Names

The librarians are coming to party

If you see a group of wild revelers in Boston this weekend, it’s probably just the librarians.

The American Library Association will host its Midwinter Meeting at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center from Friday to Tuesday. The official event will have about 10,000 librarians, publishers, and authors checking out talks, books, and products in the exhibition space, but off-hours it’s all about the parties. Publishers will throw soirees around town for VIP visitors. Venues include Top of the Hub, where Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing will gather late Friday night, and Fenway Park’s EMC Club, where Somerville-based Candlewick Press will host its weekend soiree.

Advertisement

“We’re great at celebrating. There are some great parties,” ALA president Sari Feldman told us, adding with a laugh, of her crew of librarians, “That image of the shy, withdrawn, quiet individual is changing. We’re kind of noisy.”

Feldman said that as ALA president, she’ll be more focused on the official conference and its VIP speakers, who include Chelsea Clinton, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, and local author Andre Dubus III. Feldman said of “Townie” author Dubus, “I’ll get to meet him, so I’m super excited about that.”

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
You're reading  1 of 5 free articles.
Get UNLIMITED access for only 99¢ per week Subscribe Now >
You're reading1 of 5 free articles.Keep scrolling to see more articles recomended for you Subscribe now
We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to Globe.com for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.