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Alicia LaFrance commented on Donna Block's event The Fresh and Onlys at Firebird
"Haha! I'm in a black shirt and blue pants. See you soon"
Nov 2, 2012
Kristi Ortiz commented on Donna Block's blog post Restaurant Recommednations
"Just ate at Zia's last night. Good food, but server was awful. Angelo's is directly across from the hotel on the Market street side. Food is good & prices are reasonable. "
Nov 2, 2012
Donna Block commented on Donna Block's event The Fresh and Onlys at Firebird
"I'm dressed like Professor Plum today, btw: just look for the purple jacket"
Nov 2, 2012
Donna Block posted a blog post

Restaurant Recommednations

I got some restaurant recommendations from a friend of a co-worker who lives in St. Louis, and thought I'd share:DOWNTOWN with-in walking distance of Hotel: Caleco's Bar and Grill is pretty good.  Sort of like a Friday's.  This is with-in easy walking distance of Downtown. Pricing is reasonable.Mike Shannon's Steak & Seafood has good reputation for great…See More
Nov 2, 2012
Donna Block commented on Donna Block's event The Fresh and Onlys at Firebird
"Great, see you there tomorrow at 7! I'll keep an eye out for orange people. ;)"
Nov 1, 2012
Alicia LaFrance commented on Donna Block's event The Fresh and Onlys at Firebird
"I would love to go! I haven't heard of the band but I liked what I heard on their website. I will be in the lobby ready to go at 7pm! I'll be the orange person with the black background. (I can't get a photo to upload.)"
Nov 1, 2012
Alicia LaFrance is attending Donna Block's event

The Fresh and Onlys at Firebird at Firebird

November 2, 2012 from 8pm to 11pm
The Fresh and Onlys are playing at Firebird on Friday, Nov 2 and tickets are only $10! Doors open at 7:30, anyone want to meet in the hotel lobby and head over together?UPDATE: Let's plan to meet in the lobby @ 7:00pm, after the opening reception! Transportation options include bus (about 30 minutes, $2 each way) or cab (10 minutes, probably about $4/person) - we can take a vote. :)Tickets are available through the website. The box office will be open 12-5pm and 6:30pm on if anyone wants to…See More
Nov 1, 2012
Donna Block updated an event

The Fresh and Onlys at Firebird at Firebird

November 2, 2012 from 8pm to 11pm
The Fresh and Onlys are playing at Firebird on Friday, Nov 2 and tickets are only $10! Doors open at 7:30, anyone want to meet in the hotel lobby and head over together?UPDATE: Let's plan to meet in the lobby @ 7:00pm, after the opening reception! Transportation options include bus (about 30 minutes, $2 each way) or cab (10 minutes, probably about $4/person) - we can take a vote. :)Tickets are available through the website. The box office will be open 12-5pm and 6:30pm on if anyone wants to…See More
Oct 30, 2012
Donna Block commented on Donna Block's event The Fresh and Onlys at Firebird
"Yay, I'm glad other people are interested! :)  I bought ticket in advance, but they do sell tickets at their on-site box office: hours on Friday are 12pm-5pm and 1 hour before the doors open. The doors will open at 7:30 and…"
Oct 23, 2012
Kath Ann Hendricks commented on Donna Block's event The Fresh and Onlys at Firebird
"I'd like to go, I think.  What time do we need to meet?  I have to admit I don't know the band, but I'd love to get out and about.  Also, do you need to get the tickets in advance?"
Oct 23, 2012
Kath Ann Hendricks might attend Donna Block's event

The Fresh and Onlys at Firebird at Firebird

November 2, 2012 from 7:30pm to 10pm
The Fresh and Onlys are playing at Firebird on Friday, Nov 2 and tickets are only $10! Doors open at 7:30, anyone want to meet in the hotel lobby and head over together?UPDATE: Let's plan to meet in the lobby @ 7:00pm, after the opening reception! Transportation options include bus (about 30 minutes, $2 each way) or cab (10 minutes, probably about $4/person) - we can take a vote. :)Tickets are available through the website. The box office will be open 12-5pm and 6:30pm on if anyone wants to…See More
Oct 23, 2012
Tom Spicer commented on Donna Block's event The Fresh and Onlys at Firebird
"Boy, would I!? So lucky they are there that night!  The new one is supposed to be great!"
Oct 7, 2012
Tom Spicer is attending Donna Block's event

The Fresh and Onlys at Firebird at Firebird

November 2, 2012 from 7:30pm to 10pm
The Fresh and Onlys are playing at Firebird on Friday, Nov 2 and tickets are only $10! Doors open at 7:30, anyone want to meet in the hotel lobby and head over together?UPDATE: Let's plan to meet in the lobby @ 7:00pm, after the opening reception! Transportation options include bus (about 30 minutes, $2 each way) or cab (10 minutes, probably about $4/person) - we can take a vote. :)Tickets are available through the website. The box office will be open 12-5pm and 6:30pm on if anyone wants to…See More
Oct 7, 2012
Donna Block posted an event

The Fresh and Onlys at Firebird at Firebird

November 2, 2012 from 7:30pm to 10pm
The Fresh and Onlys are playing at Firebird on Friday, Nov 2 and tickets are only $10! Doors open at 7:30, anyone want to meet in the hotel lobby and head over together?UPDATE: Let's plan to meet in the lobby @ 7:00pm, after the opening reception! Transportation options include bus (about 30 minutes, $2 each way) or cab (10 minutes, probably about $4/person) - we can take a vote. :)Tickets are available through the website. The box office will be open 12-5pm and 6:30pm on if anyone wants to…See More
Sep 27, 2012
Donna Block posted a blog post

I'm Going to Have to go to This Session...

...YA Literature and Fan-Created WorkI've started reading & reviewing other people's work over here: http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/. It's typically very easy to tell the younger, less experienced writers from the older more experienced ones. Some have been writing for years, and you can see the evolution of their writing skills.We've done NaNoWriMo adult programs at our library for a few years now. I'd like to engage more younger…See More
Aug 30, 2012
Donna Block is now a member of YALSA's YA Literature Symposium
Aug 30, 2012

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Niles Public Library District
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Young Adult Librarian
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http://www.nileslibrary.org/teen

Programs on my Schedule

What’s Next? Trends, Fads, and the Next Big Thing in Publishing - 1:00 Friday

YA Literature and Fan-Created Work - 8:30 Saturday

The Invisible Minority: LGBTQ Literature - 10:30 Saturday

Bill Morris Memorial Author Luncheon featuring David Levithan - Noon Saturday

A Matter of Facts and Fiction: Giving Teens a Research Edge through YA Author Panels - 1:30 Saturday

 

Make it Pop: How to Use Pop Culture in Your Library - 3:30 Saturday

Collapsing Boundaries: Being Hit by Blurred Genres - 8:30 Sunday

Guys Talkin’ to Guys: What Will Guys Read Next?  OR

A Fickle Future: YA Authors Discuss Trend-spotting and Timeless Keys to Literary Success when Facing the Disconnect of the Digital Age - 10:30 Sunday

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Restaurant Recommednations

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 3:28pm 1 Comment

I got some restaurant recommendations from a friend of a co-worker who lives in St. Louis, and thought I'd share:

DOWNTOWN with-in walking distance of Hotel:

 

Caleco's Bar and Grill is pretty good.  Sort of like a Friday's.  This is with-in easy walking distance of Downtown. Pricing is reasonable.



Mike…

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I'm Going to Have to go to This Session...

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 3:25pm 0 Comments

...YA Literature and Fan-Created Work

I've started reading & reviewing other people's work over here: http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/. It's typically very easy to tell the younger, less experienced writers from the older more experienced ones. Some have been writing for years, and you can see the evolution of their writing skills.

We've done NaNoWriMo adult programs at our library for a few years now. I'd like to…

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