Posted by Linda W. Braun
Start planning for January in Seattle and make room on your calendar for this year’s Midwinter Institute titled Teens, Life Online, and Libraries. The Committee planning the Institute has great plans including:
- A library director’s look at how to bring technology and teens together via the library
- A presentation from teens and librarians that are a part of the My Own Cafe project.
- Building community with music and a local radio station in a presentation from staff at Kings County Library
- And more
If you have stories to tell about how your library is building community with teens via technology the Institute Committee would love to hear them. Tell about them with a comment to this posting.
The Institute will be held on Friday, January 19th, and will be followed by a gaming night.
As many libraries do, we too have a MySpace page-www.myspace.com/libraryloft Jesse Vieau created the page and works hard to invite authors and lots of Charlotte teens to the page.
Teen volunteers from the Children’s Theatre recently helped create a promotional video that will run on PBS for the annual Literary Festival in Charlotte. Over 80 authors, including Nikki Giovanni will be there!
We are in the middle of a summer long/system wide Soul Calibur II tournament. The Championship will be August 2 in Charlotte.
and more. . .but that’s all for now.
OOO. If am able to attend, I will look forward to hearing about MyOwnCafe!