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General Programming Ideas
ALA’s resource for programming, with tips, ideas, grants, and news.
Keys to Engaging Older Adults @ your library
ALA's resource for services and programs aimed at older adults.
Iowa State Univ. Speakers Bureau
Directory of speakers for a variety of topics.
Iowa Lakes Community College Speakers Bureau
Directory of speakers from Iowa Lakes Community College.
Directory of speakers for a variety of topics. Provided by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for Humanities.
Directory of speakers for a variety of topics. Available through Iowa State University Extension Services.
Subject-specific Programming Ideas
Women's History Month (March)
Provided by the Library of Congress with ideas, images, and audio/visual clips to accompany programs.
National Poetry Month (April)
Poetry month ideas from the Academy of American Poets. Poem In your Pocket Day is particularly fun.
Facts for Features & Special Editions
Information from the Census Bureau to provide background facts and figures for holidays and special events.
African American Museum
This Cedar Rapids museum offers programs about the African American experience in Iowa.
Iowa Center for the Book Iowa Author List
A directory of Iowa authors available to do programs in libraries.
Iowa Workforce Development
Agency available to provide programs about jobs in Iowa. Read more information about the partnership between Iowa Workforce Development and the State Library.
Directory of Iowa artists available to provide library programs.
Iowa Master Gardeners
Master gardeners are available throughout the state to provide programs about plants and gardening.