Public Programs Office

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 webinar

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and 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.

Free webinars to Engage! young adult audiences through visual arts programming

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and are pleased to announce a free, three-part series of webinars for school and young adult librarians that introduces the Engage! programming model. Developed by ALA and piloted in ten Illinois libraries in 2010, “Engage! Teens, Art, and Civic Participation” introduces young audiences to themes of civic participation using the visual arts as a springboard for discussion and action.

Tribeca Film Institute and ALA announce 31 supplemental sites to host ‘America’s Music’

CHICAGO — The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) and the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced that the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has provided an additional grant that enables 31 more sites to participate in the project, America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway. The America’s Music film discussion series was created by the Tribeca Film Institute with support from the NEH and in consultation with the ALA Public P

Enjoy Chicago architectural icon at CCF fundraiser during ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – Tickets are now available for attendees of the 2013 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago to spend an evening exploring the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Robie House while toasting the 10th anniversary of the ALA Cultural Communities Fund (CCF). This unique evening at the renowned Robie House on the University of Chicago campus is scheduled for Monday, July 1, with tours available starting at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Transportation to and from the event will be provided.

Technology program models for young audiences presented in two webinars

CHICAGO – The American Library Association Public Programs Office and ProgrammingLibrarian.organnounced two upcoming webinars that will present innovative, effective ways to engage young audiences with technology programs. These webinars are suitable for librarians from public  and school libraries interested in learning about successful strategies for connecting young library users with digital resources.         


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