Are you a school, children’s or teen librarian looking to connect with others in your field and get some great book suggestions at the same time? Definitely check out Booked for the Evening, an event at St. Kate’s in St. Paul. Attendees will be able to “hear from expert panelists as they review the best new literature for kids and teens.”
The event is only $20 and takes place Monday, November 13, 6:00–8:45 p.m. in the Rauenhorst Ballroom.
The event features a “panel of expert librarians, who are graduates of the St. Kate’s master in library and information science (MLIS) program, will highlight books for primary, intermediate, and young adult readers. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about the best in recent literature for youth.”
Read the schedule, meet the experts, and register for this fun event here!
Are you having a good summer?
We love summer time here at CMLE HQ – and are busily making all kinds of great plans to help us serve our members in the upcoming year!
It truly is an amazing experience to be able to work with all the different libraries, archives, history centers, and other organizations that make up a multitype system. And I always am a big believer that everyone is stronger when we work together! (Feel free to insert any cheesy “yay team!” cliche of your choice here)
One of our missions here at HQ is to help our members to connect with each other. Everyone is doing interesting work across the system (I’ve seen it!!!); and it can really help when you know you have colleagues in other libraries to help support you and your work.
We have many fun plans ahead, but to get started we are going to have a Back-To-School/Fall-Is-Coming time to hang out and chat with each other!
This will be at HQ (570 1st Street SE, St. Cloud, MN 56304), and will be a casual event. We will have snacks and goodies available, raffles of prizes, tours of the office (plants! faux windows! bike desk!), and a chance for people to meet up and chat!
Let’s set a day and time that works for most people! Please vote in the poll below, and let’s get this on our calendars so we can get ready for two of the best things: snacks and library talk!
It would be great to hear from an accomplished author, and to learn more about Somali culture, so we can be ready to provide outstanding library service! Come meet Hudda Ibrahim!
Check out this event happening Wednesday July 12, at the St. Cloud Technical & Community College Library. (If you missed the July 12th event, mark your calendar for July 29th! Barnes and Noble St. Cloud is hosting Hudda Ibrahim along with other authors for a similar event. More info here.)
HUDDA IBRAHIM BOOK-SIGNING EVENT
From Somalia to Snow: How Central Minnesota Became Home to Somalis
Time: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. (There will be a brief program at 4 p.m.)
Date: Wednesday, July 12
Place: St. Cloud Technical & Community College Library
From “Somalia to Snow” gives readers an invaluable insider’s look into the lives and culture of our Somali neighbors and the important challenges they face. Designed with a diverse audience in mind, this book is a must-read for students, healthcare professionals, business owners, social service agencies and anyone who wants to better understand the Somali people in Minnesota. READ RECENT PRESS
The book can be purchased at the event for $22.00 or at www.HuddaIbrahim.com.
Date and Time
Wed, July 12, 2017
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM CDT
St. Cloud Technical & Community College Library
1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Somali translation: Continue reading HUDDA IBRAHIM BOOK-SIGNING EVENT
CMLE is constantly working to build connections across our system! And our regular social dinner gatherings are a great way to help people meet up and build your networks!
As you can see, we had a great time visiting Old Chicago. Several of us had dessert; we just couldn’t tear ourselves away!
We will have a poll up soon for our next day and location. Be thinking about where you would like to gather in early May! Feel free to add any suggestions in the comments, or email to us.
The RART Retreat is back! Register by March 28 and join us on April 1, 10:00-3:00, to discuss readers’ advisory for romance fiction and related genres and enjoy a talk by best-selling paranormal romance author MaryJanice Davidson. Cost is $25 for MLA members and $30 for non-members and includes breakfast and lunch.
Inver Glen Branch, Dakota County Library
8098 Blaine Ave.
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Schedule at a glance:
10:00 – 10:30 Registration
10:30 – 11:00 Ice Breaker and Introductions
11:00 – 12:00 MaryJanice Davidson
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 1:30 Romance Panel Discussion
1:30 – 1:45 Break
1:45 – 2:45 Diversity and the Romance Genre
2:45 – 3:00 Wrap up
(Note from Mary: I really like MaryJanice Davidson’s books! If you like fun, fluffy, with a swig of vampires/mermaids/werewolves, that take place in Minnesota – these are the books for you!)