Equity in Making: A Framework for Embodied Learning and Educational Justice

Date: Thursday, March 15th Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Location: Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077 The maker movement has transformed learning in libraries, introducing maker education opportunities for underserved youth populations. But what are the best practices in facilitating making with youth and young adults? Dr. Shirin Vossoughi is an assistant professor of … More Equity in Making: A Framework for Embodied Learning and Educational Justice

3D Printing Summit

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016 Time: 9:30am-12:00pm Location: Naperville Public Library – 95th Street Library Are you interested in starting a 3D printing program at your library, or do you already have one and would like to learn some tips and tricks from other libraries? At the 3D Printing Summit, you will hear from four libraries … More 3D Printing Summit

Recharge Unconference 2015

Date: October 30, 2015 Time: 9am-4pm Location: Gail Borden Public Library District, 270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120 Looking to re-energize your innovation and creativity? Join us as we transform to Recharge: Continuing Education for Library Leaders at our first Unconference. You’ll participate in hands-on learning activities, hear from innovators in the field, and be … More Recharge Unconference 2015

Genealogy Without Fear: Taking the Foolishness Out of Family Trees

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Time: 9:30 am-12:00 pm Location: Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trl, Lake Zurich, IL (Rooms A and B) Genealogy research is no April Fool’s joke. Genealogy reference questions can be intimidating, especially for the non-genealogist. Reference librarian and genealogy specialist Carol Bartlett will walk you through getting patrons started with their genealogical inquiries.  Learn … More Genealogy Without Fear: Taking the Foolishness Out of Family Trees

Displays on Parade

Date: September 23, 2014 Time: 9:30am-12:30pm Location: Barrington Area Library Tired of doing the same old book displays? Need inspiration for displays that are fresh, clever, visually appealing, and designed to drive circulation? Join Steven Jablonski of Skokie Public Library for a rundown of rules of thumb to use when thinking up your own thematic displays. … More Displays on Parade