Featured Library: Ridgefield Library
Angela Hanshaw | April 30, 2013
This month, we’re highligting the Ridgefield (Conn.) Library for its long-running STEM program. Launched in 2005, the Donofrio Technology Series, Inspiring Kids in Science, aims to inspire young people to pursue science and engineering.
Academic Engagement: Hello from Amanda and Jamie
Amanda Peters and Jamie Vander Broek | April 25, 2013
Over the past few years, the University of Michigan Library in Ann Arbor has developed a couple of different models for offering programs to the UM community. We are interested in sharing our goals and ideas for our academic library programs with other librarians from all kinds of libraries, with the thought that there is some definite overlap and ways we can learn from the larger programming librarian community. We’ll contribute regular monthly posts here at Programming Librarian!
Great Marketing Ideas from the 2013 John Cotton Dana Award Winners
Fred Reuland | April 23, 2013
Eight libraries were selected for the 2013 John Cotton Dana Award, honoring outstanding library public relations and marketing with a $10,000 award and plaque.
Creative Aging at Briarcliff Manor Public Library
Melinda Greenblatt | April 18, 2013
Being a fairly new director of a small suburban public library, I was interested in applying for the Creative Aging grant as soon as I heard about it. I have been trying to find ways to increase attendance at our adult programs and make our library more visible to the community at large.
Events at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference
Angela Thullen Baker | April 16, 2013
I hope that many of you are planning to join us in Chicago for the 2013 ALA Annual Conference this summer. The ALA Public Programs Office is hosting several special events which may be of interest to you. Registration for either of these events is available as part of conference registration.
Creative Aging at Brooklyn Public Library
Xiaoyan Zhou | April 11, 2013
Situated in an area of Brooklyn, New York, with a high concentration of seniors, the Bay Ridge branch of the Brooklyn Public Library has made it a priority to provide meaningful programs and services to our older adults.
New for April at EDSITEment
Angela Hanshaw | April 09, 2013
This month, EDSITEment celebrates National Poetry Month by looking at Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and The Canterbury Tales; examines how LBJ dealt with the crisis in the Dominican Republic; explores Shakespeare; and remembers the Holocaust.
Creative Aging at Mid-Manhattan Library
Jessica Cline | April 04, 2013
Hermine Meinhard writes a poem of a place from childhood in She Stood, pulling back her years to explore what her memory has kept. I invited her to bring this experience to Mid-Manhattan Library to lead a workshop for older adults on writing poetry this spring.
Featured Library: Kitsap Regional Library
Brian Russell | April 02, 2013
This month marks the one-year anniversary of the “Books on Tap” program at the Bainbridge Island branch of the Kitsap Regional Library in Washington. Each month, the program invites patrons ages twenty-one and older to a popular local pub and pizzeria, the Treehouse Café, for literary trivia and word games.