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PLA Conference 2016

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The PLA 2016 Conference in Denver, April 5–9, 2016 is just around the corner. It is not too late to register!

 
A few presenters that will be coming are:
 
Anderson Cooper (Wednesday opening session)
 
Verna Myers (Thursday morning kicking off PLA’s Big Ideas Series)
 
Sherry Turkle (Friday morning Big Ideas Series)
 
Anand Giridharadas (Saturday Big Ides Series Conclusion)
 
Tig Notaro (Saturday wrap up PLA Conference)
 
For a full list of presenters and exhibits check out the PLA Conference site.
 
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Just Under One Month Until Meeting in Delta

 

 CATS Division Spring Meeting

Delta Public Library

of Delta County Libraries

in Delta, CO

10:00AM – 3:00PM

Friday, April 29, 2016

Join us on the Western Slope at the Delta Public Library on April 29thfrom 10 am-3 pm for a mini Storytime Idea Exchange as well as a Tween and Teen Program Idea Exchange concurrently for those of us who work with the older crowd.  The meeting is free! RSVP here

10:00 am – 10:15 am – Coffee and Light Breakfast: Network with colleagues and settle in for a fun and informative day!

10:15 am -10:30 am – Welcome and Introductions:  Meet the board members of the CATS Division and connect with your fellow Western Slope colleagues.  Hear about what the year has in store for us.

10:30 am -11:00 am – Jam Band:  A Delta Public Library volunteer, Gerry, shares his very successful and musical Jam Band program for school-age kids at the Delta Public Library.

11:00 am-11:15 am – Break: reset room for next class

11:15 am -12:15 pm – Creating Cartoon Strips with Kids:Professional teaching artist D.P. Benjamin (a Cedaredge local!) will lead a workshop showing us how to teach kids of all ages how to draw their own cartoon strips – no art experience required! Learn more about Mr. Benjamin here:

http://benjaminauthorcartoonist.com/

12:15 pm – 1:30pm – Lunch: on your own

1:30 pm – 2:00pm – Check Out CO State Parks: Beth Crist from the Colorado State Library will talk about an exciting new collaboration with the CO State Parks that is set to launch this summer.

2:00 pm – 3:00pm – Programming Brainstorm and Share: Take some time to share your successful storytime elements and tween/teen program successes with your colleagues during this informal hour.  Come with questions as well as ideas to share. (You’re welcome to bring materials to share with everyone or supplies to illustrate your program or demonstrate your storytime element.)

We hope to see you there!

Know anyone interested in attending the CATS meeting?

Reminder: all meetings are open to anyone interested in being a part of CATS.

CATS welcomes all CAL members but if you are not a member of CAL yet, click  here for more information about becoming a member. When becoming a CAL member, simply select CATS as an interest.

Any questions? Please feel free to ask.

 

This Just In…

Here’s the big news!  We’re getting together on the Western Slope at the Delta Public Library on April 29th from 10 am-3 pm.  All CATS Division members are invited to attend this fun and informative meeting.

In honor of Estes Valley Library’s previous Storytime Exchanges in years past, we will be having a mini Storytime Idea Exchange as well as a Tween and Teen Program Idea Exchange concurrently for those of us who work with the older crowd.  If you would like to share something at one of these (or both!) breakout sessions; and we hope you all will share something, no matter how small, please send a brief note to Nicole Burchfield, Chair, so she can give you the details– nburchfield@poudrelibraries.org.

Stay tuned for more information to come as well as a detailed agenda for what is sure to be an awesome time for all in Delta!