Readers Advisory

West Suburban Genre Study

Meeting
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Genre study for RA & other interested library staff. Meets every other month. Participants share brief summaries & appeal factors for titles read. Current genre is Mystery and the topic for this meeting is "Police Detectives." Event Coordinator: Marlise Schiltz Email: mschiltz@...

Makerspace Networking Group

Whether you're already up and running or just thinking about getting your Makerspace started, come and share your ideas with this new networking group! We're the right spot to ignite new ideas for the natural-born maker or the novice. Join library leaders from both sides of this spectrum to share experiences researching, building and rethinking the library and Maker communities.

We want to spark conversation and expand your support network no matter where you are on your Makerspace journey.

Serving Patrons with Dementia Group

Meeting of the minds to discuss programs and services libraries offer to people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

The Alzheimer's Association projects that by 2025, there will be an estimated 7.1 million people age 65 and older with Alzheimer's disease - a 40% increase from the 5.1 million age 65 and older affected in 2015.

Libraries and librarians need to ask themselves:

1) How does this increasing demographic affect our library and community?
2) How do we serve this growing population?

The group of librarians, managers, and support staff are dedicated to bringing services and information together to meet the unique needs of serving the caregivers and those suffering with dementia and Alzheimer's. We meet to share programming ideas, collection development ideas, marketing tips, and ways to partner with community organizations.

Book Blogging 101

In this practical discussion, seasoned book bloggers Rebecca Vnuk and Karen Keefe will cover the benefits of starting a personal or library-related book blog, including various platforms to choose from, how to get started, what to talk about, how to stay motivated, how to publicize your blog, and...

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