Public Programs Office

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Join fellow Building Common Ground project directors and representatives from the Public Insight Network (PIN), a project of American Public Media, to learn about effective collaboration with public media organizations and how to use PIN resources to learn more about the needs of your community.
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Get answers to all of your questions about creating successful author programs for adults from experts at Random House, Inc., Macmillan, and HarperCollins Publishers. Learn who to contact at publishing houses, how far in advance you need to plan, if speaking fees are negotiable, how your library can be included in an author tour, and more.
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The first session of the four part Civic Engagement series introduces the topic of the series: public deliberation, a process used to engage contentious, difficult issues from diverse perspectives. The presentation is divided into three parts: "Why Now and Why Libraries?", "What is Deliberation?" and "Success Stories from the Field".
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The second session of the four part Civic Engagement series gives participants and listeners a big picture view of what happens in a deliberative public forum and the various roles of forum leaders.
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The third session of the four Civic Engagement series focuses on a more detailed understanding of the role of forum moderator in a step-by-step format.
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The fourth, and final session, of the Civic Engagement series will give participants and listeners insight into planning to hold forums, choosing the issue topic, logistics, and providing resources for forum participants.
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This webinar expanded on the “Guide to Creating a Common Ground Community Tour” by offering librarians a chance hear from Deirdre Colgan, the guide’s author, and pose any programming or technical questions they might have.
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Kristin Boyett, a librarian at the University of North Texas Wills Library, offers a snapshot of Edible Books events from years past at the university as well as provides tips for how to conduct a successful program, including how to alter programs to suit various audiences and facilities. Learn how much fun it can be to attend and host!
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The Engage! Teens, Art & Civic Participation webinar series will introduce a program model that targets young adults, using visual art as a springboard to civic engagement. In this first session, learn more about this program model for young adults that uses visual art as a springboard to civic engagement.
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The Engage! Teens, Art & Civic Participation webinar series will introduce a program model that targets young adults, using visual art as a springboard to civic engagement. This second session will delve in to how to present and look at art.

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