Public Programs Office

ALA announces “Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry,” a traveling exhibition and public programming opportunity for libraries

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with the Oklahoma State University (OSU) Library and the Mount Holyoke College (MHC) Library, invites applications from public, academic and special libraries for Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry: A Traveling Exhibition and Public Programs for Libraries about the Dust Bowl. The project is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor. Online applications must be submitted to ALA by Sept. 30, 2013.

ProgrammingLibrarian.org announces a guide for 2013 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – ProgrammingLibrarian.org, a resource website of the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, announced its online guide to programs and events to be held at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. To view the full list of recommendations, visit the guide at http://www.programminglibrarian.org/annual-conference.html.

Twenty-six acclaimed authors LIVE! at ALA Annual Conference

Reading Stage features Ellen Hopkins, Sara Paretsky, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Matthew Quick, René Saldaña, Jr., Julia Sweeney and more!

Midwestern mystery authors featured at ALA Annual Conference

Discussion panel to feature Libby Fischer Hellman, Eric Lundgren and Peter Robertson

NEH, ALA announce 125 grants to support 'Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys' programs

CHICAGO — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), in collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, announced that  125 libraries and state humanities councils will receive programming grants of $3,500 - 4,500 to host a Let’s Talk About It reading and discussion series featuring some of the materials included in the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys.

Learn to deliver transformative arts programming for older adults at 2013 ALA Annual Conference workshop

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with Lifetime Arts, Inc., will present a day-long preconference workshop during the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, based on Lifetime Arts' Creative Aging Public Libraries Project.

Creative Aging programming, aimed at adults aged 55+, answers this growing demographics’ desire to be engaged, social and creative by moving programming beyond passive entertainment to active engagement through professional arts education.

Eat your words: Tips for hosting an Edible Books Festival in ProgrammingLibrarian.org webinar

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and ProgrammingLibrarian.org announced an upcoming webinar that will highlight the successful Edible Book Festival program at the University of North Texas Wills Library and explore how such an event can be tailored to various institutions.

ALA announces 10 pilot sites for 'StoryCorps @ your library'

Participating libraries will receive $2,500 programming stipend, StoryCorps equipment, and training

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with StoryCorps, announced that 10 public libraries have been selected to participate in the “StoryCorps @ your library” pilot program. Funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to ALA, “StoryCorps @ your library” will bring StoryCorps popular interview methods to libraries while developing a replicable model of oral history programming.

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