Jump start your program planning with new ideas or variations on tried and true favorites in this rapid fire webinar. You don’t need expensive equipment or lots of extra staff to run these events. From easy to complex, for larger or smaller libraries, find ideas for diverse audiences here.

Amy Alessio brings twenty years of teen and adult programming experience to practical and humorous webinars filled with ideas of what to do -and not to do – when planning. In addition to timely and themed program ideas, she will offer several ideas that can be adapted to almost any theme. Fill your next how-to fest or your planning calendar with new, interactive events for adults, millennials, seniors and families.

Attendees can expect to:
• Leave with several new, practical ideas that won’t break the library budget
• Discover that they are doing several wonderful programs already that can be tweaked into new ideas and
series of events.
• Work with difficult themes or large cooperative festivals armed with patron favorite events.



Original broadcast November 12, 2019 

Biography ~ Amy Alessio
Amy Alessio is an award-winning librarian with a black belt in karate. Her latest book is the co-authored of Pop Culture Inspired Programs (American Library Association, 2018). She was a member of the YALSA Board of Directors and was awarded the Illinois Library Association’s first Young Adult Librarian Award. Her fiction includes the Amazon bestselling Alana O’Neill mysteries with vintage recipes, and romance under another pen name. She teaches graduate-level young adult literature, collection development and webinars on book trends and social media. She is a romance reviewer for Booklist. Learn more at www.amyalessio.com.