One Book, One Chicago
Angela Hanshaw | March 29, 2011
I had to highlight my local library system for choosing a novel by Neil Gaiman for its 2011 One Book, One Chicago citywide reading program. (It also helps that they’re offering a wide variety of interesting programming to go with the usual book discussions.)
Celebrate National Bookmobile Day
John Amundson | March 24, 2011
Audrey Niffenegger wants you to celebrate National Bookmobile Day on April 13, 2011. The acclaimed author of The Night Bookmobile and The Time Traveler’s Wife is the 2011 Honorary Chair of National Bookmobile Day.
Adventure, Danger, Literature, and Science
Angela Hanshaw | March 22, 2011
The newly renovated Barney Branch of the Farmington (Conn.) Libraries is hosting the Director’s College, a series of programs designed to satisfy the intellectual curiosity of adult patrons.
Forever Free at the State Library of Ohio
Marsha McDevitt-Stredney | March 17, 2011
The State Library of Ohio had its opening program and reception for the Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation traveling exhibition on March 9, 2011.
Exploring Literature and Film
Gay Mohrbacher | March 15, 2011
You love to read and watch movies. Why not combine your passion for both with a PBS Masterpiece Book & Film Club in your library? Gather like-minded patrons to talk about books, film adaptations, costumes, actors, and more.
Anniversaries in 2011
Andrea Lapsley | March 10, 2011
At our very productive Midwinter meetings, the ALA Public Programs Office’s Public and Cultural Programs Advisory Committee discussed putting together a list of 2011 anniversaries and events that librarians could use to plan programming around. I offered to work on this, and the result is this calendar of important dates that could lend themselves to author programs, film programs, panel discussions, and much more.
Join Us at ACRL
Angela Thullen | March 08, 2011
ACRL’s award-winning national conference is coming up quickly. If you’re heading to Philadelphia, be sure to stop by and say hi to us in booth #548. Programming Librarian will be demonstrating some of our newest website features and offering information on some upcoming program grant opportunities from ALA.
New for March at EDSITEment
Shelley NiTuama | March 03, 2011
March capers in like a lamb this year, along with a number of resources from the EDSITEment program at National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit EDSITEment for insights into a number of important historical moments and figures that will be featured this month.
Featured Library: Pierce County Library System
Angela Hanshaw | March 01, 2011
Pierce County Library System in Tacoma, Washington, will launch its fourth annual Pierce County Reads communitywide reading event this week. This is the first year readers were asked to vote for a book, and The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America by Pulitzer Prize winner Timothy Egan was finally selected.