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A 'Star Wars'-themed party with authors Chris Alexander and Tom Angleberger at ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — Best-selling authors Chris Alexander and Tom Angleberger will host a Star Wars-themed Wrap Up/Rev Up party at 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting on Monday, January 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m., wrapping up the Seattle event and revving up for Annual Conference in Chicago. From storm troopers to origami, there’ll be something for everyone, including photo opportunities with characters and more.

Celebrate excellence in adult reading and reference at RUSA Midwinter Book and Media Awards Reception

CHICAGO — All ALA Midwinter Meeting participants are invited to celebrate the winners of numerous adult reading and reference awards and build their 2013 to-be-read lists at the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) upcoming Midwinter Book and Media Awards Reception.

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.

Lisa Genova announced as Arthur Curley Memorial Lecturer, 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — Neuroscientist-turned-novelist Lisa Genova has captured a special place in contemporary fiction by using her immense knowledge of how the brain works in her novels. ALA Midwinter attendees have a chance to hear this unique, popular and moving author at the 2013 Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26.

Maker Monday makes ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — Maker Monday debuts at 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting on Monday, Jan. 28, offering a day of events and activities to help you get informed and involved in the latest from the makerspace movement. It also provides a chance for successful programs to share their stories. Maker Monday includes:

Caroline Kennedy in conversation at ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO - ALA Midwinter Meeting offers a special opportunity to hear the widely admired Caroline Kennedy in conversation with ALA President-Elect Barbara Stripling on Sunday, January 27, 10:00 am-11:00 am. Kennedy is well known as the best-selling author of 10 books on American history, politics and poetry, as well as for continuing the strong Kennedy family tradition of public service.

ALA Midwinter Conversations: Community Engagement and the Promise of Libraries Transforming Communities

CHICAGO - For libraries of all types located in all kinds of communities, innovation in engaging those communities is a compelling and critical strand of conversation right now.

'News you can use'—updates and implications for policy, research, statistics, technology

CHICAGO — Throughout ALA Midwinter Meeting, experts across library-related fields will offer the latest updates on policy, research, statistics, technology and more, based on new research, surveys, reports, legislation/regulation, projects, beta trials, focus groups and other data.

Librarian outreach to the homeless in Seattle, ALA Midwinter Meeting Day of Caring

CHICAGO — Who are the homeless in Seattle’s neighborhoods?  Where do the homeless go after they visit the library? How do we best serve this fast-growing segment of our population (most visible in cities) in public libraries? Around 100 ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees will have a chance on Friday, Jan. 25 to overcome stereotypes and barriers to service through an informed, hands-on introduction to Seattle’s varied organizations serving the homeless. The day will start at 10:30 a.m.

2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting Scheduler open and ready to help you plan

CHICAGO — The 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting Scheduler is now open! The Scheduler is a powerful tool to help plan and organize conference attendance and keep up with events and opportunities as they’re added. Highlights include:

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