2016 Amelia Bloomer List Announced: Children’s books (for ages 0-18) with positive depictions of girls and women are the focus of the annual Amelia Bloomer List, part of the Feminist Task Force of the American Library Association’s Social Responsibility Round Table. Titles include Deborah Underwood’s Interstellar Cinderella, Kate Schatz’s Rad American Women A to Z, Laurie Wallmark’s Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine, and Stacey Lee’s Under a Painted Sky. For the full list, see: https://ameliabloomer.wordpress.com/2016/01/13/2016-amelia-bloomer-list/ .
ACL’s Annual Performers’ Showcase: See over thirty children’s performers, all in one day, all in one place! Presented annually by the Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California, this is a great day of entertainment on Saturday, February 6, 2016, that will run from 9am til 4:30pm, with a break for lunch. To register, go to: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2468280
Performers include musicians, puppeteers, magicians, circus acts, storytellers and more — all eager to perform in libraries and schools for fees ranging from $200-$450. Featured artists include bilingual performers, first-time Showcase performers, and many acts that will fit with this year’s “Read for the Win” Summer Reading theme.
Attendees may book performers on the spot or at a later date. Everyone will receive a folder containing publicity material for all performers.
Free admission for children accompanied by adult audience members!
The Fremont Main Library is located at 2400 Stevenson Boulevard, Fremont, (510) 745-1400. From Fremont BART, you may walk a long three blocks down Civic Center Drive(10-15 minutes). AC Transit also runs buses from the Fremont BART; check for information inside the station or call the AC Transit information number. For lunch, a variety of restaurants are in the shopping areas along Paseo Padre Parkway to the north of the Library. If the main Library parking lot is full (this is possible on Saturday afternoon), look for signs pointing towards overflow parking areas.
New ACL BayNews Posted: The January 2016 BayNews (the newsletter for the Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California) is now available on our website: http://www.bayviews.org. You will find news of the many awards announced this month, Read-Alikes for the 2016 Sports and Games Summer Reading Program themes, new storytime themes on Sports Around the World and Basketball, and much more.
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