The next meeting of the Twin Cities Area Church Library Association will be on the morning of Saturday, April 21, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at 7217 W Broadway Ave, Brookly Park, MN 55428.
The featured speaker is Leanne Waterworth. Leanne, her husband, and their 3 children live in St. Croix Falls, WI. She is a published author who blogs about her faith and surviving motherhood. Her book, Just Breathe; Choosing Joy, One Breath at a Time, is the inspirational account of the Waterworth family as they experience shocking diagnoses, learn a new normal while two of the children manage a life-threatening disease, and Leanne and her son survive a horrific van accident during a family vacation. You’ll be moved to hear how they overcame obstacles through their faith and a strong community.
Leanne is an avid volunteer for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is a ministry leader in her church. Her passion is to help others see God in the real stuff of life.
The Spring issue of Off the Shelf will include a complete schedule for the morning, along with a registration form. The registration form will also be available on this website under forms.
Hennepin Reads: Lorna Landvik Wednesday, January 24 at 7:00pm in the Art Gallery at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church. Minnesota’s own Lorna Landvik, comedienne, actress, playwright, and prolific novelist will share her thoughts on writing and what inspires her to write such works as: Patty Jane’s House of Curl, Angry Housewives Eating Bon-Bons and her newest work Once In a Blue Moon Lodge. All are welcome.
October 14, 2017 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ST. PHILIP’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 6180 HWY 65 NE
FRIDLEY MN 55432
How do you decide what new books to purchase or accept as a donation for your library? How are new books processed? How do you tell your congregation about them? How do you decide that it’s time to retire a book? Does your library have a page on your church website and/or other social media? Have you ever wondered what other church libraries do?
These topics and more will be covered in two work-shops at the Fall meeting!
Workshop 1 – Promoting Your Library
Chris Magnusson, leader – social media
Jeanne Weingart, leader – other publicity methods
Workshop 2 – Library “Nuts & Bolts”
Janet Brownell, leader – collection maintenance
Laura Dirks, leader – cataloging and classification
The workshops are designed to encourage interactive participation and sharing of ideas. Each one is being offered twice to keep the groups smaller and so participants can attend both of them.
You will find more information in the current newsletter. Registration is found under forms on this website. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TCACLA Spring Meeting
St. Michael’s Lutheran Church
9201 Normandale Boulevard
Bloomington, MN 55437
April 29, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Our featured speaker is Rev. Lindsay Hardin Freeman. She will discuss her groundbreaking book, Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter.
Per her website: “My passion is women of the Bible. Through writing and speaking, I share their stories. Scripture, tradition, reason, and humor are my tools. My goals are to free Bible women from their dreary literary caskets—and in that process, draw contemporary women deeper into God’s sacred circle.”
As always, there will be a book swap, time to visit the church library, an opportunity to network with other librarians and lunch.
Special Message from the Board – “Be Our Guest”
The board members believe that Rev. Freeman’s presentation could be of interest to members of your church who aren’t on the library committee – e.g., Bible study and women’s groups. This meeting could also be an opportunity for you to promote your library.
Your guests should be included on your registration form. As always, any member of your church can attend the meeting at the $15 member rate, even if s/he isn’t on the library committee.
This information was taken from the Off The Shelf 2017 spring edition.
The next TCACLA meeting will be on Saturday, April 29, at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Bloomington. Our featured speaker is Lindsay Hardin Freeman, author of Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter.
In her groundbreaking book, Bible Women, Rev. Freeman identifies every woman who speaks in the Bible, providing her words, context, and historical background. Each entry lists the woman, her prominent traits, where to find her story, a “classic moment”, and her
Biblical profile. There is a summary of her words, a quick recap of her story, and then some reflections on her life and how she might relate to various areas of modern life.
Rev. Freeman’s other books include a children’s book, The Spy on Noah’s Ark: Bible Stories from the Inside Out and Wisdom Found: Stories of Women Transfigured by Faith. You won’t want to miss her. At her presentation to a group at The Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in Philadelphia, she received a standing ovation.
About the Author: Lindsay Hardin Freeman is a Minnesota-based Episcopal priest who has won over thirty awards for journalistic excellence, including the 2015 Gold Medal Award in Bible Study from Independent Publisher.
From 2010-2014, she and a research team worked to do something never done before: to document every word spoken in the Bible by women. Her work takes her around the country, speaking to groups about the accomplishments and struggles of Bible women. She enjoys finding humor and grace in the Bible, and shares it fully.
The Spring issue of Off the Shelf will include a complete schedule for the morning, along with a registration form. If you are not a member and do not receive the newsletter, the registration form will be on this website with more meeting information in early April.