Chanel Miller, YMAs, MLK Sunrise Celebration

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Chanel Miller

You already know Chanel Miller’s story. Now she’s ready for you to know her name. As “Emily Doe,” she was at the center of a widely publicized sexual assault case at Stanford University, in which members of the media and public fixated on assailant Brock Turner’s swim times and how a guilty...


ALA Youth Media Awards

The American Library Association on January 27 announced the top books, video, and audio books for children and young adults—including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery, and Printz awards—at its Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

Imani Perry

The theme of the 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration was “The Civil Rights Movement: ‘Tired of being segregated and humiliated; tired of being kicked about by the brutal feet of oppression.’”

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At the final convening of ALA’s governing body, councilors will vote on resolutions presented in the preceding days. 8:30–11:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 28.

Midwinter’s last meeting of the ALA Executive Board. 12:30–4:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 28.


Map from Free Library of Philadelphia

We hope you enjoyed the Midwinter Meeting! Here are some additional trivia and statistics about the authors and libraries associated with Philadelphia to take home with you.

Tony Luke's

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.

Dewey Decibel podcast

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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