Learn How to Build Community Connections through Civic Reflection
Angela Thullen Baker | February 28, 2012
The “Civic Reflection Builds Community Connections: A Program Model for Libraries,” preconference is aimed at library directors, department heads, and senior staff from public, academic, and special libraries.
A Community at War
Angela Hanshaw | February 23, 2012
The Civil War, that is. This March, the Trumbull (Conn.) Library will hold its third annual “One Book One Town” event. This year’s book is Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier. The library will be offering a variety of programs for all ages, and the book also dovetails nicely with Civil War Sesquicentennial–related programming.
Programming Programs at PLA
Lauren Mueller | February 21, 2012
Being a programming librarian is hard work, but this year at the 2012 PLA National Conference in Philadelphia, you can learn a variety of new ways to offer your community outstanding and engaging programs. To help you as you figure out your conference plans, here is a list of PLA programs you should check out.
Free NASA Training for Wisconsin Public Library Staff
Keliann LaConte | February 16, 2012
The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) is hosting a free, NASA-supported workshop, “Explore: Life on Mars?” on April 3–4, 2012, at the University of Wisconsin Geology Museum in Madison. The program is designed to help you bring earth and space science to your communities through fun and engaging hands-on activities.
Not Your Typical Valentine’s Day Celebration
Angela Hanshaw | February 14, 2012
I’m not a hearts-and-flowers kind of girl (although I wouldn’t turn down some good dark chocolate), so I thought I’d see what alternative Valentine’s Day programming libraries are hosting. What did I find?
New for February at EDSITEment
Angela Hanshaw | February 09, 2012
This February, EDSITEment offers a collection of Black History Month resources, takes a look at the history-changing events of February 1968, goes on a Flight to Freedom, builds a fire with Jack London, introduces the members of Thoreau’s Circle, and celebrates Presidents’ Day.
Happy Birthday, Charles Dickens!
Gay Mohrbacher | February 07, 2012
Charles Dickens was born two hundred years ago today, and in celebration, I’m offering a roundup of Masterpiece’s Dickens-related resources.
Share Your National Library Week Programming Ideas and Win
Megan McFarlane | February 02, 2012
How do you plan on promoting your library this National Library Week? Share your programming ideas, and you could win a set of National Library Week–themed promotional materials.