It’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.
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.
And 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