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Sunday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Richard Villar (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Comprehending Forever
In this stellar debut collection, the poet travels from Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, to Paterson, New Jersey, in a four-part sequence of poems studying the nature of light, time, permanence, and love, in the ecstatic tradition of Pablo Neruda and Federico Garcia Lorca.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Sharon Hamilton (Romance Writers of America) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3142
Description :

SEAL My Home
Homegrown terrorists threaten the lives of Navy SEALs and their families in the US - a war they were not prepared for.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Tony DiTerlizzi (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1103/1104
Description :

The Battle for WondLa
Eva Nine is at her bravest in the final book in the New York Times bestselling trilogy from the fantastical mind of Tony DiTerlizzi. Complete with lavish two-color illustrations and spot art throughout, and starring a host of unforgettable characters that reinforce the importance of friendship, The Battle for WondLa has all the hallmarks of a classic book—of the future.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Virginia Walton Pilegard (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Grandfather Ratoncito Pérez and the Apprentice Tooth Fairy / Abuelo Ratoncito Pérez y la Aprendiz de la Hada de los Dientes
Combining Hispanic and Anglo folklore this fictional children’s story told in Spanish and English helps students recognize coins. A tooth fairy who can’t tell most U.S. coins apart starts her first flight with an ungainly load of one hundred pennies. Grandfather Ratoncito Pérez offers assistance.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
PopTop Stage - Diverse Authors Need Us Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

Eight out of the Top Ten Books challenged in 2014 had themes of diversity and race. What is it about these stories that people want them removed from libraries? Intellectual freedom is being stifled because multiple viewpoints aren't represented. Join us to hear perspectives about censorship from authors who write with diverse voices. This will be a moderated Q&A panel with time for audience questions.

Sponsored by the Office for Intellectual Freedom, Intellectual Freedom Round Table, and We Need Diverse Books

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 10:00am
YA Author Coffee Klatch [$] Ticketed event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 07
Description :

Enjoy coffee and meet with YALSA's award winning authors! This informal coffee klatch will give you an opportunity to meet authors who have appeared on one of YALSA’s six annual selected lists or have received one of YALSA's five literary awards. Librarians will sit at a table and every 3 or 4 minutes, a new author will arrive at your table to talk about their upcoming books!

Cost :
$25
9:00am - 10:30am
Every Child Ready to Read Oversight Committee Meeting Committee meeting InterContinental San Francisco
Sutter
Description :

The ALSC/PLA Every Child Ready to Read Oversight Committee meets as part of the PLA All Committees Meeting.

9:00am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Hanna Dennison (Macmillan Adult) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1009
Description :

Deadly Desires at Honeychurch Hall
In the tradition of Louise Penny and G.M. Malliet, a charming and witty whodunit, set at an English manor house, the second book in this amazing series.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 11:00am
Career Counseling Other Moscone Convention Center
104 (N)
Description :

Recharge your career by meeting with a professional career coach. She can guide you in developing strategies for the next phase of your career, solving a problem in your current job situation, defining goals, and/or rejuvenating your career. Each one-on-one session is 20 minutes, and is completely confidential.

If you have never experienced career counseling, or just haven't used this type of service in a long time, this is the perfect opportunity to either introduce yourself to or reacquaint yourself with a service that can be useful throughout your career. Take advantage of the opportunity to talk with a knowledgeable professional about your career concerns. No cost.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 12:00pm
Gaming Lounge; Giant Word Winder Demo Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Gaming Lounge e
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kip Noschese (Three Lanterns) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 142
Description :

Otto & the Grand Prix Bees
Otto is a bear with a unique talent for racing cars. It's a talent that requires drivers to be fearless. Otto has only one fear. BEES! When he crosses paths with some very smart bees that love racing as much as he does, he might need to overcome his fear if he wants to win.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 12:30pm
Gaming Lounge: Academy Games Demos Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Gaming Lounge
Description :

Academy Games is publisher of multiple award winning historical games including:
Freedom: The Underground Railroad, 1775: The American Revolution and 1812: The
Invasion of Canada. Stop by to explore and play some fantastic and educational games
from Academy Games.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 12:30pm
Gaming Lounge: Fantasy Flight Games Demos Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Gaming Lounge
Description :

Fantasy Flight Games are the publishers of Battlestar Galactica, the Game of Thrones,
Star Wars and Lord of the Rings Living Card Games, Cosmic Encounter and much more.
Stop by to explore and play the rich, thematic games of Fantasy Flight.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 12:30pm
Gaming Lounge: Open Gaming Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Gaming Lounge
Description :

Come to the Lounge, grab a seat and play! The Games and Gaming Roundtable will
have a selection of games from their game library that you can play. Or bring a game of
your own to setup and play. Open gaming is a great way for you to play at ALA.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Christinia Cheung (Hands-on-Prints) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3632
Description :

Around the World from A to Z
"Around the World from A to Z" is a brain-based alphabet book with sand-covered letters that allow children to create a tactile connection with the letters. The facing page also contains an acrostic poem (to be read by adults) that links the letter with an activity and with a famous site.

The book is also based on the notion that it is never too early to learn to be part of the larger world, and that thoughtful thinkers are aware and appreciative of the wider community of cultures and diversity of landscapes that we call Earth.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Grace Mattioli (Grace Mattioli) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3443
Description :

Olive Branches Don't Grow on Trees; Discovery of an Eage
The first two books in a trilogy about the Greco’s-a quirky, New Jersey Italian family.

Olive Branches Don't Grow On Trees tells of middle child, Silvia and her journey to unite her feuding family. It's filled with humor, insight and unforgettable characters! Best of 2012, Suspense Magazine.

Discovery of an Eagle is the story of a cross country journey. Readers will feel that they are along on the ride in this soulful road story as lovable characters explore a vividly painted American landscape, encounter a cast of colorful characters and discover what it takes to be truly happy.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Icy Smith (East West Discovery Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3738
Description :

Three Years and Eight Months
Based on true events during World War II, the book tells a compelling journey of hardships and human endurance of ordinary people in Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation. A 10-year-old Chinese American boy secretly joins the Chinese war resistance group to help save the lives of thousands of prisoners of war, as well as allied forces. Historical notes and photographs documenting the Japanese occupation included.

A recipient of 14 national book awards including 2014 Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award Gold Winner; Chinese American Librarians Association Best Book Award; Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Icy Smith (East West Discovery Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3738
Description :

Mystery of the Giant Masks of Sanxingdui
This unprecedented children’s story offers a glimpse into the lost civilization of Sanxingdui, an ancient city in China over 3,000 years ago. It is a story about tradition, honor, art and respect, revealing the people’s collective sacrifice for peace. In 1986, the epic discovery of the monumental bronzes in Sanxingdui was acknowledged as the “ninth wonder of the ancient world.” The artifacts unearthed are as old as the Pyramids of Egypt and reveal an advanced and civilized society in Sanxingdui. The ancient history of China is being rewritten as the ongoing excavation of Sanxingdui continues. 2015 Skipping Stones Honor Awards.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Icy Smith (East West Discovery Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3738
Description :

Daddy, My Favorite Guy
It is a beautiful and poignant reassurance of a father’s unconditional love. Daddy cooks, cleans, reads, and plays with his children. He is funny, caring, and understanding. This heartfelt story is told in four rhyming bilingual editions – Eng/Spanish, Eng/Chinese, Eng/Arabic and Eng/Nepali.

Winners of the International Latino Book Awards in the Best Poetry Book and Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book categories, Mom’s Choice Gold Award in Bilingual Children’s Picture Books and Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year Award in Preschool Picture Book.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 5:00pm
ALA 'Think Fit' Meditation Other Moscone Convention Center
270 (S)
Description :

Think Fit @ALA is our health and well-being initiative covering both personal health and environmental awareness, and includes a range of details and events.

Annual Conference 2015
Moscone Center Room #270 (s)

Dimmed lights and low music provide the perfect space for the ALA Meditation room. Need a break, time to stretch and relieve stress, join us in the Think Fit Meditation Room. Space is free for use and open Saturday and Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm and Monday 9:00am - 2:00pm.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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