New workshop: 20 Subjects in 90 Minutes: Themed Programs for Adults
For Immediate Release
CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new workshop, 20 Subjects in 90 Minutes: Themed Programs for Adults, with expert Amy Alessio. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.
Themed events are popular throughout the year at libraries and community colleges and often entice a lot of visitors. In addition to summer reading programs, One Book community tie-ins, special themed weeks (Money Smart, National Library Week) and anniversary celebrations, are you ever wondering what else you could provide for adults to get them interested and engaged?
In this workshop, library services and vintage cooking enthusiast Amy Alessio, will introduce you to 20 themes that you can use, including three or more program ideas per theme. While outside performers and groups are often necessary to hire to meet these themes, many topics can be addressed by staff run events.
Are you ready to gain 50 fresh programs ideas for your adult patrons?
By the end of this workshop, you will:
- gain more than 50 fresh program ideas for adults;
- learn about resources for further inspiration and development;
- walk away with at least three program suggestions for the following subjects:
- Artistic Adventures
- Decades: WWI, WWII, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s
- Hollywood Comes to the Library
- Horror-ible Ideas
- Making Things Fun
- Money Smart
- Mysterious Events
- Out of This World Programs: Space and Futuristic
- Sports, or Olympic Year Events
- Superhero Staff
- Technology Tie-Ins
- World of Ideas
About the Instructor:
Amy Alessio has enjoyed the input of teens for over 19 years as an award winning teen librarian at the Schaumburg Township District Library in Illinois. She is the author of "Mind-Bending Mysteries and Thrillers for Teens: A Programming and Readers’ Guide" and a co-author of "A Year of Programs for Millennials and More." She has been on the YALSA Board of Directors and enjoys offering presentations about library services or vintage cooking, her passion. She has a BS in Criminology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an MLIS from Dominican University.
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