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   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Center for the Book to Participate in Virtual National Book Festival   

 

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AUSTIN, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC), along with the Texas Center for the Book, will participate in the 20th annual National Book Festival, hosted by the Library of Congress. This year’s festival will take place online, September 25-27, 2020.  The theme is “Roadmap to Reading.”

   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Launches Texas Free WiFi Map   

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AUSTIN, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission, in partnership with Texas Legal Services Center / Texas Law Help and the Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, have launched the Texas Free WiFi Map.

   Austin, TX    The Texas Great Read for 2020 is "Butterfly Yellow" by Thanhhà Lại   

 

   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Launches Library Status Project to Track Services During COVID-19   

Austin, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has launched the Texas Library Status Project, an up-to-date, online source for information about current library services statewide.

   Austin, TX    Students Invited to Participate in 2020-2021 Letters About Literature Texas Competition   

The Texas Center for the Book has announced the 2020-2021 Letters About Literature Texas contest, a program that invites students to respond to authors of books or poetry who have touched their lives. The contest opens November 4, 2020, and is open to Texas students in grades 4 through 12.

   Austin, TX    #TXBookChat Series Continues with Virtual Literary Events Through the Fall at the Texas Center for the Book   

AUSTIN – The Texas Center for the Book is continuing its the #TXBookChat series, a new online program from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The #TXBookChat series offers brief discussions and programs with authors, librarians, and literary professionals. These informal “coffee chats” last about 30 minutes and offer a quick look into different aspects of the state’s literary world. The #TXBookChat series seeks to bring together diverse voices and perspectives.

   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Announces TSLAC CARES Grants Cycle 2 to Support Libraries During COVID-19   

Austin, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has announced the second cycle of its TSLAC CARES Grant Program to help libraries statewide respond to COVID-19. This emergency funding comes from the federal appropriation made to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the CARES Act.

   Austin, TX    Texas Historical Records Advisory Board Offers Free Online Training Opportunity in Archives   

Austin, TX – The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) is pleased to offer an educational opportunity free of charge to individuals working with historical collections and who lack a background or formal training in archives. THRAB has partnered with the American Association of State and Local History (AASLH) to reserve a select number of spots in their upcoming beginner’s course, Basics of Archives.

   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Awards More Than $1.06 Million in CARES Act Grants to 38 Texas Libraries   

Austin, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is awarding 38 grants to libraries throughout the state to support local efforts to respond to COVID-19 and increase digital inclusion throughout communities. This first cycle of the TSLAC CARES Grant Program provides emergency funding totaling $1,063,469 and comes from the federal appropriation made to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

   Austin, TX    THRAB Seeks Nominations for Archival Awards   

National Archives - National Historical Publications & Records CommissionCircular THRAB logo with a star in the center surrounded by smaller starsAustin, TX – The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) is pleased t

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