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Langston Hughes Library to be designated a Literary Landmark by United for Libraries

PHILADELPHIA —  Queens Library’s Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center will be designated a Literary Landmark at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9.

A plaque will be placed in the library at 100-01 Northern Boulevard during the 28th annual Langston Hughes Celebration, which will begin at 11 a.m. with a film screening of “Hughes Dream Harlem” and continues with a lecture, music and more. The community is invited. Admission is free.

United for Libraries and ALA Conference Services to sponsor Spotlight on Adult Literature at Midwinter Meeting

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries, along with ALA Conference Services, will sponsor a Spotlight on Adult Literature from 2 to 4 p.m. Pacific time on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Washington State Convention Center Exhibit Hall at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

Participating publishers will host book and galley giveaways, author signings and more.

United for Libraries to present 'Nuts & Bolts for Friends and Trustees' at ALA Midwinter Meeting

PHILADELPHIA –  United for Libraries  will present “Nuts & Bolts for Friends and Trustees” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT on Friday, Jan. 25 at the Sheraton Seattle, Redwood, during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

Citizens-Save-Libraries grant applications due to United for Libraries March 15

PHILADELPHIA —  Applications for the Citizens-Save-Libraries grants from United for Libraries, made possible by a grant from the Neal-Schuman Foundation, are due March 15, 2013.

The 20 grants will support advocacy at the local level for libraries with troubled budgets by sending expert advocates to library sites over the next two years. The expert advocates will help friends of the library groups, library directors and trustees develop individual blueprints for advocacy campaigns to restore, increase or save threatened library budgets.

Applications for United for Libraries Trustee awards due Dec. 31

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the ALA Trustee Citation and the United for Libraries/Gale Outstanding Trustee Grant.  Applications for both awards are due Dec. 31, 2012.

Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine dedicated a Literary Landmark by United for Libraries in honor of L’Engle

PHILADELPHIA — The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York was dedicated a Literary Landmark by United for Libraries on Nov. 29 in honor of Madeleine L’Engle (1918-2007).

The author of the children’s literary classic "A Wrinkle in Time" served as the church’s librarian for more than 40 years. The date of the dedication would have been her 94th birthday.

J. A. Jance among the featured authors at the Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, at Midwinter Meeting

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will host the Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. Pacific time at the Grand Hyatt Seattle, Leonesca Ballroom, on Monday, Jan. 28 at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

United for Libraries accepting National Friends of Libraries Week Award applications through Dec. 3

PHILADELPHIA  — United for Libraries will present two awards of $250 to Friends of the Library groups for activities held during National Friends of Libraries Week (Oct. 21-27, 2012).

Applications for United for Libraries Trustee awards due Dec. 31

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the ALA Trustee Citation and the United for Libraries/Gale Outstanding Trustee Grant.  Applications for both awards are due Dec. 31, 2012.

United for Libraries to designate Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine a Literary Landmark in honor of L’Engle

PHILADELPHIA —  United for Libraries will designate the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York a Literary Landmark in honor of Madeleine L’Engle on Thursday, Nov. 29.

The Literary Landmark will be dedicated to recognize the church’s connection with L’Engle, a legendary children’s author who wrote the literary classic “A Wrinkle in Time” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1962). She served as the church’s librarian for more than 40 years.

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