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Broadcast Date: Friday, February 13, 2009 Speakers: Penny Mandziara and Kelly Watson Any library, whether it is school, public, academic, or special, is many things to the community it serves. A library offers the information patrons need to improve their quality of life. A library provides open access to technology and the world of online information, as well as guidance on navigating that world. A library also gives their community something that is less tangible, yet just as essential to improving its patrons’ lives: nourishment not just for the mind, but the spirit as well. How do libraries do that? Through the programming opportunities they create. In this program we will look at some of the innovative programming libraries today are creating to meet the evolving needs of their patrons. We will also provide a basic primer for anyone who has always wanted to plan a program, but didn’t know where or how to begin. This teleconference is 90 minutes in length--Noon to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time.