Friday, October 15, 2010

Reliable information, please!

Last year Gale introduced AccessMyLibrary app for the iPhone/iTouch. While we do not offer this resource in the traditional database format through SBISD, it is available to all Houston Public Library cardholders. Could this app save you time and make research easier? Watch to find out how easy and important it is to have good resources at your fingertips.

After further review, the website answers the following question:
Do I need a library membership to AccessMyLibrary? No. All you need is a valid email address and postal code. Once you log in with that information, you'll have access to over 30 million full-text articles.
So what are you waiting for? Download AccessMyLibrary today!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

HPL Author Event

An Evening with Paul Zelinsky
At the HPL's Central Library, 4th Floor Program Place
6 pm, Wednesday, October 20

Join Houston Public Library for a special author visit from children’s book illustrator Paul Zelinsky, who will read from and sign copies of his latest picture book Dust Devil.

Swamp Angel has a reputation as the greatest woodswoman and wildest wildcat in all of Tennessee. But when she grows too big for that state, she moves to Montana, a place so sizeable, even Angel can fit in. It’s there that she wrestles a raging storm to the ground and, at its center, finds herself a sidekick—a horse she names Dust Devil. And when Backward Bart, the orneriest, ugliest outlaw ever known, starts terrorizing the prairie, seems like Angel and Dust Devil may be the only ones strong enough to stop him.

Among many other awards and prizes, Paul Zelinsky received the 1998 Caldecott Medal for his illustrated retelling of Rapunzel, as well as Caldecott Honors for three of his books: Hansel and Gretel (1985), Rumpelstiltskin (1987), and Swamp Angel (1995). He lives with his wife in Brooklyn, New York. They have two grown daughters.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Watch Book Trailers and Vote!

Some readers enjoy making deeper connections with their books through the creative process of producing book trailers. Some readers enjoy viewing book trailers to make those initial connections to books. Either way, the creators, viewers, readers, and stories are important!

To recognize these video creators and their productions, School Library Journal is hosting the 1st Annual Trailee Awards. The call for submissions and voting were recently highlighted on Joyce Valenza's blog. Click the logo to watch, vote, and connect with a book or two. 

Voting ends at 9 PM CST, Friday, October 22.