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Books Alive! 3rd Annual Houston Public Library Children’s Book Celebration

WHAT: Children are invited to enjoy all the fun and exciting activities scheduled for the Houston Public Library’s Books Alive! 3rd Annual Children’s Book Celebration. It’s going to be a full day of exciting performances and hands-on arts and crafts activities, featuring a special appearance by author Tom Angleberger, the 2011-2012 recipient of the Texas Bluebonnet Award for his book,“The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.” Storm Troopers and Darth Vader may invade the library throughout the day…be prepared to face the Dark Side!

This is event is free and open to the public.

WHERE: Central Library, 500 McKinney, 77002, 832-393-1313.

WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 12:15 PM to 3:30 PM

Scheduled events include:

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM | Program Place – 4th Floor
Author Presentation: Large group event & book signing with author Tom Angleberger.

12:30 PM – 3:30 PM | Concourse Meeting Room
Mad Science of Houston: Arts & Crafts and Origami.

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM | Program Place – 4th Floor
Alliance Fencing Academy Demonstration: Coach Andrey Geva has produced 23 USA National Champions and American Cup Winners. Enjoy an electronic fencing demonstration by Andrey and his students and imagine yourself in the midst of a light saber battle!

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM | Program Place – 4th Floor
Crocodile Encounter: Like Yoda, crocodiles live in the swamp. Today you can meet these and other reptiles face to face!

About Children’s Book Author Tom Angleberger
Angleberger is the artist-turned-writer of the bestselling children’s book “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.” Angleberger’s most recent occupation was as a columnist for the Roanoke Times in Roanoke, Virginia. He began work on his first book while in middle school. Angleberger has written several books, including “Fake Mustache,” “Horton Halfpott: or, The Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor; or, The Loosening of M’Lady Luggertuck’s Corset,” and the three Origami Yoda books. He is married to author-illustrator Cece Bell and lives in Virginia.

About the Houston Public Library
The Houston Public Library (HPL) operates 35 neighborhood libraries, three HPL Express Libraries, a Central Library, the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, The African American Library at the Gregory School, and the Parent Resource Library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston. Serving more than 4 million customers per year, HPL is committed to excellent customer service and equitable access to information and programs by providing library customers with free use of a diverse collection of printed materials, and electronic resources, Internet, laptop and computer use, and a variety of database and reference resources with live assistance online 24/7. For further information, visit the Houston Public Library at www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313.

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Contact:
Sandra Fernandez
Manager of Public Relations
Houston Public Library
832.393.1381; cell 713.435.9448
sandra.fernandez@houstontx.gov

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