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Philadelphia Midwinter 2014 Preview Cognotes ALA 2014 MIDWINTER MEETING December 2013 Harry Potter Alliance's Andrew Slack on President's Program H igh-demand speaker and energetic activist Andrew Slack offers attendees an outstanding opportunity to learn more about his work and how he sees it relating to ALA President's Program Sunday, January 26 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. A view at dusk of The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, leading to Center City Philadelphia. Click on the photo for more information about Philadelphia and its many attractions. (Photo ©Anthony Sinagoga, by PCVB) Author and Literacy Champion David Baldacci Joins Auditorium Speaker Series D an Auditorium Speaker avid Baldacci on Sunday, January 26, is passionate 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. about literacy Baldacci left a welland reading, believing established law practice that "the ability to read in Washington, D.C. for is the foundation for his writing career. His everyday life." One of first novel, Absolute the world's bestselling Power, was made into authors, he has more a movie starring Clint than 110 million copies Eastwood and Gene of his novels in print in David Baldacci Hackman. His King & over 45 languages and more than 80 countries. He and his Maxwell series was made into a TV wife Michelle also created a foundation series and premiered on the TNT Netto combat illiteracy in the U.S. - they work in June 2013. His most recent believe that "virtually none of the book for young readers, Day of Doom major issues we face as a nation today » see page 5 can be successfully overcome until we eradicate illiteracy." ALA Midwinter Auditorium Speaker Series Meeting attendees will have the opSunday, January 26 portunity to hear him speak about the 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. range of his work when he joins us as Click here to REGISTER for Midwinter Click here for EXHIBITS information at Midwinter libraries and their role in the community. Co-founder and executive director of the Harry Potter Alliance, Slack is currently developing the Imagine Better Network - "an unprecedented movement that goes beyond Harry Potter to all fandoms so that fantasy is no longer an escape from our world, but an invitation to change it for the better." Slack will be welcomed by Andrew Slack Barbara K. Stripling at the ALA President's Program on Sunday, January 26, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Under Slack's Leadership, the Harry Potter Alliance has created » see page 4 Exhibits to Feature Stages, Authors and Great Products W ith hundreds of exhibiting organi za t io ns a nd multiple pavilions and stages featuring the hottest authors, the ALA Exhibits is an integral part of the learning and professional development that takes place at the Midwinter Meeting. The Exhibit Hall opens immediately following the Author Forum on Friday, January 24, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring a brief welcome by ALA and local Click here for TRAVEL & HOUSING for Midwinter dignitaries. The Exhibits Opening includes food, drink, and entertainment throughout the exhibit hall, giving exhibitors and attendees their first chance to network as the exhibits kick off. » see page 6 for exhibitor list and floor plan Click here to learn more about PHILADELPHIA

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