Austin, TX    The Talking Book Program Helps Children with Reading Disabilities   

Having a child struggle with reading can be a daunting task. Parents often look for ways to help students achieve success through tutors or extra long study days, but frustration often sets in when success stalls—destroying the joy of reading. The Talking Book Program (TBP) can give students and parents the extra tools to regain that joy of reading, free of charge.

   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Names Sarah Swanson General Counsel   

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The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has named Sarah I. Swanson as its new General Counsel, effective September 1.

   Austin, TX    Collections on the Move! Summer Changes Coming to TSLAC Reading Rooms   

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   Austin, TX    Texas Historical Records Advisory Board Invites Nominations for 2019 Archival Award of Excellence   

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   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Announces “E-Read Texas” Electronic Books   

Austin, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) announces a new program, E-Read Texas, to bring electronic books to Texans served by small community libraries in all parts of the state beginning September 1. The E-Read Texas program will provide an easy-to-use platform to access e-books provided by TSLAC alongside materials purchased by local libraries.

   Austin, TX    Texas Talking Book Program Announces Third Annual Poetry Writing Contest   

The Texas Talking Book Program (TBP) is proud to announce its third annual poetry writing contest. The contest will run from June through September 30, 2019.

There are three contest levels: TBPL #1: ages 0-10; TBPL #2: ages 11-18; and TBPL #3: age 19 and above. Winners will be announced in the TBP Winter Newsletter in early 2020 and featured on the website of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

   Austin, TX    Texas Center for the Book Seeking Nominations for $2,000 Literacy Award   

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   Austin, TX    Grand Opening and Panel Talk on Women's Suffrage to Be Held on June 18 at TSLAC in conjunction with “Women’s Power, Women’s Vote” exhibit   

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) will unveil its new exhibit, “Women’s Power, Women’s Vote” with a special reception on Tuesday, June 18, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building in Austin.

The grand opening event will include refreshments, special activities, and selected items on view from our collections, in addition to the main exhibit. We will also host a panel discussion, featuring: