Who: Frank Matus, P.E.
What: Book Signing
When: March 5, 2013
Where: Children’s Program Room
Time: 4:00-6:00 pm
Frank Matus was born in Brownsville, Texas and has worked for Brownsville Public Utilities Board for the last 35 years. He is a licensed professional engineer in Texas. “My Best Extraordinary Chronicles and Adventure Stories Before Going To Sleep - Mis Mejores Cronicas y Relatos Extraordinarios Antes de Dormir” is his first published book. The book contains 26 short stories that are written in Spanish and English concurrently. It has two Christmas stories, one love story, and several adventure stories, among others. There’s also one story with two endings. That is, it has two alternate endings, so if you don’t like the first one, just keep on reading and you’ll enjoy the second one.
February 19, 2013 from 4:00 to 6:00.
Author Elma Robinson will be signing her book: The Untold Chronicles of a School Teacher
Elma’s background information in her own words:
“My book was published December 2012, it is fiction but it is based on my teaching experiences. It's a must read for those entering the teaching profession or those in the profession. The book is entertaining, it will make you cry, laugh, and get you upset on how some of the teachers were treated. It entails and describes how some of my student's behaved. Like one of them peed on his friend's desk out of retaliation and I thinking it was pineapple juice tasted it. I also had several confrontations with some of the principals to fight for what was right.”
“I live in Brownsville, Tx and I am one out of 8 children. I'm Mexican-American and majored in Psychology/Sociology. I later worked on my Masters' in Curriculum and Instruction and in Mid-Management.”
January 16, 2012, 4:30-5:30 PM
BPLS Main Branch - Children's Program Room
Venessa Zepeda, Rio Grande Valley author, will be reading her first published book ‘Super Hero Princesses’ during story time. She will also have a book signing afterwards.
The Brownsville Public Library Main Branch will be hosting the next round of teen gaming, featuring HALO 4
. Don't miss out on the action and prizes.
For more information, click here
The Brownsville Public Library System will be hosting a book signing at the Central Branch Library on August 23, 2012 at 3:30 pm for Sigifredo Cavazos, author of Amistad Mountain and Other Stories
Born in Harlingen, Texas in the midst of the Great Depression, Sigifredo Cavazos dropped out of high school to join the USAF during the Korean conflict. He attended the University of Texas under the G.I. Bill and set to work on a novel, but let his writing ambitions fall by the wayside upon his marriage. Following a career as a professor of English and History, Mr. Cavazos worked with the Cooperative Extension service in the Agriculture program at Michigan State University, and with the Upward Bound program at Sienna Heights College in western Michigan. Now retired, he has resuscitated his lifetime goal of being a writer. This is his first published book.
Taking a vacation abroad? Need a refresher on your high school language course? Just curious how to say things in different languages? Well, the Brownsville Public Library System is now offering 12 new online language courses for free. You can learn any or all of the following languages: Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, Spanish (Latin America), French, Korean, German, Portuguese (Brazil), Tagalog, Italian, Russian, Turkish or ESL. You can even download the free app for your Android or Apple device. The Mango Languages web page also provides a translation tool. So, what are you waiting for? Start speaking a different tongue. Just click on the image to the left and get started.
Registration has begun for the 2012 Summer Reading Program. Please click here
for more information. You may also contact the Children's Department at either library branch for more information.
The Main Branch of our library system is undergoing a remodeling project. As a result, some of our resources have shifted location to accommodate the construction. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. If you should find you cannot locate a resource you have used previously, please consult with the Reference Desk at the Main Branch for assistance.
Your patience is appreciated.