Jazz Up Your Library Programming
Angela Hanshaw | March 29, 2012
Next month is Jazz Appreciation Month, and DC Public Library is going all out with a packed schedule of jazz programming for all ages. Check out their programs below.
Angela Hanshaw | March 27, 2012
National Poetry Month is just a week away. Need inspiration for some last-minute programming, or looking for ideas you can use year-round? The American Academy of Poets offers a list of thirty ways to celebrate poetry.
Women’s History Month @ your library
Megan McFarlane | March 22, 2012
Women’s History Month has been celebrated in March since 1987. This year’s Women’s History Month theme, “Women’s Education—Women’s Empowerment,” aims to bring attention to the critical role that rural women play in the global economies of both developing and developed nations.
Building Community through Engaged Discussion at Skokie Public Library
Carolyn Anthony | March 20, 2012
One of the best programs we have had at the Skokie (Ill.) Public Library was not my idea, nor the idea of any of our staff. It was brought to us by some members of the Indian community who wanted the library to have a program in honor of Mahatma Gandhi
A University Library Remembers the Civil War
Angela Hanshaw | March 15, 2012
The Perkins Library at Duke University is hosting a one-day symposium tomorrow to mark the Civil War Sesquicentennial. Titled “Another March Madness: The American Civil War at 150,” the symposium is open to the public.
An Academic Librarian’s “Fine Romance” with Programming
M. Teresa Doherty | March 13, 2012
An email message on the Virginia Library Association discussion list hit my inbox back in November 2010 with the subject line, “Traveling exhibitions celebrate life and work of great Jewish artists.” The announcement from the ALA Public Programs Office detailed how interested libraries could apply to host one of these ready-made exhibits focusing on the author Maurice Sendak, the poet Emma Lazarus, or the Jewish songwriters of the early twentieth century.
New for March at EDSITEment
Angela Hanshaw | March 08, 2012
This March, EDSITEment focuses on Women’s History Month; offers a new lesson on the Magna Carta, a new unit on early American foreign policy, and a new launchpad on Benjamin Franklin; takes a look back at March 1968; highlights some of the best humanities on the web; and shares this month’s don’t-miss programs on PBS’s American Experience.
Featured Library: Johnson County Library
Angela Hanshaw | March 06, 2012
To go along with our current theme of civic engagement, this month our featured library is Johnson County Library in Overland Park, Kansas. The library has a long history of hosting community issues and engagement events.
Publicize Your El día de los niños/El día de los libros Events
Linda Mays | March 01, 2012
As libraries throughout the country continue to expand their collections for diverse communities, thousands will celebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), also known as Día, on April 30, 2012. Libraries from coast-to-coast will host celebrations with family programs, including bilingual story hours, book giveaways and other literacy events.