Late Nights at the Library: After-Hours Programming for Public Libraries

Sunday, June 30, 2013 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm

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Speaker: Jennifer Czajka, Library Assistant, Oak Park Public Library
Speaker: Rebecca Malinowski, Librarian, Oak Park Public Library

When the library closes, opportunities for out-of-the-ordinary adult programs open up. During this session, presenters will discuss the benefits of after-hours programs, as well as how to overcome typical obstacles. Learn how to present a successful after-hours program and take away practical tips on everything from getting permission from the board to marketing to new audiences to turning a program into a fundraiser. Programmers will highlight past favorites, including speed dating, a spelling bee for grown-ups, team trivia nights and more.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 1:18pm CDT
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Most of the material is on their website at

More information about genre X and genre X after hours events is available on the genre X blog. Slides and additional notes are posted at on the Oak Park Public Library website.

Currently available:  

  • Big List of Books and Media
  • Presentation slides
  • Notes on speed dating
  • Notes on marketing after hours events

Coming Soon:

  • Stocking a DIY bar
  • A full list of past, future, and potential programs

Requests for more information? Email me at rmalinowski (at) oppl (dot) org. 

Thanks to everyone who made it out on Sunday afternoon. I hope you didn't miss your shuttle!