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Money Smart Week

04/21/2018 - 04/28/2018

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School Library Month

04/01/2017 - 04/30/2017

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National Library Week

04/09/2017 - 04/15/2017

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v13J3d4UXqw&feature=player_embedded

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1917 - First U.S. troops land in France.

06/25/2017

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1917 - President WIlson & Congress authorize draft

05/18/2017

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1917—U.S. declares war on Germany

04/06/2017

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Black History Month

02/01/2017 - 02/28/2017

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http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/for-teachers/

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The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.

Put the power of primary sources to work in the classroom. Browse ready-to-use lesson plans, student activities, collection guides and research aids.

Arkansas Legislative Session 91st General Assembly

01/09/2017

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http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2017/2017R/Pages/Home.aspx

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The Regular Session will convene on January 9th.  Bill filing began on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

Arkansas Library Association Conference “Spice Thing UP at Your Library”

09/24/2017 - 09/26/2017

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http://arlib.org/wp/

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Arkansas Library Association Board Meeting

08/18/2017

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http://arlib.org/wp/

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Arkansas Library Association Board Meeting

06/16/2017

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http://arlib.org/wp/

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Arkansas Library Association Board Meeting

04/21/2017

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http://arlib.org/wp/

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Arkansas Library Association Board Meeting

02/24/2017

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http://arlib.org/wp/

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Arkansas State Library Board Meeting

05/12/2017

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Bessie B. Moore Conference Room, Arkansas State Library, Little Rock, AR

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E-Rate Application Filing Window Opens

01/14/2015

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E-Rate Application Filing Window Closes 10:59 PM

03/25/2015

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Read an eBook Month

02/29/2016

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http://ebookweek.com/

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Riverfest

06/03/2016

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Banned Book Week

09/24/2016 - 09/30/2016

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http://www.ala.org/bbooks

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http://www.ala.org/bbooks Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of the freedom to read since 1982, is observed the last week of September. Each year, librarians, booksellers, teachers and countless others take this opportunity to highlight the importance of intellectual freedom and remind us not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted. Contact ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) with questions.

Banned Websites Awareness Day

09/25/2016

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http://www.ala.org/aasl/bwad

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Wednesday of Banned Books Week: In an extension of the observance of Banned Books Week, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) designated Wednesday, September 28, 2011, as the first annual Banned Websites Awareness Day. By doing so, it's AASL's hope to bring attention to the overly aggressive filtering of educational and social websites used by students and educators. Contact ALA's American Association of School Librarians (AASL, a division of ALA) with questions.

World Sight Day

10/08/2016

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http://www.library.arkansas.gov/libraryForTheBlind/

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Books for Treats Day

10/30/2016

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http://booksfortreats.org/

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Books for Treats is a program that encourages you to give

National Author’s Day

10/31/2016

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This observance was adopted by the General Federation of Women

Daylight Savings Time Ends

11/05/2016

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I Love to Write Day

11/14/2016

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http://www.ilovetowriteday.org/

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"My goal for I Love To Write Day is to have people of all ages spend time writing,

International Games Day

11/20/2016

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http://igd.ala.org

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ALA's National Gaming Day, first celebrated in 2008, focuses on the social and recreational side of gaming. Gaming at the library encourages patrons of all ages to interact with diverse peers, share their expertise and develop new strategies for gaming and learning. At the library, kids can socialize with their friends and play board and video games while surrounded by books, librarians and a real world of knowledge. Use the International Games Day Contact Form with any questions.

Thanksgiving

11/23/2016

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http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/aboutOffice/Pages/stateHolidayCalendar.aspx

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State office are usually closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday after Thanksgiving.

Kwanzaa begins (Monday)

12/25/2016 - 12/31/2016

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Kwanzaa is a week long celebration held in the United States honoring universal African-American heritage and culture, observed from December 26 to January 1 each year. It features activities such as lighting a candle holder with seven candles and culminates in a feast and gift giving. It was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga and was first celebrated in 1966-1967.

Fair Use Week

02/21/2017 - 02/27/2017

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Fair use is an important right that provides balance to the copyright system and supports the constitutional purpose of copyright to "promote the Progress of Science and the useful Arts."

Arkansas Association of School Librarians (ArASL)Conference

07/26/2016 - 07/27/2016

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Holiday Inn Express Conference Center
Little Rock, AR 

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Lynda Hampel Executive Administrator | 501-860-7585 | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)<

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http://arasl.weebly.com/2016-arasl-summer-conference.html

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Teen Read Week

10/17/2015 - 10/23/2015

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http://teenreadweek.ning.com/

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YALSA dares you to read for the fun of it! Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun and encourage teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms

National Friends of the Library Week

10/17/2015 - 10/24/2015

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Association of Library Trustees Advocates Friends and Foundations | | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)<

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http://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/folweek

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Friends of Libraries groups now have their very own national week of celebration! The celebration offers a two-fold opportunity to celebrate Friends. Use the time to creatively promote your group in the community, to raise awareness, and to promote membership. This is also an excellent opportunity for your library and Board of Trustees to recognize the Friends for their help and support of the library.

Internet Librarian

10/26/2016 - 10/28/2016

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Monterey Conference Center
Monterey, CA 93940

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New Year’s Day (Sunday)

01/01/2017

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http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/aboutOffice/Pages/stateHolidayCalendar.aspx

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State offices are closed on Jan. 1, 2016.

Louis Braille Day

01/04/2017

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also known as World Braille Day

American Library Association Mid-Winter Meeting

01/20/2017 - 01/24/2017

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Atlanta

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http://2017.alamidwinter.org/

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ALA Youth Media Awards

01/23/2017

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Website

http://www.ala.org/yma

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Each year the American Library Association (ALA) honors books and media for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards (YMA), which include the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, do guide parents, educators, librarians and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children's and young adult literature and media. The award announcements are made as part of the ALA Midwinter Meeting. Award presentations will be made at the ALA Annual Conference. Contact the ALA Public Information Office with questions about the YMA announcement.

Entry Deadline for 2016 Letters about Literature Contest

11/04/2016

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Website

www.lettersaboutliterature.org

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Deadline for Level 1 - Gr. 4-6 & Level 2 - Gr. 7-8 Deadline for Level I & II Jan. 9, 2017; Gr. 9-12 Deadline for Level III Dec. 2, 2016 / Letters about Literature is a national reading and writing promotion program for young readers sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and presented in partnership with the Arkansas Center for the Book and other state affiliates of the Center for the Book.

Appreciate a Dragon Day

01/16/2017

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http://www.furriesonline.com/dragonday/

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January 16th is a celebration of the noblest of creatures, the dragon! As symbols, dragons have existed for centuries. Some sociologists believe that dragons of myth and legend were the result of our ancestors' combining the lizards and alligators they knew about with the few, fossilized skulls and dinosaur remains they'd encountered. However, those who've met a dragon know that sociologists are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observed

01/16/2017

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http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/aboutOffice/Pages/stateHolidayCalendar.aspx

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State and Federal office may be closed on Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday.

Robert E. Lee’s Birthday observed

01/16/2017

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http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/state_holiday_calendar.html

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National Reading Day

01/23/2017

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http://national-reading-day.org/

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National Reading Day is an annual event which celebrates and encourages reading by younger children. This literacy event is designed to help Pre-K through Third Grade students develop the literacy foundation they need to become lifelong learners. Schools, libraries, nonprofit groups, and parents participate in a variety of activities with younger readers on National Reading Day.

Childrens’ Authors and Illustrators Week

02/05/2017 - 02/11/2017

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http://www.childrensauthorsnetwork.com/caiw.htm#Teachers

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To celebrate and recognize authors and illustrators who create books for young people and promote literacy by inspiring enjoyment of quality literature. During this week, members of the Children

Library Lover’s Month

02/01/2017 - 02/28/2017

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http://www.librarysupport.net/librarylovers/

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Library Lovers' Month is a month-long celebration of school, public, and private libraries of all types. This is a time for everyone, especially library support groups, to recognize the value of libraries and to work to assure that the Nation's libraries will continue to serve.

Groundhog Day (Thursday)

02/02/2017

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National Wear Red Day

02/03/2017

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http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/educational/hearttruth/

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National Wear Red Day

Chinese New Year   / Year of the Rooster (Saturday)

01/28/2017

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Mardi Gras

02/28/2017

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http://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/

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Ash Wednesday

03/01/2017

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Arkansas State Library Board Meeting

02/10/2017

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Arkansas State Library

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Recommendation of the Network Advisory Committee for the Traveler subscription FY2016-2017 is made at this meeting.

Valentine’s Day (Tuesday)

02/14/2017

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Daisy Gatson Bates’s Birthday observed

02/20/2017

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http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/aboutOffice/Pages/stateHolidayCalendar.aspx

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President’s Day observed

02/20/2017

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http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/aboutOffice/Pages/stateHolidayCalendar.aspx

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State offices are closed on President's Day.

Return the Borrowed Books Week

03/01/2017 - 03/07/2017

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Read Across America

03/02/2017

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http://www.nea.org/readacross/

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"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child." Arkansas contact: Arkansas Education Association Tish Talbot 1500 W. 4th St. Little Rock, AR 72201 501-375-4611 Ttalbot@area.org NEA's Read Across America Day, NEA's a national reading celebration takes place each year on or near March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too!

Computers in Libraries

03/28/2017 - 03/30/2017

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Washington Hilton
Washington D.C.

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http://computersinlibraries.infotoday.com/2017/

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ASL Children’s Services Workshop

03/10/2017

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Arkansas 4-H Center
1 Four H Way 
Ferndale, AR

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Cathy Howser | 501-682-2860 | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)<

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Daylight Savings Time Begins

03/12/2017

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Freedom of Information Day

03/16/2017

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Freedom of Information (FOI) Day is an annual event on or near March 16, the birthday of James Madison, who is widely regarded as the Father of the Constitution and as the foremost advocate for openness in government. Each year, the James Madison Award and the Eileen Cooke State & Local Madison Award are presented by the American Library Association Washington (DC) Office on Freedom of Information Day to recognize those individuals or groups that have championed, protected, and promoted public access to government information and the public's right to know. Contact Jacob Roberts, Communications Specialist of the ALA Washington Office, with questions.

Digital Learning Day

02/05/2017

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http://www.digitallearningday.org

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Digital Learning Day, presented by the Alliance for Excellent Education and other national educational associations and organizations with both ALA's American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) as core partners, calls on teachers, schools, principals, community leaders, parents and students. The event celebrates innovative teaching practices that make learning more personalized and engaging and encourage exploration of how digital learning can provide more students with more opportunities to get the skills they need to succeed in college, career and life. See the YALSA press release dated October 25, 2011, YALSA a key partner in inaugural Digital Learning Day as well as the AASL press release dated November 29, 2011, AASL a core partner in celebrating inaugural Digital Learning Day. Contact YALSA or AASL with questions.

Vernal Equinox

03/20/2017

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6:45 PM EST

Purim (Saturday)

03/11/2017 - 03/12/2017

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Purim begins this year at sunset March 11 and continues through nightfall March 12.

Easter

04/16/2017

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National Poetry Month

04/01/2017 - 04/30/2017

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Website

http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/41

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School Library Month

04/01/2017 - 04/30/2017

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Website

http://www.ala.org/aasl/slm

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School Library Month (SLM) is the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) celebration of school librarians and their programs. First celebrated in 1985 (as School Library Media Month; the name was changed to School Library Month in 2010), every April school librarians are encouraged to create activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in a student's educational career. Shares the theme of National Library Week. Contact the ALA American Association of School Librarians (AASL, a division of ALA) with questions.

D.E.A.R - Drop Everything and Read Month

04/01/2017 - 04/30/2017

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http://www.dropeverythingandread.com/

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a national month-long celebration of reading designed to remind folks of all ages to make reading a priority activity in their lives. You may remember that Beverly Cleary wrote about D.E.A.R. in Ramona Quimby, Age 8. Since then, "Drop Everything and Read" programs have been held nationwide on April 12th in honor of Mrs. Cleary

AAIM

04/23/2017 - 04/25/2016

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LIttle Rock

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Website

http://www.aaimk12.org

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Museums and the Web

04/19/2017 - 04/22/2017

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Cleveland

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Website

http://mw17.mwconf.org/

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National Library Week   Libraries Transformed

04/09/2017 - 04/15/2017

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Website

http://www.ala.org/nlw

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First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries -- school, public, academic and special -- participate. Contact National Library Week Campaign Coordinator Megan McFarlane of the ALA Public Information Office with questions.

National Library Workers Day

04/15/2017

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http://ala-apa.org/nlwd

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The American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA), the organization for the advancement of library employees, annually sponsors National Library Workers Day, which falls on the Tuesday of National Library Week. First celebrated in 2004, the purpose is to recognize all library workers, including librarians, support staff and others who make library service possible every day. Contact Lorelle Swader of ALA's Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment with questions.

National Bookmobile Day

04/16/2017

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http://www.ala.org/bookmobiles

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First celebrated in 2010 by the American Library Association Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS), the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Service (ABOS), and the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL). National Bookmobile Day is an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation's bookmobiles and the dedicated professionals who make quality bookmobile outreach possible in their communities. Contact John Amundsen, ALA OLOS Communications Specialist with questions.

Arkansas Literary Festival

04/14/2016 - 04/17/2016

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Central Arkansas Library System's Main campus and in multiple downtown Little Rock venues

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Brad Mooy | | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)<

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http://www.arkansasliteraryfestival.org/

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The annual festival is guaranteed to be a stimulating mix of authors, panels, special events, performances, workshops and more.

Texas Library Association Annual Conference

04/19/2017 - 04/22/2017

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San Antonio

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http://www.txla.org/annual-conference

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Passover begins (Friday)

04/10/2017 - 04/18/2017

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Passover begins at sunset April 10 and ends at nightfall Saturday, April 18

Money Smart Week

04/22/2017 - 04/29/2017

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Website

http://www.moneysmartweek.org/ala

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http://www.moneysmartweek.org The American Library Association (ALA) joined in a partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to make Money Smart Week

Preservation Week

04/23/2017 - 04/29/2017

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Website

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/preswk

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Preservation Week, first observed by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) in 2010, offers an opportunity to celebrate collecting and preservation in your community, and to highlight your institution as a source of preservation information. Contact the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS, a division of ALA) with questions.

Children’s Day/Book Day - El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día)

04/30/2017

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Website

http://dia.ala.org

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Children's Day/Book Day, also known as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día), is a celebration of children, families, and reading and held annually on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for every child regardless of linguistic and cultural background.

Choose Privacy Week

05/01/2017 - 05/07/2017

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Website

http://www.privacyrevolution.org

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Choose Privacy Week, first observed by the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) in 2010, is an initiative that invites library users into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital age. The campaign gives libraries the tools they need to educate and engage users, and gives citizens the resources to think critically and make more informed choices about their privacy. Contact the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) with questions.

Latino Book Month

05/01/2017 - 05/31/2017

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Website

http://www.latinola.com/story.php?story=6368

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Arkansas Heritage Month

05/01/2017

Location

Old State House Museum
300 W. Markham
Little Rock, AR 72201

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Website

http://www.OldStateHouse.com

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Get Caught Reading Month

05/01/2017

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Website

http://www.getcaughtreading.org/index.htm

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Children’s Book Week

05/01/2017 - 05/07/2017

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Website

http://www.bookweekonline.com/

National Library Legislative Day

05/01/2016 - 05/02/2016

Location

Liaison Hotel
Washington D.C.

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Kristin Murphy Government Relations Specialist of the ALA Washington Office | | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)<

Website

http://www.ala.org/advocacy/advleg/nlld

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The American Library Association, Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), the District of Columbia Library Association (DCLA) and the Special Libraries Association (SLA) sponsor National Library Legislative Day.

Mother’s Day

05/14/2017

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MLA (Medical Library Association)

05/26/2017 - 05/31/2017

Location

Seattle

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Website

http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=996

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Books in Bloom

05/21/2017

Location

Crescent Hotel
Eureka Springs, AR

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Website

http://www.booksinbloom.org/

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What is Books in Bloom? Fascinating Authors Dynamic Presentations Booksellers and Signings Free and open to the public Happens rain or shine Better than ever! Books in Bloom Literary Festival: a Garden Party Celebration for Writers and Readers was established in 2005 by the Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation to promote the value of books and reading. The Festival provides an opportunity for the public to meet authors and to hear them speak about their work and various aspects of writing and publishing. 

Arkansas Library Paraprofessionals Division (ALPS) Spring Conference

05/17/2016 - 05/19/2016

Location

Hot Springs, AR

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Lynda Hampel ArLA Executive Administrator | 501-860-7585 | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)<

Website

http://www.arlib.org

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Memorial Day

05/29/2017

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Website

http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/aboutOffice/Pages/stateHolidayCalendar.aspx

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State and Federal Offices are closed on Memorial Day.

National GLBT Book Month

06/01/2017

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Website

http://http://www.ala.org/glbtbookmonth

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Created to increase the recognition of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender writing. Begun in 1992 by The Publishing Triangle, June was selected in honor of the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riot in New York City. It was this brave resistance to police harassment that kickstarted the gay pride movement in the US. Celebrate National GLBT Book Month with resources that come out of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of ALA, including the Stonewall Book Awards List, the Rainbow Books List, and the Over the Rainbow Books List. Contact ALA's Office for Literacy and Outreach Services with questions.

Audiobook Appreciation Month

06/01/2017

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Website

http://www.audiopub.org/events-jiabm.asp

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Ramadan begins (Sunday)

05/27/2017 - 06/24/2017

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Note that in the Muslim calander, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims will celebrate Ramadan on the sunset of Sunday, the 27th of May.

Shavuot (Tuesday)

05/30/2017 - 06/01/2017

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Shavuot begins at sunset June May 30 and ends at nightfall June 1

Special Library Association Annual Conference & Info Expo

06/16/2017 - 06/20/2017

Location

Phoenix

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Website

http://www.sla.org/attend/sla-2017-annual-conference/

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Father’s Day

06/18/2017

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Summer Solstice

06/20/2017

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American Library Association Annual Conference

06/22/2017 - 06/27/2017

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Chicago

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July 4th—Independence Day

07/04/2017

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Website

http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/aboutOffice/Pages/stateHolidayCalendar.aspx

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State Offices are closed on July 4.

Eid Al-Fitr (Wednesday)

06/25/2017

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Based on sightability in North America, in 2017 Eid al-Fitr will start in North America a day later - on June 25th. Note that in the Muslim calander, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims will celebrate Eid al-Fitr on the sunset of Sunday, June 25th.

Disabilities Awareness Day

07/16/2017

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Website

http://www.library.arkansas.gov/landing-page/details/application-for-service-eligibility-form

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Arkansas State Library Board Meeting

08/11/2017

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Arkansas State Library
900 W. Capitol, Suite 100
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-682-2053
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