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Last chance to register for community conversations

We have some last minute openings available in our round of Michigan library community conversations – register today!

We need input from libraries of all types, sizes and geographic areas to make this effort an authentic representation of Michigan libraries. Please consider joining us and sharing your thoughts, challenges and hopes for the greater Michigan library community. You do not have to be an expert. We want you to speak openly and candidly from your experience and point of view.

The dates, times and locations are listed below. All library staff are welcome. To have a meaningful conversation, we will limit the number of attendees at each session to 12. Because of this, we request that you consider limiting the number of attendees from your library system. Registration is free and on a “first come, first served” basis. A waiting list will be kept. As in our first round, the meetings will be kept to 2 hours and will be held across the state.

Willard Public Library, Battle Creek – September 15, 2014 from 1:30-3:30 pm
Flint Public Library – September 16, 2014 from 1:30-3:30 pm
Devereaux Memorial Library, Grayling – September 23, 2014 from 1:00-3:00 pm
Grand Rapids Public Library – September 24, 2014 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Peter White District Library, Marquette – September 24, 2014 time 6:00-8:00 pm (to register for this session, contact Pam Malmsten at
Ypsilanti District Library – September 25, 2014 from 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Royal Oak Public Library – September 25, 2014 from 1:30-3:30 pm

Register for a Michigan library community conversation

For any questions, please contact Heather Ladiski at .

For more information about the Harwood Institute, please visit the Harwood Institute website. For more information about our involvement and interest in the Harwood process, please read our “Turning outward” blog post.