We would like to thank everyone for coming out tonight for the PLG Prisons and Libraries panel. At the start of the panel we had a short slide show with information about incarceration, as well as some PLG contact information. As requested, I’ve posted the link to it below.
Recently, the Star Tribune had an article about Little Free Libraries: http://strib.mn/2qbEkEa
St. Kate’s have two Little Free Libraries on campus, built by the Progressive Librarians Guild in 2012. Check out the story below from the St. Kate’s Wheel and make sure to check out the libraries. One is located at the entrance of Gate Two on Randolph, and the other is across from the Butler Center.
Our meeting dates have changed! After polling our members, more can make Thursday nights so the meetings for the remainder of the semester are
Thursday, November 2nd
Thursday, November 16th
Thursday, December 7th
All meetings are at 5:00 pm in CdC #5.
Yes, You Can- Be A Leader!
Progressive Librarians Guild is holding elections for the following positions. For more information on a position, or if you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday October 20th
Little Free Librarian
Social Media Liaison
This weekend there are two book related events in the Twin Cities -Quartrefoil Library Book Sale and Twin Cities Book Festival. Check them out if you are looking for something fun to do.
Quatrefoil Library Used GLBT Book Sale
October 14 from 11:00-4:00 pm
At the Quartrefoil Library (1220 E Lake St., Minneapolis)
Thousands of GLBT used books will be for sale and other gift items.
For more information visit www.qlibrary.org/event/quatrefoil-library-used-glbt-book-sale-6/all/
Twin Cities Book Festival
October 14th from 10:00-5:00 pm
At the Minnesota State Fair Grounds (1265 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul)
Event is free and open to the public. Many local and national authors will be presenting and signing books. Events for both adults and kids.
For more information visit http://www.raintaxi.com/twin-cities-book-festival/
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!
September 15-October 15
Google has created a new Latino Cultures Platform which has thousands of Latino resources from 35 museums and institutions. To learn more about this resource visit https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/latino-cultures-platform-a-new-library-resource/.
Happy Banned Books Week!!!
Today is the final day of Banned Books Week. Throughout the week St. Kate’s students and people throughout the world have been participating in ALA’s Rebel Reader Twitter Tournament. Please join in today.
Tweet any of the following challenges to participate in the tournament using hashtags #RebelReader, #mystkates, and #BeProgressive.
This Saturday, September 30th is the Annual Twin Cities Zine Fest. This year it is at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts (110 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415) from 11:00-5:00 pm. To learn more about the event and zines check out their website http://tczinefest.org/. The event is free and open to the public of all ages.
All meetings will be held in Coeur de Catherine Room #5 from 5:00-5:45 pm.
Wednesday, September 27th
Wednesday, October 25th
Wednesday, November 8th
Wednesday, December 13th
We will meet more frequently in order to keep our commitment “to provide a forum for the open exchange of radical views on library issues.”
Location: CDC 5, 5:00 – 5:45 pm