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Minitex News articles tagged with "MELSA" (19):

Save the date and volunteer for Teen Lit Con 2024

This year's Teen Lit Con will take place at Edina High School on April 27. Volunteer opportunities are available, along with transportation awards for schools in the seven-county metropolitan area. Award applications are due February 28.

A visit to Hennepin County's charming Roosevelt Library

Roosevelt Library offers high-quality programming, a refurbished interior, and, most importantly, a friendly library staff to its visitors. During the school year, those visitors are likely to be students from Roosevelt High School, which stands directly across the street.

Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project nears 1,000-book milestone

Minnesotans have created 990 book projects using the Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project (MLPP). With just 10 books to go until we reach 1,000, we take a moment to reflect on 10 notable facts about MLPP.

Call for entries in the Minnesota statewide author contests

The Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) joins libraries throughout the state in announcing the call for entries in this year’s Minnesota Author Project statewide contest. Submissions will be accepted April 1 - May 31.

Indie Author Project Expert Session: Keeping the Momentum Going After NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is officially behind us, and now it's time to keep that writing momentum going! Join the Indie Author Project in this Expert Session with award-winning Minnesotan indie author and writing coach, Bethany Atazadeh, to get the scoop on how to continue your progress long after November.

Minnesota Author Project winners announced

Thomas Peacock won in the Adult Fiction category for his novel "The Wolf's Trail," and Bethany Atazadeh won the YA Fiction prize for "The Stolen Kingdom," a retelling of the legend of Aladdin and his lamp. Dr. Artika Tyner and the Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute won in the Communities Create category for "Justice Makes a Difference."

Thousands of comics and graphic novels available online for Minnesotans this summer

The Virtual Libraries Comic Convention and Bibliolabs are making more than 4,000 comics, graphic novels, and other childrens' materials available to Minnesota readers for free online over the duration of this summer. The collection is accessible online using the same geolocation system employed by Ebooks Minnesota.

Announcing the First Annual “Minnesota Author Project: Communities Create” Contest

The Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) is pleased to announce the call for entries in the first annual Minnesota Author Project: Communities Create contest.

MELSA Executive Director Ken Behringer is retiring

After serving the library community in many key roles over his career, most recently as Executive Director of MELSA, Ken Behringer is retiring. Please drop in to wish him well at an informal reception in the MELSA meeting room at 1619 Dayton Avenue, Suite 320 in Saint Paul.

Best practices for starting a world language collection

The MELSA World Language interest group brings staff from MELSA library systems together to better inform and support the work that they do related to collecting World Language materials.