If you have a love for books, reading, and writing then make plans to stop by the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in Dallas this weekend for the 6th annual International Book Fair.   International, national and local authors will be reading and signing books. Cultural programs will again include artistic performances, poetry reading, music and children activities.
She Is Dallas Info:   The 6th annual International Book Fair will take place, Saturday, October 29 at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library,  1515 Young St. in Dallas.   The event will last from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.   There will be free plays, story time, and crafts. Indian performers dance up a storm (with nary a librarian shushing). The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 214-670-1400 or visit the Dallas International Book Fair website.   You can also follow the Dallas Public Library on Facebook or Dallas Public Library Twitter.
The Digital Bookmobile will make a return visit to Dallas and will be onsite during the entire book fair. The 74-foot 18-wheel tractor-trailer is a unique, self-sufficient community outreach vehicle that contains web-connected exhibits designed to promote awareness and provide hands on experience with the library's digital download collection. A select group of teens from the Bachman Lake, Hampton Illinois, Grauwyler and Pleasant Grove library branch libraries will present a Teen Poetry Slam led by Dallas native and Grand Slam Champion Joaquín Zihuatanejo. The festivities end at the North Oak Cliff branch Library with a Dia De Los Muertos celebration presented by the Bishop Arts Foundation. Schedule of Events 10 a.m. Big Thought Children's Readers Circle (2nd Floor Reading Area) 10 a.m-2:00 p.m. Children's Studio Creations presented by the Dallas Museum of Art (2nd Floor Mayer) 10 a.m. Librarians Workshop by Reforma Rio Tinidad; Guest speakers Lucia Gonzales and Jacqueline Zaleski MacKenzie 2rd Floor Siddie Joe Johnson 11:00 a.m. To Kill A Mockingbird Panel Discussion: Social Justice/Commitment to Community lead by Dr. Larry Allums (2nd Floor Siddie Joe Johnson) 11 a.m. D.Y.A. Acoustic Rock Music performance (1st Floor Auditorium) 12 p.m. ECRR Children's ArtSmart workshop (2nd Floor Siddie Joe Johnson) 12 noon luncheon O ™Hara Room, 7th floor – Music by: The True King Band; Brian Behnken, Fighting Their On Battles: Mexican Americans, African American Americans and the Stuggle for Civil Rights in Texas; Sol Villasana, Dallas's Little Mexico; Joaquin Zihuatanejo, Poetry presentation. 12 p.m. Children's Movie Disney American Legends (2nd Floor Kahn) 12 p.m. Children's book illustrations by Duncan Tonatiuh (2nd Floor Childrens Reading Area) 12 p.m. Scenes from To Kill A Mockingbird performed by members of the Dallas Theater Center and Casa Manana cast (1st Floor Auditorium) 1 p.m. Music Presentations by Letra Y Musica: Musicians; Tony Sol, Naranja Bohemia and Marco Antonio Torres, Poets; Pricilla Rice, Will Richey, Gerson Gomez , Lucía González, Efraín González, Ingrid Macarty, Ricardo Garza, Josué Gabriel de Montemayor (1st Floor Auditorium) 1 p.m. Adult Story Circle presented by Sathya Sai Baba Center of Dallas (2nd Floor Lobby) 1 p.m. Children's performance by Jamal Mohamed and Sampradaya Dance School (2nd Floor Kahn) 1:45 p.m. Indian Classical Dance performance by youth of Sampradaya Dance School (2nd Floor Kahn) 2-5:00 p.m. Authors Corner excerpt readings (2nd Floor Lobby) 2 p.m. Lecture & Book Signing by author Bibiana Camacho (1st Floor Auditorium) 2 p.m. Presentation by Esmeralda Santiago (2nd Floor Siddle Joe Johnson) 2- 2:45 p.m. Children's Play, Teatro Mirarte (2nd Floor Kahn) 2:45-3:00 p.m. Storytelling by Lucia Gonzalez (2nd Floor Kahn) 3 p.m. Poetry Slam hosted by Joaquin Zihuatanejo (2nd Floor Reading Area) 3 p.m. Award Ceremony, Hispanic Drawing Contest Sponsored by the General Consulate of Mexico in Dallas (2nd Floor Kahn) 3 p.m. Children's book illustrations by Duncan Tonatiuh (North Oak Cliff Library) 4 p.m. Latino Voices presentation by Ray Villareal (2nd Floor Reading Area) 4 p.m. “A Caribbean Cultural Journey by Dulce Parker (2nd Floor Siddie Joe Johnson) 5:30 p.m. Storytelling by Lucia Gonzalez (North Oak Cliff Library) 7:30 p.m. Candlelight Procession in celebration of Dia de los Muertos North (Oak Cliff Library) Participating Authors
  • Bethany Erin, The Wind and the Blows
  • Bibiana Camacho, Oaxaca
  • Brian Behnken, Fighting Their On Battles: Mexican Americans, African American Americans and the Struggle for Civil Rights inTexas
  • Bruce A. Bleakley, Images of Aviation
  • Duncan Tonatiuh Children's Book Illustrator
  • Esmeralda Santiago When I was Puerto Rican
  • Jacqueline Zaleski MacKenzie EMPOWERING Spanish Speakers
  • Jason Williams Will I Make It To Heaven
  • Joaquin Zihuatanejo Grand Slam Spoken Word Champion
  • Judy Serrano Brother Number Three
  • LaTonya G. Green, Wounded In Darkness, Healed in the Light
  • Lucia Gonzalez The Bossy Gallito
  • Melanie Garrett, Under His Helmet; A Football Devotional
  • Rafeal Saurez (Playcobooks) Bilingual Children's Books
  • Ray Villareal, Don’t Call Me Hero
  • Rosanne Givens-Scott, Fawn Forest ISD; A First In A Series ISD
  • Sabrina Depina Graham, Breanna & Amber
  • Sandra K. Wilkerson Memoirs of a Teenage Angel
  • Sharon Diane, Daddy's Here: A Personal Testimony
  • Sol Villasana Dallas's Little Mexico
  • Sonya J. Bowser, The Adventures of Zolie Miss Chit Chat Zi Stories

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