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CYP Annual Unconference
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When: 9:30 AM
Where: Brooklyn Park Library's Mississippi Room
8500 W Broadway Ave
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota  55445
United States
Contact: Julia Carlis

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WHAT: Children and Young People Annual Unconference 

WHEN: April 27, 2018 9:30 AM- 3:30 PM

WHERE: Brooklyn Park Library's Mississippi Room, 8500 W Broadway Ave, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

What’s an Unconference?
The Children and Young People’s Section of the Minnesota Library Association invites you to our Annual Unconference event. What’s an Unconference? It’s a conference where we’ll hear from marvelous Minnesota children’s librarians on their areas of expertise. This is a chance to share what we know best, and a place to ask questions and share ideas and best practices.

Who Should Attend?
This is a day of learning for anyone who cares about children and libraries. That includes children’s librarians, teen librarians, paraprofessionals, and those aspiring to work with kids in libraries!

What’s the deal with lunch? That’s up to you! We will not be offering a catered lunch option but there are several restaurants in the area. If you wish to bring your own lunch, you can certainly do so.

Registration Information
This conference is FREE to members, and $10 for non-members but we do ask that you let us know you’re coming by registering. A certificate of attendance is available on request, but CEUs are not available for this event.


  • 9:30 - 9:45 — Arrive/Register/Network/Coffee and treats
  • 9:45 - 10:00 — Welcome, CYP Business Updates
  • 10:00 - 11:15 — Speaker from the Children & Nature Network, Monica Lopez Magee Monica Lopez Magee is the Director of Family Initiatives at the C&NN and will talk about their Nature-Smart Libraries initiative that provides resources, programming and access for youth to interact with nature in their neighborhoods.
  • 11:30 - 12:30 — Monarchs at Your Library and Lightning Talks*
  • 12:30 - 1:30 — Lunch
  • 1:30 - 3:15 — Breakout Sessions & Lightning Talks*
  • 3:15 - 3:30 — Wrap-up

*Lightning Talks are 5 minute mini-presentations. Do you have a great nature program that you’d like to share with everyone? A great reader’s advisory resource? Something else you’d like to present in five minutes? Please email Julia,, to add your name to the list of Lightning Round presenters.

If you have questions, please contact Julia Carlis at



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