DBF Schedule - Dallas Book Festival

2015 Dallas Book Festival Schedule
Saturday April 18, 2015
J. Erik Jonsson Library 1515 Young Street Dallas, Texas 75201
Pre-Event Activities
February 1 thru March 31 – 2nd Annual Miriam Rodriguez Short Story Contest
April 18 - 11am-12 p.m. Award Ceremony, Hispanic Drawing Contest Sponsored
by the General Consulate of Mexico in Dallas. 2nd Floor - Kahn
April 18
All Day Activities: Book Sales by Participating Authors
Children’s Craft Activities
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch with the authors
 Speaker/Author Julia Chadwell: Little Texas Sweetheart, A Journey through
Domestic Violence. Community Showcase Room, 1st floor. Space is
limited so please R.S.V.P to [email protected] or call 214670-7809
12:00-2:00 p.m. Children’s Studio Creations presented by the Dallas Museum
of Art. Reuse, Recycle, READ! Make a bookmark by weaving found materials
into rug canvas 2nd Floor Craft Area. Ask about how to become a DMA Friend.
DMA Friends is a FREE Membership program that allows you to earn badges and
points to unlock special awards when you visit the museum. For more information
visit DMA.org/friends. 2nd floor - Craft Area
12:30-1:00 p.m. Alma y Corazon Tejano Ballet Folklorico Company: A colorful
performance of traditional dance and customs of Hispanic regions by a diverse
group of students ages 3 to 30 years old. The dances instill poise, self-confidence
and a sense of cultural pride. 2nd floor
12:00-2:00 p.m. 1er DIA DEL LIBRO - Día de Sant Jordi - Lecturas y talleres
literarios, Cuentacuentos, Música en directo, Venta de Rosas, Comida, Intercambio
de libros. 1st floor - Dallas East/West Rooms
12:30-1:00 p.m. Come and enjoy the beautiful voices of the Children’s Chorus of
Greater Dallas (CCGD). Now celebrating its 18th season, the chorus is one of
America’s largest and most prestigious youth choral programs, and serves as the
official children's chorus of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. 1st floor - Auditorium
1:00-2:00 p.m. Crafts with Kerri: Make a fun craft to take home! 2nd floor - Craft
2:00-3:00 p.m. Library Live! Earth Day. Sunshine Butterfly and Moonlight
Moth. Do you know the difference between butterflies and moths and how
important they are to the environment? Join master musician Rochelle Rabouin for
the story of Sunshine Butterfly and Moonlight Moth and find out how these two
cousins got their flying times mixed up. Help illustrate the story with shadow
puppetry and judge a race between a butterfly and a moth! 2nd floor – Kahn
2:00 -3:00 p.m. Your Journey to Becoming THE Successful Author: Want to
become a successful author? Join presenter Darryl Gregory as he provides you
with a literary world map for your journey to success, plus some critical steps that
must be taken in order to achieve that goal. Keep in mind that the road to
mainstream success is a varied and adventurous one, but these principles will apply
to every author, whether experienced or amateur. 2 nd floor - Siddie Joe Johnson
2:00-4:00 p.m. Poetry Society of Texas Student Awards Festival: The Poetry
Society of Texas has a long history of recognizing student poets, and since 1989
the society has offered contests for students from first grade through college and
produced an anthology of the winning poems. Awards are presented this year as a
part of the Dallas Book Festival to the top three winning students in each category.
1st floor - Auditorium
3:00-4:00 p.m. Dallas Public Library Children’s Center Movie Hour presents:
Stone Soup and other stories from the Asian Tradition - stories are Stone Soup,
The Five Chinese Brothers, Lon Po Po (the Asian version of Cinderella) and The
Stonecutter. 2nd floor – Kahn Pavilion
4:00-5:00 p.m. “Cuento Propio”: Taller De Escritura Creativa En Español:
“Cuento propio” es un taller de escritura creativa en el que los participantes
aprenderán los aspectos básicos del relato. A través de ejercicios prácticos de
escritura, los participantes aprenderán a desarrollar personajes, narradores y
ambientes, como el inicio de un proyecto literario que podrán
continuar desarrollando de manera independiente. 2nd floor - Siddie Joe Johnson
4:00-4:30 p.m. Storytelling with children's book author, Debbie Reece. The
Christmas Pumpkin: When James decides to decorate a neglected green pumpkin
for Christmas, the community and his classmates laugh at him. With the support of
his family and his own self-confidence, he decides to carve a star like the star the
Three Wise Men followed. He lets his light shine and shows everyone what a green
pumpkin can do for Christmas. Story includes creativity pages for coloring during
the activity or at home. 2nd floor – Kahn Pavilion
4:30-5:00 p.m. Storytelling with children's book author, Debbie Reece. The
Worst Day Ever! James is back and having a rough day in elementary school.
Educators and parents agree this story presents issues that children face daily; selfcontrol, impulse behavior, adjusting to school rules, and friendships, with humor
and compassion. Even on the worst days, there is someone who will love and hug
you. Story includes creativity pages for coloring during the activity or at home.
2nd floor – Kahn Pavilion