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Cultural programming, discussion series and traveling exhibitions are some of the best ways to engage with your library community. Information on current exhibition tours and recently closed applications is listed below.


School libraries are invited to apply for a $5,000 award recognizing outstanding humanities programming in kindergarten through eighth grade. Nominations for the 2016 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming must be received by May 6, 2016. Applications, award guidelines and a list of previous winners are available at


A new round of the Great Stories Club will be offered in 2017 under the theme "Nature vs. Nurture: Origins of Teen Violence and Suicide." Applications will be accepted from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, 2016. The Great Stories Club is a reading and discussion program for at-risk teens. Working with small groups of 6 to 10 teens, grantees will host reading and discussion events for each of three selected book titles. The titles — selected in consultation with librarian advisors and humanities scholars — are chosen to resonate with reluctant readers struggling with complex issues like incarceration, violence and poverty. For more information, visit