Thursday, September 14, 2006

Library Events & Invites

My email inbox is full of invites from friends and colleagues in the industry. I can't decide which party to attend since my September calendar is full already with book projects for KUTING, grad school requirements, my daughter's PTC and my son's first communion.

In any case, I'm posting them here FYI. Contact names and numbers are included in some events so if you have questions, feel free to call.

Tahanan launches Fran Ng’s 500-Word Filipino/English visual dictionary for children
and Brothers Grimm fairy tales

Three titles….two books…one author…and a book party!

Tahanan Books for Young Readers invites the public to celebrate the birthday of two children’s books penned by award-winning author Fran Ng on Monday 2 October 2006 from 5 to 7 pm at the Adidas Sports Kamp in Fort Bonifacio.

Children of all ages are welcome to an afternoon of entertainment marking the debut of 500 Words & Pictures: A Bilingual English/Filipino Visual Dictionary illustrated by Fran Ng; as well as her retelling of ten classic fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm, entitled Long Ago and Far Away.

Ms. Ng is a three-time winner of the National Book Award for Children’s Literature. In 500 Words & Pictures, she showcases her emerging talent as a children’s book illustrator. Replete with distinctly native elements familiar to every Filipino child, the book offers parents a delightful smorgasbord of objects ranging from parts of the body to games Filipino kids play. The 48-page volume contains dual translations verified by three language consultants. The book comes with a free poster, My First Big Map of the Philippines, drawn by Paris-based Filipina artist Tracy David. The handsome poster is a simple but excellent introduction to geography for ages 2 to 7.

Tahanan’s double-launch also includes Long Ago and Far Away and its separate Filipino edition, Sa Dako Pa Roon. Exquisitely illustrated by Arnel Mirasol and translated into lyrically beautiful Filipino language by multi-award- winning writer Rene O. Villanueva, the book is the long-awaited companion volume to Once Upon a Time: The Tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the 2002 National Book Award for Children’s Literature, created by the same team.

Distributed by Tahanan Books, all three titles are available at National Bookstore, Powerbooks, and Fully Booked outlets. 500 Words & Pictures: A Bilingual Visual Dictionary fetches a cover price of P350; and Long Ago and Far Away and its Filipino edition, Sa Dako Pa Roon, retails for P425. For more information, please contact Frances Ong at 818-2482 or send an email to

Call for a Meeting

You are all invited to the General Assembly Meeting

When: October 11, 2006, Wednesday
Where: The National Library

Subject: PLAI Constitution, Election,

Please find time to come and kindly relay the message to the others.

Thank you very much

Jocelyn L. Ladlad

Jocelyn L. Ladlad
European Documentation & Reserach Centre/
American Studies Resource Center
De La Salle University Library
2401 Taft Ave., Malate, Manila 1004
Tel: (632) 524-4611 to 21 loc 602/265
Fax: (632) 524-4611 to21 loc 265

Study Tour in Singapore & Malasia
A training workshop/ study visit on the theme “Expanding Library Horizons: Cybrarian Adventure to Singapore and Malaysia,” to be held on November 4 - 11, 2006.

For inquiries, please contact Mr. Benie Dayao at 09209501752 and Ms. Lily Echiverri c/o 9292180; 9205514 loc. 301 or 09195399498. For travel concerns, please contact Ms. Eena Narciza / Richelle Mesina at 9268928; 9269027 or mobile no 09179989788

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