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Upcoming Events

WLA Conference in Yakima, WA --October 17-20, 2018, Yakima Convention Center

Thursday, October 18, Books & Brews, Sports Center Pub, 6:30pm

CAYAS Author Breakfast with Mitali Perkins
8:30–
9:45 am
Mitali Perkins has written ten novels for young readers, including You Bring the Distant Near (nominated for the National Book Award, Walter Award honor book), Rickshaw Girl(chosen by the New York Public Library as one of the top 100 books for children in the past 100 years), Bamboo People (American Library Association's Top Ten Novels for Young Adults), and Tiger Boy (winner of the Charlotte Huck Honor Award and the South Asia Book Award). She has been honored as a "Most Engaging Author" by independent booksellers across the country and selected as a "Literary Light for Children" by the Associates of the Boston Public Library. Mitali was born in Kolkata, India, before immigrating to the United States. She has lived in Bangladesh, India, England, Thailand, Mexico, Cameroon, and Ghana, studied at Stanford and U.C. Berkeley, and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Ticketed event.

Friday, October 19,  11:15-11:45: CAYAS Board meeting -- room 100 (Yakima Convention Center)

 

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:

  • 2017: Martha Brockenbrough
  • 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