Library Programming for Adults

During the summer, lots of time, energy and attention are given to the amazing summer programs that public libraries offer for youth. This post, however, is for all of the library staff who coordinate library programming for adults. You deserve recognition and support, too! Whether you’re conducting a Summer Reading Program for Adults or offering other programming designed to inform, educate,  and connect the adults in your community, you’re doing creative and inspiring work. We have scheduled two webinars for you this summer. Both are free and both are focused on sharing ideas regarding library programs for adults. After all, you don’t stop liking science and crafts just because the world sees you as a grown-up.

June 12, 2019

Community Climate Cafes: Science Programming for Adults

Start Time: Pacific – 12 Noon, Mountain – 1 PM, Central – 2 PM, Eastern – 3 PM

scienceJoin Sarah Kishler and Michele Rowic from San Jose Public Library and learn about their three-part series of adult programs on the subject of climate change and the impact it had on the community. Part book club and part science café, the program incorporated companion books, short film showings, guest speakers, giveaways, and community discussion. Sarah and Michele will discuss the program structure, themes, as well as outcomes, challenges and scalability. There will be a discussion of community partnerships, promotion and marketing as well as a demonstration of the Pushing the Limits Environmental Literacy materials, which are available (FREE!) via Infopeople’s Niche Academy. Info/registration at: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=853.

July 11, 2019

Living in a Material World: Crafting Programs for Adults

Start Time: Pacific – 12 Noon, Mountain – 1 PM, Central – 2 PM, Eastern – 3 PM

craftsIn this session, Kimberli Buckli from Contra Costa County Library will discuss how to put together an adult craft program on a budget. She will offer a wide variety and range of craft examples that will prove that crafts aren’t just for kids. Additionally, Kimberli will discuss the history of crafts and the current state of the crafting world as well as the therapeutic and health benefits that crafts can provide for adults. Info/registration at: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=852.

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Infopeople webinars are free of charge. You can pre-register by clicking on the Register Now button on the announcement page. If you pre-register, then you will receive an email with login link and a reminder email the day before the event. If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar. Check out our archive listing at: http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived.

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