Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Current Scratch: News, Book Sale

Howdy, folks.  Hope you are squeezing in time work. Weather has been distracting. Yay for the occasional thunder boomer or I'd want to stay out all the time and walk in the coolish air and sunshine. 
Here's our next event. 
SCBWI-BV Holiday Party: Oh, What Fun!


When: Tuesday, December 4 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Bring a book to give to Larry Ringer Library. Books will be used for the collection or they will be handed out as prizes to young patrons throughout the year.

We will also have a time for trivia and time to share our goals for the upcoming year. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Brush up on the Newberys, Caldecotts and Prinzes.
2012 100 Books for Reading and Sharing. Here is the link.  
HarperCollins is considering buying Simon and Schuster. Read about it here.
If you have writte a children's magazine article this year and want to be up for the SCBWI Magazine Merit Awards, follow this link.
Wondering if your book fits into schools? Do you know abut the Common Core State Standards Initiative?  Here is a link that may be of interest to you.

The Fortnightly Club, a non-profit whose main beneficiary is the Nancy Carol Roberts Library in Brenham, is having their annual used book sale
When: February 20th to February 23rd, 2013 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Where:  Washington County Fairgrounds, 1305 E. Blue Bell Road, Brenham TX.

Fee: $1.00 except on Wednesday, February 20th from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, when dealers come, so the entrance fee is $10.00. 
Some history about the club: It was founded by a small group of ladies, who wanted to form a literary club in Brenham.  Together with friends they became the 14 charter members of The Fortnightly Literary Club of Brenham in 1895.  They met every two weeks, thus the name “Fortnightly”.  In 1901, the ladies decided to establish a public library and after being given the use of two rooms behind a bank, they collected about 1,000 books (all donated, I believe) and opened Brenham’s first library.  In 1974 the City took over the library, but The Fortnightly Club maintains control of the Library Board.
The views expressed here are my own, and not necessarily those of the SCBWI.

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