2009 WINTER-SPRING SCHEDULE

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2009 Winter Spring Schedule, page 1 , click here

2009 Winter Spring Schedule, page 2, click here

Date: January 6, 2009

Program: Teen Services Meeting—Westchester’s Choice

Focus: Best Books of the Year discussion and introduction of the book wiki

Time: 9:30AM to 10:00 Coffee and Conversation, 10:00 – Noon Meeting

Location: WLS 1st Floor Conference Room

Date: January 9, 2009

Program: Children’s Services Workshop—Chaos and Commotion

Focus: A hands workshop presented by the Sarah Lawrence Development Institute exploring open-ended crafts and activities and how to incorporate them into your library programs.

Time: 9:30AM Coffee and Conversation, 10:00 AM – Noon Meeting

Location: WLS 1st Floor Conference Room

Date: January 15, 2009

Program: Mock Caldecott / Newbery / Printz Award, co-sponsored by WLA WLS Youth Services

Focus: Open to all public and school librarians as well as local authors.

TIME: 6:00-8:30 PM

LOCATION: Scarsdale Public Library

Date: February 3, 2009

Program: Joint Children’s/Teen Services Meeting—Economic Realities: Spinning Gold Out of Straw

Focus: How to adapt library services and flourish in tough financial times

Time: 9:30AM Coffee and Conversation, 10:00AM – Noon Meeting

Location: WLS 1st Floor Conference Room

Date: March 3, 2009

Program: Joint Children’s and Teen Services Meeting—Performer’s Showcase

Focus: Catch a wide variety of performers, plus great handouts and program resources, co-sponsored by WLA and WLS Youth Services.

Time: 8:30-9:00 AM coffee, 9:00 to 12:30 PM Showcase

Location: White Plains Public Library

Date: April 7, 2009

Program: Teen Services Meeting— Adolescent Brain Development.

Focus: How research on the teen brain can help you better understand and serve your teens in the library.

Time: 9:30AM Coffee and Conversation, 10:00AM – Noon Meeting

Location: Irvington Public Library

Date: April 21, 2009

Program: Children’s Services Meeting—Summer Reading Rally

Focus: Idea Share and brainstorming. Plus a tour of Greenburgh’s new library!

Time: 9:30AM Coffee and Conversation, 10:00AM – Noon Meeting

Location: Greenburgh Public Library

Date: May 8, 2009

Program: Westchester Library Association Annual Conference

Focus: Making A Difference: Changing Libraries for Changing Times. Check website (http://www.westchesterlibraryassociation.org/) for more information.

Time: All day

Location: Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown

Date: June 2, 2009

Program: Teen Services Meeting—Get the Word Out and the Teens In

Focus: Marketing teen services and programs.

Time: 9:30AM Coffee and Conversation, 10:00AM – Noon Meeting

Location: WLS 1st Floor Conference Room

Date: June 16, 2009

Program: Children’s Services Meeting— Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Awards

Focus: A celebration of stories and storytelling

Time: 9:30AM Coffee and Conversation, 10:00AM – Noon Meeting

Location: Ossining Public Library

Other programs

WLS Leans Part 2. Explore more of the Web 2.0 technologies: storing and sharing documents online, tagging and social bookmarking,YouTube and downloading audio books. The fun will begin in February. And it is never too late to begin learning. Check out www.wlslearns.wordpress.com to see how the online learning program works and what your colleagues have been up to as they have explored RSS Feeds, blogs, flickr, twitter and more! WLS Learns Part I will also remain available.

WHO: Teen Librarians from urban libraries

FOCUS: Share common concerns, challenges and strategies. Group meets every other month.

TIME: 9:30AM Coffee and Conversation, 10:00AM -Noon Meeting

LOCATION: WLS 2nd Floor Conference Room.

Booktalking Workshop Series

Fridays (March 20, April 3 and April 17)

Multi-week class on booktalking as a Reader’s Advisory Tool- what is booktalking and why is it so effective in generating enthusiasm for reading? Find out how easily you can incorporate skills into your everyday reader’s advisory toolkit and how it could be used in cooperation with your school librarian in preparation for summer reading lists. RSVP to Mercy Garland at mgarland@wlsmail.org.

Time/Location: 9:30AM Coffee and Conversation, 10:00AM – Noon Meeting at WLS Headquarters.

Special Events:

April 30 is El día de los niños/El día de los libros—Children’s Day/Book Day

Look for celebrations throughout Westchester Libraries that emphasize the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Finds ideas for programs at http://ala.org/dia

May 11-17 is Children’s Book Week

Celebrate the amazing choices libraries afford youngsters to find just the right book. From comics to mysteries, from magic to history…you can find anything between the pages of a book! This is also a perfect time for libraries to highlight the books of local authors and illustrators.

School/Public Library Partnership Dinner

Join your school and public library colleagues for a wonderful meal an opportunity to share professionally. Details and dates to be announced:

The Sixth Annual Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES School Library System Partnership Dinner and

The First Annual Southern Westchester BOCES School Library System Partnership Breakfast.

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