Happy New Year!
We are kicking off 2017 on a hopeful note, with lots of exciting programs and events coming up here in the Butler Center, from the return of the popular Mock CaldeNott discussion and voting, to the next series of Butler Book Banter (B3) book discussion events, presence at the Illinois Youth Services Institute in Springfield in March, and of course our flagship event, the fifth annual Butler Lecture featuring the fabulous and fantastical Holly Black!
We are open this spring 1:00-6:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Fridays, and of course by arrangement by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mock CaldeNott Is Back
Special thanks to guest co-moderator Keary Bramwell, who spurred us to do this again and did yeoman’s work in helping develop the discussion list, posted on The Butler’s Pantry.
Butler Book Banter (B3)
- March 1, 2017
- April 5, 2017
- May 3, 2015
Books and snacks will be out at 5:30; we’ll discuss from 6-7. Please stay tuned for announcements!
Register Now for Butler Lecture Featuring Holly Black, 3/16/17
Black’s popular titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, the Newbery Honor Book Doll Bones (Simon & Schuster, 2013), The Coldest Girl in Coldtown (Little, Brown, 2013), the Magisterium series (with Cassandra Clare), and The Darkest Part of the Forest (Little, Brown, 2015). She has been a finalist for an Eisner Award and is the recipient of the Andre Norton Award and the Mythopoeic Award. She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door.
The lecture will take place at 6 p.m., followed by a reception with refreshments and a book sale and signing; it is free and open to the public, with registration required. The Butler Lecture is generously underwritten by the Butler Family Foundation. For more information, please contact Butler Center curator Diane Foote at email@example.com, 708-524-6054.
(Re) Connect with Butler at the Illinois Youth Services Institute
We’ll have galleys and other goodies to give away and look forward to seeing lots of librarian friends.
We hope you’ll want to visit us, or join us for an event, and stay tuned about our news and upcoming events. Please contact me with any questions you have. I look forward to seeing you soon!