Kansas City, Mo. The Public Library Assn. will hold its 1998 national conference Tuesday through Saturday in Bartle Hall, 301 W. 13th St., Kansas City, Mo.
Featured speakers include author/humorist Calvin Trillin and former congresswoman Patricia Schroeder, now head of the American Association of American Publishers; Internet guru Esther Dyson, author of ``Release 2.0: A design for living in the Digital Age''; James Ellroy, author of ``Clandestine'' and other crime fiction; author and commentator Jim Lehrer, of the PBS Newshour; Kate Lehrer, author of ``Out of Eden''; noted children's authors Rosemary Wells and Ashley Bry; and award-winning filmmaker and author Michael Moore.
to enter contest
Atchison -- The Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum in Atchison is holding a student essay contest to encourage young women to follow the example of Earhart.
Girls in grades 5-12 can write an essay about on the theme ``A vision for my life as lived in the spirit of Amelia Earhart.''
Entries should be from 300 to 600 words and include the entrant's telephone number. Entries should be mailed by March 17 to ABM Essay Contest, 223 N. Terrace, Atchison, 66002.
Winners will be recognized during a reception and tea from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 28.