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Events Calendar

9 July 2015

Summer Social in Canterbury Thursday 9th July 2015 - Kent SLA Branch

The Kent SLA Branch summer socal consists of a tour of The Beaney at 6pm followed by drinks at The Marlow  Theatre.It starts in the foyer area between the library and the museums on the ground floor at 6.00pm . The tour  lasts for  approximately an hour, after which, we may all go up to the Community Room to have tea and watch a 20 minute film that shows the preparation for the opening of the Beaney building in September 2012. This will be followed by a 20 minute Q & A  session and after our throats run dry ,a visit to a local hostelry  will be very welcome.

11 July 2015

School Library Camp, Midlands

2015 event will be held at the University of Derby’s main campus at Keddleston Road.

More details about the location here:

The event is taking place on Saturday 11th July. Doors open 10:00 and we expect to be finished and wiping up cake crumbs by 3:00pm. Enquiries email

11 July 2015

School Library Camp Manchester

School Librarycamp is a user generated unconference for people interested in school library services. At a librarycamp the participants lead the agenda – in fact, there isn’t an agenda until people make suggestions for what they’d like to talk about at the start of the day.

It’s free to attend and there are no keynotes speakers. It’s open to anyone with an interest in developing school library services whether you work, volunteer, teach, use, or are a parent/guardian of a user or not.

Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University
Saturday, 11 July 2015 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)

5 November 2015

The Online Librarian

SLA one day course for primary and secondary school staff

Trainer - Bev Humphrey

Venue - Brecon Library

18 November 2015

Kent SLA Annual General Meeting

On Wednesday 18th November 2015, Kent SLA will be holding their inaugural annual general meeting at The Duke of York Military School in Dover at 4.30pm. Following the AGM, the author Ann Bryant  who has agreed to be our representative, will give a talk and bring along a selection of her  ‘Families in a Step-Chain’ series. Every member of the audience will be able to take away  with them a free copy  of one of Ann’s books for his/her library, and if  any of Anne’s books prove to be popular, she would not only be very happy to visit their schools for a short signing session, she would also be prepared to heavily discount the books in this series (aimed at Years 5, 6, 7 and 8) to £1 per book.

The Kent SLA Committee hopes you will join them at this  very important meeting which should generate exciting ideas for all school libraries in Kent.

26 November 2015

Reading for Pleasure: Creating Lifelong Readers

4th Norfolk Children's Book Centre Conference.  Holiday Inn, Norwich Airport