in with your cooking programs, or use it to inspire new programming. One commenter on the contest’s website mentioned that her library was hosting a recipe tasting to determine which recipe should be submitted—a great idea!
New for October at EDSITEment
Angela Hanshaw | October 11, 2011
This month, EDSITEment offers lesson plans for a variety of American history–related film resources, with topics including Prohibition, post-Columbus America, American art, and the War of 1812. The site also celebrates Halloween and el Día de Muertos and highlights two exhibitions you won’t want to miss.
Build Common Ground in Your Community
Angela Thullen Baker | October 06, 2011
The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office is accepting applications for Building Common Ground: Discussions of Community, Civility and Compassion, a multiformat discussion program for public audiences to spark action, engagement, and reflection within the community.