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Public Poetry -- June 2012. Photo from the Public Poetry event held in June 2012. Featured poets include Carolyn Tourney Florek, Ken Jones, Teresa Juarez, and Rebecca Wadlinger. For more information on the Public Poetry series, please visit www.houstonlibrary.org/poetry or www.publicpoetry.net.

From the archives, late 2012 the Houston Public Library renamed our Acres Homes Neighborhood Library renaming event in honor of Beulah Shepard. More info about the renaming can be found at http://www.houstongovnewsroom.org/go/doc/2155/1549395/. More info about the Houston Public Library can be found at www.houstonlibrary.org

Meet the finalists for Liftoff Houston! 2013 -- Kimberly Levicky and Monica Luna are finalists with their business plan for ProveFIT, a gamification-based, customizable software platform created for physical fitness and health-focused businesses. Final pitches will be held: Friday, December 13, 2013 | 10 AM – 2:30 PM Julia Ideson Building | Auditorium 550 McKinney St, 77002 More info: http://blogs.houstonlibrary.org/?p=3010, www.houstonlibrary.org or 832-393-1313.

Photo from the Books Alive! 3rd Annual Houston Public Library Children’s Book Celebration. This year's event featured a special appearance by author Tom Angleberger, the 2011-2012 recipient of the Texas Bluebonnet Award for his book, “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.”

Group photo -- Stanaker Neighborhood Library Reopening Celebration, 2012. This photo is from the Stanaker Neighborhood Library Reopening Celebration. The library reopened to the public in November 2012 after being closed for a major renovation. This is the first major renovation of the facility since it was opened in 1986. Stanaker Neighborhood Library is located at 611 S-Sgt. Macario Garcia, 77011. For further information, visit www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313.

Photo from the Books Alive! 3rd Annual Houston Public Library Children’s Book Celebration. This year's event featured a special appearance by author Tom Angleberger, the 2011-2012 recipient of the Texas Bluebonnet Award for his book, “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.” For further information, visit the Houston Public Library at www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313.

Photo from the Books Alive! 3rd Annual Houston Public Library Children’s Book Celebration. This year's event featured a special appearance by author Tom Angleberger, the 2011-2012 recipient of the Texas Bluebonnet Award for his book, “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.” For further information, visit the Houston Public Library at www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313.

Mayor Annise Parker Announces Liftoff Houston! 2014; Capital One Bank Sponsors Business Plan Competition; More info: http://www.houstongovnewsroom.org/go/doc/2155/2178342/

Photo from the Books Alive! 3rd Annual Houston Public Library Children’s Book Celebration. This year's event featured a special appearance by author Tom Angleberger, the 2011-2012 recipient of the Texas Bluebonnet Award for his book, “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.” For further information, visit the Houston Public Library at www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313.

Photo from the Books Alive! 3rd Annual Houston Public Library Children’s Book Celebration. This year's event featured a special appearance by author Tom Angleberger, the 2011-2012 recipient of the Texas Bluebonnet Award for his book, “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.” For further information, visit the Houston Public Library at www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313.