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   Austin, TX    2020 Letters About Literature Texas Contest Winners Announced   

Letters About Literature Banner - 2020 Winners

AUSTIN – Nine students have won in the 2020 Letters About Literature Texas competition, sponsored by the Texas Center for the Book at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. This reading and writing program encourages 4th-12th graders to write to an author about how his or her book has affected their lives.

   Austin, TX    "They Took An Oath: Traveling Exhibit of Texas' First Black Legislators " at TSLAC March 14   

Effective March 12, 2020: We regret to inform you that the Second Saturday workshops have been cancelled through May 2020 due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19).

   Austin, TX    Texas Center for the Book Celebrates Children and Diversity in Literature with Grants to Libraries   

Partnership Brings Free Multicultural Children’s Books to Libraries

The Texas Center for the Book will once again support Texas libraries celebrating Lone Star Día this April in partnership with First Book. The Lone Star Día Grant Program is designed to support libraries and literacy nonprofits serving children in need.

   Austin, TX    Top Texas Indie Authors to be Honored at Texas State Library and Archives Commission   

Graphic of the book To Squeeze a Prarie Dog and the book Manufactured Witches

Winners of the Texas Author Project Fiction and YA Awards to speak along with other industry professionals on the state of indie and self-publishing on Feb 6

   Austin, TX    Texas Talking Book Program Appoints Sarah Jacobson As New Director   

Photograph of Sarah Jacobson leaning against the Lorenzo de Zavala State Library and Archives BuildingSarah Jacobson has been named the next Director of the Texas Talking Book Program (TBP).

   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Announces New Commissioner Appointments   

Austin, TX – The Office of the Governor has announced new appointments to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, effective immediately. Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Commissioner Martha Wong as Chair of the Commission; Commissioner David C. Garza has been reappointed, with a term to expire in September 2025; and Bradley S. “Brad” Tegeler has been newly appointed, with a term to expire September 2025.

   Austin, TX    TSLAC IS CLOSING at 4:00 p.m. on JANUARY 10, 2020 IN ANTICIPATION OF INCLEMENT WEATHER   
 
TSLAC is closing at 4:00 p.m. on January 10, 2020, in anticipation of inclement weather.
   Austin, TX    Volunteer with the Texas Talking Book Program’s Volunteer Recording Studio   

Photo of a woman wearing headphones in the recording booth

   Austin, TX    Veterans: Talking Book Program Brings the Joy of Reading to Those Who Have Served   

A photograph of two women using a black talking book reader, one wearing civilian clothes and one wearing military fatiguesAs we continue to honor the brave women and men who have served our country, the Texas Talking Book Program (TBP) gives them priority service to its free library program.

   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission and Texas State Historical Association Seeking Applications for Research Fellowship in Texas History   

AUSTIN – The Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) is now accepting applications for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) Research Fellowship in Texas history. The fellowship includes a $2,000 stipend and is awarded for the best research proposal utilizing the collections of the State Archives in Austin.

The TSLAC Research fellowship in Texas history is administered in partnership with TSHA and made possible by the Friends of Libraries and Archives of Texas through a generous donation from the Edouard Foundation.

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