LLA Day Two

Today, I return to Shreveport for the Louisiana Librarians Conference, held at the Shreveport Convention Center on Caddo Street. I’ll be signing at the Pelican Booth (#33) from 10:00 a.m – noon today, and from 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. tomorrow. Yesterday, I and an entourage of librarians toured the Caddo Parish school libraries at Caddo Middle Magnet, University Elementary, Stoner Hill Elementary, and Captain Shreve High School. I  am so impressed with the creative, hard-working, and talented librarians at the schools and the wonderful  programs they have developed for the students.  I learned so many new things. Hopefully I’ll get some time soon to think about them and implement them.

A Good Quotation:  “What a little vessel of sadness we are, sailing in this muffled silence through the autumn dark.”–from The Sea by John Banville.

Civil War Note: Did you know that Delaware considered seceding from the Union at the time of the Civil War? Many also do know that though Delaware sided and fought with the North/Union, it was a SLAVE STATE! Another fact left out of the history books.