Friday, June 29, 2007

Masterworks Music Series

June 30, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm


Killdares (Celtic Rock)

Rustin Park Pavillion in Southlake Town Square. Free event and no registration required. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and relax listening to some of the area's greatest musical talents. The series is presented in conjuncture with the Northeast Tarrant Arts Council.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Movies in the Park

June 29


Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Movies in the Park presents an assortment of favorite, fun, family movies to enjoy! Located at Bob Jones Park, 3901 North White Chapel Boulevard at the Softball Complex Entrance. Bring chairs and blankets. Staff will provide concessions at a minimal cost. Concessions open at 8:30 pm. All ages welcome. Event is free and no registration is required. In event of inclement weather, movie will be moved to Eubanks Cafeteria.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Summer Reading Club Events June 25th through June 28th

Monday, June 25
Make-and-take craft - Puppets


Tuesday, June 26
Puppet show with Sandy Shrout & Friends


Thursday, June 28
Bluebonnet reading - Pompeii: Lost and Found


New Titles for this Week!

Check out the new releases for this week! Call 817-748-8243 to request any of these books!

Bungalow 2
by Danielle Steele

Tanya Harris is thrilled to be ensconced in Bungalow 2, writing a screenplay as hotshot actors and a famed producer swirl about. But what does this mean for the husband and daughters she has left behind?



Drop Dead Beautiful

For her 25th novel, Jackie Collins brings back Lucky Santangelo, who must contend with a teenaged daughter as out of bounds as she is and an enemy determined to wipe out everything she's got.




New England White
by Stephen Carter

Murder splits apart a staid New England university town, where university president Lemaster Carlyle and his wife, dean of the divinity school, are African Americans in a sea of white folk.



Double Agents
by W.E.B. Griffith

Griffin and son add to the "Men at War" series with this account of OSS struggles to fool Hitler into thinking that the Allies won't be coming through France when they invade Europe.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Movies in the Park

June 22


How to Eat Fried Worms

Movies in the Park presents an assortment of favorite, fun, family movies to enjoy! Located at Bob Jones Park, 3901 North White Chapel Boulevard at the Softball Complex Entrance. Bring chairs and blankets. Staff will provide concessions at a minimal cost. Concessions open at 8:30 pm. All ages welcome. Event is free and no registration is required. In event of inclement weather, movie will be moved to Eubanks Cafeteria.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Summer Day Camps

Einstein 2
June 25 - 29 Ages 6-10
9 am to 12 pm $90

This is a high interest math and science camp incorporating hands-on activities, critical thinking and problem solving. Participants will learn with Secret Formulas, Mystery Festival, Recycling, the Wild Side and more! An additional $30 fee is payable to the instructor the first day of class.

Author Birthdays

June 15

Ana Castillo

Ana Castillo is a celebrated poet, novelist, short story writer, and esaayist. Castillo was born and raised in Chicago. She has one son, Marcel Ramón Herrera, born in Evanston, Illinois, on September 21, 1983. Long considered one of the leading voices to emerge from the Chicana experience, Castillo is a prolific author whose work has been critically acclaimed and widely anthologized in the United States and abroad. Ilan Stavans writes “She is the most daring and experimental of Latino novelists.”
Information found at: http://www.anacastillo.com/a/index.php?page_id=6

Summer Day Camps

Painting
June 25 - 29 Ages 6-12
9 am to 11:30 am $75

This class is an introduction to painting and will include water colors and acrylics. Students will learn new and alternative techniques and how to create images. An additional $20 supply fee is payable to the instructor the first day of class.


Masterworks Music Series

June 16, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm


Empty Pockets (Country)

Rustin Park Pavillion in Southlake Town Square. Free event and no registration required. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and relax listening to some of the area's greatest musical talents. The series is presented in conjuncture with the Northeast Tarrant Arts Council.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Author Birthdays

June 14

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Writer, born in Litchfield, Connecticut, USA, the daughter of Lyman Beecher. Raised by her severe Calvinist father, she was educated and then taught at the Hartford Female Seminary (founded by her sister Catherine Beecher). Moving to Cincinnati with her father (1832), she began to write sketches and short fiction, and after her marriage (1836) persevered in her writing while raising seven children. In 1850 her husband took up a post as professor of religion at Bowdoin College, ME, and there she began work on Uncle Tom's Cabin. It appeared in weekly installments in the National Era (1851–2) and was published as a two-volume novel in 1852; it became an instant and controversial best-seller, both in the USA and abroad. She followed this spectacular success with many works of fiction, biographies, children's books, travelogues, theological works, temperance tracts, and practical works.

Information found at: http://www.biography.com/search/article.do?id=9496479

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Movies in the Park

June 15

Happy Feet

Movies in the Park presents an assortment of favorite, fun, family movies to enjoy! Located at Bob Jones Park, 3901 North White Chapel Boulevard at the Softball Complex Entrance. Bring chairs and blankets. Staff will provide concessions at a minimal cost. Concessions open at 8:30 pm. All ages welcome. Event is free and no registration is required. In event of inclement weather, movie will be moved to Eubanks Cafeteria.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Summer Reading Club

Sail Away with Books
June 4th - August 18th
Join us for fun all summer long at the Southlake Public Library! It's going to be a summer jam packed with awesome entertainment, activities, and events. Starting reading today!


READ
to earn cool prizes including stickers, candy, books, food and entertainment coupons, plus lots more!
WATCH
performers every Tuesday at 2 pm including Zooniversity, Rythmweb Drum Guys, Pirate Magic, and Super Dave!
EARN CREDIT
for the Bluebonnets by attending readings Thursdays at 2 pm!
MAKE
crafts to take home and enjoy Mondays at 2 pm!

Call 817-748-8243 for additional details.

Adult Summer Reading Club

Book Bingo!


June 4 - August 18


Summer reading is not just for kids! Sign up for the adult summer reading club and earn prizes, including the chance to win gift certificates at Massage Envy, Starbucks, the Hilton, and more!

Author Birthdays

June 12

Anne Frank

Born on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Anne Frank was a young Jewish girl caught in the middle of a terrible situation. Although she was only fifteen years old when she died, Anne Frank has been able to touch the lives of millions of people with her powerful writing. Her diary has been translated into more than 30 different languages and sold millions of copies since it was first published. Students often read The Diary of Anne Frank in school as a way to better understanding what it was like to growing up during the Holocaust. Anne’s story continues to live on through her many readers.

Information found at: http://www.biography.com/search/article.do?id=204639

Summer Day Camp

Cakes, Candies, Cookies & More
June 18 -22 Ages 6-12
9 am - 11:30 am $75

This is a class about making edible art! Projects will include chocolate mold candies, gummy worms, decorating cookies, and decorating a cake. There is an additional $20 supply fee payable to the instructor the first day of class.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Author Birthdays

June 11

William Styron

Novelist, born in Newport News, Virginia, USA. Educated at Duke University, he studied writing at the New School for Social Research in New York City. His first novel, Lie Down in Darkness, was published in 1951. Concerned with oppression in its myriad forms, he tackled racism in The Confessions of Nat Turner (1967, Pulitzer), and survivors of the Holocaust in Sophie's Choice (1979, filmed 1982). Later works include the autobiographical Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness (1990) and A Tidewater Morning: Three Tales from Youth (1993).

Information found at:http://www.biography.com/search/article.do?id=9498425

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Summer Day Camps

Einstein I
June 18 - 22 Ages 6-10
1 pm to 4 pm $90

This is a high interest math and science camp incorporating hands-on activities, critical thinking and problem solving. Participants will learn with Slime Chemistry, Rocketry and more! An additional $30 fee is payable to the instructor the first day of class.

Author Birthdays

June 10

Maurice Sendak

Illustrator and writer of children's books, born in New York City, USA. He trained at the Art Students' League, worked as a window-dresser, encountered classic illustrators in a toy store, and was commissioned by a publisher to illustrate The Wonderful Farm (1951) by Marcel Aymé. For A Hole Is To Dig (1952) he produced humorous, unsentimental drawings, and in 1956 came Kenny's Window, the first book he both illustrated and wrote. Where the Wild Things Are (1963, Caldecott Medal) made him internationally famous, followed by In The Night Kitchen (1970). Later books include Seven Little Monsters (1977) and We are all in the Dumps with Jack and Guy (1993). He also collaborated on opera production, such as The Magic Flute (Mozart), produced in Houston in 1980.

Information found at: http://www.biography.com/search/article.do?id=9478893

Author Birthdays

June 10

Saul Bellow

Writer, born in Lachine, Quebec, Canada. The son of immigrant Russian Jews, in 1924 he moved with his family to Chicago, the city with which he became most closely identified. He studied anthropology and sociology at Northwestern University and for most of his life taught intellectual history in universities, including Minnesota (1946–9) and Chicago (1963). During World War 2 he served in the merchant marine. His first novel, Dangling Man (1944), was followed by a steady output of major fiction, including the novels The Adventures of Augie March (1953, National Book Award), Henderson the Rain King (1959), Herzog (1963, National Book Award), Mr Sammler's Planet (1969, National Book Award), and Humboldt's Gift (1975, Pulitzer). This work, much of which treated with compassion and wit the spiritual crisis of Modernism while drawing on his own feelings of alienation from contemporary society, established him as America's most distinguished post-war writer of fiction. His later work included the novels The Dean's December (1982) and More Die of Heartbreak (1987), the collected stories Him With His Foot in His Mouth (1984) and The Bellarosa Connection (1989), and the play The Last Analysis (1965). He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1976.

Information found at: http://www.biography.com/search/article.do?id=9206329

Friday, June 08, 2007

Summer Reading Club


Don't miss out on all the fun

Sign up for the summer reading club and join us for all the fun activities and events. Plus, win lots of prizes for reading. Reigster at the library or online here!




Thursday, June 07, 2007

Author Birthdays

June 7

Louise Erdrich

Ojibwa writer, born in Little Falls, Montana, USA. She attended Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding schools, and studied at Dartmouth (1976 BA) and Johns Hopkins University (1979 MA). Her writing won many prizes and awards, and her books include Love Medicine (1984), The Beet Queen (1986), Tracks (1988), Crown of Columbus (1991), and Antelope Wife (1998).

Information found at: http://www.biography.com/search/article.do?id=9288147


Masterworks Music Series

June 9, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm


Vocal Graffiti (Barbershop Music)

Rustin Park Pavillion in Southlake Town Square. Free event and no registration required. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and relax listening to some of the area's greatest musical talents. The series is presented in conjuncture with the Northeast Tarrant Arts Council.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Summer Day Camp

Adventures in Art Camp

June 11 - 14 Ages 5-13

2 pm to 4:45 pm $55


This camp teaches fine art and creative thinking. Participants will complete 8 works of art to frame & supply. There is an additional $50 supply fee payable to the instructor the first day of class.

Author Birthdays

June 6


Thomas Mann

Novelist, born in Lübeck, N Germany. He left school at 19, and spent some time at Munich University before becoming a writer, like his brother Heinrich. His early masterpiece, Buddenbrooks (1901), traced the decline of a family over four generations. He produced several short stories and novellas, such as Der Tod in Venedig (1913, Death in Venice; filmed, 1971; opera by Britten, 1971–3), and then wrote Der Zauberberg (1924, The Magic Mountain). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1929. He left Germany for Switzerland in 1933, was deprived of his German citizenship, and settled in the USA in 1936. He returned to Switzerland in 1947, and produced his greatest work, a modern version of the mediaeval legend, Doktor Faustus (1947).


Information found at: http://www.biography.com/search/article.do?id=9397555

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Summer Day Camps

Drawing
Session 1: June 11 - 15
9 am to 11:30 am
Ages 6 to 12 $75

This class is an introduction to drawing techniques. Students will learn a variety of techniques to improve their drawing skills, no matter what level they are currently at. There is an additional $20 supply fee payable to the instructor the first day of class.

Author Birthdays

June 5

Margaret Drabble

Novelist and critic, born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, N England, UK. She studied at Cambridge. She has written biographies of Arnold Bennett (1974) and Angus Wilson (1994). Her novels include A Summer Bird-Cage (1962), The Ice Age (1977), The Radiant Way (1987), The Witch of Exmoor (1996), The Peppered Moth (2001), and The Sea Lady (2006). She was the editor of the 5th edition of the Oxford Companion to English Literature (1985). Her elder sister is the novelist A S Byatt. She married her second husband, biographer Michael Holroyd, in 1982.

Information found at: http://www.biography.com/search/article.do?id=9278708

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Author Birthdays

June 3

Larry McMurtry
Writer, bookseller, and academic, born in Wichita Falls, Texas, USA. He studied at North Texas State College (now University) (1958 BA), Rice University (1960 MA), and at Stanford (1960). He then taught at several institutions and was co-owner of a book store in Washington, DC (1970), where he lived. His first novel Horseman, Pass By (1961, Jesse H Jones Award in 1962) was filmed as the Academy Award-winning Hud (1963). This and subsequent early novels were semi-autobiographical and centred on the frustrations of ranch life. He wrote the screenplay for his novel The Last Picture Show (1966, Oscar Best Picture, 1972). He went on to write a trilogy of novels with urban settings comprising Moving On (1970), All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers (1972), and Terms of Endearment (1977). His best-selling frontier epic Lonesome Dove (1985) won a Pulitzer Prize in 1986.

Information found at: http://www.biography.com/search/article.do?id=9394095

Author Birthdays

June 3

Allen Ginsberg

Poet of the ‘beat’ movement, born in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He studied at Columbia University, where he became friendly with Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, and others of the movement. Howl (1956), his epic poem, was a significant success, and launched him on a high profile career as a public speaker against authoritarianism. Other collections include Kaddish and Other Poems (1961), Reality Sandwiches (1963), and Poems All Over The Place: Mostly Seventies (1978). His Collected Poems were published in 1987.


Information found at: http://www.biography.com/search/article.do?id=9311994

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Author Birthdays

June 2

Carol Shields
Novelist, born in Oak Park, Illinois, USA. She studied at Hanover College, IN, Exeter University in England, and the University of Ottawa, where she later taught literature. She also held positions at the universities of Columbia and Manitoba, and became professor and chancellor of the University of Winnipeg. Her first novel, Small Ceremonies (1976), received the Canadian Authors Association Award for best novel. Later books include The Stone Diaries (1993, Pulitzer) and Larry's Party (1997, Orange Prize). Her final novel, Unless (2001), was short-listed for the Booker and Orange prizes. She was made a Companion of the Order of Canada in 2002.


Information found at: http://www.biography.com/search/article.do?id=13792316

Author Birthdays

June 2

Thomas Hardy

Novelist and poet, born in Upper Bockhampton, Dorset, S England, UK. After schooling in Dorchester, he studied as an architect, and at 22 moved to London, where he began to write poems expressing his love of rural life. Unable to publish his poetry, he turned to the novel, and found success with Far from the Madding Crowd (1874). He then took up writing as a profession, and produced a series of novels, notably The Return of the Native (1878), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1891), and Jude the Obscure (1896). His main works were all tragedies, increasingly pessimistic in tone, and after Tess he was dubbed an atheist. He then took up poetry again, writing several volumes of sardonic lyrics, as well as the moving elegies to his first wife Emma Gifford (d.1912), and the epic drama, The Dynasts (1903–8). Several of his novels have been filmed and televised, notably Far from the Madding Crowd (Schlesinger, 1967) and Tess (Polanski, 1979).

Information found at: http://www.biography.com/search/article.do?id=9328464

Friday, June 01, 2007

Masterworks Music Series

June 2, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Tea Merchants (Celtic)

Rustin Park Pavillion in Southlake Town Square. Free event and no registration required. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and relax listening to some of the area's greatest musical talents. The series is presented in conjuncture with the Northeast Tarrant Arts Council.

Summer Programs



Classes for Adults!

The city of Southlake Parks & Recreation deparment is currently offering several different dynamic programs for adults this summer. Classes range from photography, oil painting, rock climbing, and upholstery. Visit the Southlake Scene for additional information .