Monday, January 28, 2013

Family Outing!

Discover the WORLD at
Your LIBRARY This Winter!
Libraries across the nation sponsor a treasure trove of events for patrons of all ages all year round, but the warmth and community of your local library beckon all particularly during the frigid winter months.  From history lectures to job hunting workshops, from pajama time storytelling hour to SAT prep classes, you are bound to discover a class or event--or even a book--to spark the imagination of all members of your family this winter!

Read below for a sample of library happenings across the country. For ideas about how to make the most out of a library visit with your family, check out the NCBLA's article, "An Affordable Family Night Out: Visit Your Neighborhood Public Library."

The Boston Public Library continues its Local and Family History Lecture series and will be featuring two lectures in February: "Boston's Chinatown: Beyond Stereotypes, Food, and Boundaries" by retired MIT professor Tunney Lee; and "They Came for the Gold and Stayed: An Introduction to Chinese-American Genealogy" by geneaologist and research Alice Kane.

The Chicago Public Library welcomes U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor this Wednesday, January 30, at 6:00 PM, when she will be discussing her book My Beloved World

Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library is sponsoring its ongoing lecture series "A Nation Emerges: The Mexican Revolution Revealed," a photography exhibition featuring works for thousands of pictures taken by Mexicans, Americans, and Europeans during the Mexican Revolution.

What's happening at
YOUR local library?!