October 15, 2010 (Vol. 16, No. 18) – Happenings

PCC Hosts Poet Laureate / YALSA’s MAE Award for Programming

***PCC Hosts Poet Laureate
Portland Community College (PCC) Library will host a visit from Oregon’s Poet Laureate, Paulann Peterson, at the Cascade campus on Tuesday, October 19 from 11-1:00 at the Moriarty Auditorium.  The event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.  We hope to see you there.  A printable announcement for the event plus additional information is available from the PCC library website.  http://www.pcc.edu/library

More information about Paulann is available on her website: http://paulann.net .

When Meeting the other 

Given arms, the sun
would choose to grow many.
Having many narrow arms,
the sun would—at each limb’s end—
flare into a palm and fingers,
into the curves made for reaching.

Extremities of flame, of shine.
Hands that carry enough
heat and light to give away.

Be that sun. One small sun.
From Kindle, Mountains and Rivers Press, 2008

Return to Top of Happenings***YALSA’s MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), seeks members’ application for the MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens, sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust.  The winner receives $500 and an additional $500 for their library.  The award is open to all personal members of ALA/YALSA who have created an outstanding reading or literature program in the twelve months preceding the award deadline of December 1.

Application forms can be downloaded at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/awardsandgrants/mae.cfm and emailed to Nichole Gilbert at ngilbert@ala.org by December 1.  Winners will be announced after Midwinter 2011. 

For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos and audio books for teens.  For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390; or e-mail: yalsa@ala.org.

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