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"Ms. Michelle" <[log in to unmask]>
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Ms. Michelle
Wed, 24 May 2023 11:30:57 -0400
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Please join us and sign up for the spring council meeting. Event sign-up
link for meeting and info below.
We hope that you choose to go to the council meeting at your region hub.


Plan on joining colleagues from across our region for a hybrid meeting on
June 7, 9:00-12:00.

How do I attend?

You will register to attend in-person at your region’s hub library (region
9 has two hubs. Please pick the one most convenient for you) [DROP DOWN

Each hub will join for the speakers via Zoom followed by in-person
discussion. The day will close via Zoom.

What will we talk about?

During the quarterly MLAC Meeting, region reps discussed concerns about
ongoing challenging issues libraries are facing across the state- from
potential book challenges to a rise in serving people experiencing
homelessness or addiction, library workers are dealing with many difficult
situations. In recognition of all of this, we’ll be joined by a school
librarian who will share experiences with recent book challenges and what
you can do to make sure your library’s policies are where they need to be
to protect the library. This will set the stage for the in-person
discussions. We will also be joined by Lori Fisher who, in addition to
being State Librarian, is certified by the Yoga Alliance and has been a
yoga instructor for many years. Lori will lead a discussion of the practice
of breathwork and mindfulness for selfcare.

Following the Zoom presentations, hub libraries will host in-person
discussions focusing on how library policies can help mitigate some of the
stress that comes along with difficult topics, controversial programming,
and more. Bring along one (or more) of your library policies and workshop
how to improve it during the discussion.


9:00- Gather at your hub library

9:15-9:30- Quarterly MLAC business meeting

9:30-10:30- Speaker presentations

10:30- Break and gather locally for discussion

11:45-12:00- Reconvene via Zoom for share-out and closing

12:00- Adjourn

Michelle Fagan
Thompson Free Library