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Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds Calls for

Architects of Understanding

Author Jason Reynolds challenged thousands of librarians and library workers to be architects of understanding and guardians of challenged narratives in their communities...


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In “How Everyday Relationships Build Support and Help Libraries Transform,” the advocacy team from Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Public Library will demonstrate how it has created a community of library champions through strategic communications, the Libraries Transform campaign, and meetings with stakeholders. 1–2 p.m. Saturday, June 22.

MacArthur Fellow, Pulitzer Prize winner, and author of The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead will keynote the Freedom to Read Foundation’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. Tickets are $25. 6–8 p.m. Saturday, June 22.

The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Ceremony will honor winners Kiese Laymon (for Heavy: An American Memoir) and Rebecca Makkai (for The Great Believers). Laura Lippman, author of the bestselling Tess Monaghan series, will be the featured speaker. Tickets are $40. 8–10 p.m. Saturday, June 22.



Capital Building

Not sure which programs to attend? Our conference preview has the details on can’t-miss authors and speakers, professional development opportunities, and special events happening at the convention center and around Washington, D.C.

dining guide

Looking for a quick bite between sessions, a drink on Capitol Hill, or an epicurean destination away from all the action? Our D.C. dining guide features different price points, neighborhoods, and styles of cuisine—and has you covered for the duration of your stay.

Sonia Sotomayor

US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke at Annual Conference this morning. American Libraries caught up with her recently to talk about books she’s authored, her love of Nancy Drew, growing up in the Bronx, and embracing our differences.

Eric Klinenberg

Sociologist Eric Klinenberg believes libraries are vital to repairing our fractured society. He joins Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden in conversation today at 3 p.m. American Libraries interviewed him about his latest book Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life.


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