WHAT:    The Houston Public Library (HPL) kicks off  the 9th Annual Books on the Bayou, a series that   promotes community reading of the same book at the same time. The selection for 2010 is Persepolis: The Story of Childhood by Marjane Satrapi. The public is invited to discover the book through discussions, a film screening, Persian cuisine, and musical and dance performances.

WHEN:     Saturday, August 28, 11 am – 5 pm

WHERE:  Central Library, 500 McKinney, Houston, TX 77002

WHO:        Guest speakers Mayor Annise Parker, HPL Director Dr. Rhea Brown Lawson

This event is free and open to the public. Please join HPL in celebrating a culture of  literacy and read Persepolis with your neighbors. For more information visit, the HPL website or call 832-393-1313.

WITS is pleased to honor Mayor Parker for her support of literacy and art programs at A Celebration of Story, November 4, 2010, at the Junior League of Houston. Jeannette Walls and young writers of WITS will share in the celebration of their stories at this memorable event. We invite you to make a difference with us.

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