Archive for October, 2013

North Texas Student Oral History Challenge

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza Youth Advisory Committee has issued a North Texas Student Oral History Challenge to students in grades 5-12.  It’s a way to get our students excited about oral history and President Kennedy’s memory as we all prepare for the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Dallas. Details—including FAQs and the […]


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Holy Bagumba! Book Love….Unsolicited Book Review

Is it possible to fall in love with a book within the first seven pages?  This weekend, I picked up Kate DiCamillo’s Flora & Ulysses The Illuminated Adventures illustrated by K.G. Campbell. How do you know you have a winner?  For me, the following works: 1.  You think you love the book by page 7 […]

The Four Freedoms: FDRs Legacy of Liberty for the… Tickets, Dallas – Eventbrite

The Four Freedoms: FDRs Legacy of Liberty for the United States and World Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist UniversityThursday, November 7, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM CSTDallas, TX via The Four Freedoms: FDRs Legacy of Liberty for the… Tickets, Dallas – Eventbrite. Terry RoperTerry Roper, Library Consultant for Region 10 ESC. […]

Parish Episcopal School Literary Festival October 22nd

You are invited to the Parish Literary Festival tomorrow (Tuesday, October 22) from 4:00-5:00 at Parish Episcopal School in the main library.  Parish is located at 4101 Sigma Rd., Dallas, TX 75244. The Festival features authors Polly Holyoke and Kay Honeyman.  Polly Holyoke is the Disney Hyperion author of The Neptune Project (2013).  Kay […]

Texas Book Festival Oct 26 – 27, 2013 Austin, TX Free!

Texas Book Festival.     Family fun at the Festival! There’s so much free fun for families at the Festival—stories read by the authors of favorite picture books, DIY craft activities, sing-a-longs, and more. Children’s book authors and programming highlights include R.L. Stine, author of the famed Goosebumps series, with his new book A Midsummer’s […]

Library 2.013 Conference – Library 2.0 **Free**Virtual

  Library 2.013 Conference – Library 2.0. The third annual global conversation about the future of libraries is scheduled for October 18-19, 2013. The conference will once again be held entirely online around the clock in multiple languages and time zones. Everyone is invited to participate in this FREE forum designed to foster collaboration and knowledge […]