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Announcing the 2017 Literary Award and Children's Book Award Winners

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The Wisconsin Library Association Announces the Winners of the 2017Literary Award and the Children’s Book Award Winners Nicholas Petrie’s The Drifter as the Literary Award Winner For 2017 The Literary Awards Committee of the Wisconsin Library Association has chosen Nicholas Petrie’s The Drifter as the Literary Award winner for 2017. The award is for the highest literary achievement by a Wisconsin author for a work written in 2016. Nicholas Petrie’s debut novel is an exciting thriller that introduces Peter Ash, an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran, who comes home from the wars with post-traumatic stress and a mission to help a Marine friend’s widow rebuild an old porch at her home. What he finds under there, a mean ugly dog and a suitcase full of cash and explosives, sends him on an adventure through the city of Milwaukee. Petrie combines the usual elements of a suspense mystery novel with insightful reflections on...
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WLA Conference Coming Up...Recharge

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The WLA Conference schedule is posted. Reserve your hotel room by September 16 to receive the conference block rate. Registration will be open soon!  - Angela Meyers and Jamie Matczak WLA Publicity Co-Chairs ...
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Check Out Our One-Day Conferences...

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SSCS 2017 One-Day Conference - Libraries Fort-ify Communities - May 25, 2017 The Support Staff and Circulation Services annual one-day conference "SSCS: Libraries Fort-ify Communities" is just around the corner!!  You are invited to join us in Fort Atkinson on Thursday, May 25 for a day of interesting and informative programs on a variety of library topics, delightful conversation, tasty treats and just an all around good time!  Please visit http://wla.wisconsinlibraries.org/sscs/sscs-one-day-conference for details and to register! 2017 Government Information Day - UW-Stevens Point - June 2, 2017...
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Spring Conferences Are Just Around The Corner!

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WAAL 2017 • Driving Change! Registration deadline is April 14. WAPL 2017 • Who Tells Your Story? Registration deadline is April 21...
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Position statements from Candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction

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General Spring Election – April 4, 2017in response to the question from the Wisconsin Library Association: “How do libraries (public, school, academic) fit into your vision for an educated and economically strong Wisconsin?" Note: These statements were solicited by WLA in advance of the February 21 primary election. (In alphabetical order) Candidate Tony Evers http://www.tonyforwisconsin.com/ As your State Superintendent, I have the privilege of overseeing both public schools and public libraries. I often note that libraries have a history in this country of being the first institutions for learning, and they have maintained that role through countless changes in our society. Today, our public libraries have placed lifelong learning at the core of their work, and I am proud of my record overseeing this critical public good. Whether this is working with young families and children on pre- and early-literacy skills, providing places for youth to pursue their homework or their...
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