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    • EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will designate The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum in Baltimore, Md. as a Literary Landmark™ in honor of the esteemed poet’s 211th birthday on January 19th, 2020. The Poe House will be the first Literary Landmark in the State of Maryland. The dedication ceremony will take place at Poe House, 203 N. Amity Street, in Baltimore, on Sunday, January 19th, 2020, 1:00 PM. The date coincides with the celebration of Poe’s 211th birthday. The event is free, and the public is invited to attend. 
    • EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is hosting a live webinar for members, “Intellectual Freedom: What Trustees, Friends, and Foundations Need to Know,” on Wednesday, Dec. 11th at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Kristin Pekoll, assistant director at ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, will lead the webinar.
    • EXTON, Pennsylvania —Lily King, David Nicholls, Judy Batalion, Janelle Brown, Sam Lansky, and Amy Engel will be among the featured authors at the United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. on Sun., Jan. 26 at the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

    District Dispatch

    • This guest post by Grow with Google Vice President Lisa Gevelber originally appeared in Googles blog The Keyword. Since welaunchedGrow with Googlea little over a year ago, we’ve traveled to cities and towns, partnering with local organizations fromKansastoMichigantoSouth Carolinato bring job skills to job seekers and online savvy to small Continue readingGrow with Google is coming to a library near you The post Grow with Google is coming to a library near you appeared first on District Dispatch .
    • This is a guest post provided by Nayeli Pelayo, Outreach Manager for the Fair Elections Center. On Election Day, its too late to change unfair and burdensome voting rules. But we can work together to ensure the rules are clearly explained and accurately applied. Fair Elections Center is encouraging libraries Continue readingEncouraging library patrons to participate in democracy through being poll workers The post Encouraging library patrons to participate in democracy through being poll workers appeared first on District Dispatch .
    • Late on September 13 the House and Senate Appropriations Committees released a conference committee report on fiscal year 2019 funding for programs under the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee—which controls spending levels for many federal library programs—and the Defense Subcommittee. The news is good: The conference committee Continue readingSubcommittee calls for FY2019 library funding increases The post Subcommittee calls for FY2019 library funding increases appeared first on District Dispatch .

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