Featured Library: Omaha Public Library
Catherine Bayles | May 31, 2011
It’s that time again! Summer reading programs have begun across the country, and Omaha Public Library (OPL) is celebrating in style. More than 17,000 people participated in the library’s summer reading programs in 2010, and this year, OPL has set the goal of 25,000 registrants between May 21 and July 31. If the goal is met, OPL Executive Director Gary Wasdi promises to skydive for the first time.
Q&A with Dr. Steve Frank, Curator of “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War”
Jennifer Dominiak | May 26, 2011
Dr. Steve Frank, Chief Interpretive Officer at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, worked with the American Library Association’s (ALA) Public Programs Office to develop “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a National Endowment for the Humanities–funded traveling exhibit about Lincoln’s struggle to meet the political and constitutional challenges of the Civil War. The traveling version is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center
Encouraging Young Authors
Angela Hanshaw | May 24, 2011
I’m fortunate to have grown up in a state that offers a book writing and illustrating contest for elementary students, the Young Author Program. I have fond memories of creating my own little book, so I was thrilled to see that Glenwood Intermediate School partnered with Chatham Area Public Library for its program.
Twenty-six Acclaimed Poets and Authors LIVE!
Angela Thullen | May 19, 2011
The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office will present twenty-six critically acclaimed and best-selling authors and poets on the LIVE! @ your library Reading Stage in the exhibits hall at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.
Create Your Own Space Exhibitions (with Help from NASA)
Daniella Scalice | May 17, 2011
Greetings from the NASA Astrobiology Institute! To celebrate NASA’s Year of the Solar System, we have put together a collection of high-resolution images to showcase the excitement of planetary exploration—our journey to understand the origin and evolution of the solar system and our search for life elsewhere.
Celebrating Latino Culture and Food
Angela Hanshaw | May 12, 2011
Yesterday, the Fullerton (Ca.) Public Library (FPL) hosted a celebration of Latino food as part of Gustavo Arellano’s “Awesome Lecture Series!” Arellano, a lecturer with Cal State Fullerton’s (CSUF) Chicana and Chicano Studies Department, gave a brief presentation on the history of Latino food in Orange County.
Share Your STEM Program Experiences
Jennifer Dominiak | May 10, 2011
The American Library Association Public Programs Office is collaborating with the National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at Space Science Institute (SSI), Boulder, Colorado, the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), and the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) on a series of science exhibits and programs in libraries.
New for May at EDSITEment
Shelley NiTuama | May 05, 2011
This month EDSITEment is chock full of new lessons and resources marking significant events and celebrations within the May calendar, including Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, Jewish American Heritage Month, the Mexican Revolution, and the fiftieth anniversary of the Freedom Riders.
Featured Library: Bonner Springs City Library
Angela Hanshaw | May 03, 2011
The 2011 Jazz on the Lake fundraising gala was a success for Bonner Springs City Library (BSCL), raising $11,500 for a new programming series for preschoolers through teens. Titled “Imagination Destination,” the two-year series will focus on the arts and science.