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					  VOLUME 2, ISSUE 3                                                                                                                                                                                         Fall 2003


 OUR BEST ASSETS                                             successful adults. The more assets, the  that the developmental assets
                                                                                                                                                                                     UPCOMING EVENTS
                                                                                                                                                                                     All events are free to the public

                                                                                                                                                                                       STAR SATURDAYS
                                                                                                      represent everyday wisdom, the                                                  @ Faulk Central Library
                                                             less likely a young person is to en-                                                                                       800 Guadalupe 2:00 p.m.
                                                             gage in risky behaviors and the more     things we all want for our children.                                          Saturdays: September 13, October 11,
                                                             likely he or she will engage in positive Unfortunately, research has shown                                                   November 8, December 13
                                                             behaviors. The 40 assets are placed      that the average young person has                                           Events vary from puppet shows to musical
                                                                                                      only 18 of the 40 assets needed to                                                        performances.
                                                             into eight categories (see below) and
                                                             examples are provided for each age       be healthy and successful. These                                            LUNCHTIME STORYTIME
                                                             level—infants, toddlers, preschoolers,   assets are the building blocks for
                                                             elementary-age, and adolescents.         our children’s future and we must                                                @ Faulk Central Library
                                                                                                                                                                                       800 Guadalupe 12:15 P.M.
                                                                                                      provide ways for young people to
                                                                                                                                                                                       FRIDAYS: EXCEPT OCTOBER31.
                                                             The Library certainly has the first type develop them. So, as you read
                                                             of assets—materials, staff, programs— through this program guide, keep                                               Lunchtime Storytimes end on November
                                                                                                                                                                                                21, 2003.
                                                             but what we do with those assets is      in mind that we are providing
                                                             targeted towards helping youth           opportunities which help build                                              Other Special Programs:
                                                             develop the second type. Within the      healthy kids. In doing so, we are                                           ■ Nuestra Cultura - En Vivo!/Our
                                                             Search Institute’s model, the Library is also building a healthier                                                   Culture - Live! @ Cepeda Branch 651 N.
                                                             not providing Wired for Youth classes community.                                                                     Pleasant Valley Rd. 2:00 p.m.
As we face a tight budget                                    to increase the number of kids who                                                                                   Saturdays: October 4, 11, 18, 25
                                                                                                                                                                                  ■ Pajama Tales@ University Hills Branch
year, it is natural that we                                  use technology. We offer them to             Asset Categories                                                        4721 Loyola Ln. 7:15 p.m.
think about assets.                                          help kids thrive. Library programs
                                                             support “constructive use of time” by
                                                                                                          External Assets:                                                        Tuesdays: September 16,
The dictionary offers several                                                                             Support                                                                 October 14, November 18
                                                             exposing infants to creative aspects of      Empowerment                                                             ■ Bilingual Storytime @ Highland Mall,
definitions for the word,                                    the environment at lap-sit storytimes.       Boundaries and expectations
primarily related to property                                                                                                                                                     JC Penney 1st floor wing 11:00 a.m.
                                                             Library reading programs support             Constructive use of time
and accounting. While it is                                                                                                                                                       Saturdays: September 20,
                                                             “commitment to learning” by provid-          Internal Assets:                                                        October 18, November 15
certainly useful to look at                                  ing ways for toddlers to participate in      Commitment to learning                                                  ■ Sign Language Stories and Songs @
how the Library uses its fiscal                              enjoyable reading experiences.               Positive Values                                                         Pleasant Hill Branch 211 E. William
assets, another meaning of                                   Elementary and adolescent children           Societal competitiveness                                                Cannon Dr. 7:00 p.m.
the word is even more inter-                                                                              Positive identity
                                                             develop empowerment assets when                                                                                      Mondays: September 15,
esting.                                                      they participate in activities which                                      Jeanette Larson                            October 20, November 17
                                                                                                                               Youth Services Manager
The Search Institute, a re-                                  demonstrate that the
                                                                                                                                                                                  Youth Services Events Hotline
search organization based in                                 community values and                                                                                                 Call 974-7302 to hear the latest
Minneapolis, Minnesota, uses                                 appreciates children.                                                                                                program or event information.
the word to describe internal                                Examine the complete
and external factors that                                    list of assets at
nurture healthy develop-                                     www.searchinstitute.org
ment in young people. They                                   and you will see many
have established a frame-                                    more examples.
work of 40 assets young                                      As you look at the list, it
people need to become
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                                                             is also readily apparent
caring, responsible, and                                                                                                  Families enjoying a 2003 Summer Reading Program Event


                                                                                                    Holes         by Louis Sachar
    IN THIS ISSUE                                                                                   “How you doin’?” asked Magnet.
                                                                                                    ”Not real good,” said Stanley.
                                                                                                    ”Well, the first hole’s the hardest,” Magnet said.
 Upcoming Events ................................. 1                                                Stanley took a long, deep breath. He couldn’t afford
                                                                                                    to dawdle. He was way behind the others, and the
 Special Programs .................................. 2
                                                                                                    sun just kept getting hotter. It wasn’t even noon yet.
 December Holiday Events ................. 2                                                        But he didn’t know if he had the strength to stand
                                                                                                    up. He thought about quitting. He wondered what
 Many Thanks ........................................... 2
                                                               MUTTS




                                                                                                    they would do to him. What could they do to him?
 Storytime Guide .................................... 3
                                                                                                   c 1998 by Louis Sachar. Used with the permission of Farrar Straus Giroux.
 Writing Austin’s Lives .......................... 3
 The Ins and Outs of Library Programs                  3           2003 Mayor’s Book Club--Join Us!
                                                                   If you can’t attend the discussions scheduled at the Library, read the book and discuss it
 Wired for Youth ..................................... 4           with your friends and family. Try these questions to start:
 Library Locations ................................... 4                     1. What is the significance of the title, Holes? Were there holes in
                                                                                Stanley’s life?
                                                                             2. Zero is Stanley’s first real friend. Discuss why they became friends.
                                                                                 Would Stanley and Zero have been friends if they had met somewhere else?
                                                                             3. Some parts of the book are funny, while others are very troubling. Why do
                                                                                we sometimes laugh at troubling situations?

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                                              Special Programs
                                            Every ChildHasOpportunities
Holes Book Discussion with
                                                                    ECHO’s Special Programs
   Sheriff Margo Frasier                                                                                    ■ Thursday, September 25, 3:00 p.m. Southeast                        Children’s Book Week Bookmark Contest
 Join us in a shared discussion of Louis                                                                        Austin Community                                                 (for youth ages 4-12)
 Sachar’s award winning novel Holes.                                                                        ■ Tuesday, September 30, 3:45 p.m. Oak Springs                      Design a bookmark to illustrate the Children’s Book
                                     All Aboard for Storytime with                                          ■ Saturday, October 4, 1:00 p.m. Windsor Park                       Week theme “FREE TO READ” and enter your artwork in a
 All youth under 18 are invited to
 attend a program at the Howson      Thomas the Tank                                                        ■ Wednesday, October 8, 3:00 p.m. St. John                          contest . From October 20 through November 5.
 Branch on Tuesday, September 16 for ages 3 and up                                                          ■ Saturday, October 11, 1:00 p.m. Windsor Park                      Winners will receive prizes.
 at 6:00p.m.                                                                                                  *****************************                                     Contest libraries: Oak Springs, St. John ,
                                     In celebration of Thomas the Tank and the Austin
                                                                                                                                                                                   University Hills, and Windsor Park .
                                     Steam Train Association the “All Aboard for                            Popcorn Festival (ages 5 and up)                                    *****************************
    Children’s Book Week Storytime” program will be presented in                              @ the following library branches:
                                                                                                                                                                                Magic Tree House (ages 5 and up)
        * FREE TO READ *             September at several library locations.                  ■ Wednesday,October 8, 3:30 p.m.Yarborough                                        @ the following library branches:
                                     Visit the Web site or call the events hotline for        ■ Thursday, October 9, 3:30 p.m. Milwood                                          ■ Wednesday, November 5, 3:30 p.m. Yarborough
            November 17 - 23
      Visit the Web site or call the complete program listing.                                ■ Wednesday, October 15, 3:30 p.m. Spicewood                                      ■ Thursday, November 6, 3:30 p.m. Milwood
                                            *****************************                                                                                                       ■ Wednesday, November 12, 3:30 p.m. Spicewood
      Youth Services Hotline at            Super Science September! (ages 5 and up)               Springs
             974-7302 for                                                                     ■ Thursday,October 16, 3:30 p.m. Little Walnut Creek                                  Springs
                                           @ the following library branches:                                                                                                    ■ Thursday, November 13, 3:30 p.m. Little Walnut
   Children’s Book Week programs           ■ Wednesday, September 10, 3:30 p.m.Yarborough ■ Wednesday, October 22, 3:30 p.m. North Village                                          Creek
          at Austin libraries              ■ Thursday, September 11, 3:30 p.m. Milwood        ■ Thursday, October 23, 3:30 p.m. Old Quarry
                                                                                                *****************************                                                   ■ Wednesday, November 19, 3:30 p.m. North Village
                                           ■ Wednesday, September 17, 3:30 p.m. Spicewood                                                                                       ■ Thursday, November 20, 3:30 p.m. Old Quarry
      Thank you                                Springs                                        Halloween Celebrations
                                           ■ Thursday, September 18, 3:30 p.m. Little Walnut @ the following library branches:
                                                                                                                                                                                  *****************************
                                                                                                                                                                                1-2-3 ART! (ages 5 and up)
     Special thanks to our                                                                    ■ Friday, October 31, 4:00 p.m. Faulk Central
                                               Creek                                                                                                                            A hands on literature-based art extravaganza!
   Summer Reading Program                  ■ Wednesday, September 24, 3:30 p.m. North Village     Library, featuring Magician Cody Fisher                                       Wednesdays, 3:45 p.m. September 17, October 15,
           Sponsors                        ■ Thursday, September 25, 3:30 p.m. Old Quarry     ■ Friday, October 31, 4:30 p.m. Hampton Branch at                                  November 19, Cepeda
        Major Sponsors:                     *****************************                         Oak Hill featuring Magician Gusto the Great
                                                                                                               *****************************
                                                                                                                                                                                Tuesdays, 3:45 p.m. September 9, 23, October 14, 21,
            Austin Energy                  En Mi Familia: A Family Quilt Project                                                                                                 November 4, 18, Oak Springs
            Friends of the           This is a quilt-making workshop for the family,                         Cepeda Branch Nuestra cultra - en vivo!
           Austin Public Library
   Austin Public Library Foundation  sponsored by the Austin Public Library, El Corazon                      ...Our Culture -Live! (all ages)                                   FUN CLUB (ages 5 and up)
                 H-E-B               de Tejas: Central Texas Chapter of REFORMA, and                                                                                            Literature based theme programs with hands-on art
             KXAN-TV 36                                                                                      The Hispanic culture is rich in music, songs, stories and
                                     the Austin Children’s Museum                                            dance and we will bring it to you - live!                          included. Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. September 9 - November 18,
              Cinemark
         Texas State Library         @ the following library branches:                                       The Cepeda Branch invites you to celebrate                         Southeast Austin Community
     Other Sponsors include: ■ Saturday, September 13, 10:30 a.m. Little Walnut                              Hispanic Heritage Month. Saturdays will be
            Highland Mall                  Creek                                                             highlighted by a different artist.                                 MOVIE MADNESS (ages 8 and up)
   Schlotzky’s, KLRU, and the Austin ■ Saturday, September 20, 2:00 p.m. Hampton                             October 4, 11, 18, 25, 2:00 p.m.                                   Movies and snacks for everyone!
          Literacy Coalition               Branch at Oak Hill                                                                                                                   Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. September 11, October 9,
           Program Assistance:                                                                                                                                                  November 13, December 11, Manchaca Road
                                             For a listing of all program offerings, call the Events Hotline 974-7302 or visit the Web site at www.cityofaustin.org/library/kids.htm
      Dr. David Coco, Debbie White-
     head, Sarah Bannon of the Texas
      School for the Deaf, and Angel
          Lugo and Julie Allnutt.
                                                    Passport to the Arts                                                                    December Holiday Events
                                                 Austin Public Library is partnering with the Long Center                                Enjoy visits from                                            Holiday Crafts
       Hancock Fabrics (Highland                 for the 2nd annual Passport to the Arts program. A parent                                Santa Claus                                       @Faulk Central Library
       Village) and the Fabric Shop              or child can obtain a passport booklet by coming to any                          @ these Branch Libraries:                                      Fridays at 12:15 p.m.
                                                 library location of the Austin Public Library or the Long
                                                                                                                               Cepeda
                                                     Center office. Austin Public Library and 28 other arts                                                                                 December 5: Make Holiday Decorations
                                                                                                                               Wednesday, December 10, 6:00 p.m.
                                                     organizations from throughout the City and the                                                                                         December 12: Make Holiday Cards
                                                                                                                               Oak Springs
                                                     surrounding communities listed in the passport have                                                                                    December 19: Make Wrapping Paper
                                                                                                                               Thursday, December 11, 6:00 p.m.
                                                     submitted schedules of “family friendly” performances.                                                                                   Bring a gift to wrap!
                                                                                                                               University Hills
                                                     Each time a child attends or participates in one of the
                                                     included performances, the passport will be validated                     Tuesday, December 16, 6:00 p.m.
                                                     by the arts organization. Once a child has attended six                   Windsor Park
                                                     performances, or by May 20, 2004, the passport must                       Wednesday, December 17, 6:00 p.m.
                                                     be returned to the Long Center to be eligible for the
                                                     grand prize drawing for a one-year college scholarship.
                                                     All participating children will receive a certificate of
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Summer
                                                     participation from the Long Center.

                                                    Austin Public Library and other arts organizations are
                                                                                                                                                                                                          was a Blast!
                                                    offering enough free events that a child could attend
                                                                                                                                                                                             The Austin Public Library Summer
                                                    and meet the minimum six-stamp/sticker requirement                                                                                       Reading Program, Mission
                                                    to be eligible for the grand prize drawing. All Star                                                                                     Possible: Spy a Book! encouraged
                                                 Saturday programs at Faulk Central Library are desig-                                                                                       youth to read for pleasure and visit
                                                 nated as Passport programs. Other programs including                        their neighborhood library for summer fun. This year, thanks to support from various sponsors,




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                                                 storytellers, puppet shows, song and dance scheduled at                     children who met reading goals received special incentives. Teens who participated in Get a
                                                 branch library locations will be designated as Passport                     Clue, READ!, were encouraged to submit online reviews of books they read. More than 200
                                                 programs. Call 482-0800 for information about the Long                      reviews were received and will be collated into notebooks that will be displayed at each
                                                 Center and the Passport program.                                            Library location. More than 30,000 families and children attended summer programs. Over 200
                                                                                                                             programs, free to attendees, featured an array of performers and interests, including magic,
                                                                                                                             puppetry, storytelling, Texas wildlife, writing classes, crafts, music, science, safety, and more.

                                                                                                                                                                        Picture above: Youth play drums with Austin Taiko at an ECHO Special Event


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Storytime Guide
September 9-November 23, 2003
LAP SIT STORYTIME                                   North Village Branch                                Las horas infantiles son programas para niños de       The Ins and Outs
                                                    Tuesday, 10:15 a.m.                                 varias edades y para sus padres o tutores.
A program for parent/adult caregivers with
children 6-18 months old. Activities encourage      Old Quarry Branch                                   En este programa de 30 minutos de duración, se         of Attending Library
language development and learning through           Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.                               leerán cuentos, se cantarán canciones y se             Programs
stories, rhymes, and music. Programs last                                                               recitarán rimas tradicionales de nuestros paises
                                                    Pleasant Hill Branch                                latinos. La sucursal de Cepeda tendrá programas        ■ Discuss library behavior with your
about 15 minutes.                                                                                                                                               child or group before visiting the
                                                    Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.                                 unicamente en español, mientras que las otras
Howson Branch                                                                                                                                                   Library.
                                                                                                        bibliotecas presentarán programas bilingües en
Babies and Books!                                   STORYTIME                                           inglés y en español.                                   ■Arrive before the program begins.
Wednesday, 10:15 a.m.                               A 15- to 30-minute program for children of                                                                 ■If you are with a child who
                                                                                                        Cepeda Branch
Twin Oaks Branch                                    mixed ages with accompanying adult. May             Spanish Storytime, Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.                  continues crying or moving about,
Wednesday, 10:15 a.m.                               include stories, music, and other activities.                                                               take the child outside until the
Lap Sit Sing-along                                                                                      St. John Branch                                         child is calm again.
                                                    Faulk Central Library                               Bilingual Storytime, Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.
                                                    Thursday, 10:30 a.m.                                                                                       ■If your child has a fever or
TODDLER STORYTIME                                   Cepeda Branch
                                                                                                        Windsor Park Branch                                     communicable disease, please keep
                                                                                                                                                                him or her at home to avoid
A program for children 18 months to 3 years old                                                         Bilingual Storytime, Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.
accompanied by an adult. Participation by both      Tuesday, 10:15 a.m.                                                                                         passing it to others.
parent/caregiver and child is expected. The 15-     Howson Branch                                       Para mayor información por favor llame a la linea de   ■Turn off all electronic equipment
to 20-minute program may include stories,           Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.                               español al 482-8398.                                    (cell phones, pagers, etc.) during
fingerplays, and music.                                                                                                                                         the program.
                                                    Little Walnut Creek Branch                          STORYTIME@HIGHLAND MALL                                ■Groups (child care centers,
Hampton Branch at Oak Hill                          Thursday, 10:30 a.m.                                                                                        registered family homes, schools,
Wednesday, 10:15 a.m.                                                                                   For children of all ages (monthly)
                                                    Manchaca Road Branch                                Bilingual Storytime, Saturdays, 11:00 a.m.              etc.) of five or more must make
Howson Branch                                       Thursday, 11:00 a.m.                                                                                        arrangements in advance to attend
                                                                                                        September 20, October 18, and November 15               programs.
Tuesday, 10:15 a.m.
                                                    St. John Branch                                     Para mayor información por favor llame a la linea de   ■Libraries may require program
Milwood Branch                                      Tuesday, 10:15 a.m.                                                                                         admission tickets to conform to
Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:15 a.m.                                                                       español al 482-8398.                                    Fire Marshal regulations and to
North Village Branch                              Twin Oaks Branch                                                                                              ensure an effective program.
Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.                               Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.                                 SIGN LANGUAGE, STORIES & SONGS
                                                                                                        Presented by the Austin Public Library and the           Admission tickets are free and
Pleasant Hill Branch                              University Hills Branch                               Texas School for the Deaf                                available to the public 15
Tuesday, 10:15 a.m.                               Wednesday, 10:15 a.m.                                                                                          minutes before each program.
                                                                                                        Pleasant Hill Branch (monthly)                           Attendance is limited to
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME                               Windsor Park Branch                                   Mondays, 7:00 p.m.
                                                  Tuesday, 10:15 a.m.                                   September 15, October 20, and November 17                available tickets.
A program for children 3 to 5 years old. Children
are welcome to attend independently while the Yarborough Branch                                                                                                Call First!
accompanying adult waits in the Library. The 30- Wednesday, 10:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.                   DADDY AND ME BEDTIME
minute program may include stories, films, or art                                                       STORYTIME                                              We urge you to call your Library
                                                                                                                                                               before heading out for a special
activities.                                       BILINGUAL & SPANISH                                   Howson Branch (monthly)                                program. Although we verify all
Hampton Branch at Oak Hill                                                                              Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.                                     information, cancellations do
Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.
                                                  PROGRAMS                                              September 23, October 21, and November 18              occasionally occur.
                                                  A program designed for mixed ages with
Howson Branch
Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.
                                                  accompanying adult. The 30-minute program             EVENING STORYTIME                                      Holidays
                                                  may include stories, music, and other activities      University Hills Branch (monthly)                      All APL locations will be closed in
Milwood Branch                                    presented in either Spanish or in both English and    Tuesdays, 7:15 p.m.                                    observance of:
Tuesday and Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.                 Spanish.                                              September 16, October 14, November 18                  Labor Day, Monday, September 1,
                                                                                                                                                               Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11,
    WRITING AUSTIN’S LIVES@                                                               as the kids do. I also help sign kids up for the
                                                                                          Summer Reading Program, and hand out prizes.
                                                                                                                                                               Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November
                                                                                                                                                               26 (at 6p.m.); Thursday and Friday,
                                                                                                                                                               November 27 and 28.
                                                                                          The program requires quite a bit of reading and I
                                   AUSTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY                                  am quite surprised when a kid finishes and comes
                                                                                                                                                               Christmas, Wednesday and Thursday,
                                                                                                                                                               December 24 and 25; New Year’s,
                                   by Viktor Auzenne                                      for their prize.                                                     Wednesday, December 31, 2003 (at 6
                                                                                                                                                               p.m.) ; Thursday, January 1, 2004.
                              I did not really get into reading until                     I have also done some pretty crazy or embarrassing
                              third grade, but I have always been                         things while volunteering. The most memorable is                     Our Goal
                              fascinated with the library and the                         when I dressed up as the Youth Department’s mas-                     The Library strives to develop and
                              way it works. I am 15 years old, and                        cot, ECHO. The costume was so hot and hard to see                    nurture children’s lifelong love of
                              have been volunteering at the                               out of that I had to be lead through the event so I                  reading, literature, and the Library.
                              Austin Public Library through the                                                                                                Introducing children to reading at an
                                                                                          would not fall flat on my face. The highlight of that                early age promotes literacy and
                              Summer Youth Volunteer Program for                          day was when a girl complimented me by saying                        success in school. The Austin Public
                               four years now. Every year I find the                      “You have pretty earrings.”                                          Library has designed programming
                               work very challenging, but I also find                                                                                          to introduce youth of all ages and
 it enormously fulfilling. I am very appreciative and grateful that                       I have gained a lot from my volunteering at the li-                  their parents or adult caregivers to
 the library has this type of program for teenagers which allows                                                                                               the Library’s resources, and to
                                                                                          brary, and hope the library gains as much as I do                    stimulate and maintain interest in
 them to get involved in the library, and learn that its impact on                        from my work. I feel that volunteers have a special                  literature.
 the community goes far beyond books.                                                     insight on how the library works that is not shared                  Ideas, comments, or suggestions about
                                                                                          by either the staff or the patrons. I also think I have              youth services may be relayed to
 Over the last four years I have learned the special tranquility                          gained a special respect for how a library works.                    Jeanette Larson, Youth Services
 that settles over the library before it opens, and how it seems                                                                                               Division Manager, 974-7405 or
 to be replaced with a dignified, youthful energy as people                                                                                                    jeanette.larson@ci.austin.tx.us.
 begin to trickle inside. I also discovered (much to my surprise)                                                                                              For more information about youth
 what was on the other side of the book drop. What may seem                                                                                                    programs call Anita Joye Rizley,
 commonplace to an employee is fascinating to me.                                                                                                              Youth Program Coordinator,
                                                                                                                                                               974-7465 or
                                                                                                                                                               anita.rizley@ci.austin.tx.us
 For most of the time I have volunteered at the library I have




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 helped with the Storytimes and Summer Reading Program. This
                                                                                             Volun t eers ar e v er y impor tan t people!
                                                                                              olunt              ery
                                                                                                          are ver importan  tant
 is what I have found the most fun because it involves a lot of




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 different skills and you get to act like a kid again. I can’t imagine                    That is why we need you for a wide range of duties at the
 anywhere else in the library (or most other places for that                                               Austin Public Library.
 matter) where it is perfectly acceptable to be loud and act like
                                                                                          For additional information call the volunteer coordinator at
 a dinosaur. I usually help get the craft together, prepare the
                                                                                                974-7443 or complete an application online at
 room, and help with crowd control. When we have guests come                                          .city                     ary/lib
                                                                                                www.cit ofaustin.org/librar y/libv ol.htm
                                                                                               www.cit y ofaustin.org/libr ar y/lib v ol.h tm
 for the special reading program, it is also a lot of fun to get to
 meet them. Often I find that I enjoy the programs just as much

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     W i re d f o r Yo u t h P ro g ra m s                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Fall 2 0 0 3
WFY HIGHLIGHTS                                 The Michael & Susan Dell Wired for Youth
                                               Centers offer youth from ages 8 to 18 the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 WFY @ the Cepeda Branch                                                                                                                                                               WFY @ the Terrazas Branch
Excited about Anime? @ Carver                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Margaret Burnett                                                                                                                                                                      Joanna Nigrelli
                                               opportunity to expand their knowledge of                                                                                                                                                                                          651 N. Pleasant Valley Rd. 974-7559
If you’re a fan of anime and manga, this       computers and the World Wide Web                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1105 E. Cesar Chavez St. 472-7312
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 margaret.burnett@ci.austin.tx.us
is the place for you! Join us on the 3rd       through classes and individual instruction.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             joanna.nigrelli@ci.austin.tx.us
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ■ Computer Classes Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                              ■ Homework help
Friday of every month from 4 p.m. - 6          All centers have at least seven computers
p.m. to watch anime films and to talk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ■ Wired 1-on-1Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                                  ■ Computer classes and special
                                               with word processing, graphic design,
about anime and manga with fellow              web design and animation software, as                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     programs.
shojo and shonen fans.                         well as Internet access. The centers also                                                                                                                                                                                         WFY @ the Manchaca Road
                                               offer homework help, with priority and                                                                                                                                                                                            Branch
Law and Order and...You! Which Side            free printing given to kids who use the                                                                                                                                                                                           Patti Cook
                                               computers for school assignments.                                                                                                                                                                                                 5500 Manchaca Road 447-6652
Are You On?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      patti.cook@ci.austin.tx.us
                                               Contact the Wired for Youth librarian or
Starting September 10 at 4 p.m.,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ■ Computer Classes most Thursdays
                                               check out www.wiredforyouth.com for
and continuing on Wednesdays during            more information about WFY Center                                                                                                                                                                                                 ■ Wired 1-on-1
the fall, meet the people who work in          activities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ■ Movies @ Manchaca. Second Thursday of
the juvenile justice system in Texas—                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            every month                                                                                                                                                                           WFY @ the
everybody from EMS paramedics to a             WFY @ Faulk Central Library                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             University Hills Branch
judge, to the kids who have successfully       800 Guadalupe 974-7400                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pat Chow
completed the Texas Youth
                                               ■ One-on-one homework help                                                                                                                                                                                                        WFY @ the Oak Springs                                                                                                                                                                 4721 Loyola Lane 926-4684
                                               ■ Free printing for                                                                                                                                                                                                               Branch                                                                                                                                                                                pat.chow@ci.austin.tx.us
Commission’s Rehabilitation Program              school work                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Martha Dollar                                                                                                                                                                         ■ Monthly arts and craft projects
                                               ■ Special programs
will visit with us.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3101 Oak Springs Drive 927-2188                                                                                                                                                       ■ Contribute to the Wall of Fame (book and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 martha.dollar@ci.austin.tx.us                                                                                                                                                           website reviews)
Banned Books Week                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ■ Computer classes most Wednesdays                                                                                                                                                    ■ Submit original stories and art for display on the
September 20 - September 27                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ■ Wired 1-on-1                                                                                                                                                                        branch Web site
Read a banned book - celebrate your                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ■ Monthly Girl Group for ages 10 +
freedom to read! Join us for book                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ■ Movies, arts and crafts, and other special
discussions and special events celebrat-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   programs.
ing acclaimed authors and their often                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  WFY @ the Windsor Park
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controversial stories and characters           WFY @ the Carver Branch                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 5833 Westminster Drive 928-0333
including J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter,       Michele Gorman                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Austin Community Branch                                                                                                                                                               ■ Homework help
                                               (Temporarily located on the campus of                                                                                                                                                                                             Beth Solomon                                                                                                                                                                          ■ Free printing for school work
Mark Twain and Huck Finn, Phyllis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5803 Nuckols Crossing Road 462-1452
                                               Kealing Jr. High)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ■ Special programs
Reynolds Naylor and Alice, and Harper                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            beth.solomon@ci.austin.tx.us
                                               1607 Pennsylvania Avenue 477-8679                                                                                                                                                                                                 ■ Geek- U -Tuesdays at 4 p.m.
Lee and Scout and her family from To Kill
                                               michele.gorman@ci.austin.tx.us                                                                                                                                                                                                    ■ Law and Order and…You! Wednesdays
a Mockingbird.                                 ■ Wired @ Carver!Youth Advisory Committee                                                                                                                                                                                                        at 4 p.m. starting September 10
                                               ■ Weekly Wired 1-on-1 sessions at 4 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                          ■ Homework Help every day
Slammin’ @ Your Library!
Teen Read Week October 19-25
What do music lyrics, writing, poetry
slams, and open mic nights have in
common? WFY is celebrating Teen Read
Week with events and programs that
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