Exhibit Hall Opening Reception

Wednesday, October 19 2:30 - 3:15 PM
Keep the energy and excitement of opening day going by meeting up with colleagues and friends on the trade show floor. Exchange notes on what you’ve seen and heard during the first day of the conference while visiting with vendors. Hors d’oeuvres are included and a cash bar will be available. This event is free to attend for all Wednesday conference attendees, and is the perfect preamble to the the Michigan Library Awards Gala.

Michigan Library Awards

Wednesday, October 19 7:00 - 9:00 PM
The Michigan Library Awards are awarded annually and are considered the state’s highest honors within the library community. The awards celebrate the excellence, accomplishments, dedication and service of library staff, trustees and supporters in Michigan libraries. This event is free to attend for all Wednesday conference attendees or tickets can be purchased as an a la carte event.

Morning Wellness

Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21 7:30 - 8:30 AM
One benefit of our beautiful location is the opportunity to start the day with a relaxing and refreshing walk to the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse. This event has a maximum attendance of 50 and will be held weather permitting.

Silent Auction

Thursday, October 20 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Bid on a wide assortment of library-adjacent items donated by members and vendors! All proceeds will benefit the MLA Equity Fund and MLA Professional Development Scholarship Fund.

Spelling Bee Lunch

Thursday, October 20 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Test out your spelling prowess during Thursday lunch and raise money for the MLA Intellectual Freedom Fund!

Student Reception

Thursday, October 20 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Open to all attendees regardless of whether you are a student. Stop by if you're thinking about going back to school, or interested in meeting emerging professionals in the library field. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be available.

Trivia Party

Thursday, October 20 8:00 - 10:00 PM
Librarians know all the right stuff, and this is your chance to prove it. As the day winds down join us in Freighter's Eatery and Taproom for an evening of trivia. Wow your friends and colleagues with the breadth of your knowledge and win prizes as well as bragging rights. Pre-formed teams of five, as well as individuals who want to join a team, are welcome!


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