New Session: 36 Adult Program Ideas in 90 Minutes

For Immediate Release
Fri, 07/28/2017


Colton Ursiny

Administrative Assistant

ALA Publishing

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, 36 Adult Program Ideas in 90 Minutes with Amy Alessio. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

36 Adult Program Ideas in 90 Minutes Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific 

If you’re responsible for programming in your library, you know that it’s a year-round job. Celebrating annual seasons and events can give you inspiration for events that are popular and easy to promote. Plan your programs with confidence! In this workshop, library program guru Amy Alessio provides you with three program ideas for each month that you can expand, adapt, and modify to fit your community’s needs. The presentation includes many low-cost ideas that require minimal staff time. You’ll also have the chance to engage in conversation and Q&A with Amy.

After participating in this event, you will:

  • Gain at least 40 program ideas for adults.
  • Be ready for each month with a few program ideas for each.
  • Receive an outline of the themes and ideas plus an organized list of programs audience members add in typed chat.

About the Instructor

Amy Alessio is an award-winning librarian with a black belt in karate. She is the coauthor of A Year of Programs for Millennials and More (ALA Editions, 2015), and Club Programs for Teens (ALA Editions, 2015), and 50+ Fandom Programs: Planning Festivals and Events for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editions, 2017). She teaches graduate-level young adult literature and conducts dozens of webinars every year, including ones on the topic of social media for book lovers. Amy enjoys sharing her passion for Jell-O and kolackies with 30 local and national audiences a year during interactive presentations on vintage cookbooks and crafts. She reviews romance titles for Booklist and has written and edited several works of fiction and nonfiction. She is a former board member for the Young Adult Library Services Association. Learn more at

Registration for this ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions Workshop is available on the ALA Store. You can purchase registration at both individual and group rates.

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