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Adult Program Swap (flyer)

Topic: Food and Drink Programs
Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018 (SNOW DATE: Thursday, January 25, 2018)
Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Mohawk Valley Library System | 858 Duanesburg Road, Schenectady, NY 12306

Registration: https://tinyurl.com/adultprogramswap

Calling all adult services/programming librarians! Share your best programs at the next tri-system Adult Program Swap. January’s meeting will focus on food & drink programs – bring examples of your best cooking, drinking, food contests, lectures, etc. to share with your peers. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

Download and edit the program information template: https://tinyurl.com/programswaptemplate

Announcing the 2018 SRP Planning Workshop!


Thursday, February 1, 2018
Snow date: Thursday, February 15, 2018

Schenectady County Public Library
99 Clinton Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

http://scpl.org 518-388-4000

9:30 am - 3:45 pm; check in beginning at 9:00 am

Whatever you title it, you want your Summer Reading Program to go be a hit that goes platinum! This lively day of training will help you hit the right notes in developing a program that patrons use and enjoy, provides good data to shape future activities, and reinforces your library’s goals.

Registration deadline is January 26, 2018

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/g028feBgonB8Nhkz1

Full day, lunch included: UHLS & MVLS member libraries: $16.00 All others: $50.00

Send checks made payable to MVLS, through delivery or mail to:

Summer Planning Workshop
Mohawk Valley Library System
858 Duanesburg Road,
Schenectady, NY 12306

Questions? Contact Sue Rokos, MVLS, 355-2010 x226 or Mary Fellows, UHLS, 437-9880 x228

See the flyer for more information

Handouts and resources

Join Us April 26th

Join your teen-serving library colleagues from three states for a FREE day of energizing ideas, problem hacks, and go-to colleagues! Not only will this be the Greatest Of All Time (G.O.A.T.) teen librarian meetup, it is the first for librarians from eastern New York, western Massachusetts, and Connecticut. If your job includes a focus on teens, you’re invited!

We'll meet from 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 at East Greenbush Community Library at 10 Community Way in East Greenbush, NY. https://eastgreenbushlibrary.org/

To keep it free, please BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch). We'll provide drinks and dessert!

5 CEU hours

Guest Author: Mitali Perkins

Mitali Perkins: http://www.mitaliperkins.com Author of You Bring the Distant Near

Mitali will join us over Skype to discuss Books Between Cultures followed by a Q&A

Click Here for More Information

Click Here to Register

Sponsored by: Mohawk Valley Library System, Southern Adirondack Library System, and Upper Hudson Library System


Thinking Outside:

Linking the World of Books to Nature Through Environmental Programming

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Schenectady County Public Library

For your next program, bring the outside in - or take the library outside!

As more research supports the link between nature and mental and physical health, libraries can help youth and families cultivate a relationship with the natural world. Fostering an interest in nature through collections and programming expands your audience, maximizes your community impact, and supports sustainability.

In this participatory training, you’ll explore strategic partnerships and program design for ideas to engage youth in your library with do-it-yourself nature programming. Come prepared to get a little dirty!


Nathan Keefe, environmental programming leader, incipient librarian, former zoo education director and middle school teacher

For more information and to register, see attached flyer.

Resources from training





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