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Meetings & Events

Board meeting, Bite restaurant, Thursday, November 2, 11:30am (potential new members welcome to attend, email cayasboard@gmail.com to RSVP)

Upcoming Events 

WLA Conference in Tacoma, WA, November, 2-4, 2017

Past Events

CAYAS Winter Workshop: Spanish Language Boot Camp for Youth Services Library Professionals
January 9, 2017, 10am - 3pm  

Kick off the year at this fun, interactive workshop designed to give you the confidence and vocabulary to talk to Spanish speaking patrons about why libraries matter to youth. This workshop was developed by a librarian for those working in libraries who have little to no Spanish language skills. You will learn mini-conversations you can use as a starting point for outreach to patrons who may not be aware of the full scope of services your library offers. You will leave with a set resources to help remember what you learned, and tools you can use to continue learning Spanish on your own. Presented by Kathy Smargiassi, Children’s Librarian and Translator for Sno-Isle Libraries.

As a result of this event, participants will understand and/or be able to:

  • Communicate with Spanish speaking patrons about why libraries matter for kids and teens
  • Make Spanish speaking patrons feel more welcome in the library
  • Engage patrons in simple conversations in Spanish
  • Use youth services-oriented library vocabulary
  • Have a set of tools to support continued learning
  • Develop language skills and a community of fellow learners!

Location: Bothell Police Station Community Room | 18410 101st Ave NE | Bothell, WA 98011

CAYAS Books and Brews
Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 5 to 6:30pm
Big Time Brewery - 4133 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Join CAYAS in our first quarterly Books and Brews Event. This is a great opportunity to meet new people in the field, share resources, and sip on adult beverages all at the same time! This meeting's theme is "Mirrors and Windows" where you bring one book that is a window for you or the children and teens you serve and one book that is a mirror, to share and discuss.

CAYAS Breakfast
The CAYAS Section hosts a breakfast at the WLA annual conference with a keynote from a children's or teen author. Past authors include:

  • 2016: Kelly Milner Halls   
  • 2015: Justina Chen   
  • 2014: Marissa Meyer   
  • 2013: George Shannon
  • 2012: Brent Hartinger
  • 2011: Chris Crutcher
  • 2010: Ellen Witlinger
  • 2009: Karen Cushman
  • 2008: Rick Riordan