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TLA Events
TLA offers a diverse array of conferences, meetings, networking venues, and other continuing education opportunities. Professional continuing education credit is available for many of these events.  

TLA's yearly calendar includes Legislative Day in February (odd-numbered years), Annual Conference in March or April, the TALL Texan Leadership Development Institute in June, Annual Assembly in July, and district meetings in the fall (Sept.-Nov.) Association and unit officers, committees, and task forces meet throughout the year to fulfill their specific missions. 

For thesecond year, candidates for the TLA Executive Board will participate in an online forum to share their goals and qualifications. This web meeting will be held on January 16 at 4pm Central Standard Time.

Future TLA Annual Conference Dates

  • 2015 April 14-17 Austin (Tue-Fri)
  • 2016 April 19-22 Houston (Tue-Fri)
  • 2017 April 19-22 San Antonio (Wed-Sat)
  • 2018 April 10-13 Dallas (Tue-Fri)
  • 2019 April 2-5 Austin (Tue-Fri)
  • 2020 March 31-April 3 Houston (Tue-Fri)

TLA Annual Assembly Dates

  • 2015  July 7-10; Austin (Tuesday - Friday)
  • 2016  July 11-14; Austin (Tuesday - Friday)




Freedom of Information Day: March 16
This annual event is observed on or near the birthday of James Madison, the "Father of the Constitution" and the foremost advocate for openness in government.


El día de los niños/El día de los libros: April 30

National Library Week
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.

Poetry Month
Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month each April celebrates poetry and its vital place in American culture.

School Library Media Month
School libraries celebrate April as School Library Media Month.


Children's Book Week
Since 1919, Children's Book Week has been celebrated countrywide anywhere where kids and books connect.


Library Card Sign-Up Month
A time when libraries across the country remind parents that the most important learning tool is a library card.

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read
Observed during the last week of September each year, this annual event is an opportunity to educate about one of our most precious freedoms and the role of libraries.


Teen Read Week
Observed the third week of October.

Texas Book Festival
Usually held at the end of the month on the grounds of the Texas Capitol.

Created on Mar 3, 2010 | Last updated April 24, 2015