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SUMMER Houston Public Library 2010
June-July | 2010
To Kill a Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Celebration
Welcome to the Summer Edition of the link!
July marks the 50th anniversary of one of America’s literary treasures. Join us as we experience this great novel once more.
June marks the beginning of our 2010 Summer Reading Program. This year’s program is entitled From Fables to Fantasy, and offers a wide range of exciting programs and activities that I am sure children will enjoy! We have partnered with the Houston Independent School District and their Millionaire Club to promote summer reading for all students, which keeps their reading skills sharp and prepares them to start the new school year. For more information about this fun and engaging program, please see page 2. The fun doesn’t stop with children, though. We also offer a Summer Reading Club for adults. Page 6 offers reading recommendations to get you started, and information about how to participate. Summer also means vacations, and the Houston Public Library is your place for information on travel and summer fun. Our Resources page (page 4) provides information on books and other resources that will help you plan a great trip for this summer, or simply read about that trip you’ve always wanted to take. Finally, I hope you will join us on July 15th for a celebration of one of America’s great novels, To Kill a Mockingbird. July marks the 50th anniversary of this classic tale, and HPL has a full day of activities planned, ending with a discussion of the book’s impact with local authors Katherine Center and Gwendolyn Zepeda. Have a safe and happy summer!
Dr. Rhea Brown Lawson, Director
KIDS & TEENS page 2 Summer Reading Program Suggested Reading
Thursday, July 15 | 1 PM – 8 PM Central Library | 500 McKinney Concourse Meeting Room Join us for an afternoon and evening of events celebrating the 50th anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee’s classic coming of age novel that tells the touching story of injustice and compassion in the fictional, small town of Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression. Film Viewing | 1 PM – 3:15 PM Watch an Academy Award-winning film starring Gregory Peck as a wise and just lawyer in a small town, who defends a poor, black man falsely-accused of rape. Documentary Film Viewing | 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM Watch a selection of the documentary film Hey, Boo, directed by Mary McDonagh Murphy, author of Scout, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird. Book Discussion | 5 PM – 6 PM Discuss Harper Lee’s critically-acclaimed, award-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. Refreshments will be provided. Local Author Panel Discussion | 6 PM – 8 PM Join us for a special visit from local authors Katherine Center and Gwendolyn Zepeda, who will talk about the influence Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird has had both on their writing and on their lives. Refreshments will be provided. HPL NEWS page 3 Party in the Stacks Melcher Library Reopens
Books on Travel Independence Day Juneteenth
ADULTS page 6 Summer Book Club
TECH IT page 7 Early Literacy Stations
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KIDS & TEENS
PARTICIPATE AND WIN! 2010 Summer Reading Program for Kids and Teens Sign up for the 2010 Summer Reading Program and earn a chance to win an HP mininetbook, board games, books, craft kits, coupons to cool restaurants, and more! This Yearâ€™s Theme: From Fables to Fantasy! The Summer Reading Program (SRP) is a free incentive program to encourage kids and teens to read. The SRP includes many diverse free educational and fun programs including entertainers, storytimes, science activities, crafts and other fun programming for kids and teens up to 18 years of age. The program runs from June 1 - August 1. You can register at any Houston Public Library location or register from your home computer. To participate, read or listen to books, enter book titles or time read on your online reading log either at home or with the help of your librarian, and come to your local Houston Public Library location to pick up your prize at the 5, 10 and 20 book level. For more details on the program and prizes, visit: www.houstonlibrary.org/summer.
Suggested Summer Reading
This is a small sample of the variety of books available this summer for children, tweens and teens. Read these and other selections as part of this yearâ€™s Summer Reading Program.
by Cressida Cowell
by Heather Brewer
by Judy Blundell
by Jennifer Holm
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
What I Saw and How I Lied Judy Blundell
Babymouse Burns Rubber by Jennifer Holm
The Hunger Games by Susan Collins
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Need by Carrie Jones
The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan
The Juvie Three Gordon Korman
Calvin Coconut: Dog Heaven by Graham Salisbury
Wake by Lisa McMann
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork
The Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer How to Survive Middle School (Without Getting Your Head Flushed) and Deal With an Exbest Friend, . . . Um, Girls, and a Heartbreaking Hamster by Donna Gephart Zen and the Art of Faking it by Jordan Sonnenblick
by Jeff Kinney
by Lisa McMann
by Carrie Jones
by Rick Riordan
Chains Laurie Halse Anderson
For more books to read this summer, please visit the online material catalog: www.houstonlibrary.org
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HPL NEWS Announcing the Selection for the 9th Annual Books on the Bayou: Houston Reads Together September 1-30, 2010
The 2010 selection for Books on the Bayou is Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi. This graphic memoir is about the greatgranddaughter of Iran’s last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describing growing up in a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life.
Susan Clayton Garwood, from left, George Peterkin, Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff. Honorary Chair Susan Clayton Garwood’s grandparents Will and Susan Vaughn Clayton built the Clayton House and donated it to the Houston Public Library. Ms. Garwood was instrumental in the recent restoration of the House, Carriage House, Guest House and Gardens. Cyvia Wolff, a member of the Houston Public Library Foundation board, was chair of the event.
Readers may also enjoy the author’s sequel to this story, Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return.
Thanks to our underwriters, ticket purchasers, volunteers and partners at the Houston Public Library, especially the team at the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research. For more photos from May’s Party in the Stacks, please see www.houston.library.org/hplfoundation
Please join us in reading this year’s selection as well as for events and programs. For the most up to date information on Books on the Bayou, visit: www.houstonlibrary.org/bob.
That’s also where to watch for news about next year’s Party in the Stacks which raises funds to support neighborhood libraries.
Melcher Neighborhood Library Opens The Houston Public Library Melcher Neighborhood Library is open to serve the community after closing temporarily for extensive interior and exterior renovation to comply with the Texas Accessibility Standards Act. Interior renovation included: total renovation of public restrooms, added accessible drinking fountain, new furniture, and new shelving and furniture reconfiguration. Exterior renovation included: resurfacing of parking lot, new accessible parking sign, new sidewalk, flatwork, bike rack, new curb ramp, and the relocation of the book depository. Stop by and visit our wonderful staff and to see the improved facility. The Melcher Neighborhood Library is located at 7200 Keller, 77012, 832-393-2480. Library hours are Monday 11-7, Tuesday 10-6, Wednesday 10-6 Thursday 11-7, Friday 10-6, and closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
For more information, please contact Maya Houston, director of development, Houston Public Library Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org or 832.393.1524. -3-
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BOOKS ON TRAVELING
Databases and Web site Resources on Summer Fun & Independence Day
Before you go on that unforgettable trip this summer, get some advice from some of today’s traveling experts. The Traveler’s Web by Randolph Hock Hock has been a teacher and a librarian but switched to speaking and writing about the internet and to maintaining The Extreme Searcher’s Web Page. Here he tackles travel, offering brief descriptions and comparisons of sites along with some tips about what to expect and how to be aware of what’s available on the internet.
Books and Authors* (http://0-bna.galegroup.com.catalog. houstonlibrary.org/bna/start.do?p=BNA&u=txshrpub100185), NoveList Plus* suggested reading lists, read-a-likes based on authors or titles, or suggestions based on specific criteria.
Film + Travel Europe by Museyon Guides Visit Almeria, Spain, and be transported into the iconic scenes of Lawrence of Arabia. Enjoy an incredible view of Paris from Amalie’s Montmartre. Mail a postcard in Procida, Italy, and see the sights shot in Il Postino.
NoveList K-8 Plus* suggested reading lists, read-a-likes based on authors or titles, or suggestions based on specific criteria.
Ebooks and Audio Books
NetLibrary* (http://0-www.netlibrary.com.catalog.houstonlibrary.org) OverDrive* (http://hadc.lib.overdrive.com).
Top 10 New York City by Eleanor Berman Building on the successful Eyewitness Travel Guides series, this new series offers a quick and easy approach to travel that uses expert insights to list the top luxury hotels, economical places to stay or eat, best travel deals, favorite family activities and destinations, popular nightspots, the best things to see and do, local activities, and other insider tips.
Check out Allmovie (http://www.allmovie.com/) or Internet Movie Database (http://www.imdb.com).
Independence Day (from Britannica Online*) A good introductory article from a trusted source. (http://0-library.eb.com.catalog.houstonlibrary.org/eb/article-9042264)
Language and Travel Guide to Indonesia by Gary Chandler This new edition entirely reshaped for easy use, with a special focus on language, the Language and Travel Guide to Indonesia contains colour photographs, illustrations and maps, as well as one audio CD.
The American Revolution (from History Studies Center*) Includes a timeline of the American Revolution, maps, biographies, and primary sources. (http://0-gateway.proquest.com.catalog. houstonlibrary.org/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:ho-us&rft_ dat=xri:ho:sup:1167)
Declaration of Independence (from the National Archives) Find out more about the Declaration of Independence and see images of the final copy signed by the Founding Fathers currently on display in Washington D.C. (http://www.archives.gov/
RV Vacations for Dummies by Shirley Slater A collection of lively, user-friendly travel guides provides accurate, up-to-date information and expert advice on travel destinations, landmarks, accommodations, and eateries, furnishing convenient full-color maps, worksheets and checklists, and icons indicating child-friendly facts, travel tips and warnings, special bargains, and more.
*Indicates library card is required.
Travel as a Political Act by Rick Steves Presents advice on traveling to different countries of the world as a way of increasing our understanding of different cultures.
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Celebration and Traditions of Independence Day
JUNETEENTH and author, Ralph Ellison Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. This was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation which had become official January 1, 1863. Juneteenth has brought about great celebrations and great stories, none so great as the novel written by Ralph Ellison.
On July 4, 1776, the adoption of the Declaration of Independence marked America’s official severing of ties from Great Britain. On July 8, 1776 , the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence happened in Philadelphia’s Independence Square. Bells were rung and bands played music to celebrate the occasion.
Ralph Ellison was an American writer who became internationally famous with his first novel, Invisible Man. His second novel, Juneteenth was published in 1999, five years after Ellison’s death. Ellison put many years into writing this novel. He started the project in 1955. In 1964, Ellison’s home caught fire and with it many pages of his novel. Ellison rewrote missing pieces and, in some cases, the novel began to go in new directions. By 1999, when the novel was found, the manuscript was over 2,000 pages. John F. Callahan, Ellison’s literary executor, edited the manuscript down to the current novel.
One year later, on July 4, 1777, Philadelphia marked Independence Day by adjourning Congress and celebrating with bonfires, bells, and fireworks. The custom of fireworks and bells eventually spread to other towns, both large and small, where the day was marked with processions, oratory, picnics, contests, games, military displays, and fireworks.
Ellison’s Juneteenth is about the relationship of a Baptist preacher and a senator. The story begins with an attempted assassination of the senator and the conversation as well as flashbacks to the past lives of both characters. The novel may not have been the exact piece that Ellison envisioned, but it is rich with Ellison’s imagination and hopes that Black History will be accepted as American History. Celebrate this Juneteenth by picking up Ralph Ellison’s novel, Juneteenth. ( Information for this article provided by Enotes. com
Observations throughout the nation became even more common at the end of the War of 1812 with Great Britain. By the 1870s, the Fourth of July was the most important secular holiday on the calendar. Congress passed a law making Independence Day a federal holiday on June 28, 1870.
and Novels for Students. Ed. Marie Rose Napierkowski).
Today, we continue to celebrate Independence Day, also known as “The 4th of July,” with some of the same traditions set by our fore-fathers. The library has several books, movies and databases about this historic day and occasion. To learn more about the 4th of July, American Independence and traditions, visit any of our HPL locations or go online to www.houstonlibrary.org/july4.
Are you looking for a few good books to read?
(Information for this article provided by Library of Congress: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jul04.html)
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You can find a variety of books, movies, ebooks, and audio materials at your favorite Houston Public Library location. Visit our online catalog and search at www.houstonlibrary.org
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ADULTS Online Summer Reading Club
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Sign up for the 2010 Adult Summer Reading Club and earn a chance to win fabulous prizes! The Adult Summer Reading Club is a free online club that is open to adults ages 18 and up. Here are a few suggested reading for this summer.
The Lost Girls by Jennifer Baggett
In the Place of Justice by Wilbert Rideau
Claiming Ground by Laura Bell
Just Kids by Patti Smith
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler
My Ántonia by Willa Cather
Paradise General by Dave Hnida
Get Lucky by Katherine Center
War by Sebastian Junger
One Amazing Thing by Chitra Divakaruni
The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean
Sum by David Eagleman Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
Somewhere Inside by Laura Ling In the Neighborhood by Peter Lovenheim Scout, Atticus, and Boo by Mary McDonagh Murphy
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
Adult Online Summer Reading Club 2010 Sign up for the 2010 Adult Summer Reading Club and earn a chance to win fabulous prizes! The Adult Summer Reading Club is a free online club that is open to local patrons ages 18 and up.
PROGRAM DATES: June 1 – August 1, 2010 HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Read books in any format, and enter the book titles read on your online reading log.
For more information, visit: www.houstonlibrary.org/asrc.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Solar by Ian McEwan For more information on book clubs at your neighborhood library, visit www.houstonlibrary.org/book-clubs.
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Houston Public Library Offers High Tech Learning to Young Readers
InfoLive! is a chat reference service with real-time online assistance by Houston Public Library staff as well as librarians nationwide. Communicate live with a librarian from home, school, or work. We can provide brief answers to factual questions or suggest sources to answer your query through chat and e-mail services. Our reference librarians use a wide range of resources including the Internet and online databases to deliver answers efficiently and effectively. We can also offer assistance with search strategies. At the conclusion of your chat session, you will receive a transcript by e-mail for your future use. www.houstonlibrary.org/askalibrarian
Computer Workshops Free computer classes are offered for adults and teens throughout the Library system. Classes are taught in English and Spanish. Classes offered include: Computer Basics, Internet Basics, Windows Basics, Introduction to Microsoft Word, Introduction to Power Point, and Introduction to Excel. Visit your favorite HPL location for a complete list of classes or online: www.houstonlibrary.org/services
Houston Public Library is pleased to announce the addition of 14 Early Literacy Stations to the Houston Public Library system, thanks to a generous grant from the Meadows Foundation. The Early Literacy Station is an educational computer workstation that provides access to information and quality education to children pre-school age through the third grade. It includes software packages with age-appropriate materials in reading, math, science and social studies. Designed for ages 2-8, the Stations have child-friendly graphics, contains simple visual and audio cues, a colorful keyboard, and a small mouse that fits in a childâ€™s hand.
The Launch of the HPL Blog
The Meadows Foundation funding allowed HPL to purchase Stations for 13 library locations that either did not have one or needed an additional station. The Houston Public Library now is providing access to the workstations and their top-rated developmental programs at 38 Library locations in Houston. About the Meadows Foundation
The Meadows Foundation seeks to assist the people of Texas as they improve the quality and circumstances of life for themselves and future generations. The Meadows Foundation strives to exemplify the principles of its founder in addressing basic human needs by working toward the elimination of ignorance, hopelessness and suffering, protecting the environment, providing cultural enrichment, encouraging excellence and promoting understanding and cooperation among people. For more information on the Meadows Foundation, please visit their web site www.mfi.org.
This June, Houston Public Library will launch its new blog. Featured articles will include a celebration of Fatherâ€™s Day that introduces you to fathers on the library staff. Also, stories and postings about our summer reading adventures, the history of Juneteenth and LGBT Month will be available. Look for our blog at: http://blogs.houstonlibrary.org. -7-
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Houston Public Library’s Central Library is home to the awardwinning author series, “An Evening With…”, and several other exciting, innovative programs that bring national and local authors from several genres to the Houston
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