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Applications for United for Libraries/Thrift Books Friend Conference Grant now available

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the United for Libraries/Thrift Books Friend Conference Grant through Jan. 9, 2017.

The United for Libraries/Thrift Books Friends Grant enables one member of a Friends of the Library group at a public library to attend the ALA Annual Conference. Applicants must be first-time attendees and must be active in their public library Friends group. The winner will receive a grant of $850, plus full ALA Annual Conference registration.

Dedicate a Literary Landmark to celebrate the Pulitzer Prize Centennial

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania -  As part of the Pulitzer Prize Centennial celebration, United for Libraries, in partnership with Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO), will dedicate a Literary Landmark for Marquis James (1891-1955), two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for biographies of notable Americans.

Free webinar series on building effective library advocacy campaigns

CHICAGO –  The American Library Association’s Office for Library Advocacy is offering a free webinar series designed to teach attendees how to create, market and implement effective advocacy campaigns for libraries.

Beginning Thursday, July 14th, and occurring each Thursday through Aug. 4, the Library Campaign Training Institute will cover a host of topics, with a different focus each week.  These 90-minute sessions include:

United for Libraries dedicates Literary Landmarks for Erich Maria Remarque and E. L. Doctorow

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries, in partnership with the Empire State Center for the Book, recently dedicated two Literary Landmarks on the same New York City block.  The dedications, for Erich Maria Remarque and E.L. Doctorow,  occurred on June 18 on the 300 block of East 57th Street, and recognized two apartment buildings.

320 and 333 East 57th Street were selected by the Empire State Center for the Book and were supported by City Councilman Ben Kallos. The buildings were the homes of Remarque and Doctorow.  They become the 18th and 19th landmarks in New York State.

Meet comedian and United for Libraries spokesperson Paula Poundstone at the ALA Annual Conference

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Comedian and United for Libraries spokesperson Paula Poundstone will be signing at the Recorded Books booth (1951) at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando on Sunday, June 26, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Conference attendees can pick up an autographed card and a free download of Poundstone’s book “There’s Nothing in This Book That I Meant to Say” as well as an excerpt from her new audio release “North by Northwest: Paula Poundstone Live!”

United for Libraries to host romance panel at ALA Annual Conference

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present “Isn’t it Romantic?” from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 26 at the Orange County Convention Center, W101A, at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

Featured romance writers will include Meg Rosoff, Mary Kay Andrews, Susan Wiggs, Heather Graham, Shelly Shepard Gray, Brenda Novak and Meg Rosoff. Authors will sign copies of their books following the program. The panel will be moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

United for Libraries to host 'Reads Like Fiction' nonfiction panel at ALA Annual Conference

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will host “Reads Like Fiction, Nonfiction You Can’t Put Down” from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 26 at the Orange County Convention Center, S330 A-B, at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

United for Libraries to host 'First Author' panel at ALA Annual Conference

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will host “First Author, First Book” from 1-2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 26 at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

United for Libraries to host horror author panel at ALA Annual Conference

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will host “The Horror! The Horror! Authors Who Write to Scare” from 8:30-10 a.m. on Saturday, June 25 at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

The horror genre is becoming increasingly popular, so be sure to join fellow horror enthusiasts for this program featuring JG Faherty, Christopher Golden, Christopher Buehlman, Amy Lukavics, Ezekiel Boone and Peter Adam Salomon. Authors will sign copies of their books following the program. The panel will be moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

United for Libraries to host President’s Program with John Hart at ALA Annual Conference

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries President Ed McBride will host the President’s Program featuring bestselling author John Hart from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 25 at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

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