discussion programs

Featured Library: Beaufort County Library

A popular program presented by libraries each year is “One City, One Book,” which promotes literacy by encouraging a community to read—and discuss—the same book at the same time. Using a similar format, the Beaufort County (S.C.) Library is presenting “One County Reads One Country” this fall. The goal of the project is to generate thoughtful dialogue about Afghanistan and its history and culture, in order to promote a greater understanding of this country and its people.

2012 ALA Annual Conference Roundup

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth a million. Check out these interviews that took place during the 2012 ALA Annual Conference.

Fresh off of reading at the Live! @ Your Library stage, poet Javier Huerta spoke with the ALA Public Programs Office’s Mary Davis Fournier about how libraries influenced him as a child, during his time on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, and as a student at the University of Houston.

Use These Award-winning Books in Your Programs

The American Library Association (ALA) is proud to announce the first recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, funded through a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Anne Enright’s The Forgotten Waltz received the medal for fiction, and Robert K. Massie’s Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman received the nonfiction prize. The medals recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published the previous year in the United States.


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