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ALA Press Release
For Immediate Release
October 9, 2012
Contact: Megan McFarlane
Fall into autumn @ your library
CHICAGO — With students immersed in the school year and the cooler temperatures, the library is the place to check out both academic and extracurricular indoor programs this fall.
Below are just a few examples of what libraries across the country are doing when it comes to fall programming at their libraries.
This autumn, the Syosset (N.Y.) Public Library is focusing on getting area students ready not only for the current academic year, but also the following one with college prep programs. Recently under the title, Fall @ your library, the library announced its new fall line-up of courses, including classes on selecting the right college, university or community college, college application essays and financial aid. Bilingual classes are also available in Mandarin and Korean.
As the Memphis (Tenn.) Public Library points out in its What’s new @ your library newsletter, “cool weather does not mean you can’t do cool things,” which is certainly true of the library's list of fall programs for teens. Fall programs range from the creative, with t-shirt reconstruction, poetry nights and zine publishing, to the more intellectual Bookstock: Memphis Area Authors’ Festival and Memphis Area College Fair.
Each fall, the Gwinnett (Ga.) County Public Library hosts Fall into the Arts, a celebration of literary, performing and visual arts. During this year’s celebration the library will engage members of the public and area artists with the Chair-ish the arts @ your library contest, during which individual and organizational groups will be challenged get creative and design artist chairs for display in the library.
In its Check it out @ your library newsletter, the Crete (Ill.) Public Library recently announced a change in its usual Fall Family Fun Fest by going back in time to host a Renaissance Faire. During the faire the library will host a Renaissance dress up, lessons on chivalry from knights and performances of Medieval and Celtic music.
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