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Niles Public Library District
Young Adult Librarian

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.



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: 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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