Texas Library Association Conference 2012 – April 17-20, 2012

Friends: From Tuesday through Friday of last week, I was at the Texas Library Association conference in Houston. On the first night I was at TLA, they had an opening reception. I was there demonstrating stories from my forthcoming book, Handmade Tales 2, at the ABC-Clio Libraries Unlimited booth. This is me with a mouse […] Read More

Categories: Author, Book Signing, Books, Children’s Books, Conference, Dianne de Las Casas, Reading, Storyteller, Storytelling, Travel

There’s No Place Like Home! – Thursday, July 16, 2009

Friends: Okay, I was supposed to blog a couple of days ago but I got stuck in a quagmire of catch-up work. So the above picture was taken on the plane from St. Louis to New Orleans (Chicago to St. Louis then a layover). I took the picture after the warning was issued, “We are […] Read More

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ALA Chicago – Saturday, July 11, 2009

Friends: Today, I signed books at the American Library Association Conference in Chicago. I was very pleased with the traffic in the exhibit hall – a lot of people came through. One library director bought a copy of each of my books and said that my books were “the best thing she had seen all […] Read More

Categories: ALA, American Library Association, Author, Book Signing, Children, Conference, Dianne de Las Casas, Storyteller, Storytelling

ALA Chicago – Friday, July 10, 2009

Friends: I arrived in Chicago’s Ohare Airport on Friday, July 10, 2009 for the American Library Association annual conference, after a slightly turbulent flight from New Orleans and a rather hard landing. I headed to the airport shuttle and booked a round-trip ticket to the Chicago Hilton on Michigan Avenue, where I had reservations. Seeing […] Read More

Categories: ALA, American Library Association, Author, Book Signing, Children, Conference, Dianne de Las Casas, Stories, Storyteller, Storytelling, Travel

South Carolina Association of School Librarians Conference – Greenville, SC – March 11-12, 2009

Friends: I had an amazing time in Greenville, South Carolina at the 2009 South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL) Conference. Valerie Byrd Fort (President), Amanda LeBlanc (Conference Coordinator), Kitt Lisenby (Past President, Betty Davis Davis (one of my hostesses), Lena Lee (one of my hostesses), and so many other media specialists made this one […] Read More

Categories: Author, Children, Conference, Dianne de Las Casas, Librarians, Library, Stories, Storyteller, Storytelling

Mississippi Library Commission Conference – Thursday, November 20, 2008

Friends: A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of being a featured speaker at the Mississippi Library Commission conference. The conference was for children’s librarians in Mississippi public libraries. It was a fun busy conference! The conference was held at the Cabot Lodge Hotel in Jackson, Mississippi. When I arrived, I was immediately […] Read More

Categories: Conference, Dianne de Las Casas, Professional Development, Stories, Story Fest, story theater, Storyteller, Storytelling

New Jersey Association of School Librarians Conference 11-14 & 11-15-08

Friends: I arrived in East Brunswick, New Jersey on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at the Hilton Hotel for the New Jersey Association of School Librarians Conference. After signing books at the Libraries Unlimited booth, I went to dinner with Debby Laboon (Libraries Unlimited’s Authors Respresentative) and Anne Scharff (Greenwood Press’ Sales Representative). We met Judy […] Read More

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