Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Summer Reading Club is Coming!

Come one, come all and join in the Texas Reading Club Jubilee: 1958-2008!
June 2 through August 16, 2008

The children of Southlake have enjoyed reading for fun and prizes Summer Reading Club since Southlake Public Library’s first summer back in 2002. And, for the second year, teens and adults can also join in the fun and read for prizes.

The Kick-Off party is Saturday, May 31st at 10:00 at the Rustin Park Gazebo.

Look for details and a schedule of summer events on our website www.cityofsouthlake.com/SouthlakeGovernment/City_Departments/Library/children.asp
or call us at 817-748-8243 for more information.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Help Feed the Hungry

Every time you visit the site Free Rice www.freerice.com and answer the vocabulary questions correctly, grains of rice will be donated through the UN World Food Program to help end hunger.

Try it, it’s addictive!

Best Selling Fiction

Southlake Public Library has nearly all of the New York Times Best Sellers on the shelves by the time the list is published, thanks to the expertise of our Technical Services team. Among some of the new titles to look for this week are:

Odd Hours by Dean Koontz

Things I want my Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble
Unaccustomed Earth by Lahiri Jhumpa
Souvenir by Therese Fowler.

Thank You SABRE!

In April, Southlake Public library was the grateful beneficiary of 172 man hours of labor volunteered by SABRE employees.
The fun group of folks in red T-shirts and jeans showed up at 7:30 and spent the morning cheerfully rearranging books, cleaning, processing books, and much, much more.

Memorial Day is May 26, 2008

In honor of Memorial Day which is on May 26, 2008, check out the websites:

Military Times: Honor the Fallen www.militarycity.com/valor/honor.html
“Honoring those who fought and died in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom”

American Profile: Veterans
www.americanprofile.com/veterans/“Read Our Veteran Stories

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Robotics Lecture at SPL

The Southlake Public Library kicked off its lecture series this year with Robotics expert James McLurkin whom Time Magazine named as one of the top five robotics experts in the United States. He was the person who created the robot swarm for the recent movie I Robot. This is the first of several lectures in which Sabre and the Southlake library are working together to bring in guest speakers that exist on the national stage. Sabre is providing the speakers that they hire for their staff presentations to the library for free to provide lectures and programs for residents of Southlake. This recent program was sponsored in part by Sabre, Travelocity, KERA and the Southlake Public Library.
The 3rd floor meeting rooms were packed when a good crowd in excess of 225 people attended the program last Thursday (5/8) including a large contingent of CISD students from 4th grade on up. Attached are some pictures from the event.