Maia and Alex Shibutani, advocacy, Chef Jeff Henderson

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Maia and Alex Shibutani don’t have a typical sibling dynamic. With Olympic medals and hundreds of thousands of followers on social media, how could they? They’ve competed together in ice dancing—figure skating with a ballroom twist—at the highest level, winning bronze medals twice at the 2018 Winter Olympics.


Award-winning chef and bestselling author Jeff Henderson knew that growing up in South Central Los Angeles was different from growing up in a middle-class home: no “good morning” greeting...

Ebooks and their lending models were approached from multiple angles during sessions at the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2020 Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Philadelphia. A panel discussion...

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Working with local press is vital to demonstrating a library’s impact on its community. This session will discuss how media outlets curate news and how libraries can support journalists. 10:30–11:30 a.m. Monday, January 27.

The winners and finalists for the Young Adult Library Services Association’s 2020 awards will speak about their honored titles at this ticketed event, with a reception to follow. 10:30 a.m.–noon Monday, January 27. Tickets are $25.

Anonymous at the time of a widely publicized sexual assault trial, Chanel Miller read a victim impact statement that went viral. She reclaims her identity in a new memoir, a story of trauma and healing amid shifting conversations around sexual violence. 2–3 p.m. Monday, January 27.


Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

American Libraries talks to Beth M. Lander, librarian at the Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. The college shares its library with the Mütter Museum, known for its macabre materials.


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


Looking for a quick bite between conference sessions, a tutorial on the many cheesesteaks, or an epicurean destination away from the action? Our Philadelphia dining guide showcases different price points, neighborhoods, and styles of cuisine—and has you covered for your stay.

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Looking for even more to do in Philly? Dewey Decibel podcast’s “Insider’s Guide to Philadelphia” features tips on must-see cultural sites and places to eat inside Reading Terminal Market.


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