Schedule

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Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, March 22, 2018

 

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

Registration

 

Continental Breakfast

 

Exhibits Open

   

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.

Welcome and Announcements

   

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Opening Keynote with Eric Hoffman

   

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Exhibits Open

   

11:00 a.m.  -12:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

 

Taking on the Challenge: Van Buren County Teen Creative Writing Challenge

 

Children’s Big Questions, and the Picture Books That Help Answer Them

  So You Want to Be in the Mitten Award Work Group? What Does It Take, Really?
 
 

Let’s Chat:  Behavior Management for Children’s Events

   

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch with Kevin & Stephanie Kammeraad

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Book Signing with Eric Hoffman
   

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

Exhibits Open

   

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

 

Is Your Library Ready to Code?

 

YOU Can Use Puppets

 

Book Awards Behind the Scenes: How-To-Do-It With Examples

 

Let’s Chat: The Power of Collaborative Brainstorming in Youth Services Programming

   

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Exhibits Open

 

Afternoon Refreshments

   

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

Afternoon Keynote and Book Signing with Jeff Zentner

   

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Cool Things My Library Does Reception

 

Light Hors d’oeuvres

 

Prize Drawings

   

Friday, March 23, 2018

 

8:30 – 8:50 a.m.

Registration

 

Continental Breakfast

   

8:50 – 9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Announcements

 

Frances H. Pletz Award

   

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

General Session with Kim Monaghan

   

10:10 – 11:10 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

 

Diversity in Youth Literature – Part One

 

Where will we pop-up next?

 

Little Explorers: A Sensory Explosion!

 

Let’s Chat: De-escalating Conflict

   

11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. 

Breakout Sessions

 

Diversity in Youth Literature – Part Two

 

Ready to Read Michigan: Resources for Michigan’s Early Literacy Initiative

 

Fun for the Whole Family: Storytelling with Folktales

 

Stretch your Storytime

   

12:20 – 1:50 p.m.

Just Lunch Trivia Lunch

   

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

 

PRIME TIME Family Reading Time… More Than a Free Dinner!

 

Breaking out of the box for kids, teens, staff, & beyond!

 

Teen Mental Health

 

Let’s Chat:  Public School Collaboration

   

3:10 – 4:10 p.m.

Closing Keynote with Jeffrey Brown

   

4:10 – 4:30 p.m.

Book Signing with Jeffrey Brown