Library Futures Series: Creative Ways to Engage Communities with the Harry Potter Alliance and the Project for Public Spaces
As we discuss the future of libraries, the desire to engage our communities in new and exciting ways has emerged as a common thread that unites librarians of all types, serving all ages. Join us for this exciting event to hear from two organizations that take innovative and outside-the-box approaches to building community and catalyzing grassroots change.
First, we will hear from Matt Maggiacomo, Executive Director of the Harry Potter Alliance, an organization that promotes activism through the power of story and works with young people, non-profits and libraries to change the world. Learn about Harry Potter Alliance's campaigns, like Accio Books, Neville Fights Back and Wizard Rock the Vote 2018, along with a discussion about the potentials for story-based activism to inspire communities.
Next, we will hear from Alessandra Galletti from the Project for Public Spaces, an organization which serves as a hub for creative placemaking, dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build community. We will learn the principals of creative placemaking that can help transform public spaces into vital places that highlight local assets, spur rejuvenation, and serve common needs, and discover resources for applying placemaking concepts to your library.
This event will take place in Room 2A/B in the Fisher Student Center at Bryant University. Lunch will be served.
- Wednesday, August 1, 2018
- 9:00am - 1:00pm
- Bryant University
- OLIS Continuing Education