Parties and Receptions

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LITA Happy Hour

Friday, June 25 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: "miXX", the Lobby Bar at the Renaissance Washington, DC 999 Ninth Street NW

Bar Information:

FaceBook RSVP:!/event.php?eid=115317141846743

YALSA Happy Hour

Friday, June 25 | 5-7 p.m.

Start your conference off with a bang! This event is located at the Old Dominion Brew House on 1219 9th Street, NW, which has the convenience of being located right next to the Convention Center. Mingle with members and those interested in joining YALSA at this informal Happy Hour! $5 cocktail and appetizer specials. Cash bar. Major credit cards accepted, but cash is preferred.

YALSA Printz Program and Reception

Monday, June 28 | 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Come listen to Michael L. Printz award-winning author of "Going Bovine", Libba Bray, and honor book authors Deborah Heiligman, author of "Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith;" Rick Yancey, author of "The Monstrumologist;" Adam Rapp, author of "Punkzilla;" and John Barnes, author of "Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance, 1973" speak about their writing, followed by a reception. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by Booklist magazine. Tickets cost $35, Event Code: YAL.

ALSC Newbery Caldecott Awards Banquet

Sunday, June 27 | 6:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Join us for this gala to celebrate the Newbery and Caldecott Medalists and Honorees, authors and illustrators of the year’s most distinguished books for children. Cocktails (cash bar) available prior to dinner; doors open at 6:45 p.m. Tickets will be available onsite at the Online Registration Counter until the event is sold out, or noon Friday, whichever occurs first. No tickets will be available at the door. For more information, visit the ALSC Web site. Tickets: $94, Event Code: ALS2

FTRF Member Reception

Thursday, June 24 | 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Washington Convention Center, Room 148

Join the Board and staff of the Freedom to Read Foundation at this reception for FTRF members. Learn about the goings on of the Foundation, and meet the 2010 Conable Scholarship recipient. Non-members can join at the door!

NMRT Student Reception

Sunday, June 27 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Location: Marriott at Metro Center - Jr. Ballroom 1/2

NMRT Awards Reception

Sunday, June 27 | 7:30-9pm | Location: Marriott at Metro Center - Grand Ballroom

ACRL Health Sciences Interest Group Social

Friday, June 25 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Location: The Madhatter (near the Dupont Circle metro stop)

Join the newly formed Health Sciences Interest Group us for a casual event to meet other academic health sciences librarians or those interested in the health sciences. Light appetizers will be provided by our sponsor, the New England Journal of Medicine. Please RSVP (space is limited):

ACRL University Libraries Section Social

Saturday, June 26 | 5-6ish p.m. | Location: Marvin, 2007 14th Street NW

Please join us on Saturday, June 26th at 5-6pm for an informal, off-site, BYO (buy your own) event. We’ll congregate at Marvin on their rooftop patio. There’s no need to RSVP and no reservation — just come when you can. Seating will be first come, first served. Marvin opens at 5 so we’ll likely have the place to ourselves at the start. We encourage you to come early and bring your friends!

If we’re having a good time, we’ll stay past 6pm and/or folks can go on to dinner at other restaurants. If you’re running late and want to know if we’re still there, just call or text Kim Leeder that evening (email Kim for the number or check your uls-l email). You're also welcome to email Kim with any questions about the event.

Hope to see you there!

ACRL Instruction Section Soiree

Friday, June 25 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Location: George Washington University

Pre-registration required. Contact Ann Brown,

ACRL Community & Junior College Libraries Section Awards & Dinner Meeting

Friday, June 25 | 6 p.m. | Location: District ChopHouse & Brewery

Pre-registration by June 9 is required. Contact Mary Ann Sheble,

ACRL College Library Section Friday Night Feast

Friday, June 25 | 6:30 p.m. | Location: CoCo Sala

Pre-registration by June 9 is required. Contact Lisa Stillwell,

ACRL Law and Political Science Section Marta Lange/CQ Press Award Luncheon

Saturday, June 26 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Location: CQ Press Office

Pre-registration required. Contact Barbara Morgan,

ACRL Education and Behavioral Sciences Section Social

Saturday, June 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Location: TBA

Contact Scott Collard,

ACRL Literatures in English Section No-Host Social

Sunday, June 27 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Location: TBA

Contact Angela Courtney,

ACRL Science and Technology Section Dinner

Sunday, June 27 | 6-8 p.m. | Location: TBA

Pre-registration by June 9 is required. Contact Matt Marstellar,

ACRL Western European Studies Section Cruise

Sunday, June 27 | 7-10 p.m.

Pre-registration by June 9 is required. Contact Ann Snoeyenbos,

APALA'S 30th Anniversary Gala!

Sunday, June 27, 6:30-9:30 p.m. @ China Garden, 1100 Wilson Blvd., Twin Towers, Mall Level, Rosslyn, VA, 22209

Join APALA (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association) as we celebrate our 30th anniversary! The gala features a six-course Chinese dinner, speakers, and live entertainment with the Lao American Women Association dance group and Bollywood singing duo Subodh Sen and Sameer Shah. Dr. Franklin Odo, recently retired director of the Asian Pacific American Program at the Smithsonian Institution, will be the keynote speaker.

At the gala, APALA will also honor the winners of the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature for children's and adult literature

Additional anniversary events include free tours of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Library of Congress, White House, and the National Archives.

For more information and to register online for any of these events, please see

Merritt Fund 40th Anniversary Gala

Monday, June 28 | 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

The Leroy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund, founded in 1970 to help librarians who have been denied employment rights because of their defense of intellectual freedom or because of discrimination, is 40 years old in 2010!

To celebrate this landmark anniversary, the Merritt Fund will be having a dinner on Monday, June 28, 2010 at the world-famous Folger Shakespeare Library. This gala occasion will feature special addresses by ALA president Camila Alire, ALA president elect Roberta Stevens, and ALA past president (and Merritt Fund recipient) Carol Brey-Casiano.

For more information, visit the Merritt Fund 40th Anniversary Gala page. Tickets are $75 (includes dinner and open bar) and are available via ALA's conference registration page.

AASL Awards Luncheon

Monday, June 28 | 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., room 207B at the Washington Convention Center

Celebrate the accomplishments of your colleagues and enjoy lunch at the presentation of the 2010 AASL Awards, including the prestigious National School Library Media Program of the Year Award. Don't miss special guest speaker Carla Killough McClafferty, author of "Forgiving God," the story of her journey through grief after the death of her youngest son, Corey. Immediately following the Awards Luncheon is the AASL President's Reception providing the opportunity to meet and greet the AASL President, Board Members and other member leaders.

Independent School Section (ISS) Tour

Sunday, June 27 | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., Capital C/D banquet hall at Embassy Suites

After lunch, head on over to the ISS Social and join your colleagues for coffee, dessert, and conversation. This event will feature guest speaker, best selling author of contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children, Holly Black.

Alternative Media Task Force (SRRT/AMTF)

Friday, June 25, 2010 | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Busboys & Poets Café

The Alternative Media Task Force is planning a “Pilgrimage” to Busboys & Poets Café on Friday, June 25, 2010. We have tentatively scheduled the meeting time for 5-7 p.m. at the original Busboys & Poets Café, 2021 14th St. NW (14th and V Sts.), Washington, DC 20009. We will tour the Teaching for Change bookstore, which sells progressive books, CDs, and DVDs from a variety of alternative publishers, and share information with local alternative publishers over drinks and dinner. There is no admission charge; food and drink are a la carte. All are invited.

Busboys & Poets is an important community gathering place in the DC area. First established in 2005, Busboys & Poets was created by owner Anas "Andy" Shallal, an Iraqi-American artist, activist, and restaurateur. After Shallal opened the flagship location at 14th and V Streets, NW, the neighboring residents and the progressive community embraced Busboys, especially activists opposed to the Iraq War. Busboys & Poets is now located in three distinctive neighborhoods in the Washington Metropolitan area and is a community resource for artists, activists, writers, thinkers, and dreamers. You may read more at their web site,

For more information about the “Pilgrimage” and to let us know you're coming so we can reserve enough tables, please contact Lyn Miller-Lachmann at mcreview(at) or 518-729-3976. If you are an alternative publisher, there will be time to speak to those in attendance about your work.

Feminists' Night Out (SRRT/FTF)

Friday, June 25 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Location: Lace ( )

All feminists and their friends are invited to Feminists’ Night Out, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Come when you want. Stay as long as you want.

We are getting together at Lace, , located at 2214 Rhode Island Avenue NE (the G8 bus runs right past the Convention Center and continues NE on Rhode Island Avenue). This is a great opportunity early in the conference to get together casually and talk about the conference and other activities. Lace is a woman owned restaurant and bar. We always try to support a local woman owned business or alternative bookstore in the ALA Conference city. We will list this as an event on our Facebook page so you can let us know there if you are going to join the group.

More suggestions from the Feminist Task Force about events to attend during the ALA 2010 Conference may be found at .