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    • WAUKEGAN, Illinois — United for Libraries, in partnership with the Illinois State Library and Illinois Center for the Book, will designate Ray Bradbury Park a Literary Landmark on Saturday, March 16. The unveiling ceremony, set to begin at 4:51 p.m. in honor of Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953), will take place in Waukegan, Ill.
    • United for Libraries is accepting nominations for the ALA Trustee Citation through April 5, 2019. The ALA Trustee Citation, estab­lished in 1941 to recognize public li­brary Trustees for distinguished service to library development, honors the best contributions and efforts of the esti­mated 60,000 American citizens who serve on library boards.
    • The American Library Association (ALA) announced today the names of 10 library and information professionals selected to participate in the 2019 ALA Policy Corps, which aims to develop a cadre of experts with deep and sustained knowledge of national public policies in areas key to ALA’s strategic goals.

    District Dispatch

    • This guest post by Grow with Google Vice President Lisa Gevelber originally appeared in Googles blog The Keyword. Since we launched Grow with Google a little over a year ago, we’ve traveled to cities and towns, partnering with local organizations from Kansas to Michigan to South Carolina to 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 .

    Book Club Central

    • By Robin Hoklotubbe, Book Club Central Project Coordinator The City of Santa Barbara, California is often referred to as “The American Riviera,” with its miles of beautiful coastline, classic Spanish architecture, first-class dining and hotels, and the fact it’s home to one of the famous California Missions (est. 1786). The city also has an active The post Unique Book Clubs in the American Riviera (Santa Barbara, Calif.) appeared first on ALA Book Club Central .
    • The post Book Club Choices from LibraryReads: Historical Fiction appeared first on ALA Book Club Central .
    • -Nann Blaine Hilyard In this thoughtful and heartfelt memoir, Katharine Smyth pays tribute to two great influences in her life: her father and Virginia Woolf. Smyth parallels her family story with Virginia Woolf’s story, both personal and literary. Woolf’s To the Lighthouse (1927) had the most profound effect on Smyth. The Ramsay family’s annual trip The post Book Club Choices: All the Lives We Ever Lived by Katharine Smyth appeared first on ALA Book Club Central .