TLACast Newsletter
2017 Annual Conference
2017 Conference Mobile App Now Available

The conference mobile app is available for iPad and iPhone through the Apple App Store and Android devices through Google Play. This application enables attendees with a web-enabled phone or other mobile device to access their schedules while on the go, and receive real-time updates to sessions and author events. It will also offer Twitter, exhibitor information, show documents, and speaker content. You can also access conference mobile app information from your desktop computer or other devices here. If you are a current TLA Member, use the same email and password you use to login to Members Only to access the app. If you are not a current TLA Member, use the same email and password you created during the registration process.

Fun Times at Conference

After a busy day at conference, be sure to enjoy some social time with your fellow attendees. There are many great events to choose from. Here are just a few; more information about these and other events can be found in the 2017 Conference Program. Note that all tickets must be purchased by Friday, April 7.

Wednesday, April 19
February 2017
Volume. 36 No. 1
BiblioTech / Via Ride & Read Party Bus & Reception (Ticketed, register online only)
6:15 – 9:30 pm
Hop on the bus and travel to a reception at BiblioTech. Space is limited!

Networking with New Members 7:30 – 8:30 pm
It's all about who you know! Meet other TLA members at this Dutch-treat event.

San Antonio After Dark: Ghost Tour (Ticketed, register online only)
8:15 – 10 pm
San Antonio is considered one of the most haunted cities in the world. Take a walk back in time and hear the blood-curdling stories, and learn about the ghostly happenings that continue today.
Thursday, April 20
Public Libraries Division Membership Party
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Join fellow public librarians at a happy hour at Casa Rio on the Riverwalk.

An Evening with the Authors (Ticketed)
6:00 – 9:30 pm
Enjoy an amazing dinner, and get a glimpse behind the scenes and into authors' worlds at the treasured La Orilla building.

Library School Dinners and Receptions (Ticketed)
6:30 – 8:30 pm
SHSU, TWU, UNT, UH Clear Lake and UT-Austin are hosting dinners and receptions around the city.

CycloSocial Party Bike Ride(Ticketed, register online only)
7-8pm or 8-9pm
Spend time on a party bike socializing with 14 other conference attendees and experience some of the city's hidden gems.

Evening Storytelling Concert
Circle of Excellence storyteller (and former librarian) Beth Horner headlines this evening at the Grand Hyatt. She'll be joined by bilingual musician-storyteller Sue Young, African-American griot DeCee Cornish, and librarian teller Candy Casseb.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Round Table Meet & Greet
Whether or not you're a member of the round table, or if you're LGBT or an ally, come party at Brooklynite.

Small Community Libraries Round Table Networking Social (Ticketed)
The Small Community Librarian of the Year and the Advocate of the Year will be honored at this fun evening at The Buckhorn and Texas Ranger Museum.

Intergalactic Dance Club Party (Ticketed)
9 pm – 12 am
Join us at the Brooklynite for a party that rises to the upper stratosphere of celebration and revelry.
Friday, April 21
Hetherington 30th Fun Run/Walk (Ticketed)
Start the walk at Hemisfair Park and finish at the President's All-Conference Party

Latino Caucus Social
6:30 – 8:30 pm
The LCRT is hosting its first ever social event at conference at the convention center.

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