Science That’s Fun (and Messy!)
Angela Hanshaw | February 24, 2011
The Wilkinson Public Library in Telluride, Colorado, is launching its “No School Science Project” for children tomorrow. Partnering with the Pinhead Institute, the library developed this series of after-school programs to inspire students in grades three to six to learn about science.
Tax Season @ your library
Megan McFarlane | February 22, 2011
In tough economic times, libraries help people save money in a variety of ways. This year, many libraries across the country are doing just that by working to provide library users not only with the tools to file their taxes, but resources and experts that can help them get the most out of their refund.
PLA Virtual Spring Symposium
Angela Hanshaw | February 17, 2011
Want to attend the Public Library Association’s Spring Symposium, but are unable to travel due to time or budget restraints? How about attending virtually on March 30, 2011? Moderated by Meg (Canada) Knodl, the PLA Virtual Spring Syposium is a full day of public library education that will offer eight education programs across four program tracks; Technology and Youth Services tracks will run simultaneously in the morning, while Administration/Leadership and Adult Services tracks will run in the afternoon.
Pass the Book Program Wins MAE Award
Stephanie Kuenn | February 15, 2011
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) named Katie George the winner of the 2011 MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens. The MAE Award provides $500 to the recipient and $500 to the recipient’s library and is sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust.
A Science Café in a Library?
Carole Kiehl and Tracy Englert | February 10, 2011
How do a Science Café and a university library fit together? Actually, they are a perfect match. One of the goals of the University of Southern Mississippi Libraries is to promote the library as the intellectual and cultural center of the campus. Having a Science Café series within the library helps us accomplish this initiative.
New for February at EDSITEment
Shelley NiTuama | February 08, 2011
This month, join EDSITEment in celebrating the Chinese New Year, recognizing Black History Month, highlighting the twentieth-century Presidents, and exploring the Salem Witch Trials.
Featured Library: Lyon County Library System
Angela Hanshaw | February 01, 2011
This month, the Lyon County (Nev.) Library System is launching its “Adaptation Festival,” a program designed for adult and senior film lovers. The library system has chosen five novels or short stories that have been adapted for film.