Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Author Birthdays

February 27

John Steinbeck

Writer, born in Salinas, California, USA. He studied sporadically at Stanford (1919–25) before working in New York City as a reporter and bricklayer. He returned to California and worked at a variety of jobs until he could support himself as a writer. His fourth novel, Tortilla Flat (1935), was the first to gain him any critical or financial recognition. It was followed by In Dubious Battle (1936), an account of a California strike, and his well-known moral fable, Of Mice and Men (1937), which was adapted for a successful stage play and film. He lived and worked with Oklahoma migrants who were heading for California (1937–9), and from that experience he forged what is considered his masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath (1939). The novel revealed, once again, his love of the land, sympathy for the human condition, and his intolerance of the corruption and exploitation of the weak by powerful commercial interests. He worked as a foreign correspondent during World War 2 and during the Vietnam War (1966–7). His critical reputation declined in his later years despite such popular works as the novel East of Eden (1952) and a travel/memoir, Travels with Charley (1962), but he had written a number of modern classics and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.

Biography found at http://www.biography.com/search/article.do?id=9493358


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Poet, born in Portland, Maine, USA. After graduation from Bowdoin College (1825), he studied languages in Europe (1826–9) and became professor and librarian at Bowdoin (1829–35). After further study in Europe, he was appointed Smith Professor of French and Spanish at Harvard (1836–54). A collection of poetry, Voices in the Night (1839), contained the poems ‘A Psalm Life’, ‘Hymn to the Night’, and ‘The Light of the Stars’, which soon became widely known. Ballads and Other Poems (1841), including such immensely popular works as ‘The Village Blacksmith’, ‘The Wreck of the Hesperus’, and ‘Excelsior’, and his longer narrative poems, Evangeline (1847), The Song of Hiawatha (1855), and The Courtship of Miles Standish (1858), further served to make him the best-known American poet of the century. His Tales of a Wayside Inn (1863) opens with ‘Paul Revere's Ride’, which has ever since been a national favourite. The widespread knowledge of these works and their inclusion in school curricula throughout the country did much to establish the popular notion of poetry in the USA well into the 20th-c. For spiritual solace after the accidental death of his second wife (1861), he translated The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri (1865–7) and produced a series of six sonnets, ‘Divina Commedia’, which are among his finest poems. Although his work later came to be regarded as saccharine and didactic, there is no denying that he long played one of the traditional roles of a poet.

Biography found at http://www.biography.com/search/article.do?id=9385673

Monday, February 26, 2007

Academy Award Winners

And the winner is . . .

Best Picture
The Departed

Best Director
Martin Scorsese, The Departed

Best Actress
Helen Mirren, The Queen

Best Actor
Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Author Birthdays

February 25

Anthony Burgess

Writer and critic, born in Manchester, Greater Manchester, NW England, UK. He studied at Xaverian College and Manchester University, lectured at Birmingham University (1946–50), worked for the Ministry of Education, and taught at Banbury Grammar School (1950–4). He then became an education officer in Malaya and Brunei (1954–9), where his experiences inspired his Malayan Trilogy (1965). His many novels include A Clockwork Orange (1962), 1985 (1978), Earthly Powers (1980), and Any Old Iron (1989). He wrote several critical studies and film scripts, including Jesus of Nazareth (1977). His musical compositions include symphonies, a ballet, and an opera. He also wrote under the name of Joseph Kell as well as under his original name. In his later years he lived in Monaco. In 2004, his widow Liana Burgess, opened the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester as a focal point for his life and work.

Information found at http://www.biography.com/search/article.do?id=9231506

Cynthia Voigt

Cynthia Voigt is an accomplished storyteller noted for her well-developed characters, interesting plots, and authentic atmosphere. In her novels for children and young adults, she examines such serious topics as child abandonment, verbal abuse, racism, and coping with amputation. Reviewers have praised Voigt's fluent and skillfully executed writing style, compelling topics, and vividly detailed descriptions. Critics also have described Voigt's themes as universal and meaningful to young adults, particularly noting her expertise in fashioning convincing characters and rich relationships in which both adults and children grow in understanding.
Biography found at http://www.bookrags.com/biography/cynthia-voigt-aya/
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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Oprah's New Book Club Selection

Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography
By Sidney Poitier

In this candid spiritual memoir, legendary actor Sidney Poitier reflects on life itself as he reveals the spiritual depth, passion, and intellectual fervor that has driven his remarkable life. Poitier credits his childhood of poverty on idyllic Cat Island in the Bahamas for equipping him with the unflinching sense of self-worth, family values, and simple ethics that he has never since surrendered and that have dramatically shaped his world.
Just a few years after his introduction to indoor plumbing and the automobile, Poitier broke countless barriers to launch a pioneering career portraying important, dignified characters in some of the most morally significant films of the late 20th century. Drawing on his personal journey, Poitier explores such themes as sacrifice and commitment, pride and humility, rage and survival, and paying the price for artistic integrity. His engaging memoir spans a time in history from Jim Crow segregation through the early Civil Rights conflicts to present-day cultural struggles and spiritual seeking. Poitier shares his provocative thoughts on racism in Hollywood, consumerism and the media, child-rearing, illness and mortality, honoring a higher consciousness, and realizing how fully a part of "the grand scheme" each of us is. This book is a powerful testament to the rewards of being true to one's self, acting passionately on one's convictions, and boldly walking on the edge

Friday, February 23, 2007

The Latest in Harry Potter News

It's official!

The last installment in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, will be out on July 21, 2007. With much anticipation, the world eagerly awaits for the arrival of the seventh and final book. Fans feel both excitement and sadness for this last novel in the conclusion of the Harry Potter books. Author J.K. Rowling echoes these sentiments, as she reveals on her Web site

"I always knew that Harry's story would end with the seventh book, but saying goodbye has been just as hard as I always knew it would be. Even while I'm mourning, though, I feel an incredible sense of achievement. I can hardly believe that I've finally written the ending I've been planning for so many years. I've never felt such a mixture of extreme emotions in my life, never dreamed I could feel simultaneously heartbroken and euphoric."

But don't worry about whether this last book will live up to all the hype. Rowling admits her own attachments to it: "While each of the previous Potter books has strong claims on my affections, 'Deathly Hallows' is my favourite, and that is the most wonderful way to finish the series."

MasterWorks Performance

Your library, in association with ARTSNET, proudly presents the next performance in our MasterWorks series,Carranza Puppets performing “Aladdin.” Carranza Puppets brings traditional children’s literature to life through elaborate marionette plays.
“Aladdin” has original, fully orchestrated music,exquisitely handcrafted marionettes, beautiful sets and costumes as well as an array of lighting and special
effects. The story is based on the traditional “Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp,” from The Thousand and One Nights.

David and Carol Carranza have been creating quality marionette and hand puppet shows since 1977. They are dedicated to educating children while entertaining them. David has a degree in Music & Music Education from the University of North Texas. Carol is the artist who designs and paints the backgrounds and sets, as well as designing and sewing all the costumes. Together they write the original scripts for their productions.

Their production of “Aladdin” is suitable for grades Pre-K through fifth grade, and lasts approximately 50 minutes. “Aladdin” is a wonderful theatrical experience that your children will not soon forget! The performance will be Thursday, March 8th, at 7pm, in the Library. Admission is free. We hope to see you there!

Election Information

GENERAL ELECTION 2007
Available City Council positions (3 year terms):

Place 3 Candidates:
John Terrell (Filed February 12, 2007)
Place 4Candidates:
Gregory Jones (Filed February 16, 2007)
Place 5Candidates:
Virginia Muzyka (Filed February 12, 2007)

Important Dates:
First day to file for a place on the ballot; first day to declare write-in candidacy: February 12, 2007 (The City Secretary's Office is closed on the actual first day of filing which is February 10, 2007.)
Last day to file for a place on the ballot: March 12, 2007
Last day to declare write-in candidacy: March 19, 2007
Early voting: April 30 - May 8, 2007, Southlake Town Hall
Election Day: May 12, 2007, Carroll High School
Early Voting: Early voting will take place from April 30 to May 8, 2007, in the third floor training rooms of Southlake Town Hall at 1400 Main Street.
Election Day Voting: Election day voting will take place on May 12, 2007, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Carroll High School.

Voter Registration Information
Voter Registration Cards may be obtained in Town Hall in the City Secretary’s Office and in the Library, or you can register online at http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/reqvr.shtml
http://www.yourvotematters.org/ala/

Helpful links and contacts
Texas Secretary of State: The Secretary serves as Chief Election Officer for Texas, assisting county election officials and ensuring the uniform application and interpretation of election laws throughout Texas. www.sos.state.tx.us 1-800-252-8683
Tarrant County Elections Administrator :www.tarrantcounty.com/elections 817-884-1115
Denton County Elections Administrator: http://elections.dentoncounty.com/go.asp?Dept=82 940-349-3200
Dallas County Elections Administrator: http://www.dalcoelections.org 214-819-6300
For more information, please contact the City Secretary's Office at (817) 748-8015.

Books Into Movies

Read the book before you go see the movie!


Hannibal Rising
Cast: Gaspard Ulliel, Gong Li, Rhys Ifans, Ivan Marevich, Dominic West
Director: Peter Webber
Distributors: MGM
Distribution Company, The Weinstein Company
Release
Date: February 9th
MPAA Rating: R
Based on: HannibalRising by Thomas Harris

In Eastern Europe at the end of World War II, a young Hannibal watches as his parents die violently, leaving his young sister in his care. Alone and without any means of support, he is forced to live in a Soviet orphanage. He flees to Paris to find that his uncle has died, but his Japanese widow, Lady Murasaki, welcomes him. Even her kindness and love cannot soothe the nightmares and sorrows that plague him. Showing a cunning aptitude for science he is accepted into medical school, which serves to hone his skills and provide the tools to exact justice on the war criminals that haunt him day and night. This quest will ignite an insatiable lust within a serial killer who was not born, but made.


The Last Sin Eater
Cast: Henry Thomas, Liana Liberato, Peter Wingfield, Elizabeth Lackey
Director: Michael Landon Jr.
Distributors: The Bigger Picture, FoxFaith
Release Date: February 9th (limited)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on:The Last Sin Eater by Francine Rivers

In 1850's Appalachia, 10-year-old Cadi Forbes is wracked with guilt over the death of her sister. She feels responsible for the loss and sets out to find the only man, known as The Sin Eater, who can take away her guilt. But while seeking redemption, Cadi learns a devastating secret that has the potential to tear apart her family and community.


Bridge to Terabithia
Cast: AnnaSophia Robb, Josh Hutcherson, Zooey Deschanel, Lauren Clinton, Bailee Madison, Robert Patrick
Director: Gabor Csupo
Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures
Release Date: February 16th
MPAA Rating: PG
Based on: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Based on the popular Newbery Award-winning novel, Bridge to Terabithia is a fantasy/adventure story of friendship, family and the power of imagination. Eleven-year-old Jess Arrons is an outsider at school and even in his own family. He has trained all summer to become the fastest kid in his middle school class, but his goal is unexpectedly thwarted by the new girl in school, Leslie Burke. Despite their awkward introduction, Jess and Leslie quickly become best friends. Together they create the world of Terabithia, an imaginary kingdom filled with giants, trolls and other magical beings.


Blood & Chocolate
Cast: Olivier Martinez, Agnes Bruckner, Hugh Dancy, Katja Riemann, Bryan Dick, Tom Harper, Rodica Mandache
Director: Katja Von Garnier
Distributor: MGM Distribution CompanyRelease
Date: January 26th (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: Blood & Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

Blood & Chocolate chronicles the longings and passions of one Vivian Gandillon, teenage werewolf. Her pack family, recently burned out of their West Virginia home by suspicious neighbors, has resettled in a sleepy Maryland suburb. At her new school, Viv quickly falls for sensitive heartthrob Aiden, a human --- or "meat-boy," as her pack calls him. Soon she is trying to tame her undomesticated desires to match his more civilized sensibilities. But Vivian's animal ardor cannot be stilled, and she must decide if she should keep Aiden in the dark about her true nature or invite him to take a walk on her wild side.


Eragon
Cast: Edward Speleers, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Guillory, Robert Carlyle, John Malkovich, Djimon Hounsou, Garrett Hedlund
Director: Stefan Fangmeier
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
MPAA Rating: PG
Release Date: December 15th (wide)
Based on: Eragon by Christopher Paolini

A boy named Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest. At first, he thinks it's a lucky discovery, something that will bring meat to his poor family for the winter. Instead, it brings a dragon hatchling, and Eragon is soon thrust into a world of magic and power through which he and the dragon must navigate.


Charlotte's Web
Cast: Dakota Fanning, Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, John Cleese, Steve Buscemi
Director: Gary Winick
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
MPAA Rating: G
Release Date: December 15th (wide)
Based on: Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

Fern is one of only two living beings who sees that Wilbur is a special animal as she raises him, the runt of the litter, into a terrific and radiant pig. As Wilbur moves into a new barn, he begins a second profound friendship with the most unlikely of creatures --- a spider named Charlotte --- and their bond inspires the animals around them to come together as a family. When the word gets out that Wilbur's days are numbered, it seems that only a miracle will save his life. A determined Charlotte --- who sees miracles in the ordinary --- spins words into her web in an effort to convince the farmer that Wilbur is "some pig" and worth saving.


The Painted Veil
Cast: Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Toby Jones, Sally Hawkins
Director: John Curran
Distributor: Warner Independent Pictures
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Release Date: December 20th (limited)
Based on: The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham

Based on the novel by W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil is a love story set in the 1920s that tells the story of a young English couple --- Walter, a middle-class doctor, and Kitty, an upper-class woman, who get married for the wrong reasons and relocate to Shanghai, where she falls in love with someone else. When he uncovers her infidelity, in an act of vengeance, he accepts a job in a remote village in China ravaged by a deadly epidemic, and takes her along. Their journey brings meaning to their relationship and gives them purpose in one of the most remote and beautiful places on earth.


The Good German
Cast: George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Tobey Maguire, Beau Bridges
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Distributor: Warner Bros.
MPAA Rating: R
Release Date: December 22th (wide)
Based on: The Good German by Joseph Kanon

A U.S. Army war correspondent is drawn into a deadly mystery in post-war Berlin as he seeks out his wartime mistress in director Steven Soderbergh's feature adaptation of Joseph Kanon's bestselling novel. Jake Geismer is an American journalist who was once lovers with a mysterious woman named Lena Brandt. Lena has many secrets to hide, however, and now that the war is over she has every intention of burying her sins and escaping her dark past. As Jake searches for Lena in war-torn Berlin with the assistance of American Army motor pool driver Tully, the complex web of deceit woven by the desperate woman soon leads all three into the black market that could prove either the ticket to Lena's ultimate escape, or the downfall of both her and her pursuers.

New Movie Releases

The library has more than just books- we've also got some of the hottest new movie releases around. Call 817-748-8243 to put your name on one of these movies.

Little Miss Sunshine
When a pudgy, bespectacled seven-year-old, Olive (Abigail Breslin), voices her desire to take home the coveted Little Miss Sunshine crown at an upcoming beauty pageant, her wildly dysfunctional family sets out on an interstate road trip to ensure her a clear shot at realizing her dreams -- and the stage is set for a road trip in which sanity is sure to take the back seat.

The Last Kiss

Approaching his 30th birthday, his character, Michael, becomes inexplicably apprehensive about his engagement to sober-sided longtime girlfriend Jenna (Jacinda Barrett.) Perhaps because he fears winding up like his married friends -- whom he perceives as henpecked -- Michael begins an affair with a free-spirited student (Rachel Bilson), fully aware that he’s playing with fire.

Snakes on a Plane

Forget terrorists or hijackers -- there's a handful of deadly assassins aboard a jet liner and they don't even have arms or legs in this airborne thriller. Neville Flynn (Samuel L. Jackson) is an FBI agent handling what seems like a routine assignment -- serving as bodyguard for Sean Jones (Nathan Phillips), a Hawaiian surfer dude who is flying to California to testify in a high-profile criminal trial after witnessing mobster Eddie Kim (Byron Lawson) murdering one of his underlings. However, Flynn's job gets a lot more challenging when he discovers Kim's associates don't want Jones to talk, and have devised a unique way to ensure his silence. A cache of highly dangerous poisonous snakes has been hidden on board the jet, and is released using a timed mechanism once the flight is well underway. The snakes quickly attack several members of the flight crew and are

The Devil Wears Prada

Andrea "Andy" Sachs (Anne Hathaway) is a bright young woman from the Midwest who has just graduated from college and wants to work as a magazine writer. Andy has applied for a job at "Runway," America's most prestigious fashion journal; though Andy has little to no interest in the garment trade, they are one of the only magazines in New York with a job opening -- second assistant to editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). As Andy quickly learns, Miranda is a diva with plenty of power within the magazine business and she isn't afraid to use it, and though Andy lands the job (primarily by being in the right place at the right time), she soon learns that working for Miranda could test the patience of a saint thanks to her endless demands and refusal to acknowledge the end of a work day. Andy struggles to hold on to the job and her sanity, knowing that a recommendation from Miranda can open nearly any door at any magazine, but can she handle the pressure without losing her mind along the way?

World Trade Center

Based on the true story of Port Authority Police Department officers John McLoughlin and William J. Jimeno (played by Nicolas Cage and Michael Pena, respectively), this deeply moving film is a tribute to all those dedicated men and women who labored in the face of unspeakable tragedy to rescue survivors from the wreckage of the World Trade Center. Although Stone expertly blends staged re-creations with documentary footage, the collapse of the Twin Towers is not the plot’s focal story. Most of the film unfolds in the dank, dark pit where McLoughlin and Jimeno found themselves pinned after entering the tower’s ruins. Their reassuring talk of family and friends is set off by cutaways and flashbacks to their anxious spouses, played with subtle intensity by Maria Bello and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Hot Titles

Check out these latest titles from bestselling authors available for check out now at the library! Call the staff at 817-748-8243 to reserve your copy today.

The Alexandria Link
by Steve Berry

Cotton Malone, of Templar Legacy fame, can't stay away from trouble. Like many other former operatives, he longs for the quiet life of a bookseller, so he buys a rare bookshop in Copenhagen and settles into a new vocation. But his dreams of days spent ruminating over antiquarian editions vanish with the revelation that his son has been kidnapped. Perhaps to italicize that point, somebody torches his shop. The kidnappers have only a single demand, but that imperative is impossible: They want "the Alexandria link," the key to the whereabouts of the ancient lost library of Alexandria. Malone holds the key, but something prevents him from relinquishing it. That painful conundrum serves as the engine for this Da Vinci Code-style thriller.

Next
by Michael Crichton

Is a loved one missing some body parts? Are blondes becoming extinct? Is everyone at your dinner table of the same species? Humans and chimpanzees differ in only 400 genes; is that why an adult human being resembles a chimp fetus? And should that worry us? There's a new genetic cure for drug addiction-is it worse than the disease?
We live in a time of momentous scientific leaps; a time when it's possible to sell our eggs and sperm online for thousands of dollars; test our spouses for genetic maladies and even frame someone for a genetic crime.
We live in a time when one fifth of all our genes are owned by someone else, and an unsuspecting person and his family can be pursued cross-country because they happen to have certain valuable genes within their chromosomes. . . .
Devilishly clever, Next blends fact and fiction into a breathless tale of a new world where nothing is what it seems, and a set of new possibilities can open at every turn. Next challenges our sense of reality and notions of morality. Balancing the comic and bizarre with the genuinely frightening and disturbing, Next shatters our assumptions, and reveals shocking new choices where we least expect.
The future is closer than you think. Get used to it.

Plum Lovin'
By Janet Evanovich

Mysterious men have a way of showing up in Stephanie Plum's apartment. When the shadowy Diesel appears, he has a task for Stephanie -- and he's not taking no for an answer. Annie Hart is a "relationship expert" who is wanted for armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. Stephanie needs to find her, fast. Diesel knows where she is. So they make a deal: He'll help her get Annie if Stephanie plays matchmaker to several of Annie's most difficult clients. But someone wants to find Annie even more than Diesel and Stephanie. Someone with a nasty temper. And someone with "unmentionable" skills. Does Diesel know more that he's saying about Annie Hart? Does Diesel have secrets he's keeping from Stephanie and the two men in her life -- Ranger and Morelli? With Stephanie Plum in over her head, things are sure to get a little dicey and a little explosive, Jersey style!

Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid
By Jimmy Carter

President Carter, who was able to negotiate peace between Israel and Egypt, has remained deeply involved in Middle East affairs since leaving the White House. He has stayed in touch with the major players from all sides in the conflict and has made numerous trips to the Holy Land, most recently as an observer in the Palestinian elections of 2005 and 2006.
In this book President Carter shares his intimate knowledge of the history of the Middle East and his personal experiences with the principal actors, and he addresses sensitive political issues many American officials avoid. Pulling no punches, Carter prescribes steps that must be taken for the two states to share the Holy Land without a system of apartheid or the constant fear of terrorism.

YOU, on a Diet
By Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz

Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz, America's most trusted doctor team and authors of the bestselling YOU series, are now translating this cutting-edge information to help you shave inches off your waist. They're going to do it by giving you the best weapon against fat: knowledge. By understanding how your body's fat-storing and fat-burning systems work, you're going to learn how to crack the code on true and lifelong waist management.
Roizen and Oz will invigorate you with equal parts information, motivation, and change-your-life action to show you how your brain, stomach, hormones, muscles, heart, genetics, and stress levels all interact biologically to determine if your body is the size of a baseball bat or of a baseball stadium. In YOU: On a Diet, Roizen and Oz will redefine what a healthy figure is, then take you through an under-theskin tour of the organs that influence your body's size and its health. You'll even be convinced that the key number to fixate on is not your weight, but your waist size, which best indicates the medical risks of storing too much fat.

Thursday, February 22, 2007


Family Craft - Kite Mobile and Cotton Lamb

3/5/07

4:00 p.m.

On Monday, March 5, at 4:00, children and parents are invited to join library staff and volunteers for a fun-filled after school crafting program. The craft activities are suitable for children age two to twelve. Create your own hanging mobile or cover a lamb in cotton balls! To insure that there are enough supplies for all participants, reservations are encouraged, but not required. Sign up at the children’s desk, the check-out desk, or by calling 817-748-8248 or 817-748-8243.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Southlake Business Book Connection

The Southlake Business Book Connection meets the third Friday of every month at 9:00 a.m. in the Southlake Public Library. Book topics include sales/marketing, leadership, entrepreneurship, team building, time management, and business motivation. For more information and to RSVP call 817-481-8200 or e-mail info@southlakechamber.com.

Victory Boxes

Victory Boxes are available now in the Southlake Public Library. A Victory Box is a box of goods needed by the people of Iraq and Afghanistan. They will be distributed by select soldiers who work directly with the people.
Suggested items include small toys, clothes, shoes, and school products. Please do not send meat products, religious items, or anything involving sexually explicit literature.
For more information, please visit http://www.victoryboxes.com/, or contact Mary Margaret Halleck at halleck@mac.com (817-251-1201).

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Celebrate Black History Month

The Black History Cultural Enrichment Committee, Southlake Public Library, Bob Jones Nature Center, and Jack & Jill of America, Inc. have collaborated to create Black History Month displays in area libraries. Black History items – including artifacts, books, photos, and much more - will be available for public viewing throughout the month of February.
The public is invited to honor and celebrate Black History Month by donating new books by African American authors to area libraries.
Donated books will go to the collections of the Southlake Public Library, Colleyville Public Library, Keller Public Library, and Grapevine Public Library. Donation bins for all four libraries are located at the Southlake Public Library.