Welcome to the 2016 MLA Annual Conference! MLA looks forward to celebrating its 125th Anniversary with you.
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Thursday, September 29 • 8:50am - 9:50am
Launch a Book Club for Seniors

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Leading a book club for seniors in assisted living may feel daunting. Learn more about the elderly, their challenges and reading interests, especially when there is a mix of independent, assisted, and memory care, and a wide range of interests and challenges under one roof. Leave equipped to support independent adult readers and book clubs, and to connect with patrons in a special way. Take away 50 great titles for adult book clubs.


Sarah Garbis, Services Manager, Hennepin County Library

Sarah Garbis works with library staff to identify community needs and provide services that meet them on a regional level. This includes leading the direction of programs, partnerships, community connections for a specific group of libraries. She also has a passion for services to... Read More →

Holly Rakocy, Librarian, Outreach Services, Hennepin County Library

Holly Rakocy manages the Hennepin County Library At Home by Volunteer program, working both with readers and the volunteers that serve them. She also oversees the Deposit Collection Service which provides library materials and programs to senior housing sites in Hennepin County. She... Read More →

Jan Gugino, Librarian, Hennepin County Library

Jan Gugino has been an Adult Services Librarian with Hennepin County Library for 20 years. She is the facilitator of 2 book clubs for seniors.

Thursday September 29, 2016 8:50am - 9:50am CDT
Split Rock Room 2