Deep Tweets: Advanced Research Techniques for Twitter – Tracy Z. Maleeff

ULU Coffee Break -July 19, 2016

Deep Tweets: Advanced Research Techniques for Twitter
Tracy Z. Maleeff
Tuesday July 19th – Noon EST

Get insight into the advanced search features of Twitter and open up a new resource for data mining. Learn how to extract information using unique search strings. Basic Twitter knowledge is best for comprehension of this session.

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Bring Girls Who Code to Your Library! – Alex Lis-Perlis

ULU Coffee Break - July 5, 2016

Bring Girls Who Code to Your Library!
Alex Lis-Perlis

July 5, 2016 – Noon EST

Help us close the gender gap in tech! Girls Who Code is a free program designed for 6th-12th grade girls to explore coding in a fun and friendly environment. Clubs are typically hosted in schools, colleges, libraries, and community centers during the academic year. Join me to hear more about the benefits Girls Who Code can bring to your library community!

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24 Hour Read In Live Stream

Welcome to the 2016 – 24 Hour Read In live stream! Even if you can’t make it in person, you can still watch us read from afar. If you want to support ULU in providing the Read In this year,  click here for more info.

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Support the 24 Hour Read In

Have you always wanted to support the 24 Hour Read In but you don’t live in New York City. “If I was there I would totally work the 4AM shift” you say as you check on us on FB for the last time at midnight.

Can't Make it to the 24 Hour Read In-

Well you may not be able to be here but you can still help us out. The 24 Hour Read In is exhausting and exciting as you might imagine but it also costs us money to put it on. We have to pay for security and transport and there are always about a million hidden little costs. If you can’t be with us as we read through the night your donations can be there working to keep the coffee flowing, the space safe, and the event humming along like the beautiful behemoth that it is.

Please donate today!

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The 24 Hour Read In Is Here!

communityJune 4th 4PM – June 5th 4PM

New York Public Library Schwarzman Building, the 42nd Street Library to the right of the entrance.

Librarians, authors, and library advocates will read around the clock for libraries in New York City. Starting at 4PM on Saturday June 4th and going straight through to 4PM Sunday June 5th. Readers will keep a voice going in support for libraries in New York City through the dark of the night. Last year libraries got an incredible $43 million in funding but more is still needed libraries are open longer, they have new staff but there is more to be done. They need to bring funding up to 2008 levels and there are still hundreds of millions of dollars needed in capital investments in the library buildings themselves to bring them up to good repair.

For our seventh 24 Hour Read In we are in a great location beside the lions at one of the most iconic libraries in the world and we have had incredible public support from the New York City literary community. Authors know the importance of libraries in keeping books in the hands of the public and ideas in our communities. This year we have a wide variety of authors including an entire lineup of children’s authors and illustrators for our Family Storytime.

Saturday June 4th

4:00 PM Cecily Von Ziegler author of the Gossip Girl Series and Dark Horses forthcoming from Soho Press
5:00 PM Sarah Gerard, Essayist, Author Binary Star
6:00 PM Bridgett Davis,Writer, Essayist, Filmmaker, Author Into the Go-Slow
6:15 PM Mia Alvar, Author In The Country
7:00 PM Maud Newton, Writer, Essayist, Critic
gozoeChildren’s book authors and illustrators fill Family Storytime on Sunday June 5th from 9AM – 1PM This will be an amazing day of children’s literature with storytime, games, and activities for the whole family.



Our Children’s Author Lineup currently features

10:30 AM Sophie Bell – Author The Ultra Violets Series
10:45 AM Kat Yeh – Childrens book Author Truth About Twinkie Pie & more
11:00 AM Kyle Luckoff, childrens’ librarian and whose debut picture book, A Storytelling of Ravens, released by Groundwood Press in 2018
11:15 AM Zetta Elliot – Children’s Book Author A Hand To Hol, I Love Snow and more
11:30 AM Veera Hiranandan – Children’s Book Author Phoebe G. Green Series
11:45 AM M.D. PayneChildren’s Book Author Monster Juice Series
12:00 Noon Paul Zelinsky – Classic Picturebook Author and Illustrator
12:15 PM Rita Meade – Children’s Librarian and Author of Edward Gets Messy (Sept. 2016)
12:30 PM John ParraChildrens Book Author and Illustrator: Round is a Tortilla, Waiting for the Bilbioburro, and more
12:45 PM Lucy Ruth CumminsChildren’s Book Author: A Hungry Lion, The Taking Tree
3:30 PM Marilyn Johnson – Author Lives in Ruins & This Book Is Overdue

Admission is free and open to the public. This event is both a celebration of libraries in New York City and a rally for more funding for them. The 24Hour Read In is a perfect analogy for libraries in New York City. Every minute of every day around the clock there is someone using the library to improve their situation or even just be entertained. These library advocates will be the voice speaking out for all the unknown and unseen patrons who use the libraries every single day.


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