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APALA 2015 Midwinter Events - Chicago

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 10:00 am to Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 10:00 am, US/Central

APALA Midwinter 2015 Events

Reminder: Early bird registration ends Thursday, January 29th.

Please find a list of our events and activities for the 2015 ALA Midwinter Conference. Registration for a visit to the Chinese-American Museum & the Chinatown Chicago Public Library on Friday and for the APALA 35th Anniversary Fundraising Dinner on Saturday is now live at http://www.apalaweb.org/resources/registration/.


Friday, January 30th 11:30 – 3:30 p.m. - The Chinese-American Museum & The Chinatown Chicago Public Library

Early Bird Registration: (before event) $15.00

Registration at event: $20.00

Gathering place: Networking Uncommons at McCormick Place, 11:30 a.m.

The Chinese-American Museum: 238 West 23rd Street, Chicago, IL 60616 The Chinatown Chicago Public Library: 2353 South Wentworth Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616

Tentative Schedule: 11:30am – 12:45 p.m. — Take bus to Chinatown and eat lunch 1:00 p.m. — Tour of the Chinese American Museum of Chicago 2:00 p.m. – Tour of Chinatown branch Chicago Public Library

Please join us for a tour of the fabulous Chinese-American Museum of Chicago & the Chinatown Chicago Public Library. For those who want to eat lunch in Chinatown beforehand, we will meet at the Networking Uncommons in the Convention Center on iday, January 30, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. to take the bus to Chinatown. The tour of the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago begins at 1:00 p.m., followed by the tour of the Chinatown Chicago Public Library Branch. Tour will end around 3:30 p.m.

Register at http://www.apalaweb.org/resources/registration/

7:30 – 9:30 p.m. – APALA Executive Board Meeting, McCormick Place W186-C

Saturday, January 31st

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. – APALA Membership & 35th Anniversary Committees Meeting, McCormick Place W473

6:00 – 10:00 p.m. – APALA 35th Anniversary Fundraising Dinner

Join us for a wonderful and entertaining evening with delicious Asian cuisine and great company! All are invited and encouraged to join APALA in celebrating our APALA 35th Anniversary & Symposium fundraising campaign.

Cost: $15-25 (average prices for entrees), no pre-selected menu

Register at http://www.apalaweb.org/resources/registration/

Saigon Sisters Restaurant 567 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60661 (312) 496-0090 http://www.saigonsisters.com/


Annie Pho's picture

Just an update on the menu and price. We now have a set menu and it looks really good!

Cost: [updated] $38 per person.

Menu includes:

First course

Vegetarian spring rolls (pickled beets, avocado, herbs, lettuce, rice vermicelli)

Crispy egg rolls with meats

White rose dumpling with meats and mushrooms

Banana Blossom Salads (vegetarians)

Second course

Stuffed squid with meats

Smoked eggplant (vegetarian)

Whole snapper with turmeric and dill

Caramel Bacon Wings

Stir fry vegetables (vegetarians)

Broken rice

Third Course

Individual warm tapioca pudding with coconut, squash, caramel apples, pumpkin seeds, and pomegranate