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  1. How ‘Small Business Saturday’ Helped Main Street Take Back the Holidays

    Tuesday, 8/9/2016 2:00 PM (Eastern) 1:00 PM (Central) 12:00 PM (Mountain) 11:00 AM (Pacific) Coming out of the recession in 2010, American Express created Small Business Saturday to help small business owners with their most pressing need- getting more cu ...

    SOAKLEY - 07/21/2016 - 15:07 - Programming & Exhibitions

  2. Serving At-Risk Patrons: Lessons from Library Social Workers

    Looking for ideas on how to provide services to vulnerable customers in your library system? Join two library social workers to learn how libraries are on the front lines of social work – and how you can help patrons in need in your own communities. Jean ...

    SOAKLEY - 07/21/2016 - 09:45 - Programming & Exhibitions

  3. Greensboro Sit-In Exhibit- 2016 Jaffarian Award Winner

    Greensboro Sit-In Exhibit School:  Friends Seminary, New York, N.Y. Applicant: Constance Vidor, Director of Library Services Read the full application here.  Program Summary After Friends Seminary teachers presented an overview of the Greensboro sit-ins i ...

    SOAKLEY - 06/29/2016 - 09:15 - Programming & Exhibitions

  4. Selected Sites

    The following sites were selected to participate in the Great Stories Club "The Art of Change: Creation, Growth and Transformation" theme. Programming will take place from August to December 2016.  Juneau Public Library, Juneau, AK, partnering w ...

    brussell3 - 05/18/2016 - 13:15 - Programming & Exhibitions

  5. The Work of Freedom: Individual and Communal

    The African American historical journey is characterized by a commitment to engaging in the work of freedom, while remaining focused on service of self and community. Each rung on liberation’s ladder has been forged by a collective handhold which grasps e ...

    SOAKLEY - 04/19/2016 - 11:51 - Programming & Exhibitions

  6. Places in the Heart

    Images from the Picturing America collection celebrate scenic as well as man-made wonders—those carved by the forces of nature and those crafted by human ingenuity. Some also suggest the ways in which human experience is shaped, even defined, by place. Th ...

    SOAKLEY - 04/19/2016 - 11:48 - Programming & Exhibitions

  7. Objects of Art

    Images from the Picturing America collection present Native American art from pre-historic Anasazi pottery, through nineteenth-century ledger art, to the pottery and basketry of the early twentieth century. Art created by non-Natives depicting Indian imag ...

    SOAKLEY - 04/19/2016 - 11:46 - Programming & Exhibitions

  8. Making Tracks

    In 1876, fewer than fifty years after the first railroad lines were laid in North America, Walt Whitman composed a poem—“To a Locomotive in Winter”—that captured the power and energy of the train, the machine that Whitman hailed as the “Type of the modern ...

    SOAKLEY - 04/19/2016 - 11:43 - Programming & Exhibitions

  9. Land of Opportunity

    The story of the championship racehorse Seabiscuit as told by Laura Hillenbrand is the story of the American Dream realized. The central figures—the horse, the trainer, the jockey, and the owner—seemed destined for ordinary lives—for obscurity, if not for ...

    SOAKLEY - 04/19/2016 - 11:40 - Programming & Exhibitions

  10. What America Reads: Myth Making in Popular Fiction

    The mass appeal of many fiction best-sellers seems to come from the combination of mythic characters and realistic, historically identifiable settings. These five novels, published between 1852 and 1971, are united not only by their reliance on a sense of ...

    SOAKLEY - 04/18/2016 - 15:54 - Programming & Exhibitions

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