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On March 25, 2015, the American Library Association’s Washington Office and the University of Maryland’s iPAC will host the free webinar “Baltimore’s Virtual Supermarket: Grocery Delivery to Your Library or Community Site.” During the webinar, library leaders will...

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity...

The PaLA College & Research Division will hold its spring 2015 program on May 29 at Millersville University: The Times They Are a Changin’…Again: Exploring the New Roles of Libraries in Higher Education featuring keynote speakers Melissa Bowles-Terry (University of Nevada...

Watch the video of the dancing dragon at the Peters Township Library. ...

The IMLS blog, UpNext, provides an overview of Linked Data. ...

JV Brown Library has won the Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award.  Read about it. ...

What do Pinterest, Greek mythology and fashion shows have in common?  They are all keys to a fun and successful 2015 Summer Learning Program.  Get tips on programming for pre-Ks to teens and brainstorm our own ideas.  Best of all—walk away ready for (not dreading) summer. Registration...

April is designated as Parkinson’s Awareness Month! Please share information with your patrons in order to spread awareness about this progressive neurological disorder that affects nearly one million people in the United States and seven to 10 million people worldwide. Although...

March Webinars  The Pursuit of Happiness…Through Libraries Thursday, March 19, 2015 ♦ 2 pm Eastern / 11 am Pacific ♦ 60 min Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/pursuit-of-happiness.html “The public library is a center of public happiness first…”...

The Butts in the Seat blog linked to this Bridgespan Nonprofit Cost Analysis Toolkit, which may assist in figuring out the true cost of your programs.     ...