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Laredo Public Library to Host The Diary of Anne Frank Display, Teaching Presentation

11:00 am

Laredo Public Library, Lobby 1120 E. Calton Road
Laredo Public Library to Host The Diary of Anne Frank Display, Teaching Presentation

WHO: City of Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz
Laredo Public Library
Representatives from: United I.S.D., Laredo I.S.D., Catholic Diocese of Laredo, and Texas A&M International University
Tony Ruiz
Anne Frank Center, U.S.A.

WHAT: Press conference to announce Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibit
and accompanying activities

WHEN & Wednesday, September 9, 2015 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Laredo Public Library, Lobby, 1120 E. Calton Road

WHY: The Laredo Public Library will be host to the traveling exhibit on “The Diary of Anne Frank,” from the Anne Frank Center, USA in New York City. Anne Frank: A History for Today is a specially designed traveling bilingual exhibit in both English and Spanish that tells the powerful story of a young girl in hiding from the Nazis during WWII through photographs, letters and of course Anne’s own diary. The Frank family’s story is juxtaposed against world events during the rise to power of Adolf Hitler and shows how people were persecuted by political decisions and by the actions of individuals. The exhibit engages viewers in Anne’s experiences before and during the War, with the goal of promoting an understanding of how racism, indifference and apathy can destroy individuals, families and entire communities. Throughout the exhibit, Anne’s own wonderfully candid writing provides a central voice to the exhibit narrative, bring a poignant and truly beautiful perspective to the story.

Also part of the exhibit is a workshop training where teachers from United I.S.D. and the Catholic Diocese of Laredo will learn how to incorporate the book, and accompanying lessons, into the classroom.

Additionally, a live performance will accompany the display. Entitled Conversations with Anne: Growing up in Hiding is a one-act solo show, taken directly from Anne’s Diary and gives the audience an interactive look at Anne’s experience of her time in hiding.

The exhibit was made possible through the generosity of: Russell Deutsch; Irving Greenblum; Les Norton, Larry Norton, Rick Norton, Ruben Norton; and Jack Avigael of Faros Investment Co.

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Lucha at the Library

2:00 pm

1120 E. Calton Rd.
Come by for a book signing, and stick around for Laredo's own Five Star Wrestling!

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May the 4th Be With You

Date(s): 5/4/2015

5:00 pm

Laredo Public Library 1120 E. Calton Road

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Proclamation and Celebration of National Library Week

Date(s): 4/14/2014

9:00 am

Laredo Civic Center Ballroom
Laredo Independent School District
and the
United Independent School District

...cordially invites you to attend the Proclamation and Celebration of the National Library Week and the Laredo of Tomorrow Coalition invites you to attend the kick-off of the Read for Life Project.

Monday, April 14, 2014
9:00 a.m.
Laredo Civic Center Ballroom
Please confirm your attendance by Thursday, April 10th: (956)523-7473

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United ISD to host library week with celebration event

Date(s): 4/14/2014

1:00 pm

Student Activity Complex 5208 Santa Claudia Lane (Room 2)
United ISD Board of Trustees
United ISD Superintendent Roberto J. Santos
United ISD Library Media Specialists
Special Guest Speaker Dr. Carmen Tafolla

Special event honoring United ISD librarians

Student Activity Complex located at 5208 Santa Claudia Lane
(Room 2)

April 14, 2014 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

On-site contact will be United ISD Lead Librarian Media Specialist Carmen Escamilla. This is the 9th year the District has been hosting this celebration. Join us!

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2014 Booky Awards

Date(s): 3/20/2014


Laredo Public Library
The Laredo Public Library Teen Advisory Board will be hosting the 2014 Booky Awards on March 20, 2014. Students in 6th - 12th grade in Webb County may participate in the competition for this year’s best book trailer. Students will create a :30 to :90 second video trailer on any book they choose. Students competing will have a chance to win in five categories and be awarded a trophy and prize. Winners for five categories will be chosen by a panel of judges the night of the event, Friday, March 20, 2014 at the Booky Awards Ceremony and one winner will be chosen by popular vote; voting will be conducted on Laredo Public Library's Facebook page from March 10 – 17.

Deadline for entries is March 5, 2014. Forms and files can e-mailed to tab@laredolibrary.org or dropped off at the Laredo Public Library, 1120 E. Calton Road with Niki Acosta or Rick Carrillo.

Each participant or group may submit one video per entry. Each entry must included signed model release form(s). All audio and artwork must be created by the entrant or be in the public domain and must be specified as such on the entry form. Visit https://creativecommons.org/legalmusicforvideos. All videos must be appropriate for viewing by audiences of all ages.

Videos will be judged on message clarity and relevance; motivation and inspiration; and overall impact. Categories include: Best Trailer; Best Use of Music; Best Editing; Best Script; and Best Acting.
For more information, contact Niki Acosta at the Laredo Public Library at 795-2400 or niki@laredolibrary.org.

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