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Come to the FTRF annual member reception next month in SF!

Posted By Jonathan M. Kelley, Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Gretchen LeCheminantNext month immediately following the FTRF Board of Trustees meeting in San Francisco, please join the trustees, your fellow members, and the winners of the 2015 Conable Conference Scholarships at the annual FTRF Membership Reception.

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015

Amy Steinbauer

Location: Moscone Convention Center, 747 Howard St., San Francisco
Outside room 131 N

Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.

This year's Conable scholars are Amy Steinbauer and Gretchen LeCheminant. Amy (@merbrarian) is a librarian in California while Gretchen (@gretchenalice) is a student at the University of Texas School of Information.

In addition to shmoozing, we'll have appetizers and you'll get a chance to learn more about FTRF's activities.

You can RSVP for the reception on Facebook or just show up! Bring your friends who aren't yet members, and we'll be happy to do the recruiting for you.

Tags:  ALA Annual Conference  Conable Scholarship  member reception  San Francisco  special events 

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Authors Levithan, Mackler & Smith highlight FTRF45 event in NYC

Posted By Jonathan M. Kelley, Thursday, May 14, 2015
Updated: Thursday, May 14, 2015

Jeff SmithFTRF is excited to announce that authors David Levithan (Boy Meets Boy, Another Day), Carolyn Mackler (The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things) and Jeff Smith (Bone) be appearing at the FTRF45 New York City event on Friday, May 29, in conjunction with BookExpo America. All three have had books subject to significant censorship challenges, and all three are passionate advocates for the freedom to read.

The authors will be signing copies of their books, which will be available on site.

Carolyn MacklerThe event will be held from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the headquarters of Scholastic, 557 Broadway in Manhattan, in their beautiful Greenhouse. Our thanks to Scholastic, as well as co-sponsors New York Public Library and Elsevier, for their support of this event. David Levithan

Tickets for this event are $25 and are on sale now at www.ftrf.org/event/FTRF45_NYC. We hope to see you there! 

Tags:  Carolyn Mackler  David Levithan  FTRF45  Jeff Smith  New York  Scholastic  special events 

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Kick off #FTRF45 with us this Thursday!

Posted By Jonathan M. Kelley, Monday, November 17, 2014

November 20, 1969: The Freedom to Read Foundation articles of incorporation filed with the State of Illinois.

November 20, 2014: FTRF members kick off a year-long celebration of our 45th anniversary with a special Google Hangout

Please join YA author Chris Crutcher, along with FTRF trustees, staff, and members as we hold the first in a series of events celebrating 45 years of defending libraries, library users, and the First Amendment to the Constitution. This event is free and open to all. 

For those unable to attend live, the Hangout will be recorded and posted to FTRF's YouTube channel.

Starting in January, FTRF will hold a number of fundraising and awareness-raising events across the country. We'll let you know about events in your area, and other ways you can help support FTRF's litigation and educational efforts. The festivities will culminate in a very special online event next fall.

Make sure to use #FTRF45 for any Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or other social media post referencing these events over the coming 12 months.  We look forward to a great turnout!

Tags:  Barbara Jones  Chris Crutcher  Emily Knox  FTRF45  Julius Jefferson  special events  Theresa Chmara 

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Tickets available now for Jamaica Kincaid

Posted By Jonathan M. Kelley, Thursday, December 20, 2012

Jamaica KincaidWill you be in Seattle next month for the ALA Midwinter Meeting or any other reason? Join us at our annual FTRF Author Event & Fundraiser, this year featuring the award-winning author Jamaica Kincaid. It should be a wonderful evening, so bring your friends!

Tickets are available now - $20 for the general public, $15 for Freedom to Read Foundation members, and $10 for students and reduced income.

Questions? Contact Jonathan Kelley.

Tags:  banned books  Jamaica Kincaid  Midwinter Meeting  Seattle  special events 

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Sara Paretsky at Dominican University (IL) next Wednesday

Posted By Jonathan Kelley, Thursday, October 18, 2012

Chicago-area folks - FTRF is cosponsoring Dominican University GSLIS’s 16th Annual McCusker Memorial Lecture next Wednesday (Oct. 24) at their River Forest, IL campus.

The event features Chicago-area bestselling author Sara Paretsky and will feature a reception and book signing in addition to Sara's talk. All are welcome to this free event but you must register in advance. Per Dominican, there are only a handful of seats still available so if you're interested, act now!

Tags:  Dominican University  Sara Paretsky  special events 

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