ACL Meets Friday, Feb. 14th, CLA Briefings, Maxine Kumin Obituary

ACL Meeting Friday, February 14, 2014 

Just a quick reminder for our Bay Area members!  Please join us for our ACL Meeting on Friday, February 14, 2014, from 9am1pm at the Oakland Main Library.   We will have our usual Book Reviewing, and a discussion of Distinguished Books, as well as news and reports from the recent ALA Midwinter conference. For more information, see: www.bayviews.org/calendar.html#meetings

Lara's Gift Winter Issue of CLA’s Briefings Available

Check out the latest issue of “Briefings,” the online newsletter for the youth services interest group of the California Library Association:  www.cla-net.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=261 .  It includes an interview with author and ACL member Anne Marie O’Brien, who wrote Lara’s Gift.

KuminPoet Maxine Kumin Dies

Poet MAXINE KUMIN had died at the age of 88. In addition to her adult work, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Up Country in 1973, Maxine penned some books of poetry for children, including No One Writes a Letter to a Snail (Putman, 1962) and a more recent, Mites to Mastodons (Houghton, 2006).  www.nytimes.com/2014/02/08/books/maxine-kumin-pulitzer-winning-poet-dies-at-88.html?_r=0

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