Event Registration

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, September 28, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Local Government Center, Concord , NH
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    Fall Conference 2017

    Local Government Center

    25 Triangle Park Drive

    Concord, NH

    September 28th, 2017

    9:30- 10 Breakfast and Registration

    10am- Business meeting and Voting for new officers

    10:30 Mental Health (panel)- Stephanie Loiselle (Wilton Public Library), Rebecca Dehass (Change Direction NH/ Dover Psychologist) – A panel and conversation about how libraries can provide families with information about teen mental health and where libraries can find those resources and more.

    11:30- Isinglass and Flume info- Tanya Ricker and Julia Lanter will discuss the changes that have been made with the Isinglass and Flume teen reads awards.

    12- Lunch Break

    12:20- Featured Speaker- Lisa Bunker Author of Feliz YZ. Lisa will speak about her new book and about how to make libraries a safer place for LGBTQ teens.

    1:20 Book Signing and Social networking time- Felix YZ will be available for purchase at a discounted price from Gibson’s Bookstore.

    1:30 Safe Spaces (panel)- Lisa Houde (Rye Public Library), Heather Ouellette- Cygan (GSLEN - NH Chapter)- A panel and conversation about how libraries can be safe spaces for teens.

    2:15 Social Media Discussion- Laura Horwood-Benton (Portsmouth Public Library) will discuss how we can effectively reach our teens with social media, what social media they are using, etc.

    2:45 Raffle- Raffle tickets will be available throughout the day.  We will be raffling off a $75 gift card to Amazon.

    3:00 End

    NHLA Cancellation policy

    • Tuesday, October 10, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • McLane Center, NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road Concord, NH
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    Falling into Collections

    We'll be talking about collecting adult graphic novels (with Robin Brenner, editor in chief of review website No Flying No Tights), displaying collections, and adapting Dewey in non-fiction collections. The local author focus includes a talk by Virginia MacGregor and a panel discussion.

    • Thursday, October 19, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Fireside Inn, West Lebanon, NH 03784
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    Storytimes and Early Literacy – Playful Learning For All

    Please join us on October 19th, 2017 at the Fireside Inn in West Lebanon, New Hampshire for our annual CHILIS fall conference. As usual, we will conduct our business meeting, have raffles, food and drinks, and plenty of time for connecting with our colleagues.

    This year, we have engaged the fabulous Saroj Ghoting to lead an exciting, interactive workshop called “Storytimes and Early Literacy – Playful Learning For All.” Be sure to bring a few of your favorite storytime books to work with. You can learn more about Saroj here: http://www.earlylit.net/ and you can see the day's schedule HERE.

    The conference will start at 8:30 and wrap up at 4:00 p.m. Please familiarize yourself with the NHLA conference/class cancellation policy and let us know of any food allergies or considerations you may require.


    CHILIS Members $50 | Nonmembers $60

    Registration fees can be paid with a credit card or PayPal.

    If you need to pay by check, please fill out this form and make check payable to NHLA/CHILIS. Send both by van to Portsmouth Public Library attn: Susan Laun or mail them to Susan Laun c/o Portsmouth Public Library, 175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801.

    See you there!

    Please visit chilis.nhlibrarians.org to learn more about CHILIS!

    • Friday, November 03, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Hooksett Library, 31 Mount Saint Mary’s Way, Hooksett, NH 03106
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    Engaging Your Community

    Friday, November 3, 2017

    Members $30. Non-members $40.

    Registration can be paid with a credit card or PayPal.

    If paying by check, make it payable to NHLA and send to Lisa Jose, NHLA Membership Chair, Manchester City Library, 405 Pine St., Manchester, NH 03104 (van stop: Manchester City Library).

    Register soon, but before October 20, 2017.  Please refer to the  NHLA Cancellation Policy.

    Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Everyone who arrives in a car with 2 or more people will get a chance in the carpool raffle.

    9:00 Coffee and Registration

    9:30 Key Note by Jeremy Johannesen, New York Library Association: Everyday Advocacy

    10:15-10:45 Awards and Recognition

    11:00 Erica Freudenberger: Community Engagement

    12:00 Lunch

    1:00 Workshop

    2:00 Business Meeting

    2:45 Laura Horwood-Benton: Social Media Best Practices

    3:30 Raffles and Wrap-Up

    Details on speakers & presentations will be updated at


    Questions? Contact Sylvie Brikiatis, NHLA Vice President, sbrikiatis@nesmithlibrary.org, 603-432-7154

Past events

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Library Administration One Day Class - Bethlehem Library
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Library Management One Day Class - Hooksett Library
Friday, May 05, 2017 NHSLMS Afternoon Session
Thursday, May 04, 2017 NHLA Spring Conference: A Sea of Change (registration)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 READS Spring Roundtable
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 READS Spring Roundtable
Monday, April 03, 2017 READS Spring Roundtable
Thursday, March 30, 2017 CHILIS Spring Conference 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017 READS Spring Roundtable
Thursday, November 03, 2016 NHLA 2016 Fall Conference and Business Meeting
Thursday, October 27, 2016 CHILIS Fall Conference 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016 YALS Fall Conference
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Library Administration One Day Class - Littleton Library Location
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Library Administration One Day Class - Hooksett Library Location
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Library Administration
Thursday, May 07, 2015 YALS Spring Conference
Friday, November 07, 2014 NHLA Fall Conference and Business Meeting

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