Featured Library: Red Bank Public Library
Lauren Mueller | January 31, 2012
February is African American History Month, and our featured library, Red Bank (N.J.) Public Library (RBPL), is celebrating it with some exciting events, including a look at a Pulitzer Prize–winning African American playwright and an exhibition focusing on African art.
Winning Ideas for Financial Programming
Angela Hanshaw | January 26, 2012
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association recently announced that grants had been awarded to sixteen libraries as part of the Smart investing@your library initiative.
Partnering for the New Year
Angela Hanshaw | January 24, 2012
Here’s a great example of a long-running partnership between a public library and a university. Since 1993, the Monroe County (Ind.) Public Library has partnered with Indiana University’s Asian Culture Center to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Bloomington.
Not Your Typical Talk at Hennepin County Library
Johannah Genett | January 19, 2012
In December 2011, Hennepin County (Minn.) Library (HCL) offered two unique programs: the “Talk & Taste” series and “An Interview with Scott Sigler, Paperless Author.”
Interactive Programs at Hennepin County Library
Johannah Genett | January 17, 2012
In fall 2011, Hennepin County Library (HCL), Minneapolis, offered a variety of workshops on science, theater, and creative writing focused on providing patrons the opportunity to get hands-on experience.
Apply for an America’s Music Film Viewing and Discussion Series Grant
Angela Thullen Baker | January 12, 2012
The American Library Association Public Programs Office, the Tribeca Film Institute, and the National Endowment for the Humanities are pleased to announce America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway, a six-week series of public programs featuring documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions of twentieth-century American popular music.
More Free Workshops on Astronomy and Maya Culture
Nancy Alima Ali | January 10, 2012
“Calendar in the Sky” is a NASA-funded project led by the UC Berkeley Center for Science Education at the Space Sciences Laboratory to engage the American public in NASA science (space exploration, astronomy, planetary and Earth sciences, etc.) via the broad interest in Maya culture.
New for January at EDSITEment
Angela Hanshaw | January 05, 2012
This month, EDSITEment remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., explores President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, offers lessons for teaching civics through stories, celebrates the Chinese New Year, looks back at 1968, and takes a trip through the looking glass.
Featured Library: New York Public Library
Lauren Mueller | January 03, 2012
January is Financial Awareness Month, so what better time to highlight the New York Public Library’s (NYPL) financial literacy programs for all types of audiences, including entrepreneurs, college students, those looking into mutual funds, children, those looking for tax tips, home buyers, and retirees.