Brooklyn Book Festival
Date of Event: September 18, 2011
Location: Brooklyn Borough Hall (209 Joralemon Street)
About: Brooklyn presents the largest free literary event in New York City featuring "literary stars and emerging authors who represent the exciting world of literature today."
Don't Miss Out: As part of Brooklyn Book Festival's "Bookend Events" the Brooklyn Public Library is hosting a Librarian Mingle on Saturday, September 17, with Marilyn Johnson, author of "This Book is Overdue: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All."
BookFest @ Bank Street
Date of Event: October 29, 2011 (Registration begins September 12, 2011)
Location: Bank Street College of Education
About: This event is dedicated to the celebration and discussion of books for children and teens. The day includes conversations with kidlit luminaries Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer, and Leonard Marcus as well as panel discussions, break out discussion groups, and a delicious lunch catered by 'witchcraft.
Don't Miss Out: With only 150 spots open for registration, the event fills up quickly. Check out their facebook page for a link to register to this year's BookFest today.
Library 2.011 Worldwide Virtual Conference
Date of Event: November 2-3, 2011
About: HVLA is partnering with this free worldwide online conference. The conference co-chair, Steve Hargadon, describes it as a "unique chance to participate in a global conversation on the current and future state of libraries."
Don't Miss Out: HVLA members are encouraged to submit proposal ideas about the "Evolving Professional Roles of Librarians in Today's World" to HVLA vice-president and Library 2.011 liaison, Judy James at Judith_James [at] fa.org before September 15, 2011.
AASL 15th National Conference & Exhibition: "Turning the Page"
Date of Event: October 27-30, 2011 (Advance Registration ends September 29, 2011)
Location: Minneapolis, MN
About: "This conference promises to provide you with thought-provoking sessions, discussions, (in person and virtually) with colleagues and friends, time to investigate new materials and resources in the exhibit hall, and the opportunity to get invigorated with a big dose of energy to help you and your program turn the page." -- Ty Burns & Cheryl Steel, Conference Cochairs
Don't Miss Out: The Independent School Section Networking Event will take place on Thursday, October 27, 8-10pm. Be there!
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