Institute 2014

Coming Soon…the ALSC Institute

2014 Institute LogoIt’s not too late to register for the ALSC Institute, but advance rates close August 24th, and we are reaching our registration cap, so don’t wait too much longer!

We’ve been giving you some teasers for what you can expect in our programs, and some thoughts on what to do around town. Here’s a few reasons you may want to come early and stay late (or at least stay UP late):

The Eat Real Festival at Jack London square will be going on all weekend, and is a great way to browse the Bay Area’s food scene.

You’d have to get into town very early to catch the First Friday Art Murmur events, but Oakland’s galleries are open. Check out their events listings, or just stroll by on Saturday.

The "women's smoking lounge" at the Paramount theater. Photographer: Cathe Centorbe
The “women’s smoking lounge” at the Paramount theater. Photographer: Cathe Centorbe

Music anyone? Maybe Caetano Veloso at the historic Paramount Theater (where you should make sure to use both the downstairs and the mezzanine powder rooms, to get your full Art Deco fix.) Or, check out the calendars at Yoshi’s Jazz Club, the Uptown Nightclub or The New Parish.

Baseball fans probably already know that the Oakland A’s are playing at home during your stay…and looking good.   Keep your fingers crossed.

The Oakland Museum goes Off the Grid every Friday night.  Follow them for detailed updates.

book-alice-coverAnd finally, a special author/illustrator event on Wednesday afternoon lands in town just in time for your arrival.  Meet Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Hayelin Choi, creators of Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious .  Publisher Philip Lee of Readers to Eaters invites you to their book launch at The Edible Schooyard on Wednesday from 2-4pm. RSVP to Philip Lee for further details: Philip@readerstoeaters / 206-849-1962

We are most excited, of course, about our own calendar, and look forward to your participation to make this a vibrant and provoking Institute.  See you there.

Nina Lindsay, Institute Chair and Supervising Librarian for Children’s Services at the Oakland Public Library


  1. Marge Loch-Wouters

    I can only hope to bookmark this and find a bunch of it. Staying the weekend so pumped for the food fest!

  2. patoney

    woo hoo Caetano! muito legal

  3. Nina Lindsay

    An easy way to get to all of our posts is to bookmark this link:

    …or just use the category navigation on the right and scroll down to “Institute 2014”

    We will be putting up a webpage for registered attendees closer to the Institute with local info.

    Some of you may be discovering this, but we have officially reached our registration cap. There is info on the webpage for how to be added to a wait list.

    Can’t wait to see you all!

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