Laurie Mahaffey, a CTLS employee for 29 2/3 years, is retiring at the end of January 2021. Please join us for a virtual farewell party on Friday, January 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Directions to join the meeting will be distributed on the CTLS listserv and elsewhere on January 18, the Monday before.
Wish Laurie well as she rides off into the sunset!
Do you ever need to hire an educational, entertaining performer for a library event? Our annual Showcase features some of the best educational and entertaining performers and speakers for children, teens and families.
As expected, the CTLS Performer’s Showcase will be a bit different this year. Learn more and register at https://www.ctls.net/civicrm/event/info/?reset=1&id=1.
Announcing the CTLS Annual Fall Membership Meeting!
For the first time, CTLS will hold its Annual Fall Membership Meeting virtually! This time, distance is not a problem!
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Please join our discussion!
These 1.5 hour sessions are opportunities for library directors to exchange ideas about public library services during the pandemic. Please note that these conversations are specific to public libraries.
Everyone who attends will receive a recording of the meeting along with a copy of the chat log. This way everyone gets a copy of any links that are shared.
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Please join us for a workshop/discussion of Summer Reading Program ideas!
This 1.5 hour session will allow librarians an opportunity to exchange ideas about how to provide summer reading during the pandemic. These web discussions are based on the discussion coordinated last week by Carmen Lazo of Pflugerville. After the last session we will compile everyone’s ideas and share them with all attendees from all the sessions.
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We have rescheduled our workshops to August. Please join us for a workshop/discussion of Adult Programming ideas!
This 3-hour session allows library staff an opportunity to show what
they do and for those who are just starting to do adult programs a
chance to ask questions & share ideas.
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Please join us for a workshop/discussion of Adult Programming ideas!
This 3-hour session allows library staff an opportunity to show what they do and for those who are just starting to do adult programs a chance to ask questions & share ideas.
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Imagine Your Story:
Programming Ideas for Your Summer Reading Program
Enter the magical world of story with presenter and performer Kim Lehman. You will learn a variety of ways to incorporate stories, literature, songs, art, and science in library programs for all ages. The primarily focus will be on early literacy and elementary program ideas from the CSLP Manual along with many extra programming ideas and tips with some time devoted to teens. The afternoon will feature a youth share. Bring your favorite books, songs, activities, and programming ideas to share.
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Do you ever need to hire an educational, entertaining performer for a library event? Our annual Fall Showcase features some of the best educational and entertaining performers and speakers for children, teens and families.
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Morning Membership Meeting
The annual Fall CTLS Membership Meeting is a great opportunity to see old friends and greet new ones. Meet the candidates for board positions, hear from our State Librarian, learn about the TexShare E-book project, and find out what exciting things are happening across Texas.
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