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Game Night to be a Big Hit for LIS GSA

By Ellie Jones

LIS-GSA will be co-sponsoring the upcoming George Bobinski lecture on November 10th. The lecture will be held at Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society and will feature Michele Cloonan’s work on Iraqi libraries.

Prior to the Bobinski lecture will be another lecture. On the same day, but different time and place. In Baldy 553, Dr. Sidney Berger will be giving a lecture on being a rare books librarian in a digital information world. This lecture is also free and open to students.

On a more social note, LIS GSA wants to kick it old school. As in, elementary school. That’s right, we are holding our ever successful Game Night! (Historians, ignore the fact that it is our first Game Night) At a location yet to be determined, LIS GSA will host a lovely evening of fun games. We might even purchase pizza and pop. Euchre, Monopoly, Risk—bring your own game for a relaxing night…of humiliation and defeat.

In more humanitarian news, LIS GSA is sponsoring a canned drive for City Mission. A box for dropping off items to be collected at a later date is located in the Student Lounge.

   And for you Rochester folks, a Rochester Happy Hour is being planned for November.


In all cases, keep an eye on the list serv for more information! 

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Books Bring People Together in Rochester

By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski

Rochester Area School Librarians held their first meeting this week to talk about popular books, methods of book selection, and how to get students involved in book groups. Membership is $10 for students and a great opportunity for networking with fellow librarians. More events are being planned, so check out the website at rasl.wikispaces.com.

There will also be several exciting opportunities to meet some famous authors and illustrators in November. As a special preview to the Rochester Children’s Book Festival, members of RASL have been invited to the Rochester Area Children’s Writers and Illustrators’ meeting on Thursday, November 6 at the Pittsford Barnes & Noble from 7 to 9 pm. Come on out and spend some time with some of the coolest people in the book world! Check back on the blog for more information about upcoming meetings and workshops in the Rochester area.

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Rochester Continues Annual Children’s Book Festival Tradition

by Jeremy Crawford

The 12th annual Rochester Children’s Book festival is coming on November 8th from 10 to 4. The festival is located at Monroe Community College’s Brighton campus and admission is free.

You might want to bring some money though as there will be over forty authors and illustrators there to sign copies of their work.

Not interested in autographs? Come to see storytellers and picture book readings. Bring your kids or participate yourself as the festival staff run craft sessions and workshops aimed at kids from kindergarten to sixth grade. If you feel a little too old to participate with the little ones, then take part in the teen/tween activities.

Seneca Park Zoo will also be there with their book and beast program. Hope to see you there and for additional information and the author/illustrator list visit:


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