On Friday, April 7th, visit the California Pizza Kitchen in the Wellington Green Mall to help support the Palm Beach County Library Association. Bring the flyer and grab a bite to eat anytime between 11:00 am and 9:00 pm. We'll also be hosting our monthly Talk and Taste event at California Pizza Kitchen that evening at 7:00 pm.
Please share this flyer with your friends, family, and coworkers! Download the PDF version here!
We are pleased to announce the Fall Quarterly meeting for 2016, which will take place at Lynn University in Boca Raton and feature guest speaker Mary Anne Hodel, the Director/CEO of the Orange County Library System (Orlando). She will be discussing OCLS’ response to Orlando’s tragedy at the Pulse Nightclub.
The event is on Tuesday, October 25th from 2-4 at Lynn University. We will be meeting in the Salon Room of the Keith C and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center. Guest parking is free and located directly behind the Wold Performing Arts center. The H Parking lot.
There will be a raffle basket ($1 for 1 ticket, $5 for 6 tickets). Refreshments will also be served.
This month's Talk & Taste is just around the corner!
We will be meeting at Leila Restaurant, a neat little Middle Eastern Grill in WPB. . The topic will be Libraries During Emergencies.
Please attend if you can, this will be our last Talk and Taste until January.
A small but dedicated group of "Talk & Tasters" met up at the fun and funky Brewhouse Gallery in Lake Park to mull over the ins and outs of mentoring new library professionals. The group fortunately consisted of a few former mentees and mentors with the Palm Beach County Library System. The venue provided a good mix of tasty indulgences, common areas to gather/chat and a wide mix of games to easily distract all of the "talk & tasters". An epic game of Jenga by a skilled group of players was the perfect distraction! In keeping with our theme, there was a little bit of "mentoring" between players! A fun and worthwhile night for all! Be on the lookout for our next event!
Scrabble fever was in the air at the North Palm Beach Library where the Palm Beach County Library Association was hosting its inaugural Scrabble Tournament Fundraiser! Sixteen scrabble players, from novice to skilled, gathered to put their word knowledge, spelling abilities and strategic playing to the test. The tournament began with four groups of four squaring off and then the overall top four scorers moved on to the final round to determine a champion. To help soothe the players, tasty samples from the PBCLA Cookbook were featured! Be sure to be on the lookout for our next tournament!
“Friday night’s Talk & Taste at Howley’s might be our biggest event yet! Information Professionals from different county, city, special and academic libraries networked over dinner and drinks. The atmosphere was both warm (despite the cold front!) and inviting and the conversations were as varied and stimulating as our attendees.
If you made it for the event, we hope you benefited from our free exchange of stories, ideas and fellowship. If you didn't, we hope you will be able to make it next time or to any of PBCLA's other exciting events in the coming months."